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December 2018

Open Forum

December 20, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Join us for a TLDCast Open Forum!

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Holiday TLDCast!

December 21, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Join us for a Holiday themed TLDCast celebration!

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January 2019

Happy New Year!

January 2 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Start your 2019 with The Training, Learning, and Development Community --- join us for a TLDCast Open Forum!

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Debbie Richards and Hugh Seaton

January 3 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Join Debbie Richards, President of Creative Interactive Ideas and Hugh Seaton, CEO of Aquinas Learning, Inc. Debbie and Hugh will be talking about a simple planning model to get the best out of new technologies like VR, AI and AR.

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Erick Prospero

January 4 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Erick is the Chief Ninja at Ninja Tropic Media, an elearning media factory with ninjas who focus on mastering video, 2d and 3d animation and AR programming skills so you can focus on scaling your business.

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Open Forum

January 7 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Welcome to Monday #TLDCast! Join us for a TLDCast Open Forum!

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Steven Santamaria – From COO to CEO: First Year in the CEO Chair!

January 8 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Steve’s passion is working with cutting edge and disruptive technologies. He is well versed in identifying trends, understanding ecosystems and creating strategic plans that position technologies into industry control points, generating market presence, share and value.

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Women in L&D (WiLD) – Ashley Lonie

January 9 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Ashley Lonie is the CEO and Founder of Teamed. She is passionate about moving the needle forward in how learning occurs and believes people are the most important asset. Teamed is a marketplace and staffing agency specifically for the digital learning industry. Teamed connects professionals with the organizations who need their services and provides flexible hiring solutions.

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Stephanie Oehler

January 10 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

After 20 years in sales/management, Stephanie Oehler left the corporate world for edupreneurship and founded Savvy Leasing LLC, a Sales Training/Coaching/Consulting biz. She loves developing talent and energizing individuals and teams to succeed. Stephanie also served as the inaugural President of the Board for the new Arizona chapter of the Kent State University Alumni Association. A writer, speaker, and wannabe Stand Up Comic, Stephanie’s other passion is traveling the world with her family. Ask her “where to next?”!

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Margie Meacham & Joe Ganci

January 11 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Chatbots! Join Margie Meacham & Joe Ganci as they offer a preliminary discussion on their upcoming TLDC19 session "Make Them Say 'WOW' with a Smart Chatbot".

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Chelsea Hans

January 14 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Join our Monday #TLDCast and meet Chelsea Hans, Freelance Instructional Designer and eLearning Professional from Phoenix, AZ.

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The Marketing Playlist

January 15 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Join us for the Marketing Playlist! Danielle Wallace will be discussing how L&D can learn from the ways that marketers use technology to influence people and how marketers use creative techniques that we can also use to influence learners. Bianca Baumann and Mike Taylor will discuss how to behave like a marketing department within L&D. Sam Rogers will discuss Seth Godin’s “This is Marketing” and how it relates to L&D, with a focus on service-based marketing that seeks to understand…

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Laura Sanchez

January 16 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Laura Sanchez is a Senior Learning Consultant at Rook Strategies. Laura is ocused on strategic learning management, instructional design and elearning development. She will also be on the Women in Learning and Development panel at TLDC.

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Danny Stefanic

January 17 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Danny Stefanic is CEO of LearnBrite.com, providing VR-ready tools for educators to enhance learning through avatars, non-linear dialogue, gamification and virtual environments while delivering increased engagement and memorable self-paced and collaborative immersive experiences.

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Video Friday

January 18 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Join us for a special episode of Video Friday where we'll be discussing TLDC19 prep!

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Quetzalcoatl Cortes

January 21 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Meet Quetzalcoatl Cortes, an Instructional Designer with 10+ years of experience in the field of Education, Training, and Instructional Design formerly of eBay, Yahoo, and Cisco.

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Carla Balen

January 22 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Carla Balen is the Vice President of Human Resources, Americas for Dr Martens in Portland, OR. Carla believes in goal focused people processes that help build a positive and supportive work culture; aligning all employees to business objectives. She is known for her creativity, initiative, positive energy, and ability to get things done.

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Christopher Lind

January 23 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Many individuals who have dedicated their careers to improving human performance have spent a majority of their time in Human Resources. I’m different from most individuals. I’m a human performance leader that’s always reported directly to the business. As a result, I’ve spent my entire career at the intersection of people development, business operations, and technology.

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Andrew Hughes on 2019 Training Resolutions

January 24 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

For nearly a decade, Andrew Hughes has made it his personal mission to ensure that commonly-used ineffective and lackluster training techniques are a thing of the past. Realizing his passion for changing the way we learn and evolve, in 2006 Andrew founded and became President of Designing Digitally, Inc., an E-Learning and Serious Game Development firm that creates fully customized learner retention solutions for various types of industries. Starting with a solo team, Designing Digitally has grown its staff to…

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Video Friday – TLDC19 bound…

January 25 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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We’ll be back February 4th

January 30 - February 3

We're taking some time to recoup from the Training, Learning, and Development Conference so TLDCast will start broadcasting again Monday, February 4th. Until then, for a limited time we have all of the conference recordings up for you to check out. Scroll down to "Past Events" here: https://www.crowdcast.io/tldcast

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February 2019

Open Forum

February 4 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Join us for our first February Open Forum! Lots to discuss after TLDC19, so join us!

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Mari Watanabe

February 5 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Meet Mari Watanabe, Executive Director, Partners in Diversity and Director, Leadership Portland Business Alliance. From being a buyer/merchandiser for retail brands to becoming a leader in the Portland community around diversity equity and inclusion. TUNE IN for Mari's #LeadershipJourney!

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Women in L&D (WiLD): Kamaria Scott

February 6 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Kamaria is the Head of North America Learning for FIS.  She leads learning strategy, development, and implementation for the region and in support of global talent management initiatives. Prior to joining FIS, Kamaria owned a consulting services firm aimed at improving leaders' capabilities to achieve outcomes impacted by employee engagement.  However, she's most proud of always being the person in the room willing to ask: “Why are we doing that?  How are we doing that?”  With these two questions, she consistently…

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Kim Edwards

February 7 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Kim Edwards is the Senior talent and leadership development manager at Getty Images. From her linkedin profile: "I bring energy, ideas and enthusiasm to everything I'm involved in. With 10 years' experience designing, delivering and evaluating learning experiences, my biggest strengths are my resilience in volatile and complex environments, my ability to seek solutions and make progress, and my strong communication and collaboration skills. I love enabling and strengthening learning cultures through campaigns and communities, and coaching people to identify…

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Video Friday!

February 8 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

We're back!

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Daniel Menden

February 11 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Dan is an international speaker, trainer and consultant with over 20 years of success in helping organizations improve their performance.  He has been a high school and university instructor and is retired from Harley-Davidson Motor Company where he was among other positions, the Director of Dealer Training for Harley-Davidson University.

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Kim Wells

February 12 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

How do you build leaders while trying to cure cancer by 2020? Kim Wells, head of OD & Learning at Fred Hutch will give us that insight.

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James Finder

February 13 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Noted for being responsive, smart, flexible, and hard-working, James values providing innovative solutions to challenging learning and business problems. Using design systems thinking, he partners with clients to zero in on the various stages in the business cycle where problems arise and to develop employee resources and coaching that align to the business objectives.

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Michael Noble

February 14 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Michael J. Noble, PhD, is TTA’s Chief Operating Officer & Chief Learning Strategist. In addition to leading TTA's sales and operations teams, he works with clients to map their future state objectives and to innovate within their learning organizations. Michael believes that learning and high workplace performance are inextricably connected. His goal is to curate the best instructional approaches and strategies, creating an ecosystem where both learning and performance thrive. Prior to joining TTA, Michael worked as the Managing Director…

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Video Friday

February 15 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

According to James L McQuivey’s Forrester study, How Video Will Take Over the World, “Video is worth 1.8 million words.” His reasoning is simple: if “a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video has to be worth at least 1.8 million words.” Does the math check out?

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Hugo Saleh

February 19 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Meet Hugo Saleh, VP of Marketing and Business Development, Ayar Labs. Hugo went from Electrical Engineering to spearheading efforts to acquire companies, broker complex deals and formulate/implement strategy.  He has built teams for all the above purposes at different times.  Can also deliver a great deal of insight on what coaching can do for leaders, and discuss how to make build, buy, bounce decisions.

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Andrew Hughes

February 20 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

For nearly a decade, Andrew Hughes has made it his personal mission to ensure that commonly-used ineffective and lackluster training techniques are a thing of the past. Realizing his passion for changing the way we learn and evolve, in 2006 Andrew founded and became President of Designing Digitally, Inc., an E-Learning and Serious Game Development firm that creates fully customized learner retention solutions for various types of industries. Starting with a solo team, Designing Digitally has grown its staff to…

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Bridgett McGowen

February 21 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Bridgett McGowen is a published author, a presentation skills coach, and an awarded international professional speaker.  She has spoken on programs alongside notable figures such as Shonda Rhimes, Deepak Chopra, and former President Barack Obama. Bridgett has delivered hundreds of presentations to thousands of participants from all around the globe.

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Video Friday

February 22 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

According to James L McQuivey’s Forrester study, How Video Will Take Over the World, “Video is worth 1.8 million words.” His reasoning is simple: if “a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video has to be worth at least 1.8 million words.” Does the math check out?

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Daan Assen of Swipeguide

February 25 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Meet Daan Assen, Founder of SwipeGuide: the new industry standard for digital work instruction. Daan is joining us to talk the changing structure of learning under the influence of Information 4.0. Daan will focus on the importance of capturing tribal knowledge and provide the workforce in industries with high employee-turnover (mainly manufacturing, maintenance and field service) with user-friendly, mobile on-the-job work instructions and standard operating procedures.

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Robby Swinnen

February 26 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Robby Swinnen, a former Fortune 50 Senior Executive, brings 30 years of experience leading global lines of business. In his last assignment as Corporate Vice President at Intel Corporation, he was responsible for delivering $30 Billion in global revenue. He currently dedicates his passion to coaching and mentoring senior executives in a broad set of industries around the world. As Executive Mentor for Merryck & Co, he works with global C-suite and C-suite minus 1 executives of Fortune 25 companies.…

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Open Forum

February 27 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Join us for another TLDCast Open Forum!

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The Storyboarding Playlist

February 28 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Story boarding, mapping, design documentation. It doesn’t matter what you call it, but the process of story boarding our work is critical to telling the right story, in the right order. If you don’t plan your design, you may end up with a story scramble, reminiscent of the mixed up fairy tales of our childhood. Screen writers use story boards to tell stories. Why should we be different? A story board helps guide the creative process and provide a logical…

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March 2019

Video Friday

March 1 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

According to James L McQuivey’s Forrester study, How Video Will Take Over the World, “Video is worth 1.8 million words.” His reasoning is simple: if “a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video has to be worth at least 1.8 million words.” Does the math check out?

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Open Forum

March 4 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Motivation Monday! Start your week with an Open Forum, where the Community is the guest!

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Mike Simmons

March 5 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

More than 22 years of operations, consulting, sales and sales leadership experience, 17 in the EdTech space. Life long learner, creative, analytical, and driven to achieve results. Mike has built, lead, and optimized sales organizations leveraging both direct and indirect teams. Husband, father, & Jeep enthusiast. Arizona State University B.A. Psychology class of ’97.

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Melissa Lamson

March 6 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Melissa Lamson is one of the world’s foremost intercultural consultants. As president and CEO of Lamson Consulting, she uses her decades of global expertise to help companies and business leaders cultivate a successful global mindset, bridge cultures, and achieve real results. Her experience spans two decades and projects in more than forty countries, affording her invaluable expertise in helping organizations expand globally, improve time-to-market, and increase profits. She has offered hundreds of companies the tools and insights to be build…

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Sonia Furini & Kassy LaBorie

March 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Be part of the conversation! Join Kassy LaBorie and Sonia Furini for a lively and enlightening discussion on how the virtual classroom producer’s effectiveness is related to the facilitator’s skill set. Kassy is an in-demand speaker and author. In this cast, she is joined by Sonia, the Virtual Classroom & eLearning Services Director at Virtual Learning Collaborative. Sonia Furini is the co-owner and Virtual Classroom Services Director at Virtual Learning Collaborative. With over 14 years of fun and excitement in learning and…

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Video Friday featuring Amanda JS Kaufmann

March 8 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Writer/producer Amanda JS Kaufmann, MA-TESOL, is an authoring specialist with comprehensive publishing and production experience in academics, technology, and healthcare. With her network of A/V professionals, Kaufmann has directed and produced video projects across the country and is expanding her reach with independent film projects. She is an experienced higher education instructor with a focus on college and developmental writing, as well as online learning.

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Open Forum

March 11 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Motivation Monday! Start your week with an Open Forum, where the Community is the guest!

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Christina Coidakis Barss, PhD

March 12 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Christina Coidakis-Barss, Ph.D., joined Christiana Care as vice president of Strategic Learning and Development in the Institute for Learning, Leadership & Development (iLEAD) in August. As vice president, Coidakis-Barss oversees Christiana Care’s strategic learning and development needs and assists with designing and implementing solutions to improve organizational performance. She also leads the creation and delivery of effective educational and development programming that prepares Christiana Care's extraordinary people to meet their strategic goals. She comes to Christiana Care from Houston Methodist…

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Open Forum

March 13 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

We're in the final week of the Daily TLDCast! What's on your mind? Here's your chance to speak up...join us!

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Cara North

March 14 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Cara North is an Instructional Development Specialist at The Ohio State University’s Center on Education and Training for Employment. She is also a graduate student in the learning technologies program at OSU. Cara enjoys social media and has quickly built an extensive personal learning network. She has honed her social media skills by serving as the Community Manager at the Training Learning and Development Community. North also volunteers for the Central Ohio Chapter of the Association for Talent and Development…

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Video Friday

March 15 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

What's going on for Video Friday?

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Anatomy of a TLDCast and the Path Ahead with Luis Malbas

March 18 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Two years, 525 episodes, 692 Crowdcast followers. Every weekday since March 2017, TLDCast has been broadcast free without restriction, featuring hundreds of guests. It's a remarkable feat that co-Founder, Brent Schlenker was able to host +90% of the episodes. But there's an infrastructure required to maintain this kind of platform, and we'd like to tell you about it --- in case you want to do your own TLDCast. Join co-Founder Luis Malbas for a breakdown of the behind-the-scenes requirements for…

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Tips for An Effective Training Strategy with Andrew Hughes

March 20 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Need some tips to build an effective training strategy? How about SEVENTEEN of them? Join Andrew Hughes, one of L&D's premier experts, for a fantastic discussion on how to make sure your training initiatives succeed. As President & CEO of Designing Digitally, Andrew has proven time and again how to implement effective training strategy. This broadcast will give you insight into his success, what he's done and how he's done it.

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Top 10 TLDCasts of 2018

March 25 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Join us for a review of 2018's most watched TLDCasts!

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April 2019

Deborah Decker

April 1 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Deborah is a learning and development professional with over 20 years of experience creating digital learning experiences. She started her career in education, and in the early 2000’s began teaching online. She quickly discovered she enjoyed designing and developing online learning experiences as much as she did facilitating them. For the past ten years she has been in the corporate arena, designing and developing engaging interactive eLearning. Two of her greatest passions are learning and technology. Deborah has a Masters’…

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Community Discussion: Is A Degree Worth It?

April 5 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Other career paths have a more traditional trajectory. Doctors and lawyers know the steps they have to take to achieve their career objectives. But what about Instructional Designers and Learning Technology Professionals? Not so much. This TLDCast is a discussion with Community Members about how they achieved their degrees, if they were related to their current career path, and if they are satisfied with their academic journey...or not.

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Sonia Furini: 5 Key Tactics for Great Client/Vendor Relationships

April 11 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

As an independent Freelancer, Contractor, Business Owner, or Solopreneur - your relationships with your clients are critical to your success. As a vendor, it's important to understand the needs of your client to truly "partner" in achieving solutions. Join Sonia Furini from the Virtual Learning Collaborative for a Thursday #TLDCast as she offers 5 Key Tactics for Great Client/Vendor Relationships.

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Community Discussion: Digital Minimalism, Essentialism, and Learning with Christiana Houck

April 12 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

In this Age of Distraction, how are you able to focus and tune out the noise? How is social media affecting our cognitive ability? Join us for what's sure to be another excellent Community Discussion on this new and dynamic topic.

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Host Cara North and Guest Melissa Milloway Discuss Adobe XD

April 16 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Join Cara North in her first Learning Technologies TLDCast with very special guest Melissa Milloway. Melissa Milloway will be discussing Adobe XD, the vector-based tool developed and published by Adobe Inc for designing and prototyping user experience for web and mobile apps. Melissa loves the product --- see why!

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Guest Alyshahn Kara and Host Alan Natachu talk mobile app engagement and interactivity

April 19 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

GooseChase Adventures have combined the tried and true scavenger hunt with smartphone technology to create one of the most exciting activities out there. More than just a standalone app, the GooseChase platform lets you create and facilitate a customized scavenger hunt in minutes. As part of the GooseChase family, Alyshahn Kara is all about the customer. More than just a “sales guy”, his mantra is to “Help the customer have a successful event and the rest will follow". Sometimes that…

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Special Guest Andrew Hughes: VR Case Studies, Trends, Benefits and What the Future Holds

April 24 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Andrew Hughes is back, and we're talking VR! We'll be talking about VR Simulations, like his game Chop and Drop VR, as well as the trends, benefits, and the future of VR. We'll also discuss some case studies and some of the resources Andrew has available for the interested.   For nearly a decade, Andrew Hughes has made it his personal mission to ensure that commonly-used ineffective and lackluster training techniques are a thing of the past. Realizing his passion for changing…

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The Competency Models Playlist

April 25 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Competency models are valuable tools HR and training departments use to understand the skills required to do specific jobs and help set business strategy. Join us on Thursday, April 25 to discuss these models and how they're tied to talent management practices. This playlist features Rachel Weiss, Erin Melvin, and Toddi Norum. Session 1 with Rachel Weiss and Toddi Norum What is Competency Modeling and Job Architecture? And Why Engage In It In Your Business? with Rachel Weiss Learn why…

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May 2019

Women in L&D (WiLD) Featuring Author Mikaela Kiner (Female Firebrands) and Host Valerie Sunyak

May 2 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

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…

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Case Study Discussion featuring Lightbulb Moment Founder Jo Cook and Host Kristen Hayden Safdie

May 6 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

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.

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Community Discussion: What are some things you wish you had known before becoming an instructional designer?

May 9 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

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…

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Andrew Hughes of Designing Digitally: The Top 10 Ways of Increasing Learner Interactivity & Engagement

May 15 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

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…

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Overcoming Barries to Employment: How to Find Jobs in Instructional Design

May 23 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Instructional Designers are notorious for fearing the qualities and skills they don't have, rather than acknowledging and offering what they do have. And that can become a serious impediment when it comes to finding a job in Instructional Design. Join Rubina Halwani and the TLDCommunity for a discussion on Overcoming Barries to Employment: How to Find Jobs in Instructional Design.

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The Powerpoint Playlist

May 30 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

There are certain fundamental realities we all face as Instructional Designers. And there is one that just may stand above the rest: Know Powerpoint. So join us on Thursday, May 30th for a free Powerpoint Playlist curated by Alan Natachu and featuring Valary Oleinik and Sandra Johnson. Face it. You can always get better at Powerpoint. And you will after attending this Playlist. Session 1 Stop Abusing PowerPoint! with Valary Oleinik PowerPoint is one of the easiest applications to use.…

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Cara North’s ATD ICE 2019 Wrap Up!

May 31 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Were you there? Join us for Cara North's ATD ICE 2019 wrap-up! Lots of special guests and a great way to learn more about the L&D's definitive conference and expo.

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June 2019

Case Study Discussion with Host Kristen Hayden Safdie and Guest Jacqueline Hutchinson

June 3 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Join us for another excellent Case Study discussion hosted by Kristen Hayden Safdie with guest Jacqueline Hutchinson, e-Learning Instructional Designer/Developer, Adult Ed Enthusiast and host of the popular www.theloungepodcast.com.

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Special Guest Jonathan Rock with Host Cara North on Animating Scenes and Characters Using Powerpoint in a “Stranger Things” inspired compliance course!

June 5 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Throw away your legacy perspectives on what Powerpoint can do! Did you know Powerpoint is capable of producing cinematic animated experiences --- at the fraction of the file sizes of comparable video? Time to flex some ingenuity and innovate! Join Jonathan Rock and host Cara North for a great session that will inspire the Powerpoint genius inside you, and get your prepped for the Powerpoint Playlist later this week!

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A Parity TLDCast with Guest Ily Nunn and Host Toddi Norum

June 11 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

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…

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Tim Slade with Host Cara North

June 18 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Tim Slade is a speaker, author, and award-winning freelance eLearning designer. Having spent the last decade working to help others elevate their eLearning and visual communications content, he has been recognized and awarded within the eLearning industry multiple times for his creative and innovative design aesthetics. He's also a regular speaker at international eLearning conferences, a recognized Articulate Super Hero, co-author of the popular E-Learning Uncovered book series, and author of The eLearning Designer’s Handbook.

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Community Discussion: Experience or Education? What is your YOE?

June 21 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Experience or Education - what gets you the job? And what if you have the education but not the experience? Join us for a Friday Community Discussion with Rubina Halwani where we'll discuss years of experience (YOE) & how to set yourself up for success.

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Case Study with Host Andrew Hughes of Designing Digitally and Julie Dietrich of Wyndham Destinations

June 26 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Join us on Wednesday, June 26th as Julie Dietrich of Wyndham Destinations discusses with host Andrew Hughes, an eLearning Course they developed together. This three module course was a successful project with many challenges. Julie and Andrew will discuss: The purpose of the training The drawbacks of the original course The goals of conversion Why eLearning was the right choice Future plans and much more!

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July 2019

Customer Service Training Discussion with Lisa Crockett and Host Kristen Hayden Safdie

July 2 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Join EngageTHEM.org Founder, Lisa Crockett and Host Kristen Hayden Safide, as they discuss customer service training  --- with a bonus discussion about developing a portfolio, including real-life examples. Lisa has more than 25 years of progressive experience building effective people programs in high profile companies across industries including Consumer Goods, Publishing, High-Tech, and Healthcare. She is an experienced business leader and certified Six Sigma Project Manager, Professional Development Coach, and Digital Learning Designer. Over her career Lisa has successfully produced…

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Community Discussion: Social Media for Career Development

July 5 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Overall, social media growth is slowing. Issues with trust, privacy, polarization and distraction are leading many to uninstall and tune out. But numerous successful instructional designers still find tremendous value in social media, especially for professional development. Are you one of those people and if so, what is your favorite platform? Do you use social media to positively impact your career? Join this TLDC Community Discussion to hear what works for the Community, or if you aren't a user, why…

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Community Discussion: #WOL – Working Out Loud: Portfolios

July 12 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Join us for a special Community Discussion focused on building your professional portfolio! This particular episode will introduce you to one of our new TLDChat channels, #WOL, where we'll be "working out loud" building our own digital spaces, be they portfolio collections or websites.

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Roberta Dombrowski with Host Cara North

July 16 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Roberta Dombrowski is an award-winning learning designer with over ten years of experience designing and delivering user-centered digital learning experiences.Roberta is currently a Product Manager for Role IQ at Pluralsight, where she brings her expertise in workplace assessments to empower learner’s technology skill development through the measurement and skilling up within a role.Roberta holds a MS in Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning with Boise State University and was a 30 under 30 award recipient at Elliott Masie’s Learning 2018 conference.…

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Teach and Learn in VR: Jon Brouchoud with Host Alan Natachu

July 19 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Jon Brouchoud is the founder and CEO at Arch Virtual, developers of the Acadicus VR training platform. Jon holds a Master's Degree in Architecture, and brings 15 years of experience building virtual applications for education and enterprise uses. Jon Brouchoud has a passion for using virtual reality technologies to solve real world problems. And he's the man to do it; he has over 20 years of experience in professional practice and has won numerous awards and competitions for his work in 3D…

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Host Andrew Hughes of Designing Digitally with Special Guest Leslie Lloyd

July 24 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Join Host Andrew Hughes of Designing Digitally, as he discusses a 508 Compliance eLearning Training Project he worked on with Leslie Lloyd from Federal Student Aid (an Office of the U.S. Department of Education). They'll be discussing the purpose of the training, who it was designed for, what they wanted to accomplish, and much more!

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Community Discussion: How Do You Find Inspiration?

July 29 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

You start by starting. And then you keep going. And you don't stop until it's done. Is that how it works? How do you find the motivation and the inspiration to complete your projects and turn the page? Join us for a Community Discussion to talk about it.

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August 2019

Guest Dr Robin Sargent with Host Rubina Halwani

August 1 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Dr. Robin Sargent is an entrepreneur, instructional designer, and professor recognized as a mentor and teacher in the instructional design community. She is the CEO of IDOL courses and VITAL courses. IDOL courses is the instructional design and online learning creative agency that creates interactive, engaging, and visually appealing courses for individuals (coaches and experts), organizations, and universities. Some of IDOL courses’ clients include the Boston Consulting Group, iHeart Media, the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Southern New Hampshire University,…

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Guest Kevin Thorn with Host Kristen Hayden Safdie on Instructional Comics

August 5 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Educators have been using instructional comics for learning for +60 yrs but how effective are they for self-paced eLearning? On MONDAY join Kevin Thorn and Kristen Hayden Safdie for answers & to discuss the inception/execution of an instructional comic project. Kevin is owner of NuggetHead Studioz, a boutique custom design and development studio specializing in online learning experiences. He combines his military and industry background with instructional design to create superior educational experiences, with a heavy influence from comics and games.

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Community Discussion: What Are Your Favorite L&D Books? featuring Zsolt Olah

August 8 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

More than likely, many of the challenges you face in your professional development are things others have faced before. And the solutions to the problems you’re trying to solve might be right there a few clicks away --- in a book. In fact, it’s almost guaranteed. So join us for our next TLDCast Community Discussion where we share our favorite books --- that just may have the answers you're looking for. Special guest Zsolt Olah will be on hand to…

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Ken Brown with Host Toddi Norum

August 14 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Meet Ken Brown, author of the EMU (Engaging, Memorable, Unexpected) Experience methodology that creates a baseline that allows facilitators to then apply their own creativity to craft new engagement activities. Ken’s introduction to teaching and training started in 1988, when - as an introverted first-year Ph.D. student - he was tossed into two Psychology 101 classrooms as a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA). With no clue and over-the-top nervousness, he managed to get through both sessions that first semester only to discover the…

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Karl Richter with Host Cara North

August 20 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Karl Richter is the owner of eLearning Blends, a Blended Learning design company that integrates online training with classroom experiences, and performance support tools. He believes the best training is not only accurate, but memorable enough to encode to long-term memory. His speaking style is humorous, research-based, and practical. Karl works as a coach and facilitator with individuals and groups of all sizes. Workshops include Blended Learning Recipes and Fun with Articulate Storyline. He earned his MA in Educational Technology…

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Special Guests Andrew Hughes and Craig Sybert

August 28 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

In 2010 there were just over 2000 people living in the small village of Columbus Grove, Putnam County, OH. Little did anyone know two of the town's youngsters would become two TLDC'ers: Andrew Hughes and Craig Sybert! Join us for a conversation about their journey from Columbus Grove, how they evolved with technology as youngsters in that small town, what L&D was like then, now and what's ahead for all of us in the future.

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Community Discussion: Share Your Timesavers, Shortcuts, and Productivity Tips

August 30 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Who doesn't love time-savers, shortcuts, tips, and tricks? We're going to compile a whole bunch and share them in this Community Discussion. Do you have any to offer? Join us and SHARE...

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September 2019

Using Virtual Whiteboarding and Design Thinking Techniques on Your Instructional Design Team

September 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

During this session, we will discuss how Instructional Design teams can use virtual whiteboarding software to collaborate on hard discussions and map out ideas through Design Thinking exercises. The case study of designing process improvements for an eLearning team will be shown - the step by step process of what our team did to understand what the underlying process problems were, our existing processes, and our ideas on how to make these better, all mapped out and captured in documentation.…

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Educational App Design

September 13 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

In this session, Monica will be discussing lessons learned from building an educational app for adult learners. What worked, how we failed and how it's similar to instructional design. Monica is an educator by trade and by heart. Working in higher education, ed-tech startups, and nonprofits, she's learned that knowledge is the currency of the world. So it is up to us to create the best learning experiences for our audiences. So far in 2019, Monica has worked on the…

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Learning is a Product, Think Like a Product Manager

September 18 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Our learners are changing. They think and act like consumers. As consumers, their expectations around the quality of their workplace experiences – from their office space, to benefits enrollments, to learning, have changed dramatically. The skills we need as learning professionals have to continue to evolve as our learners do – we have to see our learning as products. Our tools and methods around really good content development aren’t enough, we have to deliver experiences and look to the field…

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Alan Natachu: Cloud Syncing in Adobe CC and Using Adobe Premiere Rush

September 20 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Accessing and sharing your assets everywhere is just one of the benefits of using Adobe CC Cloud Sync. It not only keeps your own digital files up to date, but makes it easier for you to collaborate with your team and stakeholders. So join us Friday, September 20 as Alan Natachu offers his take on how an L&D Professional uses Adobe CC Cloud Sync. Also, Alan will be discussing Adobe Premiere Rush, the latest and greatest Adobe product, which is…

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Host Cara North with Special Guest Chackras Smith

September 23 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Host Cara North once again introduces TLDC to another fantastic guest, Chackras Smith. Chackras is an Instructional Designer at the Ultimate Medical Academy and is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of West Florida. Cara and Chackras will be discussing the value of Learning Technology degrees. What's the difference between having a doctorate or masters vs a specialist degree in L&D? Tune in to find out!

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Andrew Hughes and Susan Manos: A Sneak Peek into Simulated Training at P&G

September 25 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Join Host Andrew Hughes of Designing Digitally, and Susan Manos, Global QA Learning & Development Manager at Procter & Gamble, as they discuss how they worked together to build a Procter & Gamble Quality Program Health Assessment Simulation. * The Challenge * Procter and Gamble (P&G) conduct self-assessments of the Quality Programs at all of their production, research, distribution, and warehousing facilities to ensure each one is meeting the company’s performance standards. The Quality ProgramHealth Assessment (QPHA) is the site’s…

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The UX Playlist: Nick Floro on Creating Amazing User Experiences – Let’s Get Inspired!

September 27 @ 6:00 am - 7:00 am

Designing great user experiences for your learners is critical to the success of how they engage, utilize content, tools, apps and focus on the task at hand. This session will break down what's important in designing great UX, provide you with resources to get you started and inspired from mobile to desktop and beyond. We'll discuss design strategies, what works and what doesn’t, how to plan & prototype and we’ll analyze several great examples. You'll get 10+ resources for taking…

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October 2019

Community Discussion: A Day in the Life

October 3 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Let's hear what your typical day is like! Work in an office, work from home, work from a cafe? Let's share our stories about our every day workflows...and learn something from one another!

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Sam Rogers: Learning You Can Count On

October 10 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Data, Measurement, and Analytics aren't new, but they are gaining a lot more importance in our learning industry these days. There's a reason for that, and you don't have to be a "numbers person" to get in on this opportunity. Come up to speed fast with Sam Rogers as he describes some common methodologies for getting at the things that count, how to count them, and how to help others up the management chain know that they can count on…

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Peace, Love & Data Interoperability: Using xAPI to Drive Analytics with Megan Torrance

October 16 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

As adoption of xAPI takes hold, it allows for more robust and interesting tracking of the learning process. As actual performance and results data are integrated with learning metrics, we will have the data we need to tailor the learning process to individual needs at the same time that we can draw more useful conclusions about the learning as a whole across a wider population. This leaves instructional designers with a set of critical questions: How does this impact my…

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Alan Natachu’s Misadventures in VR

October 18 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

VR should be simple, right? Put on the headset, turn it on and get dropped into another world. Using VR is pretty simple. Setting up VR for educational and training purposes is not. Join Alan Natachu as he lays out how he McGyver'ed and failed in setting up his first VR headset for training, what's involved in setting up a classroom set of VR headsets and what to expect when setting up a higher quality VR headset.

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Moving to the Head of the Table: Learning Analytics, Assessments, and Impact with A.D. Detrick

October 22 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

A.D. Detrick regularly tells his clients that the application of learning analytics has the power to move L&D from “fighting for a seat at the table” to the head of that table. Making that move requires an understanding of how learning affects behavior (instead of being entirely responsible for it), and how to effectively and realistically assess learning comprehension. Join A.D. for this session where he discusses the importance of proper learning assessments, and how they can lead to performance…

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