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Mikaela is a native Seattle-ite who spent ﬁfteen years in HR leadership roles at local companies including Microsoft, Starbucks, Amazon, PopCap Games and Redﬁn. In 2015 she founded uniquelyHR, providing no nonsense HR for startups. Mikaela serves on the board of Businesses Ending Slavery and Trafficking (BEST). She’s passionate about Seattle startups, inclusive culture, and coaching high potential leaders. Mikaela is the author of an upcoming book about Female Firebrands: Stories and Techniques to Ignite Change, Take Control, and Succeed…Find out more »
Jo Cook is the Founder and Director of Lightbulb Moment and uses her background of Learning and Development, educating children and adults in various sectors since 1996. Jo is focused on what L&D can achieve and how good training and facilitation can be for the individual, teams and the business – both face to face and online.Find out more »
Community Discussion: What are some things you wish you had known before becoming an instructional designer?
Was it the SMEs? The technology? Working behind the scenes? Maybe you wish you had known you'd end working with and for so many so called "experts". Or perhaps it was the assessments that are driving you nuts. Or the tedious exercise of having to adapt materials from one format to another. Whatever it is, we'd like to hear it! We want to know "What are some things you wish you had known before becoming an instructional designer?" Join us…Find out more »
Women are making big shifts in industries and roles that were once predominately male. Although per Linkedin, "Over the past ten years, the proportion of female leaders in the workforce has increased by an average of just over two percentage points among the 12 industries we studied", more women are entering the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) sector than ever before. Meet Ily Nunn, Owner/ Operator of Nunn Utility Locating, LLC. NU Locating provides Private Utility Locating and Ground Penetrating…Find out more »
Andrew Hughes of Designing Digitally: The Top 10 Ways of Increasing Learner Interactivity & Engagement
Do your employee training programs lack interactivity and the ability to spark your learners' interest? Has your company’s training ever failed to engage your employees? If you answered yes to either of these, this TLDCast will be a great resource for you! Custom online learning solutions utilize a variety of innovative technologies, such as gamification and immersive scenarios, which Learning and Development professionals now realize is a great way to enhance training experiences for their learners. These solutions allow for…Find out more »