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Listen to Powered by Learning, an award-winning podcast produced by d’Vinci Interactive, to learn best practices for designing, developing, delivering, tracking and evaluating your learning and performance improvement programs. Hear learning and development leaders discuss the latest approaches to creating learning experiences that engage learners and achieve improved performance for individuals and organizations. Powered by Learning received an Award of Distinction in the Podcast/Audio category from The Communicator Awards and a Silver Davey Award for Educational Podcast. The podcast is also named to Feedspot's Top 40 L&D podcasts and Training Industry's Ultimate L&D Podcast Guide.

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Listen to Powered by Learning, an award-winning podcast produced by d’Vinci Interactive, to learn best practices for designing, developing, delivering, tracking and evaluating your learning and performance improvement programs. Hear learning and development leaders discuss the latest approaches to creating learning experiences that engage learners and achieve improved performance for individuals and organizations. Powered by Learning received an Award of Distinction in the Podcast/Audio category from The Communicator Awards and a Silver Davey Award for Educational Podcast. The podcast is also named to Feedspot's Top 40 L&D podcasts and Training Industry's Ultimate L&D Podcast Guide.

    L&D Leaders Discuss Training a Hybrid Workforce

    L&D Leaders Discuss Training a Hybrid Workforce

    The pandemic has forced training leaders to pivot and re-examine how best to educate their organizations. While there are challenges to training in a hybrid work environment, it also presents some real opportunities. We interviewed L&D leaders at the Training Industry Conference & Expo to learn how they are navigating training in today’s work environment.
    Show Notes:
    The learning leaders interviewed in our podcast shared the challenges and successes of training in a hybrid world. Some of the key points include the following:
    Engage your learners online by keeping content fresh with polls, videos, and games.Overcome “Zoom” fatigue by varying the modes and format of online training and online meetings. Breakout rooms can add variety to a large group dynamic. Use bite-size pieces of learning online to keep learners engaged and look for opportunities to maximize learning of different types when groups are together in person.Special thanks to the following guests for sharing their thoughts in our podcast.
    Karissa Williams, Senior Sales Trainer, Direct Auto 
    Kathryn Kelly, Director of Engagement, SCORE 
    Matthew Mortensen, Instructional Designer, First Energy, First Energy
    Michelle Thill, Manager of Training and Development, DaVita Kidney Care
    Aaron Roseum, Learning Architect, Cleveland-Cliffs
    Jennifer Recla, Director of Organizational Learning and Development, Colorado Access
    Davida O’Brien, Tourism Standards and Training Manager, Bermuda Tourism Authority
    Related podcasts:  L&D Trends from TICE and L&D Leaders Share Views on Today's Training Industry

    Powered by Learning earned an Award of Distinction in the Podcast/Audio category from The Communicator Awards and a Silver Davey Award for Educational Podcast. The podcast is also named to Feedspot's Top 40 L&D podcasts and Training Industry’s Ultimate L&D Podcast Guide. 

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    L&D Leaders Share Views on Today's Training Industry

    L&D Leaders Share Views on Today's Training Industry

    While learning leaders have different training goals and educate various audiences, they share common challenges to engage learners and get results. We spoke to attendees at the Training Industry Conference & Expo (TICE) to hear about their greatest challenges and successes. 
     
    Show Notes: The L&D leaders featured in this episode shared issues and solutions related to understanding the ROI of training, finding enough time for training, and aligning training with business goals. Some of their key takeaways include the following:
    Measurement should not be an afterthought in training. Think about how you’re going to measure results as you develop a course.Set expectations with leadership. If you say the training will take a week, it should take a week and you should be able to identify results. The C-Suite wants to see return on investment and you want to be able to provide that.Consider creating a learning toolkit to support managers so they can help team members continue the learning after the training is over.Using training tools, such as a podcast, can help break through the clutter and engage learners to get results. Special thanks to the following learning leaders who appeared on our podcast:
    Loren Sanders, Sr. Manager Enterprise Learning and Development, CVS Health
    Matthew Mortensen, Instructional Designer, First Energy
    Jennifer Recla, Director of Organizational Learning and Development, Colorado Access
    Sherry Connor, Digital Learning Administrator, PGT Innovations
    Pamela King, CPTM, Technical Training Specialist, Broward County
    Yvette Francis, Director of Learning Design, Boys and Girls Clubs of America
    Michelle Thill, Manager of Training and Development, DaVita Kidney Care
    Coming up: We’ll hear from TICE attendees about training in a hybrid environment on our next episode!
    Related podcast:  L&D Trends from TICE

    Powered by Learning earned an Award of Distinction in the Podcast/Audio category from The Communicator Awards and a Silver Davey Award for Educational Podcast. The podcast is also named to Feedspot's Top 40 L&D podcasts and Training Industry’s Ultimate L&D Podcast Guide. 

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    Upskilling Your Workforce to Reach Business Goals

    Upskilling Your Workforce to Reach Business Goals

    Retaining talented team members is a critical part of any company’s long-term success. At The Hershey Company, they’re taking strategic steps and leveraging technology to skill their workforce for the future. Leanna Meiser, Director, Enterprise Learning & Organizational Change Management discusses how L&D leaders can shift their thinking from “learning” to “skilling” their workforce. 
    Show Notes:
    Leanna Meiser discusses how companies can grow their talent pipeline by not only seeking fresh talent, but by developing the skills of existing team members. She offered these and other key takeaways.
    There’s a difference between learning and skilling. Skilling sees behavior-changing outcomes, setting the employee up for professional growth. The talent supply shortage is real for most companies, so the need to engage and retain a workforce is critical. Deep, functional skill building of existing employees is part of the solution to talent supply. Great onboarding and ongoing learning across the enterprise play a vital role in setting team members up for success. Consider new technologies, when appropriate, to help upskill team members with meaningful experiences to grow their careers.Learn more about d'Vinci's ecoLearn® mentioned in this episode. 

    Powered by Learning earned an Award of Distinction in the Podcast/Audio category from The Communicator Awards and a Silver Davey Award for Educational Podcast. The podcast is also named to Feedspot's Top 40 L&D podcasts and Training Industry’s Ultimate L&D Podcast Guide. 

    • 28 min
    L & D Trends from TICE

    L & D Trends from TICE

    At the recent Training Industry Conference & Expo (TICE) in Raleigh, N.C., more than 400 learning leaders reunited to talk about the state of the training industry and discuss best practices for L&D.  d'Vinci President Mason Scuderi was at the conference and shares his quick takeaways.

    Show Notes:
    Mason Scuderi provides insights from the conference keynotes and sessions including these key points.
    Out of 350 companies surveyed by Training Industry, a majority reported a plan to increase training budgets. Most companies shared that the biggest training priorities are around compliance, learning experience, DE&I, leadership effectiveness, and hybrid learning.While the need for C-Suite buy-in still remains, companies surveyed reported a shift in thinking as training has more of a seat at the table. Training and development can play a huge role in employee engagement, wellness, and retention, which in turn, helps offset the great need for talent recruitment. 
    Coming up! We interviewed TICE attendees at the conference about the latest trends and challenges they're facing. Listen for their insights on a future episode of Powered by Learning!

    Read Mason's article on TrainingIndustry.com - "Purchase With Confidence: The Ultimate Guide to Learning Experience Technologies"

    Powered by Learning earned an Award of Distinction in the Podcast/Audio category from The Communicator Awards and a Silver Davey Award for Educational Podcast. The podcast is also named to Feedspot's Top 40 L&D podcasts and Training Industry’s Ultimate L&D Podcast Guide. 

    • 7 min
    Integrating Gamification into the Learning Experience

    Integrating Gamification into the Learning Experience

    Gamification can create engaging learning experiences that increase learning and retention. Intel’s Learning & Development Consultant Usha Chazhiyat shares best practices for any organization looking to integrate gamification into the learning experience. 
    Show Notes:
    Intel’s Usha Chazhiyat has develop a recipe for successfully using gamification to engage and educate learners. She offers advice on how to get started and build on learning solutions that leverage technology to teach.
    Start using gamification in a small pilot project to see what works with your learners before incorporating into more eLearning.Use a variety of gaming techniques such as trivia games, to more complex scenario-based experiences.Try to create new learning experiences using previous templates when developing new courses with gamification. Consider a variety of gamification approaches to meet the different educational needs of your learners.About Usha Chazhiyat:
    Usha Chazhiyat is the learning innovation strategist for Intel Corporation and is passionate about utilizing technology and immersive methodologies to build engaging and effective learning experiences for adult learners. Usha is a former software engineer turned learning leader and has many achievements in leading organizational efforts in learning at Intel to adopt engaging learning trends including gamified learning. She has 16 years of experience working with Fortune 500 companies like Intel Corporation and Hewlett Packard in building expertise through people management, project management and software engineering.
    Learn more about Karl Kapp’s book mentioned in this episode. The Gamification of Learning and Instruction Fieldbook: Ideas into Practice 
    Learn more about using Articulate Storyline 360 mentioned by Usha as a gamification development tool. 
    See how we partner with Sandy Hook Promise.

    Explore adult and K12 educational outreach on SandyHookPromise.org

    Powered by Learning earned an Award of Distinction in the Podcast/Audio category from The Communicator Awards and a Silver Davey Award for Educational Podcast. The podcast is also named to Feedspot's Top 40 L&D podcasts and Training Industry’s Ultimate L&D Podcast Guide. 

    • 22 min
    Using eLearning to Educate People Impacted by HIV/AIDS

    Using eLearning to Educate People Impacted by HIV/AIDS

    Educating the public requires an integrated approach to engage and inform so that’s why POZ Magazine leveraged online assessment tools and eLearning courses to educate people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Ian Anderson, president of Smart + Strong, and Oriol Gutierrez, editorial director for Smart + Strong and editor-in-chief for POZ Magazine join us with more. 
    Show Notes:
    Ian Anderson and Oriol Gutierrez from POZ Magazine use eLearning as one way to reach the public. They offer tips about their ongoing journey to educate a global audience.
     Providing eLearning modules and self-assessment tools was a logical next step to engage and educate the public.eLearning created another avenue to complement the website, magazine and other educational resources by providing learning on demand.Using relatable images in the eLearning modules helps make complex subject matter more understandable. Learn more about POZ Magazine 
    Read about d’Vinci’s work for POZ 
    Discover more about Unlocking Life’s Code, the educational website mentioned at the end of the podcast. 
    Powered by Learning earned an Award of Distinction in the Podcast/Audio category from The Communicator Awards and a Silver Davey Award for Educational Podcast. The podcast is also named to Feedspot's Top 40 L&D podcasts and Training Industry’s Ultimate L&D Podcast Guide. 

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Customer Reviews

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Lessons Everyone can Learn From!

With every episode, Powered by Learning teaches me how such an understated industry can have a pronounced impact on any organization, keep up the great work!

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Senior Technology Educator

The content provided real value for training professionals. The topics are relevant and timely—looking forward to future episodes.

jfetterman13 ,

So far, so good!

I've only listened to the first episode so far, but I enjoyed it! I liked the causual style of the interview - didn't seem too scripted and covered a wide range of questions. I look forward to hearing more!

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