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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.


I would love to see you at some of this year’s conferences. Here’s what I have scheduled so far:

Leveraging Peer-to-Peer Learning in Your Ecosystem
Concurrent session at Learning Ecosystems 2017
Thursday, March 23, 1 pm
Information and registration here.

Talent Development in the Digital Age: Designing Learning Environments
Preconference Workshop at the Association for Talent Development Conference
Saturday, May 20, 2017, 9 am to 5 pm
Information and Registration here.

Nurturing Creativity: Inspired by Blockbuster Creators in Entertainment
Concurrent session at the Association for Talent Development Conference
Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 1-2 pm
Information here.

Author Chat: Courses vs Content Curation: Learning Environments by Design
Elliott Masie’s Learning 2017, Orlando, Florida
October 24, 2017 – 8:00 am
More information here.



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


Cultivating Creativity  *new*

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