TrainOn the call were Chris DeChristofaro, Kate Kosturski, Paul Signorelli, Jill Hurst-Wahl, and Maurice Coleman.  Chris is part of the Library Pros, who do a library/education podcast. {BTW the Library Pros recently interviewed Maurice on their podcast.}

We discussed LinkedIn’s Top 11 Challenges For Learning And Development In 2017: The LMS Game Plan To Succeed. The list is (we’ve focused on the ones highlighted):

  1. Having A Limited Budget
  2. Getting Employees To Make Time For Learning And Development
  3. Having A Small Learning And Development Team
  4. Demonstrating ROI
  5. Aligning To The Company’s Overall Strategy
  6. Building Employee Awareness Of Learning And Development Programs
  7. Getting Executive Buy-In
  8. Engaging Employees During Learning And Development Programs
  9. Lacking Data And Insights To Understand Which Solutions Are Effective
  10. Having Old Or Outdated Content
  11. Having Learning And Development Decentralized Within the Company

You can listen to the show here.  Our last two episode for 2017 will record on December 8 (hosted by Kate) and December 22, both at 2 p.m. ET.  Our first episode in 2018 will be on January 5 and then we’ll be recording (generally) every two weeks throughout the year.

Examples mentioned in during the show:

 

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Flower ClockOn the call were Jodie Borgerding, Jill Hurst-Wahl, Paul Signorelli, and Maurice Coleman. How do we set reasonable expectations for our participants, who are our co-conspirators in learning?  We dove into talking about having too much or too little content, and some very interesting (and related) wanderings.  This episode is a lively listen!

Quotes:

Sometimes you need to let ideas breathe.

There’s a lot of upfront work that has to be done to make things simple for your learners.

Praise in public.  Criticize in private.

Our next T is for Training will be on Nov. 17.  Not the date change!!!!

On December 8, our topic will how do you deal with unexpected changes in our training setup?

Resources:

mmm…T is for Training number 213 on Friday the 13th!  On the call were Paul Signorelli, Maurice Coleman, and Andrea Snyder.  The gang talked talked about George Couros’ (@gcouros)  eight characteristics of the innovator’s mindset and riffs off of that  theme, which included TTWWADI (That’s The Way We’ve Always Done It).  By the way, TTWWDI is usually not a good answer.

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Resources:

 

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Microphone

Due to various holidays and the schedule of our host, Maurice, this is the T is for Training schedule for the remainder of 2017. We will be chatting and recording at 2 p.m. ET on:

  • Oct. 13
  • Oct. 27
  • Nov. 17
  • December 8th.
  • Dec. 22 (Our year-end show)

Our first show in 2018 will be on Jan. 8. We’ll then aim to record every two weeks throughout 2018.

T is for Training exists for YOU and always does better when YOU are involved.  Please consider calling-in and being part of the conversation.  The phone number for calling in is  (724) 444-7444. When prompted enter the Call ID: 24719.  If you want to join us on chat (the conversation behind the conversation), you can do that through the TalkShoe web site.  Yes, you can just participate in chat, but then you wouldn’t have the pleasure of interrupting Paul when he talks!

September 29th 2017 programming information.

Hey Folks:

There will be no T is for Training today. Life and other commitments keep us from taping today.

Join us in two weeks on October 13th 2017 for show 213 and a ton of engaging talk.

See you then.

@baldgeekinmd

 

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Jill’s TIFT view

On the call today were Andrea Snyder, Jill Hurst-Wahl, Paul Signorelli, and Maurice Coleman.   We talked about:

Resources for today’s show:

This was the 9th anniversary of T is for Training! Episode 1 was on September 12, 2008.  We would like YOU to help us celebrate our longevity by contributing reviews of this podcast to iTunes (one of the places this podcast is published).  Leaving a review in iTunes is not as easy as living a review on some other web sites, but it would mean a lot if you would do it.  This site has information (with photos) on how to leave a review.  As Maurice said, be honest. We’re trainers and appreciate feedback, no matter what it is.  Thank you!

Classroom.

Outdoor classroom

On the call were Jodie Borgerding, Andrea Snyder, Jill Hurst-Wahl, Paul Signorelli, Maurice Coleman, and Mark (high school librarian in Calgary, Canada).  On this show, we talked about the course development work Jill has been doing and what she has learned from it.  Along the way, we talked about live and asynchronous learning, flipped classrooms, engaging learners, and more.  We had a good conversation and a few good laughs!

Our next show will be on Sept. 15 (2 p.m. ET).  We are planning to discuss the content found on the Liberating Structures web site.  Feel free to look at the web site, then join us on the call.

After the rain

After the rain

On the call were Maurice Coleman, Jill Hurst-Wahl and a TalkShoe wanderer named Jesse. Maurice and Jill talked about the training topics that are on our minds (e.g., minute pages, screenshots).  We ended by touching on requirements regarding student consumer information.

This was a 36 minute show.

Resources:

Constraint

Constraint

On the call were Kate Kosturski (moderator), Paul Signorelli, Henry Mensch (newbie), Angela Paterek, Diane Huckaby, Jules Shore, and Jill Hurst-Wahl.  We talked about the article, How Constraints Can Stimulate Creative Learning Opportunities, which includes a link to a 5-minute video.  Our stories included ideas of creativity in training, improv classes, and more.

By the way,  when we came up with today’s title, Jules chimed in with (from Only the Good Die Young): “I’d rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints. The sinners have much more fun.” When you are faced with a constraint, you need to be able to smile, laugh, and move forward.

It was a good conversation today and we hope you’ll give it a listen.

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Paul (on the right) at the New Media Consortium conference

On the call were Jodie Borgerding (new to the show!), Andrea Snyder, Jill Hurst-Wahl, and Maurice Coleman. We began by talking about library signage and the recommendation of libraries doing a yearly signage audit.  We then moved to talking about the digital face of the library.

Web sites mentioned:

You can listen to the episode through Talkshoe.

BTW Even though Paul Signorelli was not on the call, we want to toss him some “love” by sharing the photo we used.

Addendum: Jill sent Henderson County Public Library a Twitter message to tell them about their contact page and they fixed it right away!  Thanks, HCPL.

Sometimes it is worth telling someone (or an institution) what you think is obvious, because it may not actually be obvious.

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