David Kelly’s Curated L&D Content for the Week of 3/28/22

David Kelly
CEO, The Learning Guild

I read through a number of articles and blog posts each day as part of my professional development. Each week, I curate a few of my favorites, including a brief introduction explaining why I find the post to be of value, and recommend you read it.

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

  • A look at how reframing compliance training can increase engagement
  • How to succeed as a virtual mentor
  • Chrome extensions that can enhance your design work
  • How games are being used to understand the war in Ukraine
  • Tips to get more out of using Google Docs

Pivot: Time to Reframe “Compliance” Training for Better Results?
Compliance training is a major responsibility of many L&D departments. This post by Joanne Etmanski Astorga looks at how we can reframe compliance training in a way that increases how people look at and engage in compliance efforts.

How to Mentor in a Remote Workplace
Mentorship is a major part of the professional development paradigm, and like many areas of work, mentorship was largely disrupted by the pandemic and the shift to remote work. This post by Ellen Ensher, W. Brad Johnson, and David Smith focuses on five critical areas that can help make virtual mentorships more effective.

10 Chrome Extensions every designer must have (2022)
Browser extensions are great tools that can enhance your work. If you’re a Chrome user, this post by Dinesh Samala highlights a number of great extensions that are especially valuable to design work.

Serious Games and The War In Ukraine
Games are a powerful way to help people learn and practice skills. They are also often used as a tool to predict outcomes of real-world events. We often see this with video games predicting the outcomes of major events like the Super Bowl, but this post by Karl Kapp looks at how games are being used in connection to something much more meaningful – the war in Ukraine.

13 Google Docs Hidden Gems
I use Google Docs in all types of work, so I’m always looking for new tips and tricks that can maximize my usage of the tools. This post by Jeremy Caplan explores over a dozen powerful tips that can enhance what you get out of using Google Docs.

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