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This podcast is the audio-only version of TLDCast, a livestreamed broadcast for instructional designers, learning experience designers, educational technologists, or anyone involved in workplace learning. Some of the audio content is edited for brevity. Learn more at www.TLDC.us.
 
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In this episode, we talked to Rachel Chaeyeon Lee about her journey from being an elementary school teacher to now: A corporate instructional designer. A little twist to though; Rachel is still working with kids in her own tutoring practice and even uses her instructional design skills to guide these young learners. Rachel has been methodical about…
 
The story behind this episode is John Labiento reached out to me to volunteer his services for anything that TLDC needed. And at the same time, I was putting together an event with BLOC Podcast host, Heidi Kirby, for Teachers transitioning to Instructional Designers. And since John was in that audience, the idea for a broadcast with him asking ques…
 
In this latest Member Showcase, we talked with Ian Crook, a techology instructional designer from Amazon Web Services. Ian was a great interview, we talked about his career path starting in IT and now instructional design. We covered exactly what a Technology Instructional Designer is, why he is passionate about L&D, and even got into his interest …
 
In our first episode of 2022, we talked with Kushal Bose of Teledec International. Kushal has somewhat of a renaissance background; nuclear engineer by trade, and passionate about education, music, and film. What I took away from this conversation was his multiple decades experience as a trainer emphasizes the importance of storytelling, creating c…
 
With a background in instructional design, communications, digital marketing, and teaching, Leah Chang has produced some incredible work, especially in the DEI space. Check out theinclusiveworkspace.ca for an example. You'll definitely want to connect with Leah after checking out this episode! Crowdcast: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/memshow-leah-chan…
 
Problem-solver and credentialing expert, Bobbi Losee Vernon joined us for this new member showcase. A 20+ year instructional design veteran, Bobbi's L&D journey has been fascinating and rewarding. Check out this episode to learn more about Bobbi - who is now a Learning Architect; she's interesting and knowledgeable and someone you'll want to connec…
 
From entry-level trainer to Senior Director of Training & Development, Adrian Bartlett has had a fast-paced L&D career trajectory to the top. Leading a national fitness franchise's training, it's only been seven years since she started in L&D. Check out this episode for the details of her exciting journey.…
 
In this episode, Star Peterson joined us for a Member Showcase. Star is an Instructional Designer and eLearning Developer that specializes in LGBTQ, Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity Training. Star was also a featured speaker in our latest online event, IDEAL21, the Inclusions, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility for Learning Conference - which was…
 
In this episode, we were joined by Heidi Kirby, host of the BLOC podcast, and an L&D Leader ... who is searching for her next job opportunity. Having recently resigned, Heidi talks about her experiences of the last few months, including why she resigned, what the job search is currently like, what's she's looking for in her next role, dealing with …
 
I had a great conversation with Nadia Kader, an Instructional Designer and Coordinator from the Albuquerque Adult Learning Center. Aside from answering some of my typical questions, Nadia also shared her perspective of the variety of media she uses to support her professional development. Including some of the other broadcasters and L&D influencers…
 
In this episode, we spoke with Muturi Njeri, a Learning Experience Designer based in Kenya. It was an inspiring conversation that left me with a really positive outlook on the future of L&D. Why? Because Muturi is so focused on helping others and is passionately becoming the best trainer he can, just to lift his learners up and help them be better.…
 
In this episode, Rubina Halwani shared her ideas about Inclusive Design for New Employee Onboarding. This is an important topic, and it's one we'll probably be returning to regularly at TLDC. With so much happening in our world with job transition, and current social changes highlighting the importance of workplace inclusivity and diversity, Learni…
 
Bruce Chen is a Marketer turned L&D Professional, and currently the CEO of Kochasoft's LMS Division. He also has his own podcast, The Makeshift CMO. And what was interesting about our conversation was getting some insight from Bruce about L&D, that was pretty much an outsider's perspective. As a marketer first, he had some compelling analysis about…
 
It's just great talking to Jonathan Rock. He is such an easy interview, almost like he was meant to be interviewed. And in this interview, we had an excellent conversation discussing what inspires him in L&D, why he believes employee onboarding is a critical part of managing talent, and he even did a screen share of a fantastic looking compliance z…
 
I've had the pleasure of speaking with Erin Peterschick a few times prior to this Member Showcase, and each time I've come away impressed with the ideas she shares and grateful for the opportunity to speak with her. So in this episode, we talked about a lot of different things, but since Erin is one of the Founders and Producers of the L&D event, L…
 
Rosa Espinal-Perry is long time L&D veteran that has seen it all. A former ATD Central Florida Chapter President, Rosa has an incredibly diverse training background which has always focused on people and service. There is no doubt that having Rosa in your network would benefit you, so give this episode a listen and make sure you connect with Rosa.…
 
In this episode, we had a great conversation with our latest Member Showcase guest, Deanne Boules. Deanne hails from Sydney, Australia, and is the Founder and Chief Enabling Officer of InSync Workplace Solutions. Deanne's focus in on helping people build psychologically safe workplaces, and it's as interesting as it sounds. Deanne's positive and hi…
 
Jack Pierce has been an active member of TLDC, contributing to broadcasts as early as 2018. With his varied background and emphasis on trust and emotion, he always has an interesting perspective to offer --- often including thought-provoking takes on L&D. Give this Member Showcase a listen to learn more about Jack, his background, and why he has su…
 
In this episode, we chatted with Gwen Navarratte Klapperich, an experienced trainer based out of Kapolei, HI. I first met Gwen when she spoke at our Accessibility and Inclusive Design Conference this past summer. And since then, I've had the pleasure of speaking to her a few more times, each, always rewarding. If you're looking to connect with some…
 
In this episode Mike Peacock from Aristocrat Gaming joined us to talk through an interesting webinar and hybrid learning tech setup that he's been using to help train some of their technicians during the pandemic. He offers some tips to make this system work, which is a setup that includes live face to face instructor led training in a classroom en…
 
The pandemic accelerated the move to remote work and turned the workplace on its head. Did that change our ideas about Workflow Learning? L&D Leader and Author, Ray Jimenez, joined Luis Malbas and the TLDC Community for a frank discussion on the state of learning in the flow of work and where it should be going. Give this episode a listen, Ray was …
 
If you're leading an eLearning development initiative at your organization, it can be easy to overlook things more important than your dev tools and stack. And in this episode with Danny Ortegon, he shared three items critical to the success of your project - items you may not be considering. This was a great conversation with Danny, an established…
 
In this Member Showcase, we had a great conversation with Ana Smith from Hubspot. Ana is a Senior Content Manager for Global GTM Enablement and Instructional & Visual Designer. And having a background in medical, government, and now software products, Ana's perspective on content management and instructional design is unique by most standards, and …
 
Remote work is the future of work. And the future is here. Unfortunately, the circumstances that prompted that future also arrived with tremendous uncertainty and caution. So what is the reality of Remote Work in our Community? We ran a fifteen question survey on Remote Work for The Training, Learning, and Development Community, seeking to find ans…
 
In this episode, we discussed the results of our recent survey "The Top 5 Skills Instructional Designers Need". Here's what they were ranked in order of importance: Communication Skills, Creativity, Project Management, Learning Technology & Authoring Skills, and Writing/Copywriting. Any surprises there? Not really - but there were some surprises in…
 
Monique St Paul is a marketer turned instructional designer and our latest Member Showcase guest. She's only been an L&D professional for a couple of years, but speaks like a seasoned veteran and is already the President of the ATD Southern Connecticut Chapter. Learn more about Monique in this showcase - she's someone you'll want to have in your ne…
 
In this episode, I share an update of what's been going on behind the scenes at TLDC, including some plans for the future of the Community, the impact of AIDC21, and more. Check it out if you're interested in learning what you can expect from TLDC over the next few months.By The Training, Learning, and Development Community
 
Anja Hartleb-Parson is a regular contributor to TLDC, sharing her knowledge on topics like data analytics and philosophy and neurodiversity. But in this episode, we learned more about Anja the person and her L&D journey; where she's been and where's she'd headed. We also covered the variety of academic disciplines she's studied, as well as some of …
 
In this Member Showcase, we talked with Heather Appell, Senior Development Manager, Expert Programs at ServiceNow --- and long time supporter of The Training, Learning, and Development Community. Heather has a varied background in L&D, working in industries like Public Education to Retail to Technology, and that experience makes Heather someone you…
 
It was a pleasure talking about Universal Design for Learning (UDL) with Dr Suzanne Ehrlich. Suzanne is a founder of the UNITE Design Lab at the University of North Florida. The UNITE Design Lab is also a sponsor a next week's Accessible and Inclusive Design Conference. So in this episode, we covered what UDL is, why it's vital for organizations, a…
 
Here's another episode with Anja Hartleb-Parson, who many of you know as a Data & Analytics L&D professional. But in this conversation, Anja discussed what philosophy can teach us about learning. And if you're like me, there was a whole lot to take away from this one. Anja offers a great historical perspective of the way philosophy influenced how k…
 
In this episode, we talked with Victoria Gerstorfer, Director of Learning Experience Design at 4A's. Lots of interesting stuff in this conversation. We talked about the value of working in academic, non-profit and corporate environments. The importance of mentorship and mentors. And how having a background in therapy can help you be a better L&D pr…
 
In this episode, Tanacha Gaines joined us. Tanacha's background is diverse: IT, Art, Project Management --- and through it all, she remained first and foremost a curator and educator. So it's no surprise that Tanacha is currently a Human Capital and Organizational Transformation Senior Consultant at Deloitte. Give this episode a listen to learn mor…
 
In this episode, we talked with Mac Macdonald, a 30+ year L&D veteran from the UK. An expert in Emotional Intelligence, Mac has an incredible background --- with stories to match. From his time in the military to his discovery of emotional intelligence, this conversation with Mac was compelling and rich - and definitely worth a listen. Check out Ma…
 
Professional musician, songwriter, and audio engineer turned Instructional Designer? That's right, and that's Mike Peacock from Aristocrat we're talking about, and our guest in this latest episode. Learn more about Mike's journey to Instructional Designer --- starting from being a music teacher, to government ID, and now an innovative multimedia ed…
 
In this episode, we talked with Christie Kittle, Supervisor & Lead Instructional Designer from Washington State University. Christie hasn't had your typical L&D journey; she went from being a K-12 teacher to a corporate Instructional Designer, then BACK to higher ed. And with that experience, Christie had quite a bit to share. And with also being a…
 
Matt Tidwell has a really interesting story. High school music teacher turned cyber security specialist, then trainer, and now running his own L&D agency. Plus spending some time in there teaching traffic school. With his varied background and experience, you can see why Matt's company, ThinkThru, prides itself on being innovative. He's smart and h…
 
In this episode, we talked with Kate Udalova of 7taps.com. I was introduced to Kate earlier this year at our first Community Day, and I remember how she came across as being authentic and approachable. And the same held true in this Member Showcase conversation. Perhaps that's why her authoring tool and platform, 7taps, has such an avid following. …
 
In this Member Showcase, we talked with Christine Duguay (Doo-GAY), a Learning and Development Specialist at ThoughtExchange. Christine has been working in L&D and HR for about twenty years and prides herself on her ability to see the possibilities in people and is passionate about seeing them reach their full potential. We discussed her journey as…
 
If you spend any amount of time on social media, places like Facebook and Reddit, you've seen your share of memes. And if you see them enough, you've probably noticed patterns to how they're made, images that get used more than others, even a language associated with them. If you're mystified by any of this like I am, Rachel Eichen is here to fill …
 
It was great to talk to our latest Member Showcase guest, Theresa Francomacaro. Some of you may already know about Theresa and her business at WhyStoryWorks.com. But those of you aren't familiar with her yet, you're in for a treat. Theresa is a playwright, actress, writer, Executive Coach, and Trainer --- and one hec of a storyteller. Give this epi…
 
In this Member Showcase, Tabatha Dragonberry joined us to talk about her Instructional Design Journey, being a Respiratory Therapist, Mentorship, and more. We learned so much about and from Tabatha, and especially if you're someone just moving in to the world of L&D, this is a great episode. You can find Tabatha's Portfolio here: https://www.tabath…
 
It was an honor to talk with Debbie Richards in this latest Member Showcase. A self-described "Learning Geek", Debbie has been working as a trainer for decades, and has the knowledge to show for it. An author, ATD Chapter President, sought after conference speaker, and now, Immersive Learning Expert, Debbie is someone worth getting to know. So give…
 
In this episode, we talked with Judy Katz, Instructional Designer at EduWorks and Product Manager for PeBL Pro. Judy is one of the most active and passionate Instructional Designers in L&D, and her knowledge of all things Learning makes her an incredible resource you should add to your network. We packed a lot into this conversation - her experienc…
 
In this episode, we had a really fun time talking to Rachel Eichen. A Trainer and Information Specialist from Aristocrat, Rachel has a really interesting background that includes degrees in English and Library Science. AND a stint working on a cruise ship teaching guests computer skills. Give this one a listen, it was fun to chat with Rachel and I'…
 
We've had Jaime Villanueva on the broadcast a couple of times now, and like the first time, in this episode he had lots of valuable and practical advice for instructional designers. So although this was a Member Showcase and we were profiling HIM, he still delivered nuggets of wisdom for instructional design job seekers, freelancers, and contract w…
 
There are elements of leading eLearning Projects that you can only learn from experience. Every organization and project has a multitude of variables and it's almost impossible to cover all of your bases when you're first starting out. And that's where you need someone like Danny Ortegon; a seasoned trainer that's been leading eLearning Projects fo…
 
Thinking about launching a digital learning game project in your organization and need some help forming your own case for investment? Here's the episode for you. Jennifer Javornik of Filament Games joined us to discuss using corporate training games when your organization isn't feeling ... playful. She offers five sensible tips that can help you g…
 
In our latest Member Showcase, we talked with Judie Boroevich, veteran L&D Professional and Leader, based out of Vancouver, British Columbia. Judie places a great deal of focus on team engagement and trust, and it was obvious in our conversation that she excels at achieving both. In this episode, we learn lots more about Judie and also talk about h…
 
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