Revolutionize Learning & Development. (2014). San Francisco: John Wiley & Sons and ASTD Press
Clark Quinn is certainly not the first to say he is mad as hell and to urge us to not take it anymore. But in this well-researched, highly- and finely-nuanced book, he does far more than recycle old rants. He builds upon research-based evidence to show where we continue to go wrong in talent development and, more importantly, offers suggestions for changing our course(s) to the benefit of those we serve. The real winners here are the learners we will better support by adapting Quinn’s first-rate recommendations to fit our learners’ and organizations’ needs.
–This brief review, originally written as a “shelf talker” posted in the conference bookstore at the ATD 2016 International Conference & Exposition in Denver (May 2016), is re-posted here with the permission of our ATD colleagues. A longer set of reflections is available on the “Building Creative Bridges” blog.
I'm Paul Signorelli, a San Francisco-based writer, trainer-facilitator, presenter, and consultant.
As an inquisitive, results-driven writer who designs and facilitates learning opportunities, I facilitate transformative conversations designed to produce positive, measurable change, working extensively with clients and colleagues onsite and online throughout the United States and other countries.
I bring extensive management experience in arts organizations, libraries, and other educational settings to all that I do, and have extensive experience traveling in Europe, working on a kibbutz in Israel, and teaching English in Japan.
I write for a variety of publications; co-authored "Workplace Learning & Leadership" with Lori Reed for ALA Editions in 2011; and wrote "Change the World Using Social Media" for Rowman & Littlefield (2021). I am active as a UCLA Daily Bruin Alumni Network board member and co-facilitator of DBAN’s mentoring program; serve on the Public Library Association's Continuing Education Advisory Committee; have been co-facilitator of an Arizona State University ShapingEDU project documenting pandemic-era learning experiences (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLuNZu15Jz9C8XPrRtCgRhfW8JOJiFYr10); and as a volunteer for ATD (the Association for Talent Development), serve as a mentor for South Florida Chapter members and occasionally serve as a presenter at conferences.
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