Mandy Geddes | General Manager
Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership | Australia

Mandy Geddes, General Manager, Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership

Mandy Geddes joined the Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership (IECL) in 2002 and is currently the General Manager, Education. She is passionate about supporting new coaches on their learning journey, and has been instrumental in the development of IECL’s coach training program and Alumni community. Mandy has led the implementation of two social learning platforms in 2009 and 2016, which have been designed to encourage maximum engagement with both learning concepts and peers, pre and post the face-to-face learning element of programs. IECL’s current platform on Jive software has won AITD’s 2017 Excellence Award for Best Use of Social/Collaborative Learning. On this platform, Mandy oversees an Alumni community of over 4,500 people across Australasia, and is also an online moderator of up to 20 coaching classes at any given time.  She believes social is best, even for baby-boomer learners!


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Lurkers, Loafers and Leaners-in: how all kinds of adult learners can thrive in a social learning environment

All adult learners learn differently, and bring different experiences to the learning journey. Learning designs should never be one size fits all. ICEL has achieved an effective blended social learning experience, without a Learning Management System. Their online learning design focuses on participation and communities and facilitates lifelong learning by taking a perspective that is not limited to a single course or event. Participants love the online learning space; they contribute to it, learn from it, hang out in it, use it to connect and share meaning as well as their understanding of new concepts. Ultimately they come back into a vibrant alumni community, joining thousands of their peers from across the region.

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