250 episodes

The market for continuing education, professional development, and lifelong learning is large and evolving rapidly. Competition is growing and learners have more options than ever. Leading Learning is the podcast for learning business professionals who want to thrive in this new landscape. Each week the hosts, Jeff Cobb and Celisa Steele, provide actionable insights based on their own deep experience and expertise or invite in experts and practitioners to share their perspectives.

Leading Learning - The Learning Business Podcast Tagoras - Jeff Cobb and Celisa Steele

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The market for continuing education, professional development, and lifelong learning is large and evolving rapidly. Competition is growing and learners have more options than ever. Leading Learning is the podcast for learning business professionals who want to thrive in this new landscape. Each week the hosts, Jeff Cobb and Celisa Steele, provide actionable insights based on their own deep experience and expertise or invite in experts and practitioners to share their perspectives.

    250: Turning the Lens on Leading Learning Listeners

    250: Turning the Lens on Leading Learning Listeners

    In yet another exciting milestone for Leading Learning, we are thrilled to have officially reached episode 250 of the podcast.
    It’s hard to believe that we’ve been doing this for roughly five years at this point and have grown from zero listeners to more than 7,000 downloads a month!
    In this turning-point episode, we express our tremendous gratitude to everyone who has made the podcast possible. We also focus on input received from listeners that we think would be valuable to all learning businesses and the entire Leading Learning community.
    Finally, we share some recent reviews of the show submitted through Apple Podcasts as well as touch on our plans for the podcast going forward.
    Full show notes available at https://www.leadinglearning.com/episode250. 

    • 19 min
    249: The Upskilling Imperative with Shelley Osborne of Udemy

    249: The Upskilling Imperative with Shelley Osborne of Udemy

    In this episode, Jeff talks with Shelley Osborne, Vice President of Learning at Udemy, about Udemy’s model as a global learning provider and about her new book, The Upskilling Imperative: Five Ways to Make Learning Core to the Way We Work. 

    • 40 min
    248: Off-Trail and Self-Directed Learning with Blake Boles

    248: Off-Trail and Self-Directed Learning with Blake Boles

    Blake Boles is the founder and director of Unschool Adventures, a company that gives self-directed teens and young adults—mostly unschoolers—an opportunity to explore cities all over the world.
    Well-known for questioning our traditional approaches to schooling, Blake is a thought-provoking speaker, host of the Off-Trail Learning podcast, and author. His books include The Art of Self-Directed Learning, Better Than College, College Without High School, and the recently published, Why Are You Still Sending Your Kids to School?.
    In this episode of Leading Learning, Jeff talks with Blake about key concepts from his latest book related to alternative paths of education in K-12, a particularly relevant topic given the current disruption from the COVID-19 pandemic. They also discuss the importance of engagement, self-directed learning, and connection in young learners and how they inevitably impact adult learners.
    Full show notes available at https://www.leadinglearning.com/episode248. 

    • 40 min
    247: Transactional to Transformational with Micène Fontaine

    247: Transactional to Transformational with Micène Fontaine

    Micène Fontaine is the executive director at Design Arts Seminars (DAS), an accredited provider of continuing education for design professionals that aims to inspire their clients to become catalysts of change and to design a world in which all of us can thrive.

    • 38 min
    246: 3 Conditions of Learner Engagement

    246: 3 Conditions of Learner Engagement

    Learner engagement is one of the holy grails of learning businesses—if the learner isn’t engaged, learning is unlikely to happen. So what are the necessary circumstances that need to exist in order for engagement in learning to happen?
    In this episode of the Leading Learning podcast, we delve into three conditions that have to be met to foster learner engagement: meaning, safety, and availability.
    We also discuss some examples and ideas of how you might support those conditions in the products and services you create and deliver, and why your learning business should care.
    Full show notes available at https://www.leadinglearning.com/episode246. 

    • 17 min
    245: The Indispensable Community with Richard Millington

    245: The Indispensable Community with Richard Millington

    Feverbee founder and return podcast guest, Richard Millington has spent over a decade helping hundreds of companies around the world develop successful, indispensable communities.
    He is also an international speaker and author of Buzzing Communities: How To Build Bigger, Better, And More Active Online Communities and The Indispensable Community: Why Some Brand Communities Thrive When Others Perish.
    In this episode of the Leading Learning podcast, Jeff talks with Rich about the evolution of online communities and ways the current pandemic is impacting them. They also discuss the relationship between virtual events and online community and Rich shares specific and practical tips about how to successfully launch and grow a community.
    Full show notes available at https://www.leadinglearning.com/episode245. 
     

    • 33 min

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