@TisForTraining 300: Preview and Invitation to the Dance

As we look forward  (on December 2, 2021) to recording Episode #300—where have all those years gone?—of Maurice Coleman’s fabulous T is for Training podcast for trainer-teacher-learners working in and with libraries, I think, with gratitude, of all that Maurice and that community add to my life and to the lives of so many others.

Initiated in 2008 when Maurice decided—correctly, as it turns out—that a podcast might be an effective way to “replicate the vibe and comradery I felt at conferences where I was surrounded with brilliant members of my ‘tribe’ of trainers, computer folks and other gear/near/cool folk heads.”

T has always been more than a podcast. It’s a virtual meeting space…and I hope you’ll join us, via TalkShoe, for the recording of this episode Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 9 pm ET/6 pm PT: https://app.talkshoe.com/episode/16483204. Drop in to say “hello.” To tell a story about how T has has a positive impact on you and the learners you serve. Or to simply tell Maurice how lucky we are that he so consistently provides a forum for creative, transformative conversations for trainer-teacher-learners. (To see a longer version of this piece, please visit my Building Creative Bridges blog.)

–Paul Signorelli

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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