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.)
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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