@TisforTraining 235: I’m Not Doing This Alone

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Young entrepreneurs discussing their products at the 2018 EntreEd Forum (Pittsburgh, PA, September 2018)

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:

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Author: paulsignorelli

I'm Paul Signorelli, a San Francisco-based writer/digital journalist, trainer, presenter, and consultant. I explore, use, write about, and help others become familiar with Web 2.0 technology to creatively facilitate positive change within organizations; develop/manage workplace learning and performance (staff training) programs and provide instructional design support; assist in organization development (strategic planning, information management, content strategy, critical thinking in decision-making, marketing/public relations); and help clients improve face to face and online presentation skills. My career includes: •Working with Blue Shield of California's Health Reform Program Instructional Design Team in training staff as they implement the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. •Helping Sutter VNA & Hospice nurses, social workers, chaplains, and others learn to use smartphones for medical record-keeping purposes. •Expanding and managing a successful workplace learning and performance (training) program for the 850 employees in the multi-facility San Francisco Public Library system. •Helping shape and edit an online consumer health toolkit (http://www.library.ca.gov/lds/docs/HealthToolkit.pdf). •Developing and managing mentoring programs in a variety of settings. •Creating and developing effective volunteer programs. •Serving as executive director of a nonprofit organization. •More than 20 years of experience working with nonprofit and government agencies to build sustainable collaborations between agencies and their customers. •More than 30 years of writing and editing for publication. I served as President of the Board (2010) with the Mt. Diablo Chapter of the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) and work on a variety of national ASTD activities as a member of the National Advisors for Chapters (January 2011 - December 20113). I'm also active with the American Library Association, where I am serving my second two-year term on the American Libraries Advisory Committee (2011 - 2013), and the New Media Consortium, where I'm on the 2011 Horizon Report Advisory Board. You’ll find more information, including writing samples and training resources, on my website at http://paulsignorelli.com.

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