Upcoming Episodes (Jan./Feb. 2022)

The next three episodes of T is for Training continue our practice of featuring an interesting mixture of guests and topics designed to inspire positive action among our colleagues in training-teaching-learning.

Howard Prager, a cherished colleague from ATD (the Association for Talent Development) will be with us this evening (Episode 303) to discuss his book Make Someone’s Day: Becoming a Memorable Leader in Work and Life and how it applies to our training-teaching-learning environments. Howard, as he notes on his own website, “is President of Advance Learning Group, an author, speaker, executive coach and leadership consultant who strengthens people and organizations through insightful talks, workshops, leadership and management programs.” Additional information about Howard and that engaging book is on my own website.

Maurice Coleman

We’ll be turning everything on its head here at T for Episode 304 (Thursday, February 10, 2022) when we put show host Maurice Coleman at the center of a conversation about trainer-teacher-learners as lifelong learners to celebrate Maurice’s achievement in having recently returned to school to earn a B.A.

Casey Davis, author of Digital Civics and Citizenship: An Applied Approach, joins us for Episode 305 (February 24, 2022) to discuss the themes in his book and how they apply to our own work in training environments across the U.S. Casey is an educator with more than 20 years of experience working with diverse learners in a variety of settings and is among the colleagues I’ve met through the ShapingEDU community, under the auspices of Arizona State University.

All three hour-long episodes will be recorded, as usual, at 9 pm ET/6 pm PT on the dates listed in this preview. Archived recordings will be posted here on the T is for Training blog.

–Paul Signorelli

Author: paulsignorelli

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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