#GuildReads for August 14: COVID-19 and L&D

For our next live #GuildReads event, on Friday August 14 at 11 am PT, 2 pm ET, Megan Torrance is on deck to talk about her July 2020 Learning Guild report “COVID-19 and L&D: Present and Future”. We’ll be talking about her findings regarding training delivery but also impacts on staffing, budgets, business, and operations — and her findings about expectations of L&D’s future.

In the spirit of university-based research reading groups, this initiative invites conversation about some of the research reports published by The Learning Guild as well as exploration of some especially interesting, relevant research being published elsewhere. You’ll have a chance to chat live with authors about their published work, and together we’ll explore some issues around conducting and reporting on research – including how to find and interpret it.

Note that this is intended to be a collegial learning-together experience rather than a formal presentation or interview type session: Think “club” more than “conference”.

So how does it work? There are two easy parts.

Part 1: Read the Research

Our gatherings focus on recent research reports from The Learning Guild’s Research Library. These are available for free download with a free membership.

Part 2: Join us for the live event

The Learning Guild’s Director of Research Jane Bozarth will then host a live Zoom discussion with the author. You are welcome (in fact, encouraged) to join in. The 30-minute live event will be your chance to ask any questions about the research report, pick the author’s brain about research challenges or concerns, or perhaps take the discussion in some new directions.

You’ll need to register in advance at this link.

Our August #GuildReads Guest: Megan Torrance, owner of Torrance Learning and author of the July 2020 Learning Guild research report, COVID-19 and L&D: Present and Future, available for free download. Please do read over the report prior to the live event.

What else?

Watch for the #GuildReads hashtag on Twitter to join in ongoing conversation about the live events or other discussions about L&D-related research.

Miss the first #GuildReads event? Here’s the video from our July conversation with Catherine Lombardozzi. See the first comment under the video for additional recommended resources.

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