80 episodes

ATD Accidental Trainer is an ATD podcast featuring bimonthly interviews with industry experts who share stories and tips about how to grow your training career. Hosted by Alexandria Clapp, ATD Accidental Trainer covers trends, strategies, and actionable information for talent development professionals.

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    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

ATD Accidental Trainer is an ATD podcast featuring bimonthly interviews with industry experts who share stories and tips about how to grow your training career. Hosted by Alexandria Clapp, ATD Accidental Trainer covers trends, strategies, and actionable information for talent development professionals.

    An Unpopular Opinion on Learning Experience Design with Heidi Kirby

    An Unpopular Opinion on Learning Experience Design with Heidi Kirby

    Heidi Kirby, host of the BLOC podcast, joins us on ATD Accidental Trainer to share her take on learning experience design. She discusses the origins and evolution of instructional design, and its relationship with learning experience design. As a PhD candidate in instructional design and technology, she talks about the interdisciplinary components in both instructional and learning experience design and influences any designer should be thinking about in their solutions, such as the role of learning technologies, accessibility, and moving away from a focus on instructors to the learning and learners.
    Resources:
    Heidi Kirby on LinkedIn
    Heidi Kirby’s Website
    Useful Stuff Newsletter

    • 34 min
    Formalize Your Virtual Onboarding with Matt Gjertsen

    Formalize Your Virtual Onboarding with Matt Gjertsen

    Matt Gjertsen, founder and Chief Learning Officer of Better Every Day Studios, joins us on the podcast to discuss how to formalize your onboarding process. He shares his approach for designing effective onboarding with a three part strategy, and covers considerations for virtual onboarding. He also highlights the advantages to adapting in-person onboarding with blended learning solutions, reveals how defining your onboarding processes can create intentional culture, and how L&D can be a driver for businesses to scale.
    Resources:
    Matt Gjertsen on LinkedIn
    Matt Gjertsen’s Website

    • 41 min
    The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Personality Assessments with Ryne Sherman

    The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Personality Assessments with Ryne Sherman

    Ryne Sherman, the Chief Science Officer of Hogan Assessments, joins us on the podcast to clear up misconceptions about personalities and how we measure them. He describes the complexity involved in evaluating personalities, whether personality is changeable over time, and how we can use personality assessments in the workplace. Ryne also reveals the challenges that exist without regulations in the personality assessments space, and recommendations TD professionals can take when considering an assessment tool for their organization. He also shares his current research areas of interest, including examining technology and how it can be used to better understand ourselves.  
    Connect with Ryne:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rynesherman/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/rynesherman?lang=en Science of Personality Podcast: https://www.thescienceofpersonality.com/

    • 32 min
    Escape Burnout and Build Your Emotional Fitness with Nataly Kogan

    Escape Burnout and Build Your Emotional Fitness with Nataly Kogan

    Nataly Kogan joins us on the Accidental Trainer podcast to share how to escape from daily burnout. Her own personal journey to find healing, happiness, and work she loved without sacrificing her wellbeing led her to write her latest book, The Awesome Human Project. Nataly defines burnout, addresses the systemic issues that cause it, and shares how you can recover. She reveals daily practices to build emotional fitness and refuel your energy. We also chat about other topics from her book, including developing self-compassion and how to tackle your inner critic.
    Resources:
    Nataly Kogan’s Website The Awesome Human Project Book Nataly Kogan on Instagram Nataly Kogan on LinkedIn

    • 39 min
    ReCulturing: Melissa Daimler’s Playbook for Re-Designing Workplace Culture

    ReCulturing: Melissa Daimler’s Playbook for Re-Designing Workplace Culture

    Melissa Daimler, CLO of Udemy, and former ATD board member joins the Accidental Trainer podcast to discuss how to redesign workplace culture. She defines system thinking and how she applies this mindset and approach to change the way people work together. Melissa provides practical guidance on addressing culture gaps and operationalizing a continuous review of behaviors, practices, and processes. No matter what your role is within your organization, Melissa shares how you can be a culture champion.
    Find Melissa at:
    Her website: https://www.melissadaimler.com/ On LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/melissadaimler On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mdaimler/ Check out her new book: ReCulturing: Design Your Company Culture to Connect with Strategy and Purpose for Lasting Success

    • 35 min
    Rebuilding Connection and Joy at Work with Blair Bloomston

    Rebuilding Connection and Joy at Work with Blair Bloomston

    Blair Bloomston, CEO of GameNation, joins us to discuss how to enhance our relationships, interpersonal skills, and joy at work. She shares improv techniques to cultivate active listening, failure stories and how mistake-making builds empathy, and how to rebuild connection with simple practices. She also gives us a preview of her upcoming TD magazine article on leveraging game dynamics to improve any relationship, communication, or learning activity.
    Find Blair on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/blairbloomston Check out the Game On Nation live streams: https://www.youtube.com/user/thegameonnation/videos See her keynote at Core4: https://core4.td.org/keynotes

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

nstanz ,

L&D Professionals - must listen

For L&D professionals, this is a must add to you podcast listening. Bask in the geek-dom of what is learning and development.

Michael OB ,

Must Listen for Trainers

Great podcast for trainers and those looking to grow personally and professionally

Davis7900 ,

Great interviews, actionable takeaways

This is a fun, insightful listen for anyone in the training and talent development field.

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