David Kelly’s Curated L&D Content for the Week of 5/11/20

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:

    • Why reading fiction helps you create better content
    • Tips on how to refuel yourself when feeling emotionally drained
    • An update to Zoom that changes security and user experience
    • How augmented reality can be used to support remote workers
    • Actionable suggestions on what to do with all those extra creative ideas you have

Reading Fiction Can Make You a Better Content Creator by Carina Rampelt
One of the things I’m trying to indulge in during this time of quarantine is more fiction-based reading. It’s something I haven’t allocated as much time for in recent years, and I’d forgotten how much it can teach me. This post by Carina Rampelt looks at how reading fiction enhances our ability to create content. While written for marketers, the lessons are easily transferable to learning professionals.  

How to Refuel When You’re Feeling Emotionally Drained by Monique Valcour
Between the disruptions caused by pandemic affect almost every aspect of our lives personally and professionally. It’s easy for the weight of all these challenges to become emotionally draining. This post by Monique Valcour looks at ways we can reduce the drain and refuel ourselves, which is an incredibly important part of navigating our way through this crisis.

Zoom Security: You Need To Know About These 3 New Features by Kate O’Flaherty
Zoom is experiencing unprecedented use during this crisis. With that explosion of use has emerged some concerns about security and “Zoombombing”. Zoom has released a number of updates to improve security and performance in recent weeks. This post by Kate O’Flaherty looks at an update from last week and how it changes settings and interfaces for Zoom users.

Why L&D Professionals Should Turn to Augmented Reality as Offices Work From Home by Max Dawes
Augmented reality is seeing increased use in many industries as we adjust to people sheltering in place from home. This post by Max Dawes looks at how AR can be used to support the learning and development needs of people who are working from home. 

What To Do With All Those Spare Creative Ideas by Addison Duvallby
I often get creative ideas while working that aren’t applicable to the project I’m focused on. Normally that results in a quickly drafted Post-It note so I don’t lose the idea in the moment, but these ideas too often got lost over time. This post by Addison Duvallby looks at actionable ways to leverage the creative ideas you aren’t taking advantage of today.

How Managers Can Support Remote Workers

During times of change, managers must readjust their leadership skills to accommodate the needs of their workers. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we now find ourselves in the midst of an unpredictable business environment where many companies are operating in new ways and seeking new practices for maintaining efficiency and productivity.

In the Learning Guild’s newest eBook, How Managers Can Support a Remote Workforce, Susan Jacobs provides tips and resources for helping you find new ways to support your workers as they make the shift from working in the office to working from home. You’ll also find recommendations on how you can retain employee engagement as you and your team move forward through these unprecedented times.

Download your free copy today and discover new tips and strategies for providing your organization the support it needs to navigate these unprecedented times.

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