Author Archives: David Kelly

Should We Change The Language of Training?

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When I speak with my peers in the field of organizational learning and performance, either in person or virtually, I’m always amazed at the amount of time we spend discussing, debating, and examining the language of our profession. Language is a fascinating thing: It’s how we communicate our thoughts and develop relationships, but used ineffectively, …

How to Learn from a Conference You Aren’t Attending

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Continuous professional development is a critical part of a trainer’s work. We often think of it from the perspective of our learners, but need to think of it from our personal perspective as well.I think of this now as I prepare to attend the ASTD International Conference and Exposition next week in Denver. Conferences are …

How to Save ‘Social Learning’ Before We Destroy It

Social Learning is a term that is rapidly spreading throughout the learning and performance field. It’s also a phrase that is on the verge of being completely perverted by the same community. Don’t get me wrong; I’m a big believer in the natural learning that occurs through social interactions. I also think it’s wonderful that …

#TrainChat Wrapup: What Trainers Can Learn From Angry Birds

On Friday the Daily Mindflash once again hosted a Twitter chat with contributor David Kelly, in which we discussed his latest article, “What Angry Birds Can Teach Us About Instructional Design.” Once again, the chat was a success, with hundreds of questions, comments, and opinions pouring in to the hashtag #TrainChat related to the topic. We’ve compiled …