Tag Archives: learning communities

The Future of Training and Development is About Connecting People (Interview)

Carol Bond is the Senior Training Analyst for the specialty benefits division at Principal Financial Group.  She oversees the training and development of leaders and underwriters.  On occasion she also works with sales and service personnel.  Carol previously managed an eLearning team and has worked in training management and consulting for the past 17 years. […]

Founder Investigates Link Between Technology and Closing the Communication Gap

Jayant Naharwal has been running a sole proprietary business (a L&D consultancy) by the name if Get Skilled Online, since January 2010. The company is a forum of a few like minded trainers/training consultants with a wide variety of experience in L&D in various industries. Readers can contact him at this URL which has links to […]

Collaborative Learning: The Seamless Integration of Learning with Work

Thomas “Tom” Reilly is chief operating officer of Family Office Exchange (FOX), overseeing daily operations and deployment of advanced digital systems that deliver FOX knowledge to members in new, more meaningful ways. He reports directly to Sara Hamilton, the firm’s founder and CEO. Before joining FOX, Mr. Reilly served as director of training and development […]

Common Ground Is the Only Thing To Stand On When Creating Training and Development Initiatives

Trishia Jandu is an independent Professional Learning & Development Consultant specializing in traditional and technical learning, as well as development solutions. Trishia has worked with a variety of clientele to conduct training business needs analysis, develop learning strategies, lead instructional design teams in the development of blended learning solutions, implement Learning and Content Management Systems, […]

Combating the Loss of Knowledge and Experience When an Employee Leaves

Kristie Swenson works with Seed & Crop Protection Products for WinField Solutions, a Land O’Lakes, Inc. company. Her job encourages her to partner with cooperative agronomists and producers in order to share agronomic insights and to ensure understanding of product placement and usage. Agricultural literacy and youth development are two of Kristie’s passions. Kristie can […]

Online Collaboration Can Help Cross Cultural Boundaries

Brooke Salisbury works in the customer service and support division at Microsoft as a Learning and Development Program Manager.  She has primarily worked as an instructional designer creating New Hire programs and improving the support experience of both consumer and commercial customers through the continuous training of Microsoft’s customer service agents.  To get in touch […]

Breaking Down Hierarchies To Build Learning Communities

Sreya Dutta is a senior information developer for Oracle’s Fusion team.  She has extensive experience in instructional design and content creation. People can find her on her blog, Twitter account, or LinkedIn profile. Q. In your experience as an instructional designer, have you run into any challenges when writing curricula? The main challenge I see […]

Online Communities Spark Future Changes in the Training Profession (Interview)

Chandrani Misra spearheads all aspects of the LMS implementations, including collaboration and coordination across all business segments, at Honeywell’s Corporate Learning Technologies organization. She works as a business engagement liaison by functionality consultation & business process mapping, which includes project scoping, task analysis and client negotiation. She has more than 12 years of end to end experience […]

Hospital Trainer Offers Killer Tips for Preventing Brain Drain (Interview)

Molly McCauley Kelly is the Physician Support Coordinator for Hospital Corporation of America in Las Vegas, Nevada. She provides IT training and clinical application support for the physicians at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, Mountain View Hospital, and Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center, focusing on meeting the needs of physicians and their support staff […]

IBM Manager Expands on His Informal Learning Management Report (Interview)

Sachin Gaur works at IBM as a Business & Technical Leadership Partner, part of the India HR organization, facilitating the identification and development of Business & Technical Leaders for the largest business unit of IBM India with more than 40,000 people. His key responsibilities also include succession planning, managing informal learning and placement of key […]

How to Train New Hires as Effectively as Time Warner Cable (Interview)

Kevin Davis is the Training Delivery Manager for Time Warner Cable Corporate Learning, Development, and Inclusion. He manages the delivery of new hire and recursive training for their U.S. and international enterprise-level call centers. His team’s goal is to effectively deliver complex technical information to call center agents, while providing consistency across a diverse learner […]

The Current State of Collaborative Learning, from Humana’s Learning Consultant (Interview)

John Bellotti is a Learning Consultant at Humana Insurance, responsible for designing curricula on Humana’s dental and individual lines of insurance. He has also designed for other products, and he currently focuses on supporting call centers from the analysis stage through to implementation and evaluation. Q. As a consultant in a training organization, I’m guessing […]

It’s Back! Building an Online Learning Community from A-to-Z (Webinar This Week)

Limited spots. Thursday, Sept 2nd at 1:30-2:30p EST. Click here to RSVP. It’s exactly what you’d expect—a step-by-step tutorial for getting your online learning community off the ground. The Bloomfire team will demo our push-button learning community platform and provide you with everything you need to succeed. Here’s what you’ll walk away with: You’ll learn […]

Cisco Systems’ Director (formerly of MySpace): The 3 Ingredients for Building Innovative Training Teams (Interview)

Kris Potrafka is a Director in the Strategic Marketing Organization at Cisco Systems.  He leads a team responsible for improving organizational capability and the professional effectiveness of roughly 1500 employees in the global Marketing community.  This includes managing a portfolio of programs, products, and services from change management to an online network of shadowing and […]

Mobile Learning, Learning Communities, & More: Musings from Intel’s Consultant

Every so often, we will feature interviews with clients and Learning & Development professionals from all over the world. In the spirit of social and collaborative learning, we want to help Learning & Development professionals teach and learn from one another. If you would like to suggest an interview candidate, perhaps a top-performing employee or […]

Alister Black of UK’s National Health Service on Innovative Blended Learning

Alister Black is an e-health trainer for NHS Lothian, an organization with over 28,000 staff situated in the UK. As well as classroom training and visits to community-based staff, he spends much of his time preparing eLearning. Prior to joining the NHS, Alister worked for Adobe Systems Europe for eight years providing technical support for […]