At Transformational Learning Opportunities, we know high school diplomas, college degrees, and best-in-class third-party training certificates, by themselves, won’t guarantee you that you’ll develop the modes of thinking or the personal and professional skills you need to thrive in today’s world. Today, in addition to a high-quality education, each of us needs to know how to design, implement and evaluate our own experience-based, self-directed learning projects. These are crucial 21st Century skills that most of us have yet to develop, even though they’re precisely what we need. At TLO, we're focused on helping you develop these skills, especially when you need to translate the knowledge you’ve already acquired into the kinds of high-quality personal and professional skills appropriate for the complexities that define todays toughest issues and problems.
We’re in business to help you learn how to translate what you know into the expansive mindsets and complex skillsets you need to succeed. In this regard, we offer three different types of learning programs that you can use to learn how to take knowledge you already have and/or the new knowledge that you're acquiring now and both types of knowledge, whether new or old, into new levels of competence and mastery:
#1 LEARNING-TO-LEARN CONVERSATIONS
At TLO, we provide Introductory Learning-to-Learn Conversations. These sessions are 1-, 2-, or 4-hour dialogues designed to help you both explore the strengths and weaknesses you have as an adult learner and discover the basic learning-to-learn skills that you’ll need to develop if you’re going to consciously manage your own learning. During your introductory conversation(s), we will explore the specific skills necessary for effective self-directed learning, techniques like mindfulness, critical reflection, conceptual association, conceptual integration, and purposeful experimentation. We explore all this in a way that’s broad and deep enough for you to truly comprehend the kinds of learning skills that you should be looking to develop.
#2 LEARNING-TO-LEARN WORKSHOPS
These workshops are 1- or 2-day off-sites designed to help you master all the experiential and transformative skills you need in order to design, initiate, and evaluate your own learning-to-learn efforts. The specific skills necessary for effective self-directed learning, like mindfulness, critical reflection, conceptual association, conceptual integration, and purposeful experimentation, are explored in detail so that you can truly comprehend the work that needs doing to you’re mastering our own self-development.
#3 REAL-WORLD LEARNING-TO-LEARN EXPERIMENTS
These sessions are on-going real world experiments focused on helping you use your new learning skills to address specific developmental needs. These experiential adventures are designed jointly, implemented by you, and supported by me. Each learning experiment is designed to rewire and retrain your mind and your brain. You will use the experiential and transformative skills and techniques you’ve mastered –specific skills like Mindfulness, Critical Reflection, Conceptual Association, Conceptual Integration, and Purposive Experimentation –to accelerate your development. These real-world experiments are the time and the place where you rehearse and refine your personal and professional learning experiments until you’re confident in your mastery of the learning skills and techniques you’ll need to accomplish your unique work and life goals.
We’ve learned that each person comes to our learning-to-learn programs with different experiences, different learning skills, and different developmental needs. We’ve also learned that because of this each learning to learn program we deliver needs to be jointly designed. Click the navigation button below to schedule an exploratory Learning-to-Learn conversation that will help you define your distinct learning-to-learn needs and interests.