Like many kids who grew up in the 70s and 80s, I learned on the Street. Sesame Street, that is. Watching this show was a daily occurrence when I was a tot. Sesame Street is celebrating its 45th birthday this week! To think of how many millions of children have been introduced to learning through … Continue reading 3 Learning Lessons from Sesame Street
Have you heard of Lesson.ly? This is an exciting tech startup, based in Indianapolis (where I happen to live). The good folks at Lesson.ly are doing some pretty exciting things in the learning and onboarding industry. If you have worked in the corporate Learning & Development space, chances are you've dealt with sophisticated systems, cumbersome … Continue reading Meet my new friends – Lesson.ly!
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
Last week, I was on a flight from Phoenix to Indianapolis. Seated directly behind me was a woman holding an adorable 6-month old baby boy. Seated directly across from me was a gentleman holding an adorable 6-month old baby girl. Twins. Many people would cringe at the thought of being seated by not one, but … Continue reading Making an Emotional Connection to Your Learners
Recently, a friend and fellow blogger asked the question, "Is nothing sacred?" I'll give you a moment to check out the link... (insert hold music) According to this post, the answer was an emphatic no. I would have to agree. Coincidentally, I was at church this past weekend, when I had my own "Is nothing sacred?" … Continue reading Trainers, remember: Context Before Content
A few weeks ago, I wrote a post with 5 reading recommendations for new trainers. Well, that post took on a life of its own! Thanks to the comments on the post and a very active discussion thread on LinkedIn, I decided to curate the suggestions and now have a library's worth of books to … Continue reading 30 (More!) Recommended Reads for Learning Professionals
Playoff time has arrived, my friends. Regardless of what team you might be rooting for, I don't think anyone could argue that the Denver Broncos are having an impressive year. At the forefront of this franchise is the one and only Peyton Manning, QB extraordinaire. You could say I'm a little bit of a Peyton … Continue reading 5 Leadership Lessons from Peyton Manning
If anyone is counting, 2014 marks 15 years of my involvement in the Learning & Development field. And I'm tired. Don't get me wrong, I am more passionate about adult learning than ever, but I am tired. At first glance, one might think this is because I'm in perpetual motion. I'm a mom with a … Continue reading I’m tired.
I love those AT&T commercials where the guy is hosting roundtable discussions with precocious kids. A recent one, pictured above, has a little boy talking about his new year "revolution". At the risk of sounding like a Sprint commercial with James Earl Jones and Malcom McDowell, that is "totes adorbs" (yes, I know I'm way … Continue reading A New Year…Revolution?
Happy Holidays, all! Yes, it's been a moment since I've checked in - here, on Twitter, LinkedIn or even Facebook. The past few weeks have been a blur...wrapping up the year at the day job so I could take some long-awaited time off (!!!), enjoying some holiday time with family and making some exciting plans … Continue reading 3 Tips to Energize a Tired Training Session