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Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Training delivery and facilitation is one of the 23 capabilities in the Association for Talent Development’s new Talent Development Capability Model, which encompasses the knowledge and...
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Friday, March 13, 2020
Friday the 13 has always been one of my favorite days. Needless to say I don’t consider myself a superstitious person. I am the pet human of a black cat, and have stood under ladders...
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Friday, February 28, 2020
Do you believe in training/teaching magic? I’ve heard trainers and teachers say, “I follow the facilitator’s guide/lesson plan until the magic happens, then I have to go where the magic...
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Monday, March 9, 2020
You are ushered into a semi-dark room, the screen before you glows ominously, and you can feel your shoulders slump involuntarily as you shuffle sideways to your seat. The first slide is...
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Monday, February 17, 2020
Hi all!  Hoping to get some new ideas for group activities to foster communication skills. I attend a monthly meeting with between 20-30 bankers, on the same team or close partners. We've...
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Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Learner engagement starts with a great user experience. To provide a fantastic learner experience, training programs need to meet their learners’ unique needs. To optimize your training...
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Friday, February 7, 2020
“May I ask you a question?” A 6 word sentence that opens so many doors. When designing trainings I try to ask much more than I say. From “how are you doing today”, to “what are the...
Discussion
Friday, January 31, 2020
My topic this week was inspired by, Ana Maria Cartan on LinkedIn, who asked what things inspire people in writing. For me inspiration comes in many sizes and forms. Richard DiPilla, another...
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Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Here’s a question that’s sure to make any proficient training designer cringe: “Can you just quickly throw together a PowerPoint?” Sure, we could take your content and organize it into a...
Discussion
Friday, January 10, 2020
When I interviewed for my current position they asked me all sorts of questions about my experience with Instructional Design, Performance Support, ELearning projects, and general learning...
Discussion
Friday, January 3, 2020
Happy New Year All. Hope everyone had a fun and safe celebration. Based on responses from last week’s post I will be revisiting a few training development topics from 2019 during 2020, and...
Discussion
Friday, December 27, 2019
With 2020 approaching I want to say THANKS to all of you who read, commented, or otherwise engaged over the last 7 months since I revived these discussions. The graphic here shows every...
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Friday, December 20, 2019
As much of the world celebrates the Christmas Season, I hope all of you out there are experiencing some amount of joy whether it is from your work, your home life, or even a particularly...
ATD Links
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Just as advertisers “advertain,” trainers can use entertainment to boost engagement.
Books
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Your essential guide to designing successful training programs. If you’re an experienced trainer, training manager, content designer, or curriculum developer, Technical Training Basics will...
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Monday, November 25, 2019
In a full day (or longer) classroom training, breakout groups enable participants to immediately apply what they’ve learned, creating a learner centered classroom and allowing space for...
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Friday, December 6, 2019
As someone used to rapid development and being active, this past week has been an interesting experience because an injured ankle has forced me to walk slowly with a cane. I must be very...
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Friday, November 15, 2019
What is the difference between some training and therapy? A few months back someone posted about a circumstance where a training was appropriately turned into a counseling session for a...
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Friday, November 8, 2019
As someone who has moaned and wailed (sometimes literally) about the evils of bullet points (particularly in PowerPoint presentations), it is an odd dichotomy that I have always liked lists...
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