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

David Kelly, Executive Director, The Learning Guild

Over a 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:

  • A look at some things we already know about hybrid work
  • Why Upskilling and Reskilling are so important
  • The critical role collaboration plays in innovation
  • A valuable guide on how to improve your presentations in Zoom
  • Triggers that can lead you and your team to burning out

The Joys Of Hybrid Work. Ten Things We Have Learned. by Josh Bersin
As more and more companies plan their return to being able to work in an office, we’re hearing more and more about the challenges of defining what hybrid work environments mean in our organizations. This post by Josh Berson examines a series of things we already know that can inform how you look at hybrid work for yourself and the organizations we serve.

As Businesses Prepare For The Future Of Work, The Need To Upskill And Reskill Workers Becomes More Essential by Paul McDonald
Upskilling and reskilling have quickly become major needs for many organizations, and thus become an important part of L&D strategies. This post by Paul McDonald does a great job of exploring the worlds of upskilling and reskilling, and how we can best support the increased urgency we are seeing around both.

Innovation Isn’t Just About What You Know, It’s About Who You Talk To by Greg Satell
Innovation is something many organizations value, but struggle to put into action. This post by Greg Satell looks at the role collaboration plays in innovation, and why who you know is becoming more valued than what you know.

The Ultimate Guide to Giving Virtual Presentations on Zoom
It seems like we’re all on Zoom these days. But giving a memorable and effective presentation on Zoom is about more than just turning on your camera. This post links to a great guide that has a host of tips that can help improve your next presentation in a Zoom room.

The 6 Burnout Triggers by Chris Bailey
As the pandemic and its impact continue to linger, we’re hearing more and more about the risks of burnout that people are dealing with. This post by Chris Bailey examines a number of burnout triggers, which can help you address and mitigate burnout in your work and those you support.


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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