At the start of 2014, as with any new year, there is a lot of optimism and planning for the year ahead. Yet it also is valuable to look back at the year in review, to return – with a bird’s eye view – to some of the ideas, news and people that shaped and influenced us most during the course of the year that is ending.
With the spirit in mind, here are some of the best interviews on Training Station this year.
- Scott Date, Senior Product Manager at Adobe – Scott shares the details behind Adobe’s Social Communities software, as well as his thoughts on issues ranging from training new users of a software, ease of use, consistency, Adobe’s range of offerings for the social internet and more.
- Mike Collins – Head of Customer Experience at DPG plc – Mike is a huge advocate for social technologies and how they can foster new connections that lead to improved communication, collaboration and innovation.
- Amy Rouse – Director of Learning Architecture and Design Solutions at AT&T – Amy provides some insight into AT&T learning strategies, as well as her own insight, including, “I think to lead a team of professionals well you need to ensure you have the right people on the team, provide a clear line of sight to both short- and long-term goals, give people the tools and latitude they need to showcase their talents, provide plenty of opportunity for collaboration, and have as much fun as possible.”
- Nigel Paine – Leading Expert on Everything L&D – Nigel shares his expertise on a wide range of issues, including some new and developing technological tools that he’s excited about these days: social networking tools, gamification and mobile learning.
- Vanessa Walsh – Head of Leadership and Professional Development at Wells Fargo – Vanessa and I had a great and wide-ranging discussion about leadership qualities, learning technologies, the uniqueness of L&D within the banking and financial services industry and more!
- Peter Casebow – CEO at GoodPractice – Peter speaks about utlizing mobile technology for employee learning, performance support, and various other L&D subjects.
- Clara Lippert Glenn – President & CEO of Oxford Princeton Programme – Clara answers some questions about L&D in the energy sector, blended learning strategies, and working against tight budgets in employee training.
- Paul Termelezian – Founder of iFive Alliances – Paul talks about workplace performance, the gap between training and competency, BYOD, and more.
I’m excited to continue with some great new discussions in the year ahead!