David Kelly’s Curated L&D Content for the Week of 8/16/21

David Kelly, Executive Director, The Learning Guild

Over 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:

  • How Home Depot implemented an agile learning development workflow
  • A great guide to explore prototyping
  • The opportunies obeing explores in VR training
  • How to use screenshots to help explain concepts
  • Resources that can provide inspiration for your next project

Agile Learning Development at The Home Depot by Danielle Willinger
Agile methodologies are becoming increasingly popular in L&D, but they can also be intimidating for those just getting started. This post by Danielle Willinger shares a case study of how Home Depot got started with implementing an agile learning development workflow.

The Ultimate Guide to Prototyping by Kitty Wong
Prototyping is a great way to bring your design ideas to life. This post by Kitty Wong does a wonderful job of explaining the value of prototyping and how to start applying it to your practice.

How To Train Employees Effectively With Virtual Reality by Lorne Fade
Virtual reality continues to open new doors for learning and skill development. This post by Lorne Fade examines some of the opportunities VR opens for training, as well as some proven practices from organizations that have put it into use.

3 Ways Screenshots Improve Your Word Docs, PowerPoints, and Emails by Jessie O’Donnell
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. I’ve always found this concept true when explaining something, be it in detailed training content or even something as quick and simple as an email. This post by Jessie O’Donnell looks at how powerful screenshots can be when sharing and explaining something to someone else.

Top 3 Ways to Discover Inspiring Content as a Creator by Eva Keiffenheim
Inspiration comes in many forms, especially as someone that creates content and experiences. This post by Eva Keiffenheim explores three great tools that can provide you with inspiration for your next project.


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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