Category Index


Education

Make Things Better by Making Better Things

March 18, 2020 - Louise

Returning to work after a week’s break I should have been feeling relaxed. I wasn’t. 

Extended learning after teambuilding

October 1, 2019 - Louise

I found the beauty of TetraMap® to be its possibilities to be inserted into or work together with other programs and tools which can help to strengthen whatever your expertise lays. For teambuilding facilitators, I urge you to explore new activities and new ways to debrief using TetraMap®.  written by Vivien Hui, Certified TetraMap Facilitator, Essentia, Hong Kong .

 

Stand Out from the Standard

June 4, 2019 - Louise

By looking at four lenses of persuasion, it gives every person a quick hack to persuade, influence and impact. To be In your Element.
By Ridhwan Yusoff

A New Dimension of My Approach to Program Design

May 17, 2019 - Louise

I have been speaking on platform for almost 20 years but I only came across program design 7 years ago. The first person who taught me program design was my teacher and mentor, Blair Singer, who was a student of Marshall Thurber, the creator of the program “Money & You”.  The key takeaway from Blair was that good program design requires us to explore different ways to help the participants to maximise the learning in the room.

Accelerating team performance

January 1, 2019 - TetraMap_Admin

06-04-14

As facilitators, we often have mere hours to help transform a team to improve performance. We apply a framework for improvement and hope the team will carry out these methods. But how can we encourage a team to make immediate change in the training room so it can be directly applied in day-to-day business? 

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Opening minds when negotiating

November 30, 2018 - TetraMap_Admin

Learn more from Andy about how the ATN Group use TetraMap to help improve participants negotiating skills. ATN  sought a tool to integrate into their negotiation programme that was unique and offered a new way of engaging and opening minds to increase performance.
By Andy Newstead, Managing Director 

Three Buckets of Diversity

October 30, 2018 - Louise

06-11-18 by Louise Duncan, General Manager TetraMap International

Are you deeply curious about the people who are not like you? Asked Lana West, Head of People and Culture, at Beca Limited – an engineering firm with around 3000 staff at a morning breakfast ‘Leveraging Difference and Diversity’  hosted by the Employers Manufacturing Association (EMA). 

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Is your team in the Learning Zone?

October 18, 2018 - TetraMap_Admin

02-02-17 by Louise Duncan, GM TetraMap International

How often is the cause of the problem identified? Are workplace mistakes spoken about, or silently ignored?  Could future disasters be prevented? No-one wants to look ignorant, incompetent, or negative. Is there enough trust and respect in the team for people to openly say “I goofed, I screwed up, I’m concerned about…”? When things go wrong, is there a focus on learning from mistakes?

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Be different. Be yourself.

September 6, 2018 - TetraMap_Admin

Learn more from Priscilla how TetraMap helps with job interviews, people who are in the midst of a career transition to learn more about themselves as well as others. One of the huddles for a career transitioner is to ace the interview process.
By Priscilla Looi

 

Guilt-free parenting 

August 29, 2018 - TetraMap_Admin

Mum Guilt is a regular occurrence for me, but, this year, I didn’t want to spend the summer holidays consumed with what I was doing wrong. It got me thinking about TetraMap.
By Jo Rix 

 

Words of wisdom from Dr. Seuss

August 9, 2018 - TetraMap_Admin

9-7-18 by Louise Duncan, Managing Director, TetraMap International  

More than 25 years after his death – Dr. Seuss’ books still sit at number one on the children’s bestseller list.  So, what’s the secret?

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Putting nature into communication

June 21, 2018 - TetraMap_Admin

Communication is key to success in any workplace and a lack of successful communication can lead to conflict, errors in the workplace, and lack of motivation among employees.
by Verity Craft

 

How Te Wānanga o Aotearoa Evolved Education

May 1, 2018 - TetraMap_Admin

The Institute’s ability to seemingly effortlessly celebrate cultural diversity is seen globally as a key to its success. Ruhia has made it her mission to align TetraMap with an indigenous perspective.
By Ruhia KIng

 

Metaphors aren’t true

April 3, 2018 - TetraMap_Admin

03-04-18 by Louise Duncan, Managing Director, TetraMap International

“Metaphors aren’t true.  But they’re useful. That’s why professionals use them to teach, to learn and to understand. A metaphor takes what we know and uses it as a lever to understand something else.”  Seth Godin, Writer, Marketer, Blogger

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It’s not exactly rocket science…or is it?

March 15, 2018 - TetraMap_Admin

15-3-18 by Louise Duncan, Managing Director, TetraMap International 

TetraMap is not exactly rocket science – but it does help make those hard to master soft skills a whole lot easier to learn and understand. After all, today’s catch-phrase is ‘simplify’ not ‘complexify’!

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Humpty Dumpty – a poem about appreciating the Elements

March 6, 2018 - TetraMap_Admin

6-3-18 by Nita Kerepeti-Ikin, a  Certified TetraMap Facilitator and Administrator for Te Paepae Arahi; a kaupapa Maori health organisation. 

Nita’s poem reaches to the heart of TetraMappers celebrating the warmth and spirit that demonstrates Fire and Water at its very best.  When Nita was asked about who inspired her I was also inspired to learn about Waireti Walters who was an outstanding and remarkable Maori health worker who was also a Certified Facilitator. 

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Make what you’ve just learned work for you!

November 30, 2016 - TetraMap_Admin

9-19-2016 by Louise Duncan, GM, TetraMap and Robyn Walshe, Master TetraMap Facilitator

We suggest using the TetraPath of Learning to make a big difference to the way you start putting your newly found skills into practice.

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Why our teachers love TetraMap

November 30, 2016 - TetraMap_Admin

9-12-2016 by guest blogger Priscilla Looi from AKLTG

Adam Khoo Learning Technologies Group trains 70,000 young people across Asia by delivering 75 learning programmes to develop and foster lifelong learning skills. This blog uncovers how Pricilla and her team use TetraMap to empower teachers to reach optimum communication pathways with parents to ensure students are getting the best learning outcome.

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The left-brain right-brain myth

November 29, 2016 - TetraMap_Admin

13-08-15 by Robyn Walshe, Master TetraMap Facilitator 

TetraMap provides a framework to decode behaviour. With most behavioural instruments, brain theory reinforces our approach, but recent findings from the field of neuroscience challenge the labels we’ve relied on – left brain / right brain. There are some giant chasms between the reality of the research and the language we’ve been using to describe and explain behaviour in terms of brain activity – and it’s doing us a disservice.

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The four Elements of early learning

November 29, 2016 - TetraMap_Admin

05-08-15 by Renee Rainville, Founder, Opening Out

Renee is on a mission – to inspire those closest to children to become aware of their potential and see that potential in the youth of our world. In this guest article, she explains how to better capture and encourage creativity in early childhood education using TetraMap, and how to apply it in the classroom.

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6 ways to generate deeper learning

November 28, 2016 - TetraMap_Admin

03-03-15 by Nicki Davey, Master TetraMap Facilitator

How do you create an environment that’s vivid, enriching and makes learning stick? Master TetraMap Facilitator, Nicki Davey, breaks down ‘brain-friendly learning’ and offers six ways to start generating deeper learning in the workshop room. 

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Confused about choosing a ‘personality profiling’ tool?

November 28, 2016 - TetraMap_Admin

You may be considering incorporating a personality profiling tool into a training program to strengthen participants’ learning. While the prospect may at first seem exciting, it’s not unusual to end up feeling a little overwhelmed given the abundance of tools on the market.
By  Liz Payne