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The Learning Experience Leader Podcast is a project devoted to design, leadership, and the psychology of learning. The aim of the show is to help you expand your perspective of learning design through conversations with innovative professionals and scholars across the world. Every other week a different practitioner or researcher shares insights from their work and experience to bring a more holistic view on how learning happens and what we can do to create amazing learning experiences through design and leadership. If you are interested in how people learn and how you can be more effective in helping others grow and develop, then this podcast is for you.

Learning Experience Leader Greg Williams

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

The Learning Experience Leader Podcast is a project devoted to design, leadership, and the psychology of learning. The aim of the show is to help you expand your perspective of learning design through conversations with innovative professionals and scholars across the world. Every other week a different practitioner or researcher shares insights from their work and experience to bring a more holistic view on how learning happens and what we can do to create amazing learning experiences through design and leadership. If you are interested in how people learn and how you can be more effective in helping others grow and develop, then this podcast is for you.

    64 // Reframing Conflict and Helpfulness with Heather Gilmartin Adams

    64 // Reframing Conflict and Helpfulness with Heather Gilmartin Adams

    Heather is a senior consultant at RedThread Research. Trained in conflict resolution and organizational development, Heather has spent the past ten years in various capacities at organizational culture and mindset change consultancies as well as the U.S. Department of the Treasury. 
    Today we talk about: 
    Heather’s journey in trying to answer the question: how can I help people and organizations  to stop fighting and get along? What makes us human and implications for learning design  and conflict resolutionSystems change vs behavioral change The 3 levels of partnership from Arbinger Institute and how to to reframe what it means to helpMethods for approaching conflict and hard conversations, including saying “no”Resources:
    👉 ReadThread Research Paper - Humanizing Learning research
    👉 Episode 26: The Outward Mindset with Sam Whitney
    👉 Episode 49: Positive Deviance and Facilitating Transformational Leadership with Dr. Beth Wilkins
    👉 The Making of a Manager: What to do When Everyone Looks to You (book)
    👉 Difficult Conversations (book) 
    👉 Works from John Paul Lederach


    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/lxleader)

    • 44 min
    Update - Moving Platforms and a BIG thank you

    Update - Moving Platforms and a BIG thank you

    Hey everyone! I wanted to provide a very brief update about the hosting of the show. I’m moving the podcast to a new podcasting service and am keeping my fingers crossed that I don’t lose any of you in the process. 
    What does this mean for you? 
    Moving to Buzzsprout means better show notes and access to resources for you, it appears to include tags and chapter headings which if your podcast service supports it should make it easier for you to scan or reference parts of episodes after the fact, and it's simply more accessible than what I was using before.
    I’d like to call out a few special people who have been supporting the show through Patreon. A huge thank you to Matt, Rodrigo, Kyle, Colin, and Sam who have believed in the show to support it as a Patron.
    If you are not on LinkedIn and would like to see content and discussion on other platforms, please send me a note at gregoryspencerwilliams@gmail.com or leave me a voicemail at ‪(801) 900-5970.
    The new website: lxleader.buzzsprout.comSupport the show on the Patreon pageFollow the LX Leader Podcast on the LinkedIn page, follow up resources and discussion will be plentiful! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/lxleader)

    • 1 min
    63 // Using Agile to Push Past Perfection with Megan Torrance

    63 // Using Agile to Push Past Perfection with Megan Torrance

    Megan Torrance is CEO and founder of TorranceLearning, which helps organizations connect learning strategy to design, development, data, and ultimately performance. Megan and the TorranceLearning team are passionate about sharing what works in learning so they devote considerable time to teaching and sharing about agile project management for learning experience design and the xAPI. Megan is the author of multiple books, including Agile for Instructional Designers which will talk about today. 

    Also in this conversation we discuss: 
    Megan’s definition and application of agile project managementExamples of agile development projects that Megan’s team is working on right nowAnd insights into working with stakeholders and making better for project estimates Resources:
    👉 [BETA] Review this episode with this mini-review!
    👉 A Quick Guide to LLAMA (complimentary eBook for LX Leader Listeners)
    👉 Agile for Instructional Designers (book)
    👉 April 2021 Learning Guild Research (article)
    👉 Collection of articles and resources: https://www.torrancelearning.com/llama/
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/lxleader)

    • 52 min
    62 // Examples of Designing Learning Experiences using Agile Project Management with Alyssa Erickson

    62 // Examples of Designing Learning Experiences using Agile Project Management with Alyssa Erickson

    While earning her master’s degree in Instructional Psychology & Technology at BYU, Alyssa worked on instructional design projects and teams in university, K-12, and corporate settings. Her work at BYU Independent Study introduced her to how Agile principles can be applied and adapted to instructional design, which became the subject of her master’s thesis. She currently works as a Learning Experience Designer at Qualtrics in the world of sales enablement.

    Today we talk about:
    👉 Agile and waterfall project management methodologies as related to instructional design
    👉 Alyssa’s experience of using agile methodologies in academic and corporate organizations
    👉 Estimating work to be done using “planning poker”
    👉 An example of a traditional waterfall project viewed from an agile perspective

    Resources:
    👉 Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time (Book) https://www.amazon.com/Scrum-Doing-Twice-Work-Half/dp/038534645X
    👉 Tiny Habits by BJ Fogg (Book) https://tinyhabits.com/
    👉 Episode 42: Habits, Context and Designing for Behavior Change with Andrew Webb
    👉 Agile for Instructional Designers (Book) https://www.amazon.com/Agile-Instructional-Designers-Iterative-Management/dp/1949036502

    Did you know the LX Leader is currently ranked in the top 40 L&D podcasts? Check it out and THANK YOU for listening! 
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    61 // Growing Your Career from Designer to Learning Leader with Dr. Cara North

    61 // Growing Your Career from Designer to Learning Leader with Dr. Cara North

    Dr. Cara North is a learning & Development leader, speaker, and researcher and currently works as the Operations Training Manager at Silfex, inc. Her previous experience includes learning experience design work at Ohio State University and Amazon and President of the Columbus Ohio chapter of ATD.

    Today we talk about: 
    Transitioning from being an individual contributor to a learning leaderTenacity and daily committed learning as key things to help you to the next level How Cara uses social media and daily habits to cultivate a personal learning environmentThe three buckets of networking
    Resources
    👉 Nuzzle - social media aggregator 
    👉 Feedly - blog post aggregator
    👉 Buffer  - social media publisher
    👉 Cara’s job ID and resources posting texting number - 614-963-2951
    👉 Edtechbooks.org - free open source books, articles, and journals
    👉 Journal of Applied Instructional Design (via Edtechbooks.org)
    👉 eLearning Heroes Challenge - Articulate
     
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/lxleader)

    • 48 min
    60 // Designing Experiences Part 3 - Story and Services with Dr. Bob Rossman & Dr. Mat Duerden

    60 // Designing Experiences Part 3 - Story and Services with Dr. Bob Rossman & Dr. Mat Duerden

    Today’s episode is the third and final part of an extended conversation about experience design with Dr. Bob Rossman and Dr. Mat Duerden. If you haven’t heard the first and second episodes in this mini-series, I recommend you go back and check those out. The focus of this conversation is on the third section of the book Designing Experiences, which my guests co-authored. 

    Today we talk about: 
    👉 The role of story and corporate strategy in experience design
    👉 How services and experiences work together and differ 


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    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

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12 Ratings

Shhejsosuwgrndieh ,

Great insights!

This podcast has become my go-to source for interesting conversations on learning design. The guests represent a wide variety of expertise and provide great insights into the many sub domains required to work in this space.

Associate's Best ,

Best learning about learning out there!

Greg is fabulous. His guests are brilliant. Call and the content is super actionable. A big hallelujah!

LissyErickson ,

A Hub of LXD Goodness!

I look forward to tuning into new episodes each week, because of the breadth and depth of content. Greg is great at selecting topics and asking thoughtful questions that make the conversations both informative and engaging. This podcast helps me become a more well-rounded learning experience designer!

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