CLO Contributors

Breaking: UAE’s Edfundo Eyes US$1.5m Seed Funding As Early Round Exceeds Expectations

    UAE’s Edfundo Eyes US$1.5m Seed Funding As Early Round Exceeds Expectations Friends & Family Funding Round Closes At $400k Educators Rally To Back Smart Money Management App Investment Opportunity   Dubai UAE, November 29, 2021: The co-founders of Edfundo, the world’s first teacher-curated smart money management app for…

Most of our knowledge is a delusion. We know far less than we think we do! David Gurteen

  As individuals, we know far less than we think we do. Our education system teaches us to accept and memorize so-called facts based on our teachers’ authority. We trust our teachers not to lie to us knowingly. We are not encouraged to question these facts, or at least not…

Clo-me Re-positions & Re-brands Interview with Chairman Paul Michael Gledhill

  Chief Learning Officer Middle East (CLO ME) has been informing regional HR and L&D professionals for over ten years. Tell us why have you decided to reposition Clo-me as MEA HR? In these changing times, I believe we now have an opportunity to offer enhanced and more intuitive services…

We Can Learn From Anyone: David Gurteeen – Gurteen Knowledge Cafe

  "We can learn from anyone, there's always a clue," says David Gurteen of Gurteen Knowledge Cafe. Occasionally a reader of my knowledge letter takes issue with one of my posts or quotations that reference certain other people or their ideas or even their tone. One or two readers have…

TRAINING NEEDS ANALYSIS – (TNA) Uzair Hassan 3hSolutions Dubai

    Training, without understanding its need, relevance, applicability or accountability, is futile. Thus, a full-scale Training Needs Analysis is carried out to understand the specific requirements. There are many ways to look at this critical aspect of staff development. Get this wrong and the entire process / effort /…

Let There Be Light: Appreciating The Flamekeeper: By Susan K Furness, Senior Associate, Edgewalkers International

I love playing with polarities or opposites. I embrace their canny ability to help recognise positive learning, naming my truth through observation and not opinion. I mean, if I am unable to describe the liberation in fearlessness, could I tackle the paralysis of fear? Likewise, if I haven’t lived in…

Keeping It Light: Appreciating The Guardian Susan K Furness, Senior Associate, Edgewalkers International

  It is a precious responsibility to step into any of the five Edgewalker Archetypes of Change. Yet acting in or out as the Guardian orientation feels especially huge. I mean, a Guard takes care of something deemed valuable. And adding the ‘ian’ brings a truly intimate energy. Like it…

Being The Ear In Fear To Hear Spirit, During Corona: A RAPTalk by Susan K Furness, Senior Associate, Edgewalkers International

  The dictionary expanded in 2020 The likes of CoVid, Corona, Nuovo-Virus and the Curve New words like new kids making their presence fast known On every corner of every block, at first causing a block in understanding Yet fast copulating information, like a block-chain in action Sparking a common…

Blessings In Disguise And The Six Gifts To Intention: By Susan K Furness, Senior Associate, Edgewalkers International

  I almost always experience a sense of freedom when I am considering the polarity of a word or a situation. I notice I raise a smile as I look towards the other end of the word spectrum. Most often I experience a felt shift in relationship with whatever it…

English Language: Uzair Hassan 3h Solutions Dubai

  How deep is the inference of each word. How broadly can one take its meaning, yet how abstract it can turn out to be. Although words have specific meanings, they also have inferences and subtle hints at something else. At times these can be insightful, they can also be…

August Spotlight: Where Are You Now? Giulia Buttery OEM UK

  You’ve moved from the UAE, and we’d love to hear your journey. Tell us about your experience and what prompted the move? After 5 years in the UAE, which I enjoyed very much, I moved back to the UK as I felt that it was time to be with…

The Light Work of Cause and the Effect, DC (during corona):A RAPTalk by Susan K Furness, Senior Associate, Edgewalkers International

  We know, what we know through experience, right? Meaning like, it’s happened before And if we are awake, we see a cause But awake or not we get an effect. Meaning like, if we like the effect, we know how to cause it again; If we want to diss…