David Kelly’s Curated L&D Content for the Week of 6/7/21

David Kelly, Executive Director, The Learning Guild

Over 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:

  • Proven practices that can help L&D support the “new normal” of work
  • A look at what hiring managers may be looking for from I.D.s
  • Tips on how to make your tutorial videos more effective
  • Proven practices that can help you market yourself in the elearning community
  • Key takeaways from a study into training investments during the pandemic

Remote? Hybrid? 7 Ways to Lead a Successful Transition by Shawn Foley
Learning and development teams are going to play a critical role in supporting the new post-pandemic workforce. While there is much uncertainty around what the “new normal” will look like, this post by Shawn Foley explores a number of proven practices that can be pulled from organizations that have already been supporting remote and hybrid workforces.

Instructional Design Hiring Manager Report 2021 by Delvin Peck
What are companies looking for when hiring an instructional designer? That’s the question Delvin Peck explores via a survey he conducted, and this post does a great job of telling the story behind the data collected.

6 Elements of an Outstanding Tutorial Video by Laura Lynch
Tutorial videos are increasingly popular as the cost and skills required to produce video become more accessible. This post by Laura Lynch shares a number of valuable tips that can make your next tutorial video more effective.

How to be an elearning expert by Clark Quinn
When I think about my career, I attribute a large percentage of the success I’ve enjoyed to the intentional things I have done to put myself out there. This post by Clark Quinn does a good job of exploring a similar theme, providing a number of specific examples of ways to give back to the industry and market yourself within the industry.

Training investment kept up even during pandemic, study says by Kathryn Moody
Despite the economic challenges many organizations dealt with during the pandemic, investment in training and education remained strong. This post by Kathryn Moody examines this and other key takeaways from a study by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Society for Human Resource Management.

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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