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The Member-Driven Learning Collective That Is Think Olio

By Tagoras - Jeff Cobb and Celisa Steele

As learning business professionals, we tend to think – and talk – about lifelong learning mostly as it relates to professional growth. But lifelong learning as it relates to personal growth is equally important because it cultivates critical thinking and allows for the never-ending exploration of curiosity. David Kurfirst and Chris Zumtobel are the co-founders of Think Olio, a three-year-old start-up that provides provocative and thought-provoking lecture-style events – what they refer to as “olios” - on a wide range of topics that allow individuals to engage in a unique lifelong learning experience for roughly the same price as going to a movie. In this episode of the Leading Learning podcast, Celisa talks with David and Chris about what inspired the creation of Think Olio, their model for teaching and learning and why it works for them, as well as lessons learned along the way. Full show notes available at https://www.leadinglearning.com/episode127.  Thank you to Blue Sky eLearn, sponsor of the Leading Learning podcast for the first quarter of 2018. Blue Sky is the maker of the Path learning management system, an award-winning, cloud-based learning solution that empowers your organization to maximize its message. Blue Sky also provides a range of virtual event and instructional services to help you maximize your content and create deeper engagement with your audience. To find out more about Blue Sky eLearn and everything it offers, visit http://www.blueskyelearn.com Highlighted Resource – Think Olio’s Chance Operation for Learning – 3 minute highlights of the classes offered by Think Olio.

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