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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 …

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6 moments that shaped my L&D perspective

In Personal by JD Dillon

Moments were a central theme at the recent 2019 ATD International Conference and Expo. In my reflection post on the Axonify Blog, I talked about the importance of looking at workplace learning in terms of moments rather than paths or courses. But #ATDMoments also made me think about moments that …

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What if they don’t believe you?

In Data by JD Dillon

Imagine you are the CEO of a large retailer. For your entire career, the L&D department has been that team that’s responsible for onboarding and compliance training. Sure, they were involved in a few big projects here and there. But they’re piece was usually focused on getting information to employees …

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Stop piloting! Start experimenting!

In Technology by JD Dillon

Pilot. It’s one of our favorite words in L&D. And with good reason. How can you know a new idea will actually work in your organization unless you try it out first, especially when it comes to technology? We test a drive car. We do a 30-day trial on a …

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5 principles for improved safety training

In Safety by JD Dillon

They completed a 30-minute eLearning. They went through 2 weeks of on-the-job training. They passed a 35-question multiple choice assessment. So why are your employees still getting hurt on the job? There’s a reason safety was our first priority during my time at the Walt Disney World Resort – ahead …

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No. 1: We never get a seat at the table.

In General L&D by JD Dillon

While every organization and industry is unique, there is a consistent set of issues that I seem to encounter over and over that fundamentally reduces the impact of L&D efforts. We need to get these issues resolved before we can focus on what really matters – delivering results for our …

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No. 2: But I work in a highly regulated industry …

In Compliance by JD Dillon

While every organization and industry is unique, there is a consistent set of issues that I seem to encounter over and over that fundamentally reduces the impact of L&D efforts. We need to get these issues resolved before we can focus on what really matters – delivering results for our …

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No. 3: We need this done tomorrow!

In General L&D by JD Dillon

While every organization and industry is unique, there is a consistent set of issues that I seem to encounter over and over that fundamentally reduces the impact of L&D efforts. We need to get these issues resolved before we can focus on what really matters – delivering results for our …

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No. 4: We don’t have time for learning.

In General L&D by JD Dillon

While every organization and industry is unique, there is a consistent set of issues that I seem to encounter over and over that fundamentally reduces the impact of L&D efforts. We need to get these issues resolved before we can focus on what really matters – delivering results for our …