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April 1, 2024 | Podcast

The Human Element in Project Management

Successful L&D projects just don’t happen. They require effective communication, team alignment, and empathy to drive business outcomes. Penske’s Learning & Development Manager Laurie Strauss and Project Manager Samantha Thompson share their team’s best practices for project management and why they focus on the people before the process. 


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March 12, 2024 | Podcast

Building Leadership Training to Support a Business

Leadership plays an instrumental role in the success of any organization. That’s why D&H Distributors values leadership training. Megan Garrett, director of L&D and DE&I shares how her team built a leadership training program from the ground up and how it’s contributing to measurable growth of team members and their company.

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March 1, 2024 | Podcast

Evolving a Community of Organizational Learning Professionals

For twenty years, The Learning Guild has helped shape the conversation for learning professionals. In this episode of Powered by Learning, Learning Guild CEO David Kelly shares his perspective on the evolution of the training industry, the role of new technologies, and emerging opportunities for industry leaders.
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February 19, 2024 | Podcast

Improving Usability in Learning Experience Design

The user experience is more than just usability. In this episode, learning experience and design consultant Connie Malamed shares practical methods for improving the effectiveness of eLearning.
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January 31, 2024 | Podcast

Building Organizational Strength through Training

The right combination of strategic planning, organizational development, and training can lead to success. In this episode, Monica Gould, President of Strategic Consulting Partners, shares how meaningful learning experiences can engage a workforce.
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January 15, 2024 | Podcast

Offering Training to Deliver Value Externally

Educating external audiences presents some unique challenges compared to internal, employee training. In this interview, Thought Industries CEO and Co-Founder Barry Kelly discusses the complexity of pricing strategies, the importance of brand continuity, and the need to use the right LMS to support learners outside of your organization.
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November 9, 2023 | Podcast

Educating the Next Generation of Interactive Developers

Students at Harrisburg University (HU) are learning how to evaluate and leverage technology to create engaging experiences. Charles Palmer, Executive Director, Center for Advanced Entertainment and Learning Technologies and Program Chair and Associate Professor, Interactive Media shares how the lessons learned at the University can be applied to new approaches in eLearning development.

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October 17, 2023 | Podcast

Using AI to Support Instructional Design

As you design and develop learning experiences, AI can be a powerful ally. In this episode, Jenessa Jacobs, director of training at Second Avenue offers ways you can use artificial intelligence. 


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October 2, 2023 | Podcast

Leveraging AI to Improve L&D

Learning and development professionals are finding new ways to leverage the power of artificial intelligence every day. Michelle Echevarria, director of learning and development at JBS International and an early champion of AI, shares some best practices for using AI in the L&D industry.



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September 12, 2023 | Podcast

From ILT to Online: Implementing a Large-Scale Project

Making the move from instructor-led training to eLearning can be a massive undertaking but as our guests David Grodzicki and Jared Morgan from StoneX explain, having a learning strategy based on tried-and-true techniques is half the battle. 
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