A LEARNING PIRATE...
Provides strategic, forward thinking learning solutions based on the fundamentals of neuroscience and how the brain learns.
Helps navigate the creation of learning legacies within new and growing companies.
Expands/grows employees personal and professional minds/cognitive abilities through methodically planned learning experiences.
Taps into individuals curiosity seeking minds, and helps create the map for their learning journeys.
Patience: Learning is a process and the results are not always fast and tangible
Investment: Investing in the value of people, the process, and in building a legacy.
Research: My methodologies are based on science. I value staying current with new research and continuing my learning journeys to better guide my clients.
Adventure: Learning can be a fun and memorable journey, with many places for your curious mind to explore.
Tenacity: Maintaining commitment and determination to help clients get to their moments of YARR!
Enlightenment: Feel as your mind grows stronger, revel in the confidence that comes from new knowledge.
YOU ARE REALLY READY
THE LEARNING PIRATE STORY
Ever since I was little I’ve had a powerful curiosity about the world. Always dreaming up adventures to unknown lands, the people I would meet and the treasures I would find. This is probably where my affinity for pirates started. Now, I’m neither a conventional pirate nor neuroscientist, but without my curiosity, the two wouldn’t have come together to form what you see today…The Learning Pirate.
There are scientific facts and fundamental truths to how the brain learns. Now, as mentioned, I’m not a neuroscientist, but I do have certification in neuroscience, and it was just as I was completing my final course that Y’ARR came to life! I had the moment where everything that once seemed incredibly confusing and difficult, became inherent and free flowing.
It was the moment I knew I had confidence in everything I had learned, and was ready to put it to use, to help others achieve their learning goals. With one big piratey Y’ARR, I made the declaration to myself “You Are Really Ready!” and this is the goal and mission of Learning Pirate. To bring you, your teams, maybe your entire company, to your own Y’ARR moments, and I can’t wait to be part of your journey!
CHOOSE YOUR MAP
CHART YOUR COURSE
Whether you’re looking for a workshop, consulting on a new or longer term project, or collaborative learning sessions, together we can create and bring to life a spectacular learning journey.
learning Process Consultation
From R&D through to the evaluation and measures, if you need a little guidance, I am here to guide you through the process.
When a learning/training initiative has been put into place but isn’t quite reaching the goals, LP comes in to review the current process and identify gaps and alternative strategies.
YOUR ORGAnIZATIONAL Learning LegacY
LP works with your amazing people, to create strategic and progressive learning maps in order to display the array of career journeys your employees can take without leaving your organization. The skills, knowledge and time investment needed to achieve proficiency are made visible allowing employees to explore their curiosity to see the different journeys they can have as their careers progress.
Using the fundamentals of neuroscience and how the brain learns, we’re able to optimize the design of learning for the brain. There are so many wonderful ways to light up and create new experiences for the brain, and now we have the science to know how. Take your learning design from "Can't Remember" to "Won't Forget!"
Are you curious about the learning brain? Need some tips to help you enhance your learning design. Do you wonder how a multigenerational workforce can work and learn more cohesively with one another? I love creating unique experiences for your audience, full of surprises, fun, and great memorable learning.
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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
THE STORY OF LAUREN (thus far)
Lauren Waldman is a curiosity seeker with a deep desire to learn, share, help and laugh.
From Lauren’s start as a certified international teacher of language, to her ever-growing collection of degrees, certificates and professional accolades, it’s her infectious ability to bring people into her world of curiosity and possibility, which has gained her success.
A trainer, designer, facilitator, speaker, mentor, coach, and self-proclaimed pirate, she takes you on your own guided learning journey. Lauren creates with you, epic learning adventures and solutions, drawing on her 16years of professional experience that spans the globe, industries, on land and at sea, and even sometimes in the air!
She taps into the science, and fun of learning, while maintaining a sharp approach with intense dedication to the success of others. Her current focus in the studies of neuroscience and how the brain learns, has played an eminent role in helping individuals and corporations navigate through the creation of what she calls "Learning Legacies." These studies have also given rise to strategies relevant to the confusions and challenges, of the current cross generational workforce.
Lauren is a CTDP (Certified Training and Development Professional), has certification in the Fundamentals of Neuroscience (Harvard), has recently completed a certificate in Medical Neuroscience (Duke), is a Designated Communication Coach and Trainer, and is an advisory board member of the NCCA (National Communication Coaching Association of Canada)
Learning Pirate's Diary
Whether it's attending a conference, sharing pieces from a great training session, or at a speaking event, here is where I share my past and future adventures with you!
PAST & FUTURE EVENTS
On Friday, October the 13th, I joined my colleagues in the main chambers of Toronto City Hall, for the inaugural event of the NCCA. Alongside President Mark Bowden and Executive Director, Ric Phillips, we engaged our audience with a day of workshops, panel discussions, and opportunities to connect. We shared our experience and expertise in the areas of Learning and Development, Coaching and Communication and had a pretty amazing day interacting with a diverse range of attendees. Can’t wait to tell you about our next event so stay tuned!
THE INSTITUTE FOR LEARNING AND PERFORMANCE CONFERENCE
The Annual IPL conference, formally the CSTD, brought together a more intimate group this year, of Learning and Development professionals. For 2 days, attendees could participate in workshops, keynote addresses, learning sessions and a small trade show. This marks 10years of me being part of this particular community, and was great to not only see some old and new faces, but to hear about all the learning that's happening across the country.
Ontario Cooperative Education Association (OCEA) Toronto, April 22-24
As someone who started their career off as a teacher, it gave me great joy to share my journey and to give some amazing teachers in the room, practical and applicable neuroscience hacks to their learning design. The room was packed, the energy was amazing, and I look forward to contributing again!.
CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE STRATEGIES SUMMIT, Toronto May 14-16
At this summit participants for a variety of industries, took a journey through the learning brain, and learned how they could create a map to start building their own organizational learning legacies.
YOUR LEARNING BRAIN: BREAKFAST AND WORKSHOP- JUNE 5,2018
Join me as we transform a great space into a whimsical learning adventure! We'll take a journey through your learning brain so you can discover what's going on in there and how to harness that knowledge to learn with clarity and higher recall. See below for ticket information. This is one you will not want to miss!
SPARK THE CHANGE, TORONTO SCIENCE CENTRE JUNE 7-8,2018
Wow! What an amazing event. Two days of engaging, amusing, interactive talks with a great audience. If you're in Montreal, Spark the Change will be there next week, and it's not to be missed. Thank you to all the organizers, speakers and all the new Learning Pirate crew YARR'ing in the audience!