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October 28, 2022 | Podcast

Powering a Mission with Learning

The Boys & Girls Clubs of America trains staff and volunteers at 4,300 local clubs reaching more than four million young people. Director of Learning Design Yvette Francis explains how learning advances the organization's mission and impacts lives.

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October 14, 2022 | Podcast

Driving Business Outcomes by Reinforced Learning

No matter how good your training is, the learning won’t stick without support from leadership.  Jennifer Recla, Director of Organizational Learning and Development at the healthcare company Colorado Access, shares how her organization supports employees throughout their learning journeys to make training more impactful and the business outcomes better.

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September 15, 2022 | Podcast

Using Podcasting in a Blended Learning Solution

Podcasts continue to grow in popularity with more than two million currently available. But can podcasts also work as a training tool? In this episode, PGT Innovations Digital Learning Administrator Sherri Connor shares how this leading window and door manufacturer’s podcast has become an important part of their learning and development program. 

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August 30, 2022 | Podcast

Using Gamification to Engage and Inspire Employees

You may think of accounting and tax firms as working “by the books,” but when it comes to training, global accounting firm KPMG is leveraging innovative technology to engage and educate their global workforce. Vaughan O’Leary, Interactive Learning Apps Program Manager at KPMG, shares how his company’s Globerunner Cup is training team members and connecting associates around the world through gamification.  

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August 4, 2022 | Podcast

L&D Leaders Discuss Training a Hybrid Workforce

The pandemic has forced training leaders to pivot and re-examine how best to educate their organizations. While there are challenges to training in a hybrid work environment, it also presents some real opportunities. We interviewed L&D leaders at the Training Industry Conference & Expo to learn how they are navigating training in today’s work environment.

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July 22, 2022 | Podcast

L&D Leaders Share Views on Today's Training Industry

While learning leaders have different training goals and educate various audiences, they share common challenges to engage learners and get results. We spoke to attendees at the Training Industry Conference & Expo (TICE) to hear about their greatest challenges and successes. 



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July 12, 2022 | Podcast

Upskilling Your Workforce to Reach Business Goals

Retaining talented team members is a critical part of any company’s long-term success. At The Hershey Company, they’re taking strategic steps and leveraging technology to skill their workforce for the future. Leanna Meiser, Director, Enterprise Learning & Organizational Change Management discusses how L&D leaders can shift their thinking from “learning” to “skilling” their workforce. 

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June 28, 2022 | Podcast

L & D Trends from TICE

At the recent Training Industry Conference & Expo in Raleigh, N.C., more than 400 learning leaders reunited for the first time since the pandemic to talk about the state of the training industry and discuss best practices for L&D in their organizations. Here are some of my quick takeaways from TICE.


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June 15, 2022 | Podcast

Integrating Gamification into the Learning Experience

Gamification can create engaging learning experiences that increase learning and retention. Intel’s Learning & Development Consultant Usha Chazhiyat shares best practices for any organization looking to integrate gamification into the learning experience. She also offers advice on how to get started and build on learning solutions that leverage technology to teach.

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June 1, 2022 | Podcast

Using eLearning to Educate People Impacted by HIV/AIDS

Educating the public requires an integrated approach to engage and inform so that’s why POZ Magazine leveraged online assessment tools and eLearning courses to educate people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Ian Anderson, president of Smart + Strong, and Oriol Gutierrez, editorial director for Smart + Strong and editor-in-chief for POZ Magazine join us with more. 

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