David Kelly’s Curated L&D Content for the Week of 11/22/21

David Kelly, Executive Director, The Learning Guild

Almost two years ago I updated the opening copy for my weekly curation to highlight resources that can help us navigate the pandemic, as well as the usual resources that can help enhance our work as learning professionals. Who would have thought a year later we’d still be looking at our work through that dual-lens.

While there’s light at the end of the tunnel with COVID-19, its effects will last for some time after the pandemic ends. Each week’s curated resources will continue to focus on everyday knowledge and skills as well as resources focused on navigating the ever-evolving nature of the pandemic and its after-effects.

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

  • How learning leaders can support DEI efforts
  • Tips on how to effectively use images and video in learning programs
  • Stratgies that can help learning leaders support the new normal
  • A fresh look at stroytelling in elearning
  • The important role fonts can play in your elearning

Focusing on DEI: A Top Priority for Today’s Leaders by Laci Loew
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are increasingly important to organizations. This post by Laci Low explains why DEI is so important and how to put it into practice for learning leaders.

Creating Learning Experiences With Images and Video
Images and video are powerful assets in the context of learning experiences. This post highlights an interview with Connie Malamed, exploring valuable advice on how to effectively apply them in your learning programs.

6 Learning Strategies to Address Pandemic-Triggered Trends by Britt Andreatta
The impacts of the pandemic will last well beyond the urgent crisis of COVID-19. This post by Britt Andreatta explores some of the ways the pandemic will impact our organizations, and the learning strategies needed to address those challenges.

Is Storytelling Overkill for eLearning? by Christy Tucker
Storytelling is commonly viewed as beneficial to learning. programs. But this post by Christy Tucker asks if it’s really necessary, with an answer that lands squarely on how storytelling is being used.

Are Your Font Choices Hosing Your Course? by Tom Kuhlmann
There’s a lot of attention placed on the words we use when building an learning course. This post by Tom Kuhlmann explores another aspect of the text we are using that can also impact the meaning being conveyed: our choice of font.

Learning Leaders Alliance Logo

The Learning Leaders Alliance community continues to grow, connecting learning leaders from around the globe who want to stay ahead of the curve and enabling aspiring leaders to build their skillsets.

Membership in the Alliance includes access to exclusive monthly digital events curated for today’s modern learning leader. Here’s just a few examples of what members have enjoyed so far this year:

  • A panel of Chief Learning Officers discussing how we support the entry into the new normal
  • A look at learning trends and how leaders can put them into practice
  • An informal discussion on what qualifies as a learning leader
  • An exploration of 5 pillars of learning leadership
  • A tactical look at the learning leader’s role in advancing diversity and inclusion
  • Research into what learning leadership looks like in 2021

In addition to monthly events, Alliance members also get free registration to the Learning Solutions Digital Experience in May, and our second Learning Leaders Online Forum in July. Join today to be a part of the community, and gain access to recordings from all the great gatherings that have already taken place in 2021.


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