Time really does fly, doesn't it? I started this blog in 2011, and it really started taking off in 2012. For a few years, I posted often and really had a groove with blogging. I was in the trenches as a facilitator while leading a small team, which provided countless experiences, a-ha moments, ideas and … Continue reading Pivot. Then pivot again.
I love Food Network. I never get tired of it. In fact, I could probably find more time for writing this blog (and a number of other things) if I watched less Food Network on Saturday mornings with a cup or three of coffee. Ages ago - probably at least 5 years ago - I … Continue reading What Food Network taught me about facilitation skills
I don't often talk about happenings at my day job, but I have an interesting case study to share. We have recently completed a major system conversion, a project that has taken nearly 3 years from inception, but particularly the past 18 months. My team was tasked with enabling the entire organization through training, on-the-job … Continue reading Onboarding During Times of Organizational Change
'Tis that time of year again, my friends...the ATD International Conference & Expo (some call it "ICE") is coming up soon (less than 2 weeks away as I write this!), and I am simply giddy with excitement. I'm not ashamed to admit that one reason I'm giddy is because this year's conference is in San … Continue reading How to Overcome Conference Challenges
It's May - are you heading to Denver for ATD's International Conference & Expo (ICE) this month? I am - and I couldn't be more excited! ICE is the biggest event of the year for L&D folks, and I'm ready to absorb every possible idea or nugget of wisdom along with 10,000+ of my fellow … Continue reading Heading to #ATD2016 this month?
Happy New Year, Phase(Two)Nation! After a wonderful break for the holidays, phase(two)learning is back in full swing for 2015. Not only have I taken a blogging break, but I also enjoyed a near-total "digital detox" - I've been laying low on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, clearing the perpetual noise, hanging out with my family and … Continue reading Happy 2015! What’s Your Resolution?
Fun fact about yours truly: I have the privilege of serving on the Board of Directors for my local chapter of the Association for Talent Development (ATD - formerly ASTD). Last week, I was able to attend the organization's annual Chapter Leaders Conference (ALC), where I was also able to present a session. The conference, in … Continue reading How to Combat “Inspiration Overload” After a Conference
Here's an exciting little nugget: I was thrilled to contribute an article for this month's issue of T+D magazine. The topic? "Tech Tools for Training". As a longtime supporter of using cell phones and other devices in training sessions, this was a fun topic to explore. The article includes 8 easy-to-use apps and tools, as well as suggestions … Continue reading Tech Tools for Training
Did you happen to catch the big announcement from ASTD yesterday? ASTD, the American Society for Training & Development, is getting a new name and logo! The organization will now be known as Association for Talent Development (ATD). You can learn all about the change here. One of the hats I wear is sitting on … Continue reading Learning Professional = Change Agent