414 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.

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    • Business
    • 4.9 • 43 Ratings

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.

    414: The Duty of Foresight with Jeff De Cagna

    414: The Duty of Foresight with Jeff De Cagna

    On January 1, 2025, we’ll enter the second half of the turbulent 2020s and come that much closer to the Threatening 30s, to borrow the terms of our guest for episode 414 of the Leading Learning Podcast. Organizations of all kinds have a vested interest in seeing the future as clearly as possible and taking action—action to bring about the best possible future for those they serve.
    Leading Learning Podcast co-host Jeff Cobb talks with Jeff De Cagna about this and much more. Jeff De Cagna is executive advisor for Foresight First, which helps association boards set a higher standard of stewardship, governing, and foresight, and a board’s duty of foresight has been Jeff’s focus for the last 10 years.
    Jeff and Jeff talk about foresight as an intentional process of learning with the future and about intentional learning as a process of sense-making, meaning-making, and decision-making. While Jeff De Cagna focuses on working with association boards, much of what he has to say about foresight and our duty to our successors can apply more broadly to leaders and other staff in learning businesses.
    Show notes and a downloadable transcript are available at https://www.leadinglearning.com/episode414.

    • 48 min
    413: The Evolving Market for Lifelong Learning

    413: The Evolving Market for Lifelong Learning

    For learning businesses that want to thrive in the evolving lifelong learning market, identifying metatrends and unpacking what they might mean in terms of risks and opportunities is crucial.
    In episode 413 of the Leading Learning Podcast, co-hosts Jeff Cobb and Celisa Steele offer ten metatrends they see when looking at how lifelong learning is shifting to keep pace with change.
    Show notes and a downloadable transcript are available at https://www.leadinglearning.com/episode413.

    • 39 min
    412: Building a World That Learns Better

    412: Building a World That Learns Better

    What does a world that learns better look like? It’s an intriguing question for learning businesses to consider because learning businesses have an opportunity and a responsibility to build a world that learns better, and it’s that question that Leading Learning Podcast co-hosts Jeff Cobb and Celisa Steele explore in episode 412.
    The question has a philosophical bent, but trying to answer it can have very practical implications for learning businesses in what they choose to do operationally and offer in their portfolios. It’s the kind of question that can move you beyond the usual approaches and constraints and free you to imagine and envision different possibilities.
    Show notes and a downloadable transcript are available at https://www.leadinglearning.com/episode412.

    • 23 min
    411: The Messy Middle with Geoff Stead

    411: The Messy Middle with Geoff Stead

    We’ve reached a point in history where it’s essentially a given that learning products will make use of technology to deliver, support, or deepen learning.
    Geoff Stead has dedicated his career to building learning tools that sit in what he calls the messy middle between the power of new technologies and real human learning needs. He’s currently chief product officer at MyTutor, and he’s co-author of Engines of Engagement: A Curious Book About Generative AI.
    In this episode, number 411, Leading Learning Podcast co-host Celisa Steele talks with Geoff about the changes he’s seen in how technology supports learning. The discussion encompasses mobile learning, the seismic shift that is generative AI, just-in-time learning, his optimistic view of the future of learning, the potency of low ego and high curiosity in collaborations, how he thinks about innovation, and common barriers to and accelerators of innovation.
    Show notes and a downloadable transcript are available at https://www.leadinglearning.com/episode411.

    • 44 min
    410: AI Adoption: Barriers and Accelerators

    410: AI Adoption: Barriers and Accelerators

    Capacity deals with the people and the technology a learning business has in place, and capacity has a quantitative and a qualitative aspect. How well can the people and the technology do the work, and how much can the people and the technology do?
    Artificial intelligence has the potential to change both the quality and the quantity of work that a learning business does, and so, in this episode of the Leading Learning Podcast, number 410, co-hosts Jeff Cobb and Celisa Steele focus on barriers to the adoption of AI and the potential accelerators.
    Show notes and a downloadable transcript are available at https://www.leadinglearning.com/episode410.

    • 27 min
    409: Using Data to Drive Decision-Making

    409: Using Data to Drive Decision-Making

    There are many ways to look at data. Two views that can be clarifying for learning businesses are the performance view and the potential view. You can use data to understand how you’re doing currently. How is your learning business performing? You can and should also use data to understand possibilities. How could you be doing? What products and services might you add or sunset or change?
    In this episode of the Leading Learning Podcast, number 409, co-hosts Jeff Cobb and Celisa Steele discuss using data in decision-making.
    Show notes and a downloadable transcript are available at https://leadinglearning.com/episode409.

    • 36 min

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4.9 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

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Practical and thoughtful

I've been listening to Leading Learning for several years now. Their guests are thoughtful and offer very practical advice and insights that I apply in both inperson and online settings. I often listen while walking my dog....and get home and hop on my computer to check out the speaker, a books, and so on.

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Love this podcast

Every time I tune in to one of LL podcast I learn something valuable. I find myself taking notes and looking up show notes so I can refer to key points I learn that I can apply to my work. I have referred several of my colleagues working in the “third sector” of education. Thank you for producing such rich content and interviewing thought leaders in the field.

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On point and thought-provoking

This show pushes me to think in new ways while incorporating diverse expertise that connects to the real world of learning. Great job.

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