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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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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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Tuesday, June 23, 2020
A major part of my job is working with our internal stakeholders to identify their learning needs and convert them into actionable projects for our instructional design teams. As Im sure...
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In this weeks Ask a Trainer guest post, Jack and Patti Phillips weigh in about why its important for trainers to understand ROI.Dear Jack and Patti,Ive worked in the talent development...
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Thursday, June 11, 2020
This week, we wanted to take a quick break from our normal QA to share an exciting expansion of the Ask a Trainer series. Back in October 2019, we started the Ask a Trainer advice column as...
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Tuesday, June 2, 2020
In this weeks Ask a Trainer guest post, Rance Greene, author of Instructional Story Design: Develop Stories That Train, explains how trainers can choose instructional stories.Dear Rance,I...
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Tuesday, May 26, 2020
During the last few months, weve experimented with inviting some of our subject matter experts (SMEs) to join our classes and share their knowledge. Many of our SMEs are going into too much...
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Tuesday, May 19, 2020
In this weeks Ask a Trainer guest post, Michael OBrien advises how trainers can impress executives when pitching new learning initiatives. The next step is to pitch my idea to a team of...
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Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Ive been working as an instructional designer and e-learning developer for a large corporate organization during the past eight years. At this point, Im not sure if I should stick with...
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Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Ask a Trainer is introducing guest posts where a talent development expert weighs in on a problem that trainers are facing. Ive also noticed that younger learners tend to take notes on...
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Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Dear Tim, I work as a learning program manager for a large restaurant chain, and weve been working hard these past few weeks to virtualize our learning content in response to the COVID-19...
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Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Ask a Trainer is introducing guest posts where a talent development expert weighs in on a problem that trainers are facing. Its mostly going well, but Im concerned that Im not able to...
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Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Hey Tim, Like so many others, with the recent events, my organization has had to make the quick transition to virtualizing our in-person courses. While weve done a pretty good job prepping...
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Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Hey Tim, Ive been working in talent development since I graduated from college five years ago. During that time, the economy has been strong and my employer has really prioritized talent...
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Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Dear Tim, Im a trainer at a medium-sized organization and, as is the case with many people right now, my work is being affected by the coronavirus outbreak. My in-person training sessions...
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Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Hi Tim, Ive been working as a K-12 teacher for more than 10 years, and Ive started thinking about whats next in my career. While my focus has been on teaching for the last decade, Ive been...
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Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Dear Tim, Im an instructional designer reporting up to an LD manager at a tech company. Im a little skeptical that different generations have wildly different learner needs and preferences,...
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Wednesday, February 26, 2020
I lead a learning team for a large manufacturing company, and weve been having ongoing issues with our subject matter experts creating and delivering their own learning content. During the...
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Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Hello, Tim, Ive been in LD for a while, primarily working for companies whose employees are based in small, centralized offices and working standard nine to five business hours. I just...
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