David Kelly’s Curated L&D Content for the Week of 2/8/21

David Kelly, Executive Director, The Learning Guild

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, this week’s resources continue to have the dual focus of providing resources that can help us navigate this troubling time, while also giving us new ways to expand the view we have on the work we do as L&D professionals.

Here’s a summary of this week’s content:

  • The importance of purpose in learning and development
  • Lessons on starting a new role in a remote work world
  • Why it’s important to work backward when developing elearning solutions
  • Why sharing what you know is so impactful
  • A curated list of habit apps to consider

What I Learned: Aligning Purpose with L&D by JD Dillon
There are many factors that influence someone’s ability to learn and build a skill. This post by JD Dillon looks at one factor that is often overlooked: purpose.

From C to Shining C: Transitioning From College to Corporate in a Remote Workplace by Monipha Davis
Starting a role with a new company can be a challenging experience under the best of circumstances; it can seem overwhelming during a pandemic. This post by Monipha Davis looks at how you can make a name for yourself in your organization when everyone is working remotely.

Step Away from that Content by Tom Kuhlmann
When we build an elearning program, it’s very easy to start with a focus on content. This post by Tom Kuhlmann looks at flipping the script, focusing on what people do with what they’ve learned, and working backwards from there.

Share everything you know by Chris Lema
Sharing is one of the best sources of learning. This post by Chris Lema examines the value of sharing what you know and how it benefits you, and the world in general.

The Best Apps to Build Better Habits (and Stick to Them) by David Nield
I share this post by David Nield for two reasons. First, it curates a host of habit-supporting apps you may want to consider. Second, I find the ways some of these apps encourage habit-forming behavior to be very interesting in the context of the work we do as L&D professionals.

We are currently experiencing one of the most challenging periods most of us have ever seen in our careers as learning professionals. Our organizations have been disrupted like never before as we deal with remote workers, new virtual tools and techniques, and the continued journey towards the moving target that is “the new normal”.

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