Lifelong Learning is the new mantra. It is has become the primary purpose of educators, employers and governments around the world as they work to address the challenges of life in a rapidly changing global environment.

None of us can avoid the impact of pandemics, of climate change, of the march of technology, of an ageing population, of political upheaval, of mass economic and ethnic migrations, of natural environmental and humanitarian disasters and of the powerful voice of an educated youth.

It is our personal Learning Power that enables us to manage the consequences of change. We have little alternative but to become adept at handling our changing role in society as we grow older and that is made all the more challenging as each new generation is called upon to make the decisions that will govern the lives of generations to come.

So, what is Learning Power? Can it be changed and improved? How does it equip our students for what they will  inevitably face us as they go through life?

Learning Power is the learning proficiency of a learner assessed against 7 research-validated dimensions: Critical Curiosity; Creativity; Meaning Making; Strategic Awareness; Learning Relationships; Resilience and Changing and Learning. Learning Power is captured at the moment in time that an on-line questionnaire is completed and changes in that proficiency are tracked as influences, interventions and the learning environment alter learning strengths and weaknesses .

Learning Power’s assessment, development pathways and quality standards  …

Profiling the Learner with ELLI
(the Effective Lifelong Inventory)

7 measurable dimensions research-validated by 

and tested among more than 100,000 people globally drawn from all walks of life

Cultivating Learning Power
(a suite of change management programmes and interventions)

The work of teachers, business leaders and civil servants over 30 years of ‘front-line’ practice. Continually honed to keep pace with the demands of a rapidly changing world

The Learning ‘Road Map’
(a recognised Standard, change management framework and organisational model)

Captures the social and economic imperatives of confident, caring and competent 21st Century living to provide a context for the development of Learning Power

ELLI distills Learning Power into 7 easily understood dimensions. The answers to an on-line questionnaire are calculated to produce a percentage in each case which is then expressed as a simple ‘spidergraphic’.

Learning Power is dynamic. It doesn’t pigeon-hole us as the
majority of psychometric tests do. It reveals our strengths and weaknesses,
prescribes the necessary interventions and then monitors our learning journey.

Learning is a journey for life, beginning at birth and with us to the grave. However, our quality of life is governed in large measure by the learning environments and cultures that educators, employers and governments create.

Change Is something we have to live with and learn to cope with. Some of us resist it, others embrace it! Change touches every corner of our lives and the quality of life that we are able to enjoy depends on our Learning Power. It lies at the very heart of happiness.



Learning is learnable!

We have proved beyond doubt that with ELLI’s learning profile as the starting point to direct training interventions, learning strengths can be used to strengthen learning weaknesses. Change is measured by further profiling


  • It reveals our strengths and weaknesses as learners
  • It enables us to take action and to assess our progress
  • It prescribes necessary interventions and monitors our learning journeys
  • It doesn’t ‘traitcast’ either individuals or organizations but leads the way in treading a path to improvement
  • It has become the acknowledged passport to a ‘growth mind-set’, to market advantage and to competitiveness


Learning Power was born in schools before
meeting the demands of a wider public. School
intervention programs and pathways have been
developed by teachers for teachers and
promote creativity and resilience to transform
the traditional ‘chalk and talk’ classroom culture


Learning-powered organisations are leaders in their fields. They regard ‘learning’ as a critical success factor and strategic imperative. They give equal priority to CPD and enhancing employee lifetime value as they do to the optimising of customer lifetime value.


Research has told us that almost every learner that has engaged in the ELLI profiling of Learning Power has no only become much more aware of themselves as learners but also more reflective as they have progressed through life. They are:

  • more confident socially
  • more motivated to learn and to take ‘ownership of their learning
  • more able to manage life’s transitions and take change in their stride
  • more capable of learning with, and from, those around them


Learning Power has become the instrument and tool of choice in a widening variety of situations, frequently replacing the static typologies of psychometrics. It provides the platform for:

  • Improving persistence among schoolchildren battling underperformance
  • Providing serial offenders with the motivation to acquire new skills
  • Giving colleges tools to address students with differing learning capacities
  • Enabling companies to refine their selection, appraisal and training procedures
  • Creating a pathway for Aborigines and other distressed communities to accept integration into the hitherto alien cultures of 21st Century society.


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