@TIsForTraining 232 : Look Beyond the Language

King TutOn the call today were Paul Signorelli, Jill Hurst-Wahl and Maurice Coleman.  We did a thought experiment of talking about what the future of our work as trainers-teachers might look like.  This discussion was loosely based on the “in 2035” idea/graphic on Jonathan Nadler’s web site. Questions, which we thought we might consider, were:
  • What will training/teaching look like in 5, 10 or 17 years? (2023, 2028, 2035)  Why?
  • What do trainers – people like us – need to do now to prepare for that new reality?
  • What’s the best cause scenario? Worst case?
However, we spent our time mostly on the first one.
We started by thinking what has changed in the last 17 years?  For example:
  • How people and groups take notes
  • Democratization and sharing of information
  • The language we use, including our use of pronouns

What came up when we thought forward 17 years?

  • How do we scale what we do now? (e.g., note-taking and interacting)
  • How will storytelling – which is a part of training – change?
  • How will people be trained on those assumed skills (e.g., word processing)?
  • Will people be willing to be trained on needed basic skills (which the likely could fake)?
  • Will people maintain their curiosity?
  • And more…

Resources

You can listen to the show online at TalkShoe or through iTunes.  Please skip ahead to the 7:45 mark where the show actually begins.  (A feature of the new TalkShoe is that it begins recording once people have called in, rather than allowing the host to start the recording.)

TalkShoe’s Major Overhaul

TalkShoe has gone through a major overhaul.  When you join us “on the call”, know that you’ll have a bit of a learning curve (and you heard us go through it on the last episode).  The phone number is now 1-605-562-0444, HOWEVER, you can also just use your computer audio, which you may prefer.
The platform now provides a way for us to see each other (video), although that video feed is not capture. The platform does capture the chat text, so we will need to be careful of how we use it as a back channel.  In fact, we may look for another back channel method, since having one has been useful.

10 Years Strong

T is for Training is coming up on its 10th anniversary (around Sept. 13)!  If you haven’t called in recently, please consider popping in on one of these episodes, as we celebrate T’s longevity.  And if you have the email address of anyone else who used to call in, please invite them to join in, too.  Of course, newcomers are ALWAYS welcome!
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