After a hiatus due to the November holidays, the T is for Training crew was back at it for the last show of 2016. On the call were Maurice Coleman, Andrea Snyder, Paul Signorelli and Jill Hurst-Wahl. Today’s topic built upon the Association for Talent Development‘s Employee Learning Week and was “who might be a champion of learning?” We began listing job functions and organizations that are champions. We noted that learners can become self-directed champions of learning. Along the way, we talked about the need for self-care (and referenced both Heather Plett and Episode 163). Self-care has been a recurring theme, as has been the power of networking. While we are all outstanding networkers, we are not always outstanding in terms of self-care (something which we acknowledged we need to pay more attention to).
Along the way, Paul mentioned the book The Nudge (his last book reference for 2016) and we engaged in a bit of “poking” at each other. Ah friends!
You can hear this episode here. Paul created a Storify of tweets about our conversation, which can be viewed here.
Our next call will be on January 6, 2017, then on Feb. 3, Feb 17 and Mar. 3. We’re skipping Jan 20 because many of the T is for Training regulars will be at the ALA Midwinter Conference.