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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 • 35 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

    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 Shifts to Uplevel Your Leadership Development Strategy

    ▶️ Key Points:
    01:41 How joining a Crossfit gym led me to a mindset shift
    04:11 Introduction of 5 Mindset Shifts to Uplevel Your Leadership Development Strategy
    4:38 Mindset Shift #1: You are not just an order-taker
    06:47 Mindset Shift #2: Dealing with workforce change
    09:37 Mindset Shift #3: Change initiatives
    10:41 Mindset Shift #4: Not every effort needs to succeed
    11:58 Mindset Shift #5: You are impacting people's well-being

    Resources from this episode:
    Learning for Good Episode 68 "Is L&D a Last Resort or a First Response?"
    "Atomic Habits" by James Clear
    "Tiny Habits" by B.J. Fogg
    The ADKAR model of change
    "Mindset" by Carol Dweck

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    Linkedin: Heather Burright
    Website: skillmastersmarket.com
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    • 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 Points:
    02:26 Beth’s background: Helping senior leaders lead through layers
    08:17 The biggest killers of a team
    09:58 Remedying these team killers
    13:25 Finding time and capacity to address organizational development as a leader
    18:24 Learning and Development has an important part to play in team development

    Resources from this episode:
    Join the Nonprofit Learning and Development Collective: https://www.skillmastersmarket.com/nonprofit-learning-and-development-collective

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    Connect with Beth
    LinkedIn: Beth Napleton
    Website: bethnapleton.com

    Connect with Heather
    Linkedin: Heather Burright
    Website: skillmastersmarket.com
    Book an interest call with Heather here.

    • 24 min
    3 Audiences Unique to Nonprofit Training

    3 Audiences Unique to Nonprofit Training

    What makes nonprofit training unique to corporate training or government training? While there are a number of things that are different, one thing that I thought would be fun to focus on is the three unique audiences that nonprofits create training for.
    These unique audiences come with their own challenges and I’m giving you some tips to overcome those challenges.

    ▶️ 3 Audiences Unique to Nonprofit Training

    ▶️ Key Points:
    03:00 The three audiences unique to nonprofit training
    07:19 Challenges these unique audiences present and how instructional design teams can overcome them

    Resources from this episode:
    Join the Nonprofit Learning and Development Collective: https://www.skillmastersmarket.com/nonprofit-learning-and-development-collective

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    Linkedin: Heather Burright
    Website: skillmastersmarket.com
    Book an interest call with Heather here.

    • 13 min
    Getting Started: Three Ways to Use Animation in Your Training with Calvin Dantley

    Getting Started: Three Ways to Use Animation in Your Training with Calvin Dantley

    Why do we let our kids watch cartoons like Cocomelon or Bluey? Because they are teaching our kids valuable lessons through animation.
    We can do the exact same thing in our nonprofit training. We can use animation to impart valuable lessons to our learners. That’s why I’ve invited Calvin Dantley to join me and share his experience with animation and training.
    Calvin is a nonprofit L&D leader and an experienced animator, and he has so much good stuff to share with us today.

    ▶️ Getting Started: Three Ways to Use Animation in Your Training with Calvin Dantley

    ▶️ Key Points:
    03:10 Get to know Calvin Dantley: From sales to L&D animation
    06:32 The value animation can add to your nonprofit training
    10:26 Three ways your nonprofit can use animation in training
    13:14 Barriers to using animation in training and how to overcome them
    16:40 One thing you can do now to get started with animation

    Resources from this episode:
    Here’s the video I mentioned, Systems thinking: a cautionary tale
    Join the Nonprofit Learning and Development Collective: https://www.skillmastersmarket.com/nonprofit-learning-and-development-collective

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    Connect with Calvin
    LinkedIn: Calvin Dantley
    Website: cdantley.com

    Connect with Heather
    Linkedin: Heather Burright
    Website: skillmastersmarket.com
    Book an interest call with Heather here.

    • 19 min
    Your New Training is Perfect, but... Your Learners Won't Remember It

    Your New Training is Perfect, but... Your Learners Won't Remember It

    Have you heard of the forgetting curve?

    We naturally forget 90% of what we learn. That's troubling to hear for those of us in L&D. All we think about is helping people learn and creating behavior change from that learning.

    How can we do that If learners are forgetting the majority of what we teach them? That’s what we’re exploring in this episode.

    ▶️ Your New Training is Perfect, but... Your Learners Won't Remember It

    ▶️ Key Points:
    00:58 The forgetting curve
    03:51 Making learning relevant
    06:33 Making training meaningful
    07:19 Making training fun
    09:08 Providing wrap-around support

    Resources from this episode:
    Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear
    Applying the Laws of Behavior Change to Staff Development
    I use Mentimeter to create interactive learning experiences

    Join the Nonprofit Learning and Development Collective: https://www.skillmastersmarket.com/nonprofit-learning-and-development-collective

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    Connect with Heather
    Linkedin: Heather Burright
    Website: skillmastersmarket.com
    Book an interest call with Heather here.

    • 12 min
    Workforce Development: Using Data to Move from Status Quo to Training Impact with Heather Hiscox

    Workforce Development: Using Data to Move from Status Quo to Training Impact with Heather Hiscox

    In this episode, I've invited self-proclaimed frustrated changemaker Heather Hiscox to talk about how she uses data to overcome the status quo and boost workforce development.

    Heather, the founder and CEO of Pause for Change,  is on a mission to change the way we change the world. I'm so excited to talk with her more about data and what L&D can start to do differently to create a greater impact in training.

    ▶️ Workforce Development: Using Data to Move from Status Quo to Training Impact

    ▶️ Key Points:
    03:00 Heather’s frustration working in social impact and how it compares to L&D
    07:28 Why is it so important to utilize data
    10:56 The best ways to capture data
    15:50 Using data in your work and the impact it can have on your organization
    23:56 Using data to create more impact in training

    Resources from this episode:
    No More Status Quo: A Proven Framework to Change the Way We Change the World by Heather Hiscox
    Check out the two episodes of Possibility Project that Heather mentioned in this episode:
    Antiracist Learning & EvaluationNew choices for how we assess impact: what is possible beyond either/or?Join the Nonprofit Learning and Development Collective: https://www.skillmastersmarket.com/nonprofit-learning-and-development-collective
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    Connect with Heather
    Linkedin: Heather Hiscox
    Website: pauseforchange.com and possibilityproject.org

    Connect with Heather
    Linkedin: Heather Burright
    Website: skillmastersmarket.com
    Book an interest call with Heather here.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

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35 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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