Highlights from Behind the Green Door

An event took place at the SOHO center in Sofia this March, which I was initially pretty skeptical about. Not because I don’t have faith in the organizers. In their wholehearted devotion and willingness to help the Bulgarian L&D community evolve and improve, to enable it with even more instruments and methodologies. On the contrary.

BG Trainer Forum has existed since 2008 and is an informal non-business association. Its members joined on good will and solely out of sincere eagerness for their community to work and evolve as a team.

This was about to be the second formal event organized by them and the topic was L&D Innovation. Seeing the agenda I felt intrigued and at the same time puzzled at what could eLearning possibly have in common with suggestopedia and learning through theater, with painting and beauty or with coaching and tango. Continue Reading →


The Switch

When I was managing the training and development team of one of the biggest employers in our country, I remember how often our HR colleagues would think that we’re having a bit too much fun for their taste. Outside looking in, our job was bursting with interesting and exciting tasks. And it was very much so. Communicating on a daily basis with hundreds of employees and taking the training responsibility for thousands more filled our everyday lives with an array of challenges. Successfully hurdling through various working styles and viewpoints was key. We thought we were doing a good job of convincing our internal clients in the benefits of a certain development approach and that we had nearly any tool at our disposal to achieve that, until we stumbled upon a slightly different project. Continue Reading →


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