David Kelly’s Curated L&D Content for the Week of 11/8/21

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:

  • The role leaders play in deliberate practice
  • Common myths people believe about video conferencing
  • Tips on how to be a more compassionate leader
  • A look at the next generation of VR hardware
  • Tips on how to get unstuck as a designer

Building Skills Takes Deliberate Practice—And Leaders’ Buy-In by Pam Hogle
The role of practice in skill development is critical, but so is the awareness that all practice is not created equal. This post by Pam Hogle explores the role of deliberate practice, and how organizations can bring its focus into their training and development strategies.

Three Video Conferencing Myths (and How to Work Around Them) by Ernie Smith
Video conferencing tools like Zoom and Teams have been indispensable resources during the pandemic. This post explores three common myths that people apply to video conferencing and offers suggestions on how to address them.

5 simple ways to motivate your team through compassionate leadership by Debbie Cohen & Kate Roeseke-Zummer
Leadership is increasingly being measured in terms of its humanity. This post by Debbie Cohen & Kate Roeseke-Zummer examines five ways that we can be more compassionate as leaders.

Project Cambria Will Be Oculus’ Next VR Headset by Kevin Lee
While Oculus Quest has brought virtual reality into the mainstream, the next evolution of VR is rapidly approaching, adding more depth to the hardware for immersive VR and AR experiences. This post by Kevin Lee provides a first look at Project Cambria, the potential successor to Oculus Quest.

8 Ways to Get Design Ideas When You Feel Stuck by Bianca Woods
Inspiration is a big part of design, especially when you feel stuck around a project or idea. This post by Bianca Woods shares a number of great tips on how to get unstuck and bring more creativity into your design projects

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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