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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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Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Hi Tim,Im reaching out because Ive run into a bit of an issue with one of my subject matter experts (SMEs). Each year, as part of our companys performance review process, I work with this...
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Tuesday, May 4, 2021
In this weeks Ask a Trainer guest post, Megan Torrance and Jessica Jackson provide steps that learning teams can take to begin having conversations and taking action around diversity,...
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Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Although Ive been working in the e-learning industry for well over 10 years, I never try to pretend that I know everything. In fact, Ive always been forthcoming about my blind spots.
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Tuesday, April 20, 2021
In this weeks Ask a Trainer guest post, Kevin Eikenberry and Wayne Turmel offer advice on how individuals can foster trust and connection with their teams while working remotely. My...
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Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Hi Tim, I work as a project manager within the learning and development department of our company. A major part of my job is to work with our various stakeholders to scope, plan, and...
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Tuesday, April 6, 2021
In this weeks Ask a Trainer guest post, Neha Lagoo Ratnakar offers advice for how organization development professionals can help shape remote workplace culture. However, Im also the...
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Tuesday, March 30, 2021
When you fall into the world of e-learning, there’s so much about the job that no one tells you. Not only do you need to be a good instructional designer, but you also need to be a project...
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Tuesday, March 16, 2021
In this week’s Ask a Trainer guest post, Julie Winkle Giulioni shares her insight on the importance of setting flexible short-term goals in 2021. Dear Julie,I manage a team of four. My...
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Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Its a simple question: Should we lock down the navigation of our e-learning courses so that learners are forced the view all of the content in a specific order without skipping ahead? My...
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Tuesday, March 2, 2021
In this weeks Ask a Trainer guest post, Amy P. Kelly offers her thoughts on different personality assessment tools and how many to use during a development program. Dear Amy,Im interested...
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Thursday, February 25, 2021
Trying to design, develop, and deliver good learning experiences is hard enough. However, when you combine that with tight deadlines, demanding stakeholders, and finicky subject matter...
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Wednesday, February 17, 2021
In this weeks Ask a Trainer guest post, Peter Brussard offers advice for how HR and LD teams can connect employee experience programs to business success. I would love to do some of that...
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Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Hi Tim, I work as an e-learning developer at my company, and recently our director asked me to provide an estimate for long it takes to design and develop 20 minutes worth of e-learning...
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Tuesday, February 2, 2021
In this weeks Ask a Trainer guest post, Kassy LaBorie, author of Producing Virtual Training, Meetings, and WebinarsMaster the Technology to Engage Participants, explains the three types of...
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Tuesday, January 26, 2021
If theres one thing I know to be true about our industry, is that we love buzzwords. I happen to believe that microlearning is one of these hot topics.What is microlearning, when should you...
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Tuesday, January 19, 2021
In this weeks Ask a Trainer guest post, Christina Danforth explains the importance of developing a filter when youre starting your own business. Dear Christina,Ive been an in-house...
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Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Hey Tim, I recently started working as an instructional designer for a new company, and my role focuses on the creation of training content for executive-level audiences (think vice...
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Friday, January 8, 2021
In this weeks Ask a Trainer guest post, Margie Meacham, author of AI n Talent Development: Capitalize on the AI Revolution to Transform the Way You Work, Learn, and Live , shares her advice...
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Tuesday, December 29, 2020
I dont know about you, but I am so happy to see 2020 in the rearview mirror! Ive also been so happy to see how we, as an industry, have managed to maintain a sense of community and...
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Tuesday, December 22, 2020
In this weeks Ask a Trainer guest post, Mary Abbajay offers advice for understanding what makes a micromanager tick. There are many aspects of the job that I like, but theres one big thing...
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