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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:

Not throwing away my shot: A tale of scholarly practice in the wilds (Lightning Presentation)
AND HRD in the Digital Age: Renewed interest in self-directed learning (Round Table)
Trading Secrets for Addressing HRD Challenges & Opportunities
Sessions at the AHRD Scholar-Practitioner Preconference
February 14 and 15, 2018, Richmond, VA
Preconference information and registration here.

What Lies Ahead for HRD? A Pecha Kucha Exploration of Future Trends, Conference Town Hall Forum
Academy of Human Resource Development Conference
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Conference information and registration here.

Essentials of Design Thinking
ATD Design Essentials Webinar Series
Wednesdays, February 21, 28, and March 7, 12-1:30 ET
Information and registration here.
Also coming May 23, 30 and June 6, 12-1:30 ET

Moving from course creation to content curation:
Talent development in the digital age
Concurrent Session at ATD Nebraska Regional Conference
Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 1:35 pm (facilitating via video)
Information and registration here.

Cultivating Social Learning in Your Ecosystem
Concurrent session at Learning Solutions 2018
Learning and Performance Ecosystem Track
Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 4 pm
Information and registration here.

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.



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