David Kelly’s Curated L&D Content for the Week of 3/22/21

David Kelly, Executive Director, The Learning Guild

A year 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:

  • Real-world perspectives of working as a woman in the learning industry
  • How behavioral science can be applied to mask-wearing compliance
  • How to get more out of the stock images you use
  • What localization really looks like
  • Tips on how to keep your Zoom sessions fresh and engaging

Real World Perspectives from Women in Learning by Jane Bozarth
In recognition of International Women’s Day 2021, Kate Graham and Jane Bozarth contacted several women active in the L&D space to invite them to share their ideas on success, career paths, and missteps, and obstacles. This post by Jane Bozarth shares some highlights from the full report.

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Behavioral Science Tips to Encourage Mask-Wearing
I share this PDF from Behavior Change for Good for two reasons. First, it provides great tips on how to persuade people to be diligent about wearing masks. I also share it for its learning context, providing valuable insight into WHY people choose to change their behavior, linked to interventions that may play into that motivation.

How to Unstock Stock Photos for eLearning and Slides by Connie Malamed
For many of us, stock photos play a big part in the learning programs we create. However, stock photos can often be stiff and cliche. This post by Connie Malamed looks at how to select and customize stock images to make them more valuable to your projects.

The truth about localization: What actually happens? by Michal Kessel Shitrit
Localization is often seen through the lens of translation to a local language. This post by Michal Kessel Shitrit looks at what localization really is (hint, it’s much more than translation) and what the process looks like to implement it correctly.

Think Outside the Zoom: Four Inventive Ways to Keep Audiences Engaged Remotely by Melissa Bouma
It’s been over a year since much of the world started using Zoom as a primary portal for connecting, communicating, and learning. This post by Melissa Bouma looks at four ways to keep your Zoom sessions fresh and engaging.


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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