David Kelly’s Curated L&D Content for the Week of 12/6/21

David Kelly, Executive Director, The Learning Guild

Over 18 months 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:

  • Nine tips for successful teams
  • The critical role meaning plays in virtual reality
  • Lessons comic books can share for instructional designers
  • Tips on how to prioritize DEI in your organization’s DNA
  • What will the workjplace look like in 2022?

Building a Successful Team: Catching Lightning in a Bottle
How well the team performs can be one of the biggest success drivers for an L&D department. But what drives a successful team? That’s the core question Keith Quinn explores in this thought-provoking post.

Why VR still isn’t as immersive as it should be
Virtual reality experiences continue to advance in terms of resolution and complexity. This post by Ethan Edwards looks at another factor that is limiting just how immersive VR experiences can be: meaning within the virtual world.

Lessons Learned about Visual Communication from Comic Books
Comic books are a popular form of media for entertainment, but what can that popularity teach us about visual communication? That’s the core question explored in this post by Matt Pierce as he interviews Buddy Scalera and explores the lessons comic books can teach us that can improve our efforts as instructional designers.

4 ways to embed DEI into your company culture
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – along with Belonging – are becoming increasingly important to organizations. But how does an organization put that prioritization into practice within everyday work? This post examines four specific ways you can build DEI into your organizational DNA.

What Will Work Look Like in 2022? (Hint: Not the Metaverse)
It’s December, and that means its time for people to start thinking what to expect for the new year. This post by Nicole Kobie explores what the workplace may look like in 2022, and some of the predictions may surprise you.

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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