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5 great conference memories

In Conferences, Personal by JD Dillon

This photo was taken in February at ATD TechKnowledge in San Jose, California. Except for a quick stop at the Axonify office in Waterloo, this was the last time I saw professional peers in person before the COVID-19 pandemic impacted our everyday lives. Conferences have been a big part of …

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TikTok is (not) the future of learning

In Featured, Technology by JD Dillon

Facebook is the future of learning. Wait … YouTube is the future of learning. Hold on … Netflix is the future of learning. You see where I’m going … Over the past week, I’ve heard/read the words “TikTok is the future of learning” six times. Some came from vendors trying …

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More simple remote work practices from my team

In Work Life by JD Dillon

I’m spending a few minutes every day sharing my ideas and experiences as a remote worker. Today, I’m thinking about the way my team seems to be adjusting so quickly to their new normal. My team has been fully remote for 3 days, and they’re already quite good at it. …

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Running a good remote meeting

In Work Life by JD Dillon

I’m spending a few minutes every day sharing my ideas and experiences as a remote worker. Today, I’m thinking about the difference between in-person, blended and fully remote meetings. I just participated in my first meeting with a newly 100% remote team. Honestly, it was a MUCH better experience for …

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Dealing with isolation as a remote worker

In Featured, Work Life by JD Dillon

I’m spending a few minutes every work day sharing my thoughts and practices around remote work. Yes, there are many, many, MANY organizations sharing recommendations on this topic right now. In reality, this series is just as much for me as anyone who takes the time to read it. Thank …

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My advice for managing a remote team

In Work Life by JD Dillon

Yesterday, I shared what I’ve learned as a remote worker over the past 10 years.  Today, I’m shifting focus to a critical part of the remote work experience for any employee: managers. Managers can make or break the remote work experience. This is especially true for managers who have limited …

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My 5 best remote work tips

In Work Life by JD Dillon

I’ve been a remote worker for much of the past decade. Here’s my shortlist of five tips for anyone making the transition now. Please share your best remote work tips in the comments! Build your spot I’ve never been able to focus when sitting on the couch with my laptop. …

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12 use cases for AI in workplace learning

In AI, Featured by JD Dillon

I wrote the article “The Path to AI” for the January 2020 edition of TD Magazine. The purpose of the article was to provide a foundation for how L&D pros can begin to approach the application of AI within workplace learning. Rather than get enamoured with specific technologies or marketing …

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Your L&D Conference Planning Checklist

In Conferences by JD Dillon

The 2020 L&D conference season is about to begin. ATD TechKnowledge (February 5-7 | San Jose, CA) kicks off a jam-packed year of in-person and online professional events around the world. Participating in many of these events is one of the best parts of my job with LearnGeek and Axonify. …

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L&D Words

In Featured, General L&D by JD Dillon

I shared this tweet a few days ago … It started a fun online conversation … that’s still going. So I figured it would be worth expanding upon, beyond the limited context of a 135-character tweet. Words matter. Terminology is an important part of any profession. It’s a common language. …

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My 2019

In Personal by JD Dillon

How many browser tabs do you have open right now? I’m just starting my holiday break, so I’m down to 12. But I typically have another 10+ open at any given time as a pseudo task list. Besides my productivity apps, there is only one tab that is always the …

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LearnGeek is coming to YOU this fall!

In Conferences by JD Dillon

It’s gearing up to be a busy fall/winter for the LearnGeek Team! From conferences and webinars to articles and podcasts, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to engage with LearnGeek over the next few months. September The month kicks off with an appearance on episode 34 of the Learning Uncut Podcast. …

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5 elements of a great learning culture

In Culture by JD Dillon

“We have to build a culture of learning. “ Executives Everywhere Recently Building a learning culture is suddenly an in-vogue topic in business conversation. Of course, this has something L&D pros have been clamoring about for years. But now, executives from across the business are seeing the connection between learning …

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We built a LearnGeek App in 2 hours

In Technology by JD Dillon

We have an app! I’ll give you a moment to let the excitement fade. The official LearnGeek App is the only place you can find ALL of your favorite LearnGeek content for quick and easy consumption. Articles. Podcasts. Events. It’s all curated into our web app for easy access. The …