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My two-year-old granddaughter has just started preschool.

It's such fun playing with her and noticing what she enjoys. Whether it's reading her favourite books, tipping beans between cups, or digging in the sand at the beach, she loves real-life, active involvement. It's more than fun. It's her work. She's directing her learning her own way.

Can we transfer what we know kids love doing to adult learning?

Ever been to a training session and been bored, frustrated or wondered what the point was?

Smart trainers use sharp tools to get the job done. They use lively, effective and enjoyable methods that get learners thinking and trying ideas out.

They engage their learners. Most often, it's the engagement that's missing.

About Dharan Longley

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Dharan Longley is a Senior Trainer at Skillset.

Dharan is an international master trainer with post-graduate qualifications in adult education.

His assignments have included training police officers and university managers in the Middle East, as well as teachers and staff of large organisations in New Zealand.

Dharan's topics are 'effective meetings', 'problem-solving and decision-making', 'team development', 'training for trainers' and 'customer service'. He particularly enjoys helping people with diverse points of view agree on practical solutions.

Dharan is based in Wellington. He has a passion for the outdoors. On days off, he’ll be taking photographs of forests or waves, or out kite surfing.

Interested in training in problem solving and decision making?

A problem-solving and decision-making workshop with an experienced trainer could make all the difference. Your teams will learn simple, practical strategies they can use to solve problems more efficiently and make decisions with confidence.

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Interested in training in team leadership?

We can help your leaders focus on what really makes the difference between top performing teams and the also-rans.

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Interested in training for your trainers?

Our highly-experienced trainers can help your trainers and subject matter experts make their sessions engaging - and the ideas and skills memorable.

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Interested in training to make meetings more effective?

An effective meetings workshop will help your teams achieve more in less time – and with less frustration.

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