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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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August 30, 2023 | Podcast

The State of L&D: Training Industry Insights

As the training industry evolves and grows in an ever-changing marketplace, Training Industry helps learning leaders evolve with insights, education, and best practices. Training Industry CEO Ken Taylor shares the state of the market and discusses how AI will help shape the future of L&D.


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August 21, 2023 | Podcast

Winning with Learning

Entrepreneur, eLearning Pioneer and Udemy Vice-President, Leadership Development Alan Todd shares his reflections on the past, present and future of making learning a competitive advantage.




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Here are some of Alan Todd's key takeways.

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August 1, 2023 | Podcast

The Importance of Building a Learning Strategy

Developing an organizational learning strategy before you create a learning experience can make all the difference in team motivation, engagement and retention. In this interview, Washington, D.C. Department of Health Chief Learning Officer Dr. Adaora Otiji shares the steps to take to be successful and accomplish your organizational goals.

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July 25, 2023 | Podcast

TICE Learning Leaders Share Advice for Engaging Learners and Using AI

Hundreds of learning leaders came together at the Training Industry Conference & Expo (TICE) to discuss the latest industry trends and challenges. In this episode, several conference attendees shared how they engage learners and how they're beginning to embrace AI's potential to drive employee growth and organizational success. d'Vinci Client Solutions Consultant Angeline Evans and d'Vinci Senior Instructional Designer/Project Manager Beth Buchanan attended the conference and also share their thoughts. 

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July 13, 2023 | Podcast

Creating VR Learning Experiences

Virtual Reality (VR) will play a major role in the future of experiential learning. In part two of our conversation with Sozo Labs CEO Jason Haddock, we explore the myths of VR and learn how organizations can best put this tool into action to improve learning and retention.



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July 6, 2023 | Podcast

The Opportunities and Challenges of VR

Learning and development professionals are leveraging the power of virtual reality to build immersive learning experiences. In part one of our interview, Sozo Labs CEO Jason Haddock discusses the opportunities and the challenges of VR in organizational training.

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June 20, 2023 | Podcast

Onboarding Effects on Employee Engagement and Retention

Delivering a welcoming and engaging onboarding experience can positively impact your organization’s effectiveness and retention.  Wendi Walker-Schmidt, Assistant Vice President of Learning and Organizational Development at National Life Group, shares best practices that will change the way you think about new employee orientation and onboarding.

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June 12, 2023 | Podcast

The Value of Storytelling in Training

Storytelling can help learning and development professionals create and deliver more engaging and effective training.  Robyn Shumer, a global lead with Johnson & Johnson’s Mental Health Diplomats Employee Resource Group, shares how telling a personal story can inspire and educate learners.

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May 15, 2023 | Podcast

The Benefits of Predictive Learning Analytics

Most L&D professionals measure training after it’s over but what if you could predict the success of a learning program in advance? Author Ken Phillips, CEO of The Phillips Group, shares how predictive learning analytics can change the learner’s experience and the outcomes for an organization.




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