77 episodes

The Accidental Trainer is an ATD podcast featuring bimonthly interviews with industry experts who share stories and tips about how to grow your training career. Hosted by Alexandria Clapp, The Accidental Trainer covers trends, strategies, and actionable information for talent development professionals.

The Accidental Trainer ATD

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    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

The Accidental Trainer is an ATD podcast featuring bimonthly interviews with industry experts who share stories and tips about how to grow your training career. Hosted by Alexandria Clapp, The Accidental Trainer covers trends, strategies, and actionable information for talent development professionals.

    Escape Burnout and Build Your Emotional Fitness with Nataly Kogan

    Escape Burnout and Build Your Emotional Fitness with Nataly Kogan

    Nataly Kogan joins us on the Accidental Trainer podcast to share how to escape from daily burnout. Her own personal journey to find healing, happiness, and work she loved without sacrificing her wellbeing led her to write her latest book, The Awesome Human Project. Nataly defines burnout, addresses the systemic issues that cause it, and shares how you can recover. She reveals daily practices to build emotional fitness and refuel your energy. We also chat about other topics from her book, including developing self-compassion and how to tackle your inner critic.
    Resources:
    Nataly Kogan’s Website The Awesome Human Project Book Nataly Kogan on Instagram Nataly Kogan on LinkedIn

    • 39 min
    ReCulturing: Melissa Daimler’s Playbook for Re-Designing Workplace Culture

    ReCulturing: Melissa Daimler’s Playbook for Re-Designing Workplace Culture

    Melissa Daimler, CLO of Udemy, and former ATD board member joins the Accidental Trainer podcast to discuss how to redesign workplace culture. She defines system thinking and how she applies this mindset and approach to change the way people work together. Melissa provides practical guidance on addressing culture gaps and operationalizing a continuous review of behaviors, practices, and processes. No matter what your role is within your organization, Melissa shares how you can be a culture champion.
    Find Melissa at:
    Her website: https://www.melissadaimler.com/ On LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/melissadaimler On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mdaimler/ Check out her new book: ReCulturing: Design Your Company Culture to Connect with Strategy and Purpose for Lasting Success

    • 35 min
    Rebuilding Connection and Joy at Work with Blair Bloomston

    Rebuilding Connection and Joy at Work with Blair Bloomston

    Blair Bloomston, CEO of GameNation, joins us to discuss how to enhance our relationships, interpersonal skills, and joy at work. She shares improv techniques to cultivate active listening, failure stories and how mistake-making builds empathy, and how to rebuild connection with simple practices. She also gives us a preview of her upcoming TD magazine article on leveraging game dynamics to improve any relationship, communication, or learning activity.
    Find Blair on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/blairbloomston Check out the Game On Nation live streams: https://www.youtube.com/user/thegameonnation/videos See her keynote at Core4: https://core4.td.org/keynotes

    • 39 min
    Take Your Virtual Facilitation to the Next Level with Diana Howles

    Take Your Virtual Facilitation to the Next Level with Diana Howles

    Diana Howles, CEO and Co-Owner of Howles Associates and author of Next Level Virtual Training, joins the podcast to discuss her virtual training capability model, how she identifies evergreen training principles amidst ever-changing technology, and how to support hybrid (or live online mixed) learners in our modern workplaces. We also chat about applying learner experience design to virtual training, and how to advance your virtual facilitation skills with the models and principles she’s provided in her new book.
    Diana’s new book: Next Level Virtual Training Check out Diana’s website Find Diana on LinkedIn

    • 28 min
    Saying Goodbye to Lisa Spinelli and Hello to Alexandria Clapp

    Saying Goodbye to Lisa Spinelli and Hello to Alexandria Clapp

    In this episode, Lisa Spinelli says goodbye to her hosting role and passes the torch to the podcast’s new host, Alexandria Clapp. Lisa shares the journey of launching the Accidental Trainer podcast and reflects on some of the topics that have been discussed over the past few years. She recalls favorite moments that made her laugh and taught her new lessons. Lisa also introduces Alexandria Clapp, a fellow content manager at ATD, and they discuss Alexandria’s background and the perspective she hopes to share in future episodes.

    • 15 min
    Manoj Kulkarni on Defining Adaptive Learning

    Manoj Kulkarni on Defining Adaptive Learning

    RealizeIt CEO Manoj Kulkarni joins us to discuss adaptive learning. He describes how adaptive learning has evolved over the years, why it’s necessary to customize learning for individual employees, how personalized learning can improve performance at scale, how to implement adaptive learning in a talent management strategy, some obstacles still facing adaptive learning, and more.
    Find Manoj on LinkedIn: Manoj Kulkarni
    Learn more about RealizeIt: https://www.realizeitlearning.com/

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

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15 Ratings

15 Ratings

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L&D Professionals - must listen

For L&D professionals, this is a must add to you podcast listening. Bask in the geek-dom of what is learning and development.

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Must Listen for Trainers

Great podcast for trainers and those looking to grow personally and professionally

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Great interviews, actionable takeaways

This is a fun, insightful listen for anyone in the training and talent development field.

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