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Summer 2021 at T is for Training
Although there will be no recording of T is for Training this evening (brief holiday break to give Maurice Coleman, our Cat Herder in Chief a chance to spend time with family), there is quite a nice line-up for July/August 2021 on T is for Training:
Thursday, August 26, 20219 pm ET/6 pm PT–James Richardson, a Sacramento-based “writer, farmhand, Episcopal priest,” will join us for a conversation about getting from no to yes in training-teaching-learning. There is, of course, a backstory here: Jim and I worked together at The UCLA Daily Bruin a couple of lifetimes ago; we recently reconnected, and his story about how he moved from full-time work as a journalist to being a minister by learning to move “from no to yes” struck me as being a wonderful jumping off point for this episode of T is for Training. And yes, he continues to write: he has an amazing book (his second) coming out next year: “The Abolitionist’s Journal, due for release in fall 2022, is the story of his anti-slavery ancestor who used his house on the Underground Railroad, served as the white chaplain to a Black Union regiment in the Civil War, and then with his family founded a college for the freed slaves in Austin, Texas (Samuel Huston College).”
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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