6 OTHER things to do while in Vegas for #DevLearn

October 16, 2016 JD

You could get the impression that I like Las Vegas based on the fact that I’m in town 2 or 3 times every year for work stuff. You would be wrong. Nothing against the town or the people, but I’m just not a “Vegas person.”

My #Learning2016 Schedule

October 15, 2016 JD

Anderson Cooper is coming! ANDERSON COOPER IS COMING! As far as keynote sessions go, this is one I’m actually quite excited to see – especially given the timing with everything ELSE he’s dealing with on the job nowadays. Learning 2016 will mark my first time at

7 common objections to workplace knowledge sharing

October 10, 2016 JD

When I first got heavily into workplace knowledge sharing 7 years ago, I thought it was just my organization that had some challenges. Then, when I stepped out into the industry to share my experience on the topic, I started to realize it was everyone.

Weighing In: Banning Devices in the Classroom

October 5, 2016 JD

Earlier this week, an L&D industry peer posted the following update on their social feed: It’s demeaning and disrespectful of you as an educator and/or trainer to ban the use of a device in hand during class/training assuming “they’re probably just checking Facebook.” If they actually

Level 10: Reflecting on My First Gamified Learning Project

September 20, 2016 JD

I’m about to hit my 10-year gamification anniversary. Call it my gamificanniversary! What? You don’t have your own gamification anniversary? Well, then I’m willing to share. Here’s the story of my first gamification experience … Background Disney opened the Kim Possible World Showcase Adventure attraction

My #CLOsym Fall 2016 Schedule

September 20, 2016 JD

It’s been a few months since I put together one of my standard “I’m going to a conference and here’s what I’m doing while I’m there” posts. The L&D event world took a bit of a break during the summer, but I’m kicking back into full gear

My next 10 presentations in 10 sentences

September 16, 2016 JD

Tis the season – and I’m not talking Christmas! I’m in HEAVY presentation development mode and will be for the next few months. That’s because I have 10 scheduled speaking engagements (soon to be 11) to round out 2016. Its definitely my busiest period of L&D industry

Become a better virtual teammate

September 16, 2016 JD

Remote work is a fact of professional life. Thanks, internet! I’ve spent the past 10 years working on and/or managing virtual teams. Whether members were distributed across The Walt Disney World Resort, the continental United States, or the world, many of the same challenges always arose.

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