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Join the Nerds! Welcome to the funtastic world of the Fabulous Learning Nerds! Scott Schuette and Daniel Coonrod and Abby Dawson are Learning Executives with over 50 yearsโ€™ experience between them. Together they share new ideas, learning tools, approaches and technology that increase learner engagement and impact. All while having FUN! To participate in the show and community please contact them at learningnerdscast@gmail.com The nerds are all about creating a community of learning, innovation and growth amongst educational professionals: Instructors, facilitators, instructional designers, learning and development professionals, trainers, leadership development professionals, learning metric gurus, sales enablement wizards and more. So, if you want to learn, connect, grow and have a good time doing it, The Fabulous Learning Nerds Podcast is for YOU!

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Join the Nerds! Welcome to the funtastic world of the Fabulous Learning Nerds! Scott Schuette and Daniel Coonrod and Abby Dawson are Learning Executives with over 50 yearsโ€™ experience between them. Together they share new ideas, learning tools, approaches and technology that increase learner engagement and impact. All while having FUN! To participate in the show and community please contact them at learningnerdscast@gmail.com The nerds are all about creating a community of learning, innovation and growth amongst educational professionals: Instructors, facilitators, instructional designers, learning and development professionals, trainers, leadership development professionals, learning metric gurus, sales enablement wizards and more. So, if you want to learn, connect, grow and have a good time doing it, The Fabulous Learning Nerds Podcast is for YOU!

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Episodes

Episode 86 - Save Time with Storyboarding

12/5/2023
Are you tired of spending endless hours crafting content only to find out it's not hitting the mark? Join Scott, Dan, and Zeta on the Fabulous Learning Nerds podcast as they unravel the secrets of efficient content creation in their latest episode, "Save Time with Storyboarding." In this engaging conversation, the Nerds delve into the transformative power of storyboarding. Scott, the seasoned content creator, shares his journey from a haphazard approach to content development to the game-changing realization of the value of storyboards. Dan, the storytelling maestro, introduces the concept of storyboarding as the superhero of effective communication. Key Takeaways: Organize Your Thoughts:Collaborate Effectively:Avoid Godzilla Moments: ๐Ÿ’ก Why Storyboarding Matters: Storyboarding isnโ€™t just for artists; it's for anyone who wants to build effective content. Dive into the podcast to uncover the why, what, and how of storyboarding, and transform your content creation process today! ๐ŸŒ Connect with Us: nerds@thelearningnerds.comwww.thelearningnerds.com๐ŸŽ‰ Don't forget to Like, Subscribe, and Share the episode! Leave us a review on Spotify or iTunes; we'd love to hear from you. #LearningDesign #InstructionalDesign #StoryboardingMagic #EfficientLearning #ContentCreation #FabLearningNerds #PodcastMagic #SaveTimeLearnMore #TransformativeDesign #LearningInnovations

Duration:00:31:43

Episode 85 - Journey to Keynoting featuring Kassy LaBorie

11/21/2023
Get ready for an exhilarating episode with the Fabulous Learning Nerds as they delve into the fascinating world of keynoting in Learning and Development. This week's guest, the incredible Kassy LaBorie, takes center stage to share her inspiring journey and insights into the power of connection in the digital landscape. So get ready for an amazing episode as The Nerds unlock the secrets to impactful keynoting and revolutionize your perspective on remote connections! ๐Ÿš€ Show Highlights: The Inspiration Behind the Journey:Unveiling the Keynote Experience:The Big Idea - Irresistibly Remote:๐Ÿ”‘ Key Takeaways: ๐ŸŒ If you would like to connect with Kassy you can do so here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kassylaborie/https://kassyconsulting.com/https://a.co/d/cJrcCeehttps://a.co/d/hWgLyiM ๐ŸŒ If you would like to participate in the discussion, please email us at nerds@thelearningnerds.com Or visit our website www.thelearningnerds.com ๐ŸŽง Listen to the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts. ๐Ÿ”— Hashtags: #LearningAndDevelopment #KeynotingJourney #OnlineConnections #RemoteWork #VulnerabilityInLeadership #DigitalTransformation #FabulousLearningNerds #InspirationInLearning #ConnectionMatters #FutureOfWork

Duration:00:42:28

Episode 84 - Clarity in Leadership Featuring Jared Ramler

11/13/2023
Welcome to another enlightening episode of the Fabulous Learning Nerds! ๐Ÿš€ This week, we've got a powerhouse of insights as we delve into the realm of "Clarity in Leadership" with the extraordinary Jared Ramler. Jared, a seasoned professional in Learning and Development, takes us on a journey through his unconventional path into corporate L&D, spanning over 13 years. With a Ph.D. originally aimed at academia, Jared shares his unexpected transition into the corporate world and the invaluable lessons learned along the way. ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Episode Highlights: Navigating the Unexpected Career Forks:Targeted Development for Career Growth:Leadership, Coaching, and Talent Development: ๐Ÿš€ Key Takeaways: Tune in now for a conversation that transcends conventional wisdom and propels you toward professional and personal growth. ๐ŸŒŸ If you would like to connect with Jared you can do so here: LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jared-ramler/ email - contact@redarrowcoaching.com website - www.redarrowcoaching.com If you would like to participate in the discussion, please email us at nerds@thelearningnerds.com Or visit our website www.thelearningnerds.com ๐ŸŽง Listen to the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts. ๐Ÿ“Œ Hashtags to Spark Your Curiosity: #LeadershipClarity #LearningDevelopment #CareerGrowth #TalentDevelopment #RedArrowCoaching #PodcastWisdom #NavigatingCareerPaths #LeadershipJourney #FabLearningNerds #ProfessionalGrowth ๐ŸŽง Join the conversation, gain clarity, and embark on a transformative journey with the Fabulous Learning Nerds! ๐Ÿš€

Duration:00:36:41

Episode 83 - Employee Engagement in LND

10/26/2023
Welcome to another enlightening episode of the Fabulous Learning Nerds! ๐Ÿค“ In today's episode, we delve deep into the captivating realm of Employee Engagement in Learning and Development. Join us as we explore the dynamic interplay between learning and keeping your team engaged, a critical topic in today's fast-evolving work landscape. ๐Ÿ”‘ Key Takeaways: Quizzes vs. Reflections: The Power of the "Why": Accountability and Follow-up: Tune in, buckle up, and let the Fabulous Learning Nerds guide you through the intricate web of employee engagement and learning. Together, we'll uncover the keys to creating lasting change within your organization. Don't forget to subscribe, like, and share to help others find their way into the conversation! ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ๐Ÿง โœจ If you would like to participate in the discussion, please email us at nerds@thelearningnerds.com Or visit our website www.thelearningnerds.com ๐ŸŽง Listen to the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts. ๐Ÿš€ Hashtags to Join the Conversation: #EmployeeEngagement #LearningAndDevelopment #Quizzes #LearningCulture #WhyMatters #OpenEndedQuestions #Accountability #ChangeManagement #EmpathyAtWork #WorkplaceCulture #Leadership #Podcast

Duration:00:40:03

Episode 82 - Culture of Learning

10/17/2023
Welcome to the Fabulous Learning Nerds podcast! Join your hosts, Scott Schuette Dan Coonrod and Zeta Gardner, as they dive into the topic of "Building a Culture of Learning." In this exciting episode, they explore the importance of fostering a continuous learning environment within your organization and why it's crucial for employee engagement, retention, and organizational agility. Are you ready to discover the secrets of creating a culture that promotes growth and development? Join the conversation with Scott and Dan as they discuss the following essential aspects of building a learning culture: The need for a learning culture: In a world where employee engagement and retention are major concerns, it's crucial to shift the focus from episodic learning to continuous growth and development. Learn how building a learning culture can lead to engaged and satisfied employees. Measuring success: The key to ensuring the success of your continuous learning initiatives is to measure it. Discover how tracking metrics, such as employee retention rates, time to proficiency, and promotion rates, can demonstrate the positive impact of a learning culture. Embracing failure: Creating a psychologically safe environment where failure is seen as an opportunity for growth is essential. Encouraging employees to learn from their mistakes and fostering a culture that welcomes experimentation and improvement can lead to greater success. Qualitative and quantitative assessment: Learn how to use both qualitative and quantitative methods to evaluate the effectiveness of your learning programs. Surveys, focus groups, and employee feedback are just as vital as numerical data in understanding the impact of your initiatives. Join the Fabulous Learning Nerds as they navigate the exciting world of continuous learning, and discover the transformative power of building a learning culture within your organization. Don't miss this insightful episode full of actionable advice and real-world examples! If you would like to participate in the discussion, please email us at nerds@thelearningnerds.com Or visit our website www.thelearningnerds.com ๐ŸŽง Listen to the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts. #LearningCulture #EmployeeEngagement #ContinuousLearning #TrainingandDevelopment #Retention #OrganizationalAgility #LeadershipDevelopment #KirkpatrickScale #Feedback #LearningMeasurement #PsychologicalSafety #FailureIsLearning #Innovation

Duration:00:37:04

Episode 81 - The Importance of Coaching featuring Calle Foster

9/28/2023
In today's episode, we're joined by the incredible Calle Foster, an expert in coaching and leadership. Buckle up as we explore the importance of coaching and leadership courage in the corporate world. Calle Foster is a seasoned professional with a passion for Learning & Development. With a background that began in retail and evolved into a hybrid role encompassing training facilitation, coaching leadership behaviors, and account management, Calle's journey through the corporate world has been nothing short of inspiring. Recently transitioning to a dedicated coaching role, Calle is on a mission to help professionals and leaders reach their full potential and find the courage to pursue meaningful work. The heart of our discussion revolves around the importance of coaching and leadership courage in the workplace. Calle, delves into the critical role of managers in developing their teams and how coaching contributes to personal and organizational growth. We explore real-world scenarios where leadership courage is essential, from giving feedback to fostering psychological safety. Calle emphasizes the significance of mentorship and finding the right leaders who align with your growth goals. She also dismantles common misconceptions about coaching, highlighting that it's not just a tool for addressing performance issues but a powerful catalyst for individual success and development. Join us as we uncover the keys to creating a culture of psychological safety, nurturing talent, and ultimately becoming the best version of yourself, both personally and professionally. If you would like to connect with Calle you can do so here: LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/calle-lieppman/ email coaching@callefoster.com Set up a consultation with Calle: https://callefostercoachingconsulting.hbportal.co/schedule/653c0eff1ecef802f1976665 If you would like to participate in the discussion, please email us at nerds@thelearningnerds.com Or visit our website www.thelearningnerds.com ๐ŸŽง Listen to the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts. #Coaching #LeadershipCourage #ProfessionalDevelopment #PsychologicalSafety #CareerGrowth #Mentorship #LearningAndDevelopment #CorporateCulture #EmployeeEngagement #PersonalGrowth

Duration:00:39:58

Episode 80 - AI Assisted Design

9/19/2023
Join us this week as we dive deep into the fascinating world of AI Assisted Design, where we're giving designers superpowers that will make them look cooler than ever! ๐Ÿš€ We know there's been a lot of buzz around AI for a while, but we're here to demystify it and show you that it's not as scary as it seems. Just like the internet transformed the world in the '90s, AI is poised to revolutionize the way we work and create. ๐Ÿค– #FearNotAI: Our journey starts by addressing the fear of AI. Is it like iRobot? What's all the fuss about? We believe it's a monumental shift, just like the internet was, and we're on the verge of something incredible. ๐Ÿ’ก #AIisOurFuture: AI is becoming an integral part of our work. Imagine AI tools like ChatGPT, MidJourney, Leonardo AI, and more as your creative sidekicks. They're here to help you, not replace you. ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ป #AIForEveryone: Don't be afraid to get your hands dirty with AI tools. They're more accessible than you think. ChatGPT, for instance, is free to use and can supercharge your creativity. ๐ŸŒ #BreakingBarriers: AI is breaking language barriers with tools like Google Translate, connecting us with people from all over the world. It's a game-changer for global collaboration. ๐Ÿ“ธ #PicturePerfect: Tools like MidJourney and Leonardo AI can generate stunning images, making content creation a breeze. Say goodbye to hours of searching for the right picture. ๐Ÿ“œ #TranscribeWithEase: Services like Descript and Adobe Premiere Pro's AI transcription are revolutionizing content creation. Edit, transcribe, and create like a pro in minutes. ๐Ÿš€ #AIForContentCreators: We're witnessing a new era where AI empowers content creators. It's not about AI taking jobs; it's about giving people the superpowers they need to shine. ๐Ÿ“š #UpskillWithAI: Even if you're new to the game, AI can help you level up your skills. With AI-guided content creation, you'll create amazing work in no time. Join us on this exciting journey into the world of AI Assisted Design. It's time to embrace the future, enhance your creativity, and discover how AI can revolutionize your work. Listen in and unlock your creative superpowers! ๐ŸŽจ And remember, you can explore these AI tools at the following URLs: ChatGPTMidJourneyLeonardo AIGoogle TranslateDescriptAdobe Premiere ProBairdIf you would like to participate in the discussion, please email us at nerds@thelearningnerds.com Or visit our website www.thelearningnerds.com ๐ŸŽง Listen to the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts. #AI #Design #Creativity #Superpowers #Innovation #Learning #Technology #FutureOfDesign #ArtificialIntelligence #ContentCreation #ToolsForDesign #Podcast

Duration:00:39:38

Episode 79 - The Science of Learning featuring Lauren Waldman aka the Learning Pirate

8/29/2023
Get ready to dive deep into the fascinating world of learning and education on The Fabulous Learning Nerds podcast! This week's episode takes you on an exhilarating journey through the evolution of learning, infused with the power of science. Join us as we unravel the mysteries of the human brain, learning methodologies, and unleash the science of becoming a better learner. Our special guest, Lauren Waldman - The Learning Pirate, joins us in an inspiring conversation. Lauren is a true maverick in the learning and development industry, redefining how we understand and approach learning. She's not just a professional in the field; she's a genuine trailblazer who's set sail to explore the uncharted territories of the human brain. Imagine if you had an IKEA manual for your brain! Lauren's insights will leave you amazed by your brain's potential. From regulating your emotions to boosting focus, Lauren's expertise can transform your life. And trust us, this isn't just about learning; it's about being a better version of yourself. It's time to set sail and explore the uncharted waters of learning, guided by science. Don't miss this opportunity to revolutionize the way you think about your brain, your potential, and your capacity to learn! YARR!!! ๐Ÿ“š Key Takeaways from this Episode: If you would like to connect with Lauren you can do so here: LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/lauren-waldman-learning-pirate-4666bab/ email - lauren@learningpirate.com website -https://www.learningpirate.com/ Joining Forces with Your Brain - https://www.learningpirate.com/joining-forces-with-your-brain If you would like to participate in the discussion, please email us at nerds@thelearningnerds.com Or visit our website www.thelearningnerds.com ๐ŸŽง Listen to the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts. #LearningScience #EducationRevolution #UnlockYourBrain #InteractiveLearning #NeuralNetworks #EmotionalIntelligence #FocusedLearning #PersonalGrowth #ScientificMethodologies #PodcastDiscovery #thelearningpirate

Duration:00:39:19

Episode 78 - Tools of the Trade

8/22/2023
Ready to dive into a world of groovy instructional design tools that'll revolutionize the way you create content? Join us on this exciting episode of The Fabulous Learning Nerds as we unpack a treasure trove of cutting-edge software solutions that will make your jaw drop! From quick and cost-effective screen capturing to mind-blowing AI-powered image generators, we've got you covered. Let's explore some of the gems that will turn you into a content creation rockstar without breaking the bank. ๐Ÿš€ Episode Highlights: ๐Ÿ”น Screen Pal (formerly Screencastomatic): Discover the screen capturing tool that's about to become your secret weapon! It's not just about capturing screens; it's about editing like a pro without the hefty price tag. Say goodbye to costly alternatives and embrace this groovy, budget-friendly powerhouse. Learn more at screenpal.com. ๐Ÿ”น iSpring - E-Learning Authoring Tool: Transform your PowerPoint prowess into the world of e-learning! Meet iSpring, the plugin that turns PowerPoint into your creative playground. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, this tool lets you craft stunning e-learning content with ease. Find it at ispringsolutions.com. ๐Ÿ”น Adobe Photoshop & Unsplash: Elevate your visual storytelling game with the timeless power of Adobe Photoshop. Resize, recolor, and create graphics that pop! Looking for royalty-free photos? Dive into Unsplash for a wealth of professional, free-to-use photographs. Check out unsplash.com and duotone.shapefactory.co. ๐Ÿ”น Generative Art with Mid Journey: Unveil the magic of AI-generated graphics and designs! Mid Journey takes your creativity to new heights, whether you're designing for training or enhancing your projects with stunning visuals. Get on the waitlist at midjourney.com. ๐Ÿ”น Envato Elements: Upgrade your design game with a membership to Envato Elements. Access a vast library of graphics, templates, presentations, and more, making you the design hero of your organization. Unleash your creativity at envato.com/elements. ๐Ÿ”น Unleash PowerPoint's Hidden Power: Unleash the full potential of PowerPoint for more than just presentations! Dive into the world of quick and clever motion graphics, animations, and video creations that'll stun your audience. Be a PowerPoint wizard! ๐Ÿ”น Image Color Picker: Say goodbye to guesswork with the Image Color Picker. Extract precise color codes and palettes from images effortlessly. Simplify color matching and coordination in your designs. Try it out at imagecolorpicker.com. ๐Ÿ”น DaVinci Resolve: Step into the realm of professional video editing with DaVinci Resolve. This powerful tool is your gateway to Hollywood-level video, audio, and effects. Whether you're an aspiring filmmaker or a content creator, DaVinci Resolve has your back. Download it for free at blackmagicdesign.com. ๐ŸŽ‰ Join us as we journey through the landscape of innovative tools, and ignite your creative spark with every click! ๐ŸŽจ ๐Ÿ”— Explore the Tools: Screen PaliSpringUnsplashDuotoneThe Noun ProjectMid JourneyEnvato ElementsImage Color PickerDaVinci ResolveLevelatorCrumplepop If you would like to participate in the discussion, please email us at nerds@thelearningnerds.com Or visit our website www.thelearningnerds.com #ContentCreationMagic #LearningInnovation #GameChangingTools #FabulousLearningNerds #ipsring #powerpoint #unsplash #envatoelements #levalator #crumplepop #midjourney #ScreenPal #Imagecolorpicker #duatone

Duration:00:47:09

Episode 77 - The ART of Facilitation featuring Dean Griess

8/8/2023
Join the Fabulous Learning Nerds as they dive into the fascinating world of facilitation in their latest episode, "The Art of Facilitation" featuring the incredible Dean Griess. In this episode, you'll discover the secrets behind effective facilitation and how it can transform the way you lead and collaborate. Dean Griess is a renowned facilitator with years of experience in guiding teams and organizations towards success. With a background in leadership development and organizational transformation, Dean brings a wealth of knowledge and practical insights to the table. He has worked with numerous Fortune 500 companies and has a proven track record of helping teams achieve their goals. Tune in to learn Dean's expert strategies for creating engaging and inclusive environments, fostering collaboration, and unlocking the full potential of teams. Whether you're a seasoned facilitator or just starting your journey, this episode is a must-listen for anyone looking to enhance their facilitation and presentation skills. If you would like to connect with Dean, you can do so here: LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/deangriess/ email - dgriess9601@gmail.com If you would like to participate in the discussion, please email us at nerds@thelearningnerds.com Or visit our website www.thelearningnerds.com #FacilitationMastery #LeadershipSkills #CollaborationSuccess #TeamEmpowerment #EffectiveCommunication #InclusiveEnvironments #UnlockingPotential #LearningAndDevelopment #PersonalGrowth #FabulousLearningNerds

Duration:00:38:55

Episode 76 - Finding Inspiration featuring Jason Watson

7/20/2023
Join the Fabulous Learning Nerds for an electrifying episode that will awaken your creativity and ignite your passion for learning! In this dynamic show, the Nerds welcome Jason Watson. Jason Watson is an extraordinary talent in the realm of learning and development, with over a decade of experience in content development and instructional design. Throughout his illustrious career, he has passionately led teams, creating positive work cultures and ensuring top-notch results. Jason, an experienced content developer and instructional design guru, will unveil the secrets to finding inspiration in the world around us. Discover how to break free from routine and rejuvenate your learning strategies. Jason delves into the heart of inspiration and helps you identify where it truly comes from. Whether you're an e-learning wizard or just starting in the field, this episode will unleash your potential to create unforgettable learning experiences. If you would like to connect with Jason, you can do so here: LinkedIn -https://www.linkedin.com/in/jason-watson-3a224085/ email - Jason4Smiles@gmail.com If you would like to participate in the discussion, please email us at nerds@thelearningnerds.com Or visit our website www.thelearningnerds.com Hashtags: #FabLearningNerds #FindingInspiration #LearningAndDevelopment #ElevateYourSkills #CreativeVision #InstructionalDesignGuru #PassionForLearning #PersonalGrowth #EvolvingExperiences #BeYourBestYou #InspirationEverywhere

Duration:00:34:01

Episode 75 - Professional Development in K12 featuring Karen Dudek-Brannan

7/6/2023
This week the NERDS welcome the remarkable Karen Dudek-Brannan who helps us dive into the world of education and explore the importance of ongoing growth and learning for educators. Karen Dudek-Brannan is an experienced education professional with a diverse background in special education and speech pathology. With over 18 years of expertise, Karen has dedicated her career to helping students learn and thrive. As a passionate advocate for effective professional development, she brings a unique perspective on bridging the gap between theory and practice. In this episode, we explore the challenges faced by educators in K-12 settings, particularly in terms of resource allocation and funding constraints. Karen shares her insights on the essential components of impactful professional development and how it can empower educators to meet the diverse needs of their students. Whether you're an educator, a parent, or someone passionate about improving the education system, this episode is a must-listen. Get ready to gain valuable insights, explore innovative solutions, and discover the power of lifelong learning in transforming the lives of students. If you would like to connect with Karen, you can do so here: LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/karen-dudek-brannan/ email - talktome@drkarenspeech.com website -https://www.drkarenspeech.com https://www. drkarendudekbrannan.com Executive Functioning Guide for School Teams drkarendudekbrannan.com/efschools De Facto Leaders Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/de-facto-leaders/id1562411078 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drkarenspeechlanguage/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drkarenspeech If you would like to participate in the discussion, please email us at nerds@thelearningnerds.com Or visit our website www.thelearningnerds.com #ProfessionalDevelopment #K12Education #EducatorGrowth #LifelongLearning #EmpoweringTeachers #StudentSuccess #EducationReform #TeachingCommunity #EducationAdvocacy #PodcastRecommendation

Duration:00:33:32

Episode 74 - Aligning on Alignment featuring Montgomery Brown

6/21/2023
This week the NERDS are aligning on the important topic ofโ€ฆ Alignment! Get ready to dive deep into the world of alignment and discover why it's crucial for successful learning experiences. Join our lively discussion as we explore the importance of alignment in the workplace, from simple day-to-day interactions to major company goals. Our expert guest, Montgomery Brown, brings his wealth of knowledge and experience in learning and development to shed light on the significance of alignment for individuals and organizations. Montgomery Brown is an accomplished learning professional with a passion for driving alignment and maximizing impact. With years of expertise in the field, he has successfully navigated the challenges of stakeholder collaboration and brought clarity to the ID (Instructional Design) process. Montgomery's insights and practical advice will inspire you to rethink how alignment can elevate your learning initiatives and create a seamless end-user experience. In this episode as we unravel the two definitions of alignment: position of agreement and alliance. We'll explore the complexities of alignment beyond your immediate team and delve into the necessity of mutual understanding with non-ID stakeholders. Discover how clear alignment can prevent misunderstandings, enhance productivity, and foster collaboration. We'll even touch on the concept of using rubrics as a tool for measuring success and ensuring alignment between stakeholders and learning professionals. So get ready for an enlightening exploration of alignment's impact and unlock the keys to a truly aligned learning experience. If you would like to connect with Montgomery, you can do so here: LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/montgomery-brown-92a03255/ email - MontgomeryNBrown@gmail.com If you would like to participate in the discussion, please email us at nerds@thelearningnerds.com Or visit our website www.thelearningnerds.com #AlignmentMatters #LearningAndDevelopment #UnlockingPotential #WorkplaceAlignment #LearningExperienceDesign #ImpactfulLearning #CollaborationGoals #LearningNerds #PodcastRecommendation #ProfessionalGrowth

Duration:00:30:55

Episode 73 - The Six Month Trap

6/1/2023
Are you tired of the same old training routines that never deliver lasting results? Well then this episode is for YOU! This week, the NERDS are tackling the infamous "six-month trap" โ€“ a vicious cycle that keeps organizations stuck in a loop of ineffective training. In this episode, Scott and Dan unveil the secrets behind this common pitfall and provide practical strategies to break free from its clutches. They're joined by the talented Zeta Gardner, who brings her unique perspective and expertise to the conversation. Together, they'll challenge conventional thinking, inspire change, and empower you to create impactful training solutions. Join the Nerds as they explore: 1๏ธโƒฃ The six-month trap and why it keeps organizations stuck 2๏ธโƒฃ Strategies to break free from the cycle of ineffective training 3๏ธโƒฃ The importance of continual improvement in learning and development 4๏ธโƒฃ Unleashing the true potential of training by going beyond the checkbox 5๏ธโƒฃ Real-life success stories and lessons learned from industry experts Don't miss this captivating episode packed with valuable insights, practical tips, and a healthy dose of nerdiness. The Fabulous Learning Nerds are here to help you transform your training approach and unlock the full potential of your organization. Get ready to embark on an exciting journey of growth, improvement, and, most importantly, impactful learning! If you would like to participate in the discussion, please email us at nerds@thelearningnerds.com Or visit our website www.thelearningnerds.com #LearningAndDevelopment #TrainingStrategies #ProfessionalDevelopment #ContinuousImprovement #ImpactfulLearning #BreakFree #RevolutionizeTraining #PracticalTips #NerdsUnite #TransformationJourney

Duration:00:34:59

Episode 72 - LND in Today's Market featuring Beth Batts

5/12/2023
Welcome to the Fabulous Learning Nerds, where we're all about maximizing potential through learning and development. In this episode, we're joined by Beth Batts, an expert in instructional design and learning and development. With a lifetime of learning and a passion for empowering others through BB Consulting, Beth knows how to inspire change. Our topic of the week is all about the importance of L&D in today's market. With a focus on attracting and retaining talent, we'll explore why L&D is essential for businesses to succeed. We'll also dive into the basics of putting together a development plan or a training program, and whether we're focusing on the right things. And that's not all - we'll also be discussing how DEI falls into the realm of L&D and what it means to be inclusive in this way. Plus, Beth will share what she's working on and how we can all get involved. Don't miss out on this valuable conversation with Beth Batts and the Fabulous Learning Nerds. Hit that subscribe button and join the discussion today! To connect with Beth, you can do so here: LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/bb2-consulting email - Beth@bb-consultingllc.com website - https://www.bb-consultingllc.com Facebook: @BB Consulting If you would like to participate in the discussion, please email us at nerds@thelearningnerds.com Or visit our website www.thelearningnerds.com #learninganddevelopment #instructionaldesign #DEI #talentdevelopment #changeagent #empowerment #podcast #careerdevelopment #lifelonglearning #trainingprogram

Duration:00:31:24

Episode 71 - Staffing Partners featuring Christina Mendonca

4/30/2023
Welcome back to the Fabulous Learning Nerds! In this episode, we're joined by Christine Mendonca, the Co-founder and CEO of Learnexus, a talent marketplace for Learning & Development professionals. Christine has over 20 years of experience in the L&D industry, and she's here to share her expertise on working with staffing partners and best practices for success. Have you ever wondered about the benefits of working with a staffing partner? Christine will share how it can provide access to clients that you typically wouldn't have access to as an independent contractor and increase visibility of your CV/Profile by the hiring manager. Additionally, she'll discuss how staffing partners can be an advocate for you and help negotiate rates/salaries. Join us for an insightful discussion on why you should consider working with a staffing partner and the best practices for success. Let's get started! To connect with Christine, you can find her Connect with Christine you can do so here: LinkedIn - linkedin.com/in/crmendonca via email - tina.mendonca@gmail.com or tina@learnexus.com. If you would like to participate in the discussion, please email us at nerds@thelearningnerds.com Or visit our website www.thelearningnerds.com #innovation #learninginnovation #stakeholdermanagement #relevantlearning #learningabroad #projectmanagement #stakeholders #reviews #courseobjectivces #training #learninglanguages #teachingesl #climbingmountains #whatsyoursuperpower #communication #focusedcommunication #effective communication #leadership #effective #instructionaldesign #instructionaldesigners #traininganddevelopment #trainingdelivery #mobilelearning #learninganddevelopment #learningdesign #learningdesigner #podcasting #podcasts #podcastlife #trainingsolutions #trainings #education Daniel Coonrod Abby Dawson

Duration:00:30:08

Episode 70 - Learning Events featuring Austin Stevens

4/7/2023
As L&D continues to evolve, there is a growing need for professionals to attend events to stay up to date with the latest trends and solutions. HR is also facing unprecedented challenges with remote and hybrid work arrangements, making events an even more crucial part of their development strategy. On this week's episode, the NERDS welcome the Director of Marketing for The Opal Group, and the Mayor of Learning and development Austin Stevens. Austin shares his insights on what is driving L&D and HR professionals to attend events, including the need for persona-based learning, upskilling, and growth in the flow of work. Austin discusses the types of events both attendees and solution providers should explore, and what the future of events might look like. Whether you are looking to attend an in-person or virtual event, you won't want to miss this episode! To connect with Austin, you can find him on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/austinstevens/ via email at astevens@opalgroup.net. You can also visit the Opal Group's website at www.opalgroup.net or check out their blog at https://blog.opalgroup.net/ If you would like to participate in the discussion, please email us at nerds@thelearningnerds.com Or visit our website www.thelearningnerds.com #learningevents #atd #learningguild #devlearn #learningsolutions #trainingmagazine behaviorchange #lastingimpact #contentengagement #hooks #calltoaction #upfrontlearning #learning #strategy #opportunities #innovation #content #innovation #learninginnovation #stakeholdermanagement #relevantlearning #learningabroad #projectmanagement #stakeholders #reviews #courseobjectivces #training #learninglanguages #teachingesl #climbingmountains #whatsyoursuperpower #communication #focusedcommunication #effective communication #leadership #effective #instructionaldesign #instructionaldesigners #traininganddevelopment #trainingdelivery #mobilelearning #learninganddevelopment #learningdesign #learningdesigner #podcasting #podcasts #podcastlife #trainingsolutions #trainings #education Daniel Coonrod Abby Dawson

Duration:00:33:53

Episode 69 - Adaptive vs. AI Training featuring Richard Vass

3/23/2023
Welcome to the Fabulous Learning Nerds! On this week's episode, we are excited to have Richard Vass, a learning technology expert from ELB Learning, join us to discuss the topic of AI vs Adaptive Training - what we should know NOW as learning pros. Adaptive learning is a powerful approach that allows learners to guide their own learning experience based on their performance. On the other hand, AI can provide a personalized and curated learning experience based on big data and contextual inputs. In this episode, we'll explore the benefits of a blend of both adaptive and AI-based learning, and how to harness modern learning tech to craft the right solution. Richard will share insights on how to use AI-based tools to gather data, and how to ensure that a blended adaptive/AI learning experience remains relevant and effective over time. He'll also cover when to use AI-based tools to help gather data about learners' engagement, performance, and preferences. Join us as we delve into this fascinating topic and discover how to use cutting-edge learning technology to create engaging and effective learning experiences. Tools such as ChatGTP which was used to create this intro! Don't miss out! To connect with Richard, you can find him on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/richvass/ or reach out to him via email at richard@elblearning.com. If you would like to participate in the discussion, please email us at nerds@thelearningnerds.com Or visit our website www.thelearningnerds.com #ChatGTP #ai #artificialintelligence #adaptivelearning #learningtools #openai #microsoft #futureoflearning #behaviorchange #lastingimpact #contentengagement #hooks #calltoaction #upfrontlearning #learning #strategy #opportunities #innovation #content #innovation #learninginnovation #relevantlearning #whatsyoursuperpower #communication #focusedcommunication #effective communication #leadership #effective #instructionaldesign #instructionaldesigners #traininganddevelopment #trainingdelivery #mobilelearning #learninganddevelopment #learningdesign #learningdesigner #podcasting #podcasts #podcastlife #trainingsolutions #trainings #education Daniel Coonrod Abby Dawson

Duration:00:50:22

Episode 68 - Mental Fitness featuring Timmy Galligher

3/9/2023
I am sure a lot of us are either working hard at getting physically fit or have at least thought about it. We all recognize itโ€™s importance. But what about mental fitness? How many of us are working to get more mentally fit, or even have thought of such a thing? In this episode the NERDS welcome Timmy Galligher, a certified professional leadership and performance coach from the Brown University , Positive Intelligence Coach, and an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coaching Federation (ICF) specializing in mental fitness. Timmy shares his view on the importance of mental fitness and what you can do to improve your mental fitness as well as the mental fitness of those you teach and serve. If you would like to connect with Timmy, you can do so here: LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/timothygallagherevolute/ email - me@evoluteperformance.com website -https://evoluteperformance.com/ If you would like to participate in the discussion, please email us at nerds@thelearningnerds.com Or visit our website www.thelearningnerds.com #mentalfitness #sagebrainb #stakeholderbuyin #behaviorchange #lastingimpact #contentengagement #hooks #calltoaction #upfrontlearning #learning #strategy #opportunities #innovation #content #innovation #learninginnovation #stakeholdermanagement #relevantlearning #learningabroad #projectmanagement #stakeholders #reviews #courseobjectivces #training #learninglanguages #teachingesl #climbingmountains #whatsyoursuperpower #communication #focusedcommunication #effective communication #leadership #effective #instructionaldesign #instructionaldesigners #traininganddevelopment #trainingdelivery #mobilelearning #learninganddevelopment #learningdesign #learningdesigner #podcasting #podcasts #podcastlife #trainingsolutions #trainings #education Daniel Coonrod Abby Dawson

Duration:00:49:01

Episode 67 - Taking Risks Featuring Susan Gold

2/24/2023
Today the NERDS explore the importance of taking risks in both your personal and professional life. Today, we are honored to have Susan Gold, an esteemed consultant, coach, and speaker, who is most known for attaching celebrities to brands. Now Susan working with brands and individuals advocating for the power of taking calculated risks and transforming trauma into priceless gifts. In this episode, Susan shares her wealth of knowledge on managing risk versus taking risks, and how life circumstances and intuition can play into our risk management strategies. She also delves into the role of trauma in transformation and why saying "yes" until it's "no" can have tremendous benefits when it comes to taking risks. Join us as Susan shares her insights on the upside of risk-taking and inspires us to step outside our comfort zones to achieve success in all aspects of our lives. If you would like to connect with Susan, you can do so here: LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/susangoldconsulting/ email - info@susangold.us website โ€“ www.susangold.us www.susangoldconsulting.com book โ€“ Toxic Family: Transforming Childhood Trauma int Adult Freedom info at www.susangold.us Publishes March 22 - from TV Guestpert NY Times Bestselling publishing label - where guest experts are branded If you would like to participate in the discussion, please email us at nerds@thelearningnerds.com Or visit our website www.thelearningnerds.com

Duration:00:45:13