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Hosts Cara North and Joseph Suarez discuss the design of modern learning experiences and occasionally interview guests. Topics include: Instructional design, eLearning development, games, higher education, corporate training, etc.

Instructional Redesign Podcast Instructional Redesign Podcast

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Hosts Cara North and Joseph Suarez discuss the design of modern learning experiences and occasionally interview guests. Topics include: Instructional design, eLearning development, games, higher education, corporate training, etc.

    EP030: Interview with Jonathan Couser

    EP030: Interview with Jonathan Couser

    Leading Creative Teams







    Cara and Joe speak with Jonathan Couser, founder of Arch Impacts, a firm dedicated to helping leaders move along the path toward leading legacies worth repeating not deleting. Jonathan shares his experience and advice around the art and science of leading a team of creative professionals.







    * Jonathan on LinkedIn* Book: Creative People Must Be Stopped* The Crazy One - Podcast from Stephen GatesEpisode 69: How to fight imposter syndrome* Connect with Cara & Joe* Support the show* LnDTees.com Learning & Development themed swag* IRD.LnDTees.com Instructional Redesign podcast swag







    Music created by Jahzzar.

    • 37 min
    EP 029: Matthew Confer

    EP 029: Matthew Confer

    Joe Suarez interviews Matthew Confer who is VP of Strategy and Business Development at Abilitie (pronounced ability), an experiential learning company based in Austin, Texas. They discuss various aspects of leadership, decision making, and Matthew's role at Abilitie facilitating leadership simulations. Matthew is also the the host of the Learn to Lead podcast which recently featured Cara North as a guest.

    • 18 min
    EP 028: L&D Jobs Series Part 2 – Confessions of an ID Hiring Manager

    EP 028: L&D Jobs Series Part 2 – Confessions of an ID Hiring Manager

    As part 2 of our learning & development jobs series, Cara North shares her recent experience assuming the role of a hiring manager. While every organization is different and "your mileage may vary," the advice she provides should help L&D job seekers understand what to do, what not to do, and what a hiring manager may be expecting of job candidates throughout the hiring process.







    Resources shared:







    * TLDC episode recording: Confessions Of An ID Hiring Manager* Job search and career advice from Andrew LaCivita on YouTube* TLDC Job Seeker Series







    * Connect with Cara & Joe* Support the show* LnDTees.com Learning & Development themed swag* IRD.LnDTees.com Instructional Redesign podcast swag







    Music created by Jahzzar.















    Episode Transcript:







    Joseph Suarez 0:01Welcome, everybody to the instructional Redesign podcast. This is our second part on our job seeker series. Last episode, I talked about the job seekers perspective. And today Cara is going to walk through the point of view of a hiring manager. It's a process that she just went through in her new role as a learning and development manager. So, Cara, why don't you talk about your experience?







    Cara North 0:25Okay, so I will tell you that, at least for me, I was probably as equally nervous as the job candidates, because I know what it's like kind of being on the other side of the interview process. So what I thought I would kind of demystify and talk about today, with the caveat of your mileage may vary, it's going to look different at different organizations. And I did go further into depth on this, I did also have a TLDC episode about it: Confessions of a Hiring Manager. So we'll share the link to that as well. I think that will Lisa's working on putting that up on YouTube. But before I even talk about the interview, let's talk a little bit about how you get to the interview. So as you all can imagine, and hopefully appreciate when we have positions open, at least at my org, and then I'm sure other orgs as well, we get a lot of interest, and we get a lot of resumes. So for this position, I was really excited about it, obviously, I'm still kind of new to the company, and I'm looking to start building my team. And so I was really excited. And I wanted to share it everywhere. So when the job posting went live, I shared it on my LinkedIn, my Twitter, and then my own personal Facebook. And let me just say, Joe, I was a little bit surprised by some of the stuff that happened when I did that. So Case in point, I got a lot of people sending me their resumes, asking me to apply to the job for them. I got some people who applied for the job and then said, Hey, now that I applied for the job, can I schedule my interview now, but probably hands down, the most surprising thing that happened is I actually tweeted something along the lines of you know, just because I'm connected with you on social media, it doesn't really entitle you to my time because I got inundated with just messages from people about I want to talk to you about this job. Blah, blah, blah.

    • 35 min
    EP 027: L&D Jobs Series Part 1 – Advice for Job Seekers

    EP 027: L&D Jobs Series Part 1 – Advice for Job Seekers

    After his recent experience finding a new job in 2019 and being let go in 2020, Joe Suarez decided to turn his misfortune into opportunity and share his lessons learned with others in the learning & development field. That kicked off a 4 part TLDC Job Seeker series. This episode of the podcast is a summary of his presentations along with helpful interjections and resources shared by co-host Cara North.







    Resources mentioned:







    * TLDC Job Seeker Series* Articulate's eLearning Heroes Challenges* Kristin Anthony's GoDesignSomething.co * Learning Guild's 2018 Global Salary & Compensation report* Devlin Peck's 2020 Instructional Designer Salary Report* Simplyhired.com - job search site with estimated salary ranges







    * Connect with Cara & Joe* Support the show* LnDTees.com Learning & Development themed swag* IRD.LnDTees.com Instructional Redesign podcast swag







    Music created by Jahzzar.















    Episode Transcript:







    Cara North 0:01Today on instructional redesign podcast, we're gonna be talking jobs, jobs, and more jobs with Joe Suarez. So if you missed Joe's series on it TLDCast, he had a wonderful four part series about seeking jobs during this time. And he has a lot of great sage advice, pandemic or no pandemic of great things that you should be doing in your job seeking journey. And today, what we're going to do is we're just going to do a quick recap of some of the things that Joe talked about, see if he still recommends a lot of the same things he talked about a few months ago, and maybe also talk about the future and what that potential looks like. That sounds like a plan to you, Joe.







    Joseph Suarez 0:48That definitely sounds like a plan. Let's do it.







    Cara North 0:51Alright, let's go.







    Joseph Suarez 0:53Alright. So as Cara mentioned, I did a four part series on TLDC, around job seeking. And, you know, part of the reason I did this is because I went through a month long process in both 2019 and 2020, to find a job. And I was hoping the the 2019, one would have would have stuck a little longer. But unfortunately, I was only enrolled for five months. And they had to lay some of us off because of the financial impacts of the pandemic. So I found myself looking for a job again. And I realized that in that moment, that I was in a better position than most I had just gone through this, I felt very confident that I was going to be able to either find something, another full time job or be able to just start freelancing become full time self employed. But I knew others weren't in such a strong position. And I wanted to do something about that. And I figured I could share some some of what I know, with people. And ultimately, I landed on doing the TLDC series. So to start things off, I just want to look at things very big picture and just open with a very simple, I don't mean it to be condescending, but just ask the question, what is the job.

    • 29 min
    EP 026: 2020 Catch Up with Cara and Joe

    EP 026: 2020 Catch Up with Cara and Joe

    After a several month long hiatus, Cara North and Joe Suarez are back to bring listeners up to speed on what they have been up to, how their job statuses have changed, and announce new episodes and LnDtees.com. It's a swag shop for fun and snarky learning and development themed items and apparel. 















    * TLDC Job Seeker Series hosted by Joe * Part 1: Moving On After Being Let Go* Part 2: Searching & Applying for L&D Jobs* Part 3: Resumes & Portfolios (sorry for poor audio)* Part 4: Interviews* DevLearn 2020* LnDTees.com Learning & Development themed swag* IRD.LnDTees.com Instructional Redesign podcast swag* Connect with Cara & Joe* Support the show







    Music created by Jahzzar.























    Show Transcript: Coming soon

    • 24 min
    EP 025: Interview Ankit Shah

    EP 025: Interview Ankit Shah

    In this episode Cara sits down to converse with Ankit Shah, M.Ed who, as you will soon find out, is extremely passionate about diversity and inclusion (D&I).







    You can connect with Ankit on LinkedIn.







    Note: This conversation was recorded months before the major inflection point on race that has occurred across the United States. For another, more recent conversation between Cara and Ankit, check out the 7/1/20 TLDC Episode: How to Have Conversations About Race at Your Workplace.







    * Connect with Cara & Joe * Support the show







    Music created by Jahzzar.























    Show Transcript:







    Cara North 0:00Today, I am super excited to introduce to you all my friend Ankit Shah, who works here at The Ohio State University with me. And through our friendship, I have learned so much from him about diversity and inclusion. And I really felt that it was necessary for him to share some of his insights with you all. I really think you'll get a lot out of the today's episode. Ankit, thank you so much for being here.







    Ankit Shah 0:26Well, thank you for having me, Cara,







    Cara North 0:27of course. So can you share a little bit about your background?







    Ankit Shah 0:31Absolutely, absolutely. So I've been fortunate that in my entire career, I have been in education sector, starting with so I did my undergraduate and early child education. And after that I worked in all across k 12. So whether it's a public private charter, and I've also worked in Nevada, North Carolina, and Ohio. And so within those sectors, I worked with lots of underserved underrepresented populations in K 12. So I feel like that D&I has been part of my blood pretty much my entire career. And then around 2011, I went and got my first master's degree in higher education, administration, Student Affairs. And because the university that I went to had a really good program to help me learn about different institutional types, and so I do a lot of assistantships and internships across lots of different universities. And in that time, I've covered so many different diverse areas where there was student success and retention, academic advising, career coaching, research and assessment, those sorts of things. And after graduation, I did my first few years in career coaching, but even in my time and career coaching, I worked at two liberal arts. I worked at a community college and now I'm going to big 10 at The Ohio State. So in these populations that I got to serve, I serve veterans to residential to students with lots of different types of disabilities. You Name it. And in that time and indecent issues types, I literally look at the lens of P 20. And I've been fortunate that my career has allowed me to be all these different spaces. And currently I happen to be working at Ohio State as a career consultant in the alumni Career Management Office, where I served multi generational alumni across the age across the industry. And it's been amazing to see how now I've covered the entire lifespan. And the diversity equity inclusion has been part of my role the entire time and absolutely loving it. So knowing me, I'm a learner at strengths, I'm not done learning. And so I'm in my second graduate degree at Ohio State studying workforce development and education, but specializing in Adult Education and Human Resource Development. My current position has really taught me what it is to work with so many different type...

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Great guests and discussions

Perfect way to wake my brain up on my morning commute

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Great addition to my playlist

Exciting to see new names in our instructional design community. I got immediately interested in listening more once I heard in the first three episodes about the topics you’re planning to cover. Kudos to Cara for bringing up the topic of women in the instructional design. I appreciate Joseph’s experience in e-learning and would like to see a complete episode dedicated to Albert, the microlearning app that he mentioned in Better know a host episode.

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Instructional Redesign offers listeners open-minded and forward-thinking thoughts about the training industry without delving into jargon or promoting the lastest "learning fad." Joe and Cara's distinct personalities create clear, and always thoughtful, discussions.

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