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As nonprofit learning and development leaders, we want a seat at the table. We want to be viewed as true business partners who can help solve problems. We want to create meaningful learning solutions that fit in the flow of work and yield real results for the organization and for the staff.That's why in this podcast, we will not only explore instructional design and leadership development best practices, but we will also explore change management, belonging, and influence - helping you build the case for the solutions your organization needs so you can show up confidently in conversations with other senior leaders, subject matter experts, staff, and partners.If we haven't met yet, I'm Heather, and I’ve been in your shoes. I'm a learning and development consultant and the founder and principal consultant at Skill Masters Market. Before starting Skill Masters Market, I worked for a large national nonprofit where I led learning and development leadership initiatives. I know what it’s like to need to develop your staff quickly and effectively, and to build the relationships and cut through the organizational layers to be successful. With an eye for the larger strategy and the creative design process, I've created hundreds of learning experiences - in-person, self-paced, and virtual classroom - and have worked with dozens of leaders and their staff to help them achieve their organization’s professional development goals. So if you're ready to bust through the barriers and start creating behavior change in your nonprofit, this podcast is for you. Let's dive in. It's Learning for Good. Nonprofit Management | Leadership Training | Leadership Development | Staff Management | Change Management | Instructional Design | Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Learn more: www.skillmastersmarket.comConnect with me: www.linkedin.com/in/heather-burrightSchedule a call: https://bit.ly/3GQT6Yg

Learning for Good | L&D Solutions and Leadership Development for Nonprofit Organizations Heather Burright, Learning and Development Leader, Leadership Development Consultant, Instructional Designer.

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    • 5.0 • 36 Ratings

As nonprofit learning and development leaders, we want a seat at the table. We want to be viewed as true business partners who can help solve problems. We want to create meaningful learning solutions that fit in the flow of work and yield real results for the organization and for the staff.That's why in this podcast, we will not only explore instructional design and leadership development best practices, but we will also explore change management, belonging, and influence - helping you build the case for the solutions your organization needs so you can show up confidently in conversations with other senior leaders, subject matter experts, staff, and partners.If we haven't met yet, I'm Heather, and I’ve been in your shoes. I'm a learning and development consultant and the founder and principal consultant at Skill Masters Market. Before starting Skill Masters Market, I worked for a large national nonprofit where I led learning and development leadership initiatives. I know what it’s like to need to develop your staff quickly and effectively, and to build the relationships and cut through the organizational layers to be successful. With an eye for the larger strategy and the creative design process, I've created hundreds of learning experiences - in-person, self-paced, and virtual classroom - and have worked with dozens of leaders and their staff to help them achieve their organization’s professional development goals. So if you're ready to bust through the barriers and start creating behavior change in your nonprofit, this podcast is for you. Let's dive in. It's Learning for Good. Nonprofit Management | Leadership Training | Leadership Development | Staff Management | Change Management | Instructional Design | Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Learn more: www.skillmastersmarket.comConnect with me: www.linkedin.com/in/heather-burrightSchedule a call: https://bit.ly/3GQT6Yg

    New to People Data? Here are the First 3 Things Nonprofit Talent Development Leaders Should Do with Dr. Serena Huang

    New to People Data? Here are the First 3 Things Nonprofit Talent Development Leaders Should Do with Dr. Serena Huang

    In nonprofits, we have limited budgets. This means we need to be able to prioritize the training and professional development opportunities to be created. How do we do this? With people data.But what data should we be asking for and how can we use it once we get it? That’s what we’re discussing in today’s episode of the Learning for Good podcast with data expert, Dr. Serena Huang.▶️ New to People Data? Here are the First 3 Things Nonprofit Talent Development Leaders Should Do ▶️ Key Points:06...

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    Workplace Well-Being | Forget Sporadic Happy Hours and Get a Strategy Instead with Dave Allman

    Workplace Well-Being | Forget Sporadic Happy Hours and Get a Strategy Instead with Dave Allman

    With burnout at an all-time high and becoming a global trend, you need more than the occasional wellness perk to tackle it.If well-being in your organization is a top priority for you, but you aren't sure how to move from yoga and happy hours to something more meaningful, then this episode is for you. I’m discussing how to create a holistic plan for well-being that fits seamlessly into your HR and talent development strategies with well-being expert Dave Allman.▶️ Well-Being at Work | Forget ...

    • 27 min
    One Thing I Don't Do When Creating Competency Models

    One Thing I Don't Do When Creating Competency Models

    When I create a competency model, there are so many things I look at. The one thing I don’t look at?Indicators of poor performance.I’m sure we all already know what poor performance looks like. To me, the lowest behavior you want is one that meets expectations. And everything should just go up from there.That’s why today we’re discussing why I don't memorialize poor behavior in competency models, and why asset-based competency models work.▶️ One Thing I Don't Do When Creating Competency Model...

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    L&D Expert Julie Dirksen Exposes the Real Reason Your Training Flops

    L&D Expert Julie Dirksen Exposes the Real Reason Your Training Flops

    Have you ever created a training, only to realize it didn’t have the impact you had hoped? In this episode of the Learning for Good podcast, we explore why training alone often fails to drive lasting behavior change. My guest Julie Dirksen, author of "Talk to the Elephant: Design Learning for Behavior Change," discusses the limitations of training when systemic and external factors are barriers to change. Julie emphasizes the importance of understanding behavior at an individual level. We tal...

    • 29 min
    5 Mindset Shifts to Uplevel Your Leadership Development Strategy

    5 Mindset Shifts to Uplevel Your Leadership Development Strategy

    We all know the powerful role that mindset plays not only in our personal lives but also in our work. In this episode of the Learning for Good podcast, I explore five essential mindset shifts nonprofit L&D professionals should adopt to uplevel their leadership development strategy. By redefining how you approach your roles and the potential of your work, nonprofits can better support evolving workforces and create meaningful impact through training and leadership development.▶️ 5 Mindset ...

    • 14 min
    You Might Be Killing Your Team if You Aren't Doing This with Beth Napleton

    You Might Be Killing Your Team if You Aren't Doing This with Beth Napleton

    Effective teams are essential to your nonprofit. I’ve been a part of teams that worked so well together, everything ran smoothly, and there were no major issues. But I’ve also been a part of teams that were the opposite.So how do we create effective teams?That’s what we’re exploring on today’s episode with Beth Napleton, an executive leadership coach and consultant who helps senior leaders lead through layers.▶️ You Might Be Killing Your Team if You Aren't Doing This with Beth Napleton ▶️ Key...

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Customer Reviews

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36 Ratings

36 Ratings

Chichi U. ,

Great Leadership Insights and Strategies

This leadership development podcast is packed with fantastic insights and practical strategies that you can put into action immediately. Heather has a remarkable ability to simplify complex concepts effectively. Her latest episode on "Leadership training vs coaching" gave me a clear understanding of both terms and how to apply them in organizations. It's essential for every organization to prioritize employee training and development, and this podcast serves as an excellent starting point. Thanks, Heather, for your practical wisdom and easy-to-implement strategies! Chichi Ukomadu | Start That Business Podcast.

Lelo73 ,

So Helpful!

Really appreciate all the wisdom Heather shares. This podcast is an invaluable tool in my training toolbox. I’m definitely a step ahead and often have light bulb moments each episode- keep them coming Heather!

a_creative_life ,

Always great insights!

As a facilitator who works with nonprofits (as well as for-profits), I’m always looking for good resources to expand my skills and learning. I love Learning for Good Podcast, because Heather keeps it fresh, and there’s always wisdom and value here.

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