Workshops, Education Design & Teaching

I’ve built significant experience as a learning designer, teacher, and facilitator.

My work spans from running workshops and short courses through to co-creating entire learning programs from scratch.

I’ve designed and led immersive education experiences for many different audiences: from 5-year-old kids visiting one of the world’s most respected museums; to media & entertainment entrepreneurs; and global leaders at financial services firms.

I have a knack for making complex topics both simple and engaging, and coupling that with my curiosity and passion for learning has led me to teach sessions on a diverse range of topics: from blockchain to sustainability, innovation to IoT; and storytelling to data science.

I can help you with:

  • Strategy (finding alignment with learning and business objectives)
  • Learning Design (for workshops, short courses, and accelerator programs)
  • Facilitation (as a session owner, lead facilitator, co-pilot, or support team)
  • Train the Trainer (upskilling and coaching professionals to build the skills to design and teach their own awesome workshops)

And as I didn’t like school or college much, I work really hard to make all the education I design and teach as hands-on, engaging, relevant, and fun as possible.

It’s like work masquerading as play – or as one attendee recently said:

“it’s like we were tricked into learning…in a good way”.

Scroll down to take a look at the range of topics I deliver, or find out more:

Feel free to get in touch to chat about doing something together – I’d love to hear from you.

Topics

Here are some of my current workshops, and a list of some of the other topics I’ve either designed and/or taught in the last few months. My education work focuses on modern work life, particularly emerging skills.

My core sessions all run in the following formats:

  • Talk: 30-45 minutes
  • Express: 60-90 minutes (perfect for lunchtime/evening events)
  • Regular: 1/2 day
  • Deeper Dive: 1-2 days

5 new workshops for 2019!

Sustainability as Innovation: How to embed sustainability into new initiatives and ventures

Mind The Gap: Make better decisions by understanding your biases

Trend Spotting: Identifying what’s coming next

Workshop Creator: Design and teach your own education sessions

Tall Stories: Build your skills as a storyteller

Topics I’ve designed or facilitated in the past few months:

Business

  • Innovation
  • Design Thinking
  • Sustainability
  • Building Social Impact Ventures
  • Growth & Change Management
  • Trend Spotting

Career Skills

  • Biases and Mental Models
  • Career Transitions & Pivots
  • Lowercase Skills

Technology

  • Blockchain
  • AI/Machine Learning
  • Front End Development
  • Cybersecurity
  • APIs

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Testimonials

Here are a few nice things people have said about the work I’ve done with them. I have plenty more testimonials available on request – just ask 🙂

“Howard’s facilitation in the classroom exemplified an impressive blend of creativity, analytics, and empathy, and his passion and dedication to learning completely shined through while working with him. He has the unique ability to remain agile, sharp, and calm within ambiguous circumstances.”

Shikha Mittal
Program Lead, NYC.gov Dept of Small Business Services

“Howard is a really creative thinker and a fascinating orator. When University of Westminster needed an expert to talk on the Future of the Music Business we engaged Howard. His lecture and abundant notes really stimulated the large group of Masters level Music Business Management mature students. Howard is great!”

Graham Ball, Course Leader
MA Music Business Management, University of Westminster, London

“It was a pleasure working with Howard at the V&A where him and his team delivered 10 workshops over 5 days. In the planning stage they were responsive and professional, and during the week the team of facilitators were fantastic. I would highly recommend them in the future!”

Harriet Curnow
Victoria & Albert Museum, London