Extracting Learning from a Conference You Are Not Attending

I would love it if my job allowed me to attend any conference i want without limitations, but the daily requirements of work and budget constraints make that impossible. That doesn’t mean I can’t gain knowledge from a conference simply because I am not physically unable to attend. While there may not (yet) be a […]

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Reflections on #lrnchat – Learning in the Workflow

Each week that I am able to participate in #lrnchat discussion I post a summary of the discussion to my blog. I do this both for my personal development as well as sharing with the Learning and Development Profession at large. This summary is based on my own interpretations of the chat; others who participated […]

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There’s no such thing as a one-person training department

I have worked as a training director in two companies. In my previous role, I managed a group of 13 trainers and instructional designers. In my current role, I am what many would call a “department of one“. I never really cared for that label, as it almost seemed to imply “There’s only so much […]

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Lessons Learned from the ASTD Chapter Leaders Conference – Part 2

The first day of the ASTD Chapter Leaders Conference was great. The sessions were informative, I was able to network with new and existing friends and peers, and I ended my day with a pretty extensive action plan for my chapter. Of course, like most conferences, the marathon day was a little tiring, and I […]

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