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Do you want to start a career as a corporate trainer, facilitator, instructional designer or e-learning developer? Or are you looking to improve your skills in an existing learning and development position?

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Are you just starting out in your Learning and Development career?  Are you interested in switching from your current job but not sure where to start? Check out the Getting Started series where you’ll get real world insight from a seasoned Learning and Development professional.


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Learning and Development is an ever changing field and there are always new skills to learn.  Maybe you are a trainer who wants to move into instructional design.  Or an LMS Administrator who wants to start developing e-learning.  Whatever the case, you will find resources to help you work on the skills you need to take your career to the next level.


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The ultimate goal is to get hired or to move into a role where you are doing what you love.  Once again, you’ll find plenty of resources and advice based on my over 25 years of experience in Learning and Development.

 

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Recent Blog Posts

How to Make New Employee Orientation Fun

One of my very first training assignments was teaching new employee orientation at Walt Disney World.  That set the bar pretty high as far as fun at orientation.  Since then, I’ve had the opportunity to help create and teach other companies’ new employee orientations as well.  Using what I’ve learned throughout the years, here are […]

Five Must Read Books for Corporate Trainers

As a corporate trainer, you always need to be on your toes.  Part of that includes staying informed and working on improving your skills.  Here are five books to help you do just that! Troubleshooting for Trainers by Sophie Oberstein Telling Ain’t Training by Harold Stolovitch Virtual Training Basics by Cindy Huggett Confessions of a Corporate Trainer by […]

Four Great Professional Organizations for Corporate Trainers

Joining a professional organization can be a very beneficial way to advance your career.  Most professions have at least one and corporate training is no exception.  Here are a few I have been involved with throughout my career that I think are worth checking out.

Creating a Job Winning Training Presentation for Your Interview

If you are interviewing for learning and development jobs, there is a good chance you will be asked to give some kind of presentation.  It is particularly likely if the position requires training delivery. This is usually one of the final stages if not the final stage of the process so you want to make […]

Six Must Do’s for Employee Training During a Pandemic

Even before COVID-19 hit my team was doing a lot of virtual training in the form of webinars, e-learning and mobile learning.  After COVID hit that increased as we had to quickly pivot to transform in person learning programs to online.  While there does appear to be some light at the end of the tunnel […]

Corporate Trainer Burnout: Causes and What You Can Do

Being a Corporate Trainer can be very exciting.  The laughter, the applause, the adulation.  At the same time, there is a very real chance of burnout in this role.  What are the causes and what can you do about it? The causes of burnout for a Corporate Trainer can include: Travel Repetition Constantly Being “On” […]

How to Get Adobe Captivate For Free: One Cheapskate’s Journey

If you want to include e-learning samples in your portfolio, you need to have access to e-learning authoring software.  Most offer free trials which is helpful.  Ideally, though, you want to have your own copy. The software can be pretty expensive, though, which may be prohibitive for many.  It was for me which is why […]

Ultimate Guide to Getting a Learning and Development Job

Job searching sucks. Hoops to jump through, a whole bunch of unknowns and a lot of rejection along the way.  In this article, my goal is to take away some of the pain by sharing my advice and experience from over 20 years in the learning and development field.  All of my experience comes from […]

What is the Best Instructional Design Model to Use?

If you are getting started with instructional design, you have probably come across several of the instructional design models.  ADDIE, SAM, Action Mapping, Dick and Carey, Bloom’s Taxonomy, Gagne’s Nine Events of Instruction… to name a few…  As you read about each one, you may wonder “which one should I use?” or “which instructional design […]

Do You Need a Masters Degree to be an Instructional Designer?

I’ve noticed that there is a lot of interest lately in becoming an Instructional Designer/Learning Experience Designer and/or an E-Learning Developer.  Maybe that’s just because I tend to follow a lot of ID related forums though.  At any rate, a question I see that comes up quite a bit is whether or not a person […]