100 episodes

ATD Accidental Trainer is an ATD podcast, sponsored by Over Drive, 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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    • 4.8 • 21 Ratings

ATD Accidental Trainer is an ATD podcast, sponsored by Over Drive, 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.

    How Credentialing Programs Create Career Paths with Katy Chandler

    How Credentialing Programs Create Career Paths with Katy Chandler

    Katy Chandler, the VP of Talent Management at DuraServ, developed an internal credentialing program to train her industry’s frontline technicians more efficiently and effectively.
    Katy shares how the program evolved to become a talent recruiting and retention tool by creating a visible career path for both new and experienced employees. She reveals the lessons she’s learned and the progress made with each new iteration— from creating flexibility for different skill levels and adding new technology to avoiding scope creep, assessing the capability to sustain the program, and achieving stakeholder buy-in and end-user satisfaction.
    Resources: 

    Katy Chandler on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katy-chandler DuraServ Website: https://duraservcorp.com/  DuraServ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/duraserv/   

    • 32 min
    Foster Team Alignment with Cortney Marchetti and Lindsey Levinsohn

    Foster Team Alignment with Cortney Marchetti and Lindsey Levinsohn

    Cortney Marchetti, HR Director at OverDrive, and Lindsey Levinsohn, Team Lead for OverDrive’s corporate market, join the podcast to discuss how digital libraries can enhance strategic alignment for organizations.
    Cortney and Lindsey break down the inherent value of creating alignment, on both small and large scales. They share stories and examples of integrating digital libraries into work and team environments, including how to foster a diverse culture of perspectives, create shared spaces of community, and instill common vocabulary that helps set a unified vision. 
    Resources:  

    OverDrive Website: https://www.overdrive.com   Cortney Marchetti on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cortney-marchetti Lindsey Levinsohn on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lindsey-levinsohn-b9931922 Books covered in the discussion:  

    Upstream by Dan Heath: https://heathbrothers.com/books/upstream/   Radical Candor by Kim Scott: https://www.radicalcandor.com/   Matthew McConnaughey: https://greenlights.com/   Daniel Pink: https://www.danpink.com/books/   Venus Williams: https://www.amazon.com/stores/Venus-Williams/author/B001ITTU8U?ref=ap_rdr&isDramIntegrated=true&shoppingPortalEnabled=true   Karie Willyerd: https://www.amazon.com/stores/Karie-Willyerd/author/B003297IT2?ref=ap_rdr&isDramIntegrated=true&shoppingPortalEnabled=true  

    • 36 min
    Reframing the Skills Gap Craze with Bob Mosher

    Reframing the Skills Gap Craze with Bob Mosher

    In an era of technological disruption, the skill gaps craze continues to grow for many organizations. Bob Mosher, CEO of APPLY Synergies joins the podcast to offer an alternative way to think about skill building. 

    In this episode of Accidental Trainer, Bob discusses how aligning on the definition of “skill” is a crucial first step, the undervalued role of applying upskilling into the context of the work, and the advantage of a performance-first mindset. Bob also shares the lessons learned from the competency-based model trend and how to increase skill application post-training. 

    Resources:  

    Bob on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bmosher  5MomentsofNeed.com 

    • 38 min
    Finding Connection During the Loneliness Crisis with Devin Hughes

    Finding Connection During the Loneliness Crisis with Devin Hughes

    Global leaders agree that many people across the world are feeling the impact of a “loneliness epidemic.” Speaker, author and thought leader Devin Hughes discusses the state of human connection and how loneliness affects employee productivity on this episode of the Accidental Trainer Podcast.  
    Devin offers solutions for leaders struggling to approach the topic of loneliness with their team, how L&D can foster opportunities for connection, and improve the psychological safety of the organization’s culture. Check out the podcast for more insight into overcoming loneliness.  
    Resources: 

    Devin on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/   Devin’s Website: https://devinchughes.com/   Devin’s Twitter/X: https://twitter.com/DevinCHughes   Devin’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/devinchughes/?hl=en  Devin’s Books on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/stores/Devin-C.-Hughes/author/B008MEKDXU?ref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share&isDramIntegrated=true&shoppingPortalEnabled=true  

    • 41 min
    Unleash Your Authentic Voice with Elaine Lin Hering

    Unleash Your Authentic Voice with Elaine Lin Hering

    Elaine Lin Hering is a facilitator, communications coach, and author of the newly released Unlearning Silence. An expert on using your voice in the workplace, Elaine unpacks several major themes from her book, common challenges facing trainers, cultivating awareness around learned silence, and empowering others to speak up. 
    Elaine offers practical advice for finding your authentic voice and navigating and mitigating direct speech. She also shares the basics of her “Three Buckets” framework and Little Experiments Method and how to implement them into a team’s culture. Listen for Elaine’s thought-provoking ideas to dismantle your own learned silence.
    Resources: 
    Elaine Lin Hering on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elainelinhering/   Elaine’s website: https://elainelinhering.com/   Unlearning Silence: How to Speak Your Mind, Unleash Talent, and Live More Fully: https://elainelinhering.com/book/  Elaine’s Newsletter: https://hello.elainelinhering.com/newsletter   Elaine’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elainelinhering/  

    • 41 min
    A Blueprint for High Impact Organizations with Greg Harmeyer

    A Blueprint for High Impact Organizations with Greg Harmeyer

    Greg Harmeyer is the co-founder and CEO of TiER 1 Performance and the author of Impact with Love: Building Business for a Better World. On the podcast, Greg offers insight on how to shift an organization toward a modernized operating model, with the goal of intentionally creating a healthier work environment.  

    Greg details how clarity, consistency, and trust are essential to this process, the benefits of leaving traditional systems behind, and tips for instilling agility into a company’s workforce. The discussion also covers the six elements of a fulfilling role, the five pillars of a dynamically distributed authority organization, and the four levels of a hospitality minded culture. 
    Resources:
    Greg on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gregharmeyer/  Impact with Love: Building Business for a Better World:  https://tier1performance.com/impact-with-love/  Points of Impact Newsletter: https://www.linkedin.com/newsletters/points-of-impact-7099343384342908929/   TiER1 Performance: https://tier1performance.com/  Greg’s ATD Blog Post- "How Are You Really Doing? Using Self-Reflection to Achieve Fuller Engagement, Performance, and Impact": https://www.td.org/atd-blog/how-are-you-really-doing-using-self-reflection-to-achieve-fuller-engagement-performance-and-impact   

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 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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