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The training industry is full of challenging questions but is often short on answers.

ATD’s advice column, Ask a Trainer, aims to fix that.

This column is a space for talent development professionals to ask confidential questions and receive advice on training dilemmas, instructional design snafus, e-learning hassles, and any other challenges that come their way.

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Wednesday, December 2, 2020
In this week’s Ask a Trainer guest post, Andy Storch offers tips for how you can use networking to grow your career even in a virtual world. Dear Andy,I am trying to change careers. I’m a...
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Tuesday, November 24, 2020
For many folks within our industry, the idea of working as a full-time freelancer is the goal. Not only do you get to set your own schedule and be your own boss, but you also get to work...
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Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Dear Tim, I work as an instructional designer for a medium-sized manufacturing company on the East Coast. As I’m sure you’ve experienced in your career, I work with a lot of subject matter...
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Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Since I started as an e-learning designer more than a decade ago, there’s always been a healthy and steady number of folks looking to grow their e-learning design and development skills...
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Friday, October 23, 2020
In this week’s Ask a Trainer guest post, Erica Tetuan explains how to measure the ROI of a change initiative. Dear Erica,Over the last several months, change management is becoming a larger...
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Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Hi, Tim! I just started a new job as a learning experience designer for a national food distribution company after being laid off earlier this year due to COVID-19. While I’m so happy to...
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Tuesday, October 6, 2020
In this week’s Ask a Trainer guest post, Mark Donnolo advises on how sales managers should adjust their quota expectations during a turbulent year. Donnolo is the author of Quotas! and...
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Tuesday, September 29, 2020
The truth is that there was a time when portfolios were only for those working in a creative field, like graphic design or photography. Then it became standard practice for those working in...
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Wednesday, September 23, 2020
In this week’s Ask a Trainer guest post, Mike Kunkle offers advice for sales enablement professionals who are helping their sales teams become more buyer-centric. Dear Mike,I work in sales...
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Tuesday, September 8, 2020
In this week’s Ask a Trainer guest post, Tamar Elkeles offers her advice about how learning professionals can grow their organizations’ learning function.Dear Tamar,I am currently a...
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Tuesday, September 1, 2020
During the last few years, more and more organizations have been making greater efforts toward ensuring that diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is a top priority in their day-to-day...
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Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Dear Tim, I’ve been reading your Ask a Trainer column over the last several months, so I know you have experience designing for e-learning, in-person training, and virtual instructor-led...
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Tuesday, August 11, 2020
In this week’s Ask a Trainer guest post, Ryan Gottfredson explains how leaders can translate good intentions into positive outcomes.Dear Ryan,I was recently offered a promotion to a...
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Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Hey Tim, I’m an instructional designer, who has recently been tasked with developing a series of e-learning courses. While I know the basics concepts of e-learning design, I’m struggling...
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Tuesday, July 28, 2020
In this week’s Ask a Trainer guest post, Britt Andreatta discusses principles of learning science that can be applied to virtual learning.Dear Britt,I’m a learning experience designer, and...
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Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Dear Tim, I’m an instructional designer with more than 10 years of experience, and I have been at my current job for around four years. I enjoy my work, and my organization seems relatively...
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Tuesday, July 14, 2020
In this week’s Ask a Trainer guest post, Will Thalheimer addresses whether trainers evaluate too much or not enough.Dear Will,I’m a talent development manager and I’m pretty lucky—I work at...
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Thursday, July 9, 2020
Hi Tim, I’ve been following you over the last few years, and I know you’ve been freelancing for quite some time. I started freelancing fulltime last year, and I’ve been struggling with how...
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Tuesday, June 30, 2020
In this week’s Ask a Trainer guest post, Jim Kirkpatrick offers advice on working with managers to evaluate learning and performance.Dear Jim,I’m a training manager struggling with how to...
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