At the end of 2017, I set a one-word resolution for myself in the new year: joy.
More joy in my personal life, and more joy in my professional life – in what I design, in what I facilitate.
And then I was asked to develop a series of compliance training modules. My resolution was at risk even before the new year began. Continue reading
Before the holidays, the Endurance Learning team shared our one-word resolutions. A recent New York Times article claims that 25% of resolutions will be abandoned by January 8th, and by the year-end, less than 10% of resolutions are fully kept. With that in mind, it is important to talk about how we execute resolutions, especially professional development goals. As with any growth, it is fairly unlikely that any resolution can be executed without a plan. As we embark on this new year, we must follow a plan to achieve our goals. Continue reading
The answer is unequivocally yes. Continue reading
I’ve written about Pecha Kucha-style presentations before (here and here), but I’d never actually put one together until last week.
For those unfamiliar with Pecha Kucha-style presentations, they are tightly structured presentations that require you to present on your topic using exactly 20 slides, each slide lasting only 20 seconds. The slides are generally set to auto-advance. The entire presentation is six minutes and forty seconds.
I had an opportunity to serve as the emcee at this year’s ATD Puget Sound Chapter annual workplace learning conference. One of the breakout presentations was on the topic of Pecha Kucha-style presentations and, in the spirit of showing participants one potential way to apply what was learned during the day, I thought it would be fun to issue a closing call-to-action using the Pecha Kucha format.
Here is a video of my presentation, and a few lessons Continue reading
This coming Thursday I’ll be serving as the emcee for the Association of Talent Development Puget Sound (ATDps) chapter’s annual conference. As I was talking over this opportunity with a colleague, she asked what I’d be doing to engage the audience from the beginning.
One idea that came to me is that we could get the audience engaged before the session even begins. This is where, dear reader, I need some help from you today. Continue reading
It is nearly impossible to have any personal or professional growth without feedback. Unfortunately, most people give and receive feedback poorly. How do we experience growth if we are not given useful feedback about what we do well and areas we can improve? Continue reading
This week we had an opportunity to pilot a training program that we’ve been working on for the past two months. We were excited to unveil it before a pilot audience, especially because we had an opportunity to incorporate a board game into the module.
At the end of the pilot session, we realized that we didn’t quite hit the mark in our first draft. Yesterday, the Endurance Learning leadership team came together via Slack to debrief the experience.
Today’s post is a sort of “fish bowl”, an opportunity to take a look into the conversation that took place as we de-briefed this session. Continue reading