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Final 120 Days

Disney University and TEDx AUK

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The reason the name lanyard is in every photo is to establish that Sunday i’m in Kuwait and Monday i’m at Walt Disney World.
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Most inspirational water fountain i know.
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Time and date stamp. Two hidden Mickey’s too.
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Love this place for lunch. One of a kind.
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Disney Magic is a real thing. It starts at Casting and continues at Disney University. Two places our Guests don’t frequent.
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Pixar is as Pixar does.
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Go the extra inch is a mission of mine to spread throughout the world.
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Simply for context.
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Short bike ride past the monorail roundhouse to Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Bicycle parking and a walk to Magic Kingdom.

Disney University and TEDx AUK.

Spent the first morning back from Kuwait and the TED Talk at Disney University and Magic Kingdom.

So many photo opportunities.

So much fun.

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Podcast

We’ll start podcast recording at Disney University

We’ll start podcast recording at Disney University, Cast Connection, DISC building, Textile Service, North Services Area, West Clock, Monorail Roundhouse, Ride and Show Engineering, Watercraft (Bay Lake access).

From there we’ll head to Disney’s Contemporary Resort (River Country, Front Desk, RSA).

Then a walk across World Drive to Disney’s Magic Kingdom Theme Park (Jungle Cruise, Emporium, Custodial, Cast Christmas Parties).

Then Epcot (Oddessy Restaurant), VIP Lounges (Spaceship Earth, Living Seas, Journey Into Your Imagination, all 11 Countries, and back to Future World East.

Lake Buena Vista (Casting, Disney Springs, Sun Trust, Hotel Plaza, Disney’s Village Resort, Disney Institute (executive trailers), Team Disney, city of Bay Lake.

Mickey’s Retreat.

Textile Services (Resorts), Ball Fields, DC-1 and 2, Disney Event Group, Disney Florist (and gifts), ATT, Imagineering.

Celebration Place, Disney Institute.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios (pre-opening 1989).

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort.

Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex.

Disney’s All-Star Resort.

Disney’s Tree Farm, Waste-Water Treatment, Recycling, Cast Connection, Disney’s Animal Kingdom (pre-opening Tree of Life).

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa (pre-opening), Concierge, Mizners.

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What Are You Waiting For?

Disney University and Jeff Noel University?

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Before Disney Institute was a place, our programs were held at and run by Disney University.

Disney University and Jeff Noel University?

Years ago Disney University (DU) hosted “Disney Institute (DI)” seminars. Had lunch at DU two days ago and told my lunch companion about this fact. It was so long ago that only a handful of people remember, and even fewer care.

However, the insight for me is how small and humbly DI was and what a force in the training and development world it is now.

So to think there could be a Jeff Noel University sounds crazy. Then again, maybe not.

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Professionally Speaking

Disney University was the original Disney Institute

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More Spring cleaning yesterday.
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Back cover…Disney University Professional Development Programs…do you know how old this is?
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Also a long time ago. Before Disney Institute was a place, the Seminars where held at and run by Disney University.
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Before Disney Institute was a place, our programs were held at and run by Disney University.

Disney University was the original Disney Institute.

Few, if any, know this.

Why?

Because it’s not important.

But knowing it, and living through it, help me convince my audiences that it’s not the Magic that makes it work, it’s the work that makes it Magic.

The reason professional development left Disney University (DU) is that DU no longer had the room, nor staff, to train “outsiders”.

Coincidently, a new brainchild from Michael and Jane Eisner was the concept of “Smart Fun”.

In addition to Disney Adult Discoveries (we nicknamed them DAD Programs) and Personal Enrichment Programs (like animation), there was an opportunity to move DU Seminars to the new Disney Institute.

And that’s what happened in 1996.

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Dear Son

Teach any Disney topic, to anyone, at any time

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Today is Bob’s first day at Universal Orlando Resort.

 

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Three days ago, Friday, i delivered this book to Bob during his final hour as a Walt Disney World Leader.

 

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With Bob, i could teach any topic, to anyone, at any time.

 

Today’s is his first day in the past 22 years where he’ll drive past Walt Disney World to get to work.

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