A Disney Inspired Approach to Learning: The Learners’ Declaration of Rights

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A Disney Inspired Approach to Learning: The Learners’ Declaration of Rights

This On-Demand event was originally presented on July 1, 2020 (60 min)


Those inspired by Disney learning must deliver organizational objectives. That’s why the program exists. But despite the logic behind those objectives, learners often need something different: an emotional connection to the content.

Master showman and communicator Walt Disney knew how to engage those emotional connections. He once said, “The gap between entertainment and education represents an old and untenable viewpoint.” And he proved it, too. The programs Disney developed for the public and internally for Disney employees were informative and moving. When entertainment and learning are aligned with Disney’s style, the results are magical: participants pay attention, absorb information, and change behavior.

In this insightful presentation, explore the ways in which Disney’s learning and engagement strategies meet learner needs.

Attendees will learn

  • How to define the connection between advertising, entertainment, and effectiveness, inspired by Disney learning.
  • How to discover the three learner expectations that are often not addressed in learning programs.
  • How to examine a rapid ISD model that incorporates both logic and emotion for superior results.
  • How to identify the strategies Walt Disney uses to draw people into an experience.
  • How to explore specific Disney-inspired tactics to capture attention and maintain learner focus.
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A Disney Inspired Approach to Learning: The Learners’ Declaration of Rights

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Lenn Millbower, the Mouse Man™ and author of Care Like a Mouse, teaches Walt Disney-inspired service, leadership, innovation, training, and success strategies. Everything Disney touched seems magical. It isn’t. It’s a method. Lenn saw that method up close. He spent 25 years at Walt Disney World as an Epcot Operations trainer, Disney-MGM Studios stage manager, Animal Kingdom opening crew, Disney Institute, Disney University, and Walt Disney Entertainment management. Now, he shares methodologies that will help you make your own magic.

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