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@TisforTraining 235: I’m Not Doing This Alone
With T is for Training Executive Producer/Host/Cat-Herder Maurice Coleman and Regular Suspect Extraordaire/Producer/Blog Editor Jill Hurst-Wahl away (playing hooky), Substitute Guest Host Paul Signorelli and Regular-Suspect-Extraordinare Andrea Snyder absconded with the show for an hour-long exploration of how trainer-teacher-learners can help–and are already helping–prepare others (and themselves) for our ever-changing work environment.
After a brief review of a KQED Mind/Shift blog post (“Ten Jobs That Should Be Safe From Automation”), Andrea and Paul used Jonathan Nalder’s FutureWe framework (which suggests how learners and leaders can thrive in the future) to examine a variety of challenges and potential solutions to the demands we are facing in our workplace environments. Particular attention was given, during the conversation, to a) the use of library makerspaces in learning; b) libraries as resources for those seeking skills to make them more competitive in contemporary work spaces; and c) ways to foster the entrepreneurial skills that becoming increasingly important to those wanting to thrive in our changing world of work.
Among the other resources mentioned during the conversation were:
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.
I consistently look for concrete results in everything I facilitate. As Director of Volunteer Services & Staff Training for the San Francisco Public Library, I helped create a program that kept 150 volunteers on assignment each week and helped meet the learning needs of 850 employees throughout the Library system. As an organizing committee member for the San Francisco Hidden Garden Steps project, I helped facilitate the partnerships that brought that $450,000 public art project to fruition. And as a member of advisory boards, expert panels, and boards of directors, I have developed the leadership, collaboration, and communication skills needed to help others produce the most positive results possible.
You’ll find more information, including writing samples and training resources, on my website at http://paulsignorelli.com.
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