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Why yes, I do.

This was another inspiring day at the ATD Conference and Exposition here in Washington DC.

The day started with the annual State of the Association briefing this morning with ATD’s @tonybingham @rosevelezsmith and Charles Fred. (covered here)

After that, I wandered around the conference and found some great people to talk to about their learning, training, and talent management work. Their cleaned up interviews will be coming soon to this space.

I continue to be inspired by the passion for the work and the depth of knowledge of the good people I interviewed today. 

They were:

Finally, in the couldn’t interview them today but will try in the future category:

  • Craig C. Clayton @craigbclayton with a good chicken story;
  • Justin Brusino @atdlearntech talked about some ways to collaborate; and
  • Ryan Changcoco @atdmanagement talked about ATD’s upcoming Wayback Training Videos that should be out this summer to advertise the upcoming ATD TechKnowledge Conference in 2020.

Thanks to all the people mentioned and to all of those who provided the energy of their presence today.

If I talked to you and you didn’t make this list I apologize profusely.

Some notes from the @ATD State of the Association Conference briefing featuring @tonybingham ATD President & CEO, Charles Fred, Current ATD Board Chair and Rose Velez-Smith Board Chair-Elect.

NB: The bullet points below are a collection of the tweets sent from the press briefing this morning. All quotes are from one of the three participants. I apologize for not being able to properly attribute each quote to one of the three speakers, but I thought it was more important to capture the essence of the quick moving conversation. Thank you for understanding.

The highlights: 

  • State of the Association This looks like one of the largest ATD conferenceATD conferences ever.
  • Different membership levels to reflect greater diversity in learning roles in organizations
  • you want to hang onto the things that work but keep an eye on the new to move the association forward.
  • The association focus is aligned with c level concerns about talent recruitment and retention.
  • CPLP certification is an international certification mindful of the cultural similarities and uniqueness of different markets.
  • We need to make sure that there is a culture of continual learning (like libraries!) that will help all talent adapt to future changes.
  • Learning is not something is done to you. How do we get individuals to get proactive about learning and receptive to learning.
  • Shift of organizations into learning organizations. (Libraries have been doing this for decades MD has learning libraries method of organizational thinking.)
  • People come to ATD for career development. The Association has to continue to provide resources that support that goal here at the conference.
  • How do the people that influence the business the most get a seat at the table? How do you draw others to the table?
  • ATD worked for years to get @Oprah to come to ATD. Demonstrates persistence, generosity, low ego and relatability. And she is one of the most influential people in the world. How do you NOT learn from her.
  • ATD continues to create new channels of content with a new person at the association and taking a look at the content segmentation structure and see how we can drive more people to more relevant to them content.
  • ATD is taking a deep dive into the UX and ATD’s current content organization. They have hired someone at the association that will focus on this specific area of member support.
  • Was the increase in conference attendance this year and last year because of the speakers?… Pres. Obama and Oprah Having them speak at ATD put the stamp of approval to the conference to those who don’t know about ATD
  • ATD continues to protect organization neutrality even though a few thought that Pres Obama and Oprah were more political choices not leadership choices for speakers.
  • ATD continues to work on increasing the international representation at the highest levels of the association. Being mindful of the logistics, how to keep the international perspective on the association’s radar.

Here is my report of the press briefing of author Chad Udell (@visaulrinse) discussing his book Shock of the New.

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Some notes:

  • The book is platform agnostic.  The tech and evaluation is important not the container.
  • The book has a 30 question rubric to help you evaluate your organization and how technology can be used by your organization.
  • Budget in Learning and Development should include money for R and D of new technology and how it can be leveraged in your organization to promote better employee engagement.
  • Organizations need build the capability of its workforce.
  • 10 years from now the workplace climate will be as different as our homes are now compared to 10 years ago.  Smart devices, connectivity and seamless knowledge access are becoming the norm not the exception in places.

Very approachable and accessible person, so I am assuming that his book is just as approachable and accessible.

Looking forward to a longer interview on T is for Training in the near future.

On the call were Paul Signorelli, Maurice Coleman, Kate Kosturski, Andrea Snyder and Diane Hucklebee.  Two of the topics this week were inspiring continued change, doing what’s uncomfortable, and managing disruptive students/people.

You can listen to the show here.

On this T is for Training, Stephanie Zimmerman started us off with a conversation on ILEAD USA: Innovative Librarians Explore, Apply and Discover, which she participated in.  iLEAD USA is being used in 10 U.S. states. The videos from the keynotes and invited speakers from this event are at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLX5frlby3mLroZdaOO4CFJVV6P-N6XlM2.  Information on the iLEAD Pennsylvania teams is at https://ileadusapennsylvania.wordpress.com/.  Stephanie noted that there was a heavy use of Twitter during the live event.  The iLEAD Twitter name is @ILEAD_USA and they used the hashtag of #ileadusa.

Stephanie’s iLEAD presentation and handouts are at:

Stephanie mentioned this book Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions, which Eli Neiburger mentioned in his presentation.  The Project Gutenberg version is at http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/201.

The near-final topic was on how to make conference more appropriate for long-term participants. (Dear Conference Organizers, yes, this is an issue.  How can we help?)

In a tangent, the crew talked about how public libraries are chartered in New York and Maryland.  For NYS info, go to http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/libs/pltypes.htm.

On the call were Angela Paterek (@trainingpassion), Stephanie Zimmerman (@slzimm1) , Andrea Snyder (@alsnyder02), Jill Hurst-Wahl (@jill_hw) and Maurice Coleman (@baldgeekinMD). You can listen to the show here.

Green SpongeLibraries are all about lifelong learning.  How do we support/push/encourage people towards learning about things that they don’t know (and perhaps even don’t know what they don’t know)? How do we get people to become sponges soaking up information and skills, rather than mugs waiting to be filled with knowledge? We recognize that we need to make it safe for people to ask about the things that they don’t know, and make it safe to try something and fail.

The crew talked about many aspects of this, including:

  • When people have a “moment of need”, can they figure out how to learn the important information?
  • Do people fear failure or fear success?
  • How do you meet people “where they are” (in what they need to know)?

At the end of the show, we talked about weeding your responsibilities and finding joy in your work.

On the call were Andrea Snyder, Maurice Coleman, Paul Signorelli and Jill Hurst-Wahl. You can listen to the episode here.

 

Cloud Gate (a.k.a. The Bean)T is for Training began with brief overviews of the ALISE (Association for Library and Information Science Education) and ALA (American Library Association) Midwinter conferences, then moved onto the impact of Google Glasses, including its impact on libraries and trainers.  we also talked extensively about privacy, the idea of possible privacy islands, and macro vs. micro infringements on privacy. We wrapped up with a short conversation on handling questions that require sensitivity, ethics and compassion.

On the call were Maurice Coleman, Paul Signorelli, and Jill Hurst-Wahl.  You can listen to the show here.

Relevant Links:

On Sunday, Feb. 1, Paul Signorelli, Jules Shore and Kate Kosturski hosted a Google Hangout Air to connect with colleagues, who were unable to attend ALA Midwinter in Chicago (#alaleftbehind).  Maurice Coleman and Jill Hurst-Wahl were able to join in the conversation, and others were able to listen in.  One of the lessons we all learned was about the technical aspects of doing this!

Andrea Snyder (@alsnyder02) Paul Signorelli (@paulsignorelli) and Maurce Coleman (@baldgeekinmd) participated in this week’s T is for TrainingCollaborative Learning Spaces were the focus of the show, including conferences, informal learning places, and non traditional classrooms. You can listen to the show here.

New Year's Eve BallSince this is the last show of 2014, the group did a year-end wrap up. Topics included MOOCs, selling the value of training, mentoring, and re-imagining training spaces. On the call were Jules Shore, Kate Kosturski, Paul Signorelli and Maurice Coleman.  You can listen to the show here.

The first show of 2015 will be on January 9 at 2 p.m. E.T.