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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, 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 Im sure youve 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, theres 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
Dear Erica,Over the last several months, change management is becoming a larger part of my job, given how much change my organization and industry are going through as a result of the COVID...
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Tuesday, October 13, 2020
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 Im so happy to have landed...
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Tuesday, October 6, 2020
In this weeks Ask a Trainer guest post, Mark Donnolo advises on how sales managers should adjust their quota expectations during a turbulent year. Dear Mark,I manage a team of sales...
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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. But today more and more employers are expecting their...
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Wednesday, September 23, 2020
In this weeks Ask a Trainer guest post, Mike Kunkle offers advice for sales enablement professionals who are helping their sales teams become more buyer-centric. Id like to help my sales...
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Tuesday, September 8, 2020
In this weeks 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 learning...
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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, Ive 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 weeks 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, Im 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, Im struggling with...
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Tuesday, July 28, 2020
In particular, Im struggling with how to gauge learning transfer when I cant actually see my learners and follow up in person. I always try to apply best practices in learning sciences to...
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Tuesday, July 21, 2020
I decided to update my resume in case I end up needing to job hunt, and it made me wonder what a good instructional designer resume looks like. Ive found plenty of advice online about...
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Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Of course, I want to know whether my teams trainings are effective, but implementing a robust evaluation process seems like it will take a lot of time and resources. Should I still be...
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Thursday, July 9, 2020
Hi Tim, Ive been following you over the last few years, and I know youve been freelancing for quite some time. I started freelancing fulltime last year, and Ive been struggling with how to...
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Tuesday, June 30, 2020
In this weeks Ask a Trainer guest post, Jim Kirkpatrick offers advice on working with managers to evaluate learning and performance.Dear Jim,Im a training manager struggling with how to...
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Monday, June 29, 2020
Its truly amazing to think about how much our industry (and the world) has changed in the last few months as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. And while distance learning and virtual...
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