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Engaging professional development facilitator

I offer customized workshops and other educational events on a range of topics related to enhancing skills for designers, facilitators, faculty, consultants, and learning leaders. My approach to workshops and professional development programs is almost always multi-faceted, blending highly engaging “live” time (in person or via webinar) with resources, take-back activities, follow-up coaching and more. My work is well-grounded in the relevant theory and research in our field, and shaped to be practical, based on 30+ years’ experience in corporate L&D and 10+ years’ experience teaching academic courses.

On Design Thinking and Creativity

Essentials of Design Thinking
ATD Design Essentials Webinar Series
Information and registration here.
May 23, 30 and June 6, 12-1:30 ET
OR August 30, September 6 and 13, 12-1:30 ET

Unlocking Creative Solutions Through Design Thinking
Workshop for L&D Professionals of Greater Philadelphia
Saturday, April 14, 2018, 9 am to noon
Information and registration here.

On Talent Development in the Digital Age

Cultivating a Self-Directed Learning Culture in the Digital Age
Digital Learning Summit, eLearning Guild
May 16-17, 2018
Information and registration here.

Talent Development in the Digital Age
ATD Greater Philadelphia Chapter
October 10, 2018
Details forthcoming.

CUSTOMIZED WORKSHOP OFFERINGS

Here’s a short list of topic areas that I address most frequently. Click to see a short description and some of the sub-topics that can be part of these workshops.

Modern workplace learning practices

Promoting learning in the digital age: Leveraging ecosystems and designing environments
Supporting learning with curation: A master class
Fostering a learning culture: Supporting people in managing their own learning agenda and processes
Rediscovering social learning: How social learning works and how to facilitate it live or online

Creativity and Design Thinking

Unlocking Creative Solutions Through Design Thinking
Cultivating creativity: Inspired by blockbuster creators in entertainment

 

Higher Ed Faculty Development

Connecting with students in the digital age: Fostering networked interaction
Facilitating online learning: Designing impactful and engaging online courses

 

Instructional Design

Designing for impact: Foundations for the art and process of effective instructional design
Assessing training needs: Gathering information for decision-making

 

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Coach, thought partner and strategic advisor

My expertise is in the full range of tools and techniques for learning in the digital age (both in person and technology-based). I can partner with you to create dynamic and impactful learning strategies to meet the needs of your constituents: participants, students, employees and leaders at all levels. Whether you are putting together a syllabus or designing a corporate workshop, I can assist you in devising engaging approaches and ensuring lasting learning. And if you are working to conceptualize a broad learning strategy or curriculum, I can help you to incorporate the latest thinking on what is effective. I especially enjoy strategizing learning environments that support ongoing development of deep knowledge bases and complex skills.

Consulting projects include:

  • Partnering on the development of learning ecosystems and learning environments
  • Coaching practitioners on modern approaches to L&D
  • Consulting on course design, including defining and crafting activities and assessments
  • Researching topics to inform strategic decision-making
  • Conducting in depth needs assessments