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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 Lisa Spinelli, The Accidental Trainer covers trends, strategies, and actionable information for talent development professionals.

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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 Lisa Spinelli, The Accidental Trainer covers trends, strategies, and actionable information for talent development professionals.

    Kimo Kippen Discusses Why Today is a Pivotal Moment for L&D

    Kimo Kippen Discusses Why Today is a Pivotal Moment for L&D

    Founder of Aloha Learning Advisors Kimo Kippen joins the podcast to discuss why today is learning and development's day in the sun. We chat about the swift adoption of learning platforms, the transformation of workplace environments, and his co-founded volunteer organization L&D Cares. (https://www.alohalearningadvisors.com, https://www.linkedin.com/in/kimokippen, https://www.ldcares.org)

    • 44 min
    Developing an Employee-First Culture with Brandi Nicole Johnson

    Developing an Employee-First Culture with Brandi Nicole Johnson

    DoorDash's Head of Learning and Development Brandi Nicole Johnson discusses how DEI is the first thought in developing their workplace culture. She shares tips on how to create an inclusive, employee-first culture whether that's for in-person, virtual or hybrid work environments. (https://www.brandisays.com; https://www.doordash.com)

    • 29 min
    What to Expect at ATD21 and Beyond

    What to Expect at ATD21 and Beyond

    ATD's Director of Conferences and Events Apryl Savino, Vice President of Learning Courtney Vital and Director of Marketing Kristen Fyfe-Mills, all join me for this episode of The Accidental Trainer. We get a peek into what to expect at ATD21, our education courses and certificate programs, and discuss why ATD21 remains the best talent development conference to advance your career. (https://atdconference.td.org/; https://www.td.org/education-courses)

    • 16 min
    Transitioning From Teaching to Training with Elizabeth Fine

    Transitioning From Teaching to Training with Elizabeth Fine

    In this episode of The Accidental Trainer, global learning partner Elizabeth Fine reaches out to fellow former K-12 teachers looking to transition into the field of training and talent development.
    (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-jr-high-dropout/id1531982243; https://open.spotify.com/show/5qCkMG18Zlbqxtmb16l1ks; https://www.linkedin.com/in/elizabeth-fine/)

    • 31 min
    Clark Quinn on How Learning Sciences Underpins Instructional Design

    Clark Quinn on How Learning Sciences Underpins Instructional Design

    Executive Director of Quinnovation Dr. Clark Quinn joins us for this episode to discuss his new book, Learning Science for Instructional Designers. We cover how learning science underpins all instructional design work, fills the gaps in learning theories and grounds those theories. (https://www.td.org/books/learning-science-for-instructional-designers-from-cognition-to-application; https://quinnovation.com/; https://www.linkedin.com/in/quinnovator)

    • 20 min
    Melody Wilding Discusses How Sensitive Strivers Are an Asset to Any Team

    Melody Wilding Discusses How Sensitive Strivers Are an Asset to Any Team

    Executive and Leadership Coach and Author Melody Wilding joins The Accidental Trainer podcast for a captivating discussion on sensitive strivers and leaders. What are sensitive strivers? How do you know if you are one? What sort of things can be a benefit and a hindrance to being a sensitive striver? Learn all this and more in this episode. (https://melodywilding.com; https://www.td.org/insights/overcoming-imposter-syndrome-confronting-self-doubt-pursuing-my-cplp-and-regaining-my-confidence)

    • 19 min

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