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  • 12 Mar 2018 11:06 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    No, we're not talking about the band. As much as John loves them, the analogy here deals with rolling stones, literally. The well known saying goes "a rolling stone gathers no moss". In modern parlance, that means if you want to get somewhere, you need to move. Idleness, they say, and progress exist as enemies. But how true does that statement prove to be in the end? Sure, if you sit still too long, the world will pass you by and you may not even notice it. But, every stone needs to slow down at times. Every stone needs to enjoy its "stonehood" at various times. Right? Founding and running a professional development group takes courage. And time. And commitment. But alas poor Urich, it also takes patience. And the ability to recognize when to slow certain rocks down and when to speed other ones up. So don't fret the times when you need to recharge. You can't fill up a bucket from an empty well. And rocks without mold on them tend to be dry. And brittle. And boring. And it's a lot harder to climb a rock that's moving, so when trying to lift others up - you got to remember to slow down. And in the end, the rolling stones do provide a good analogy - you can't always get what you want. But if you try sometimes, you get what you need.

  • 3 Mar 2018 11:39 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    So....who says the gods are crazy? We decided to take our March monthly workshop completely virtual as a result of the latest round of Mother Nature's fury. Not sure what it was like in the Northern & Western burbs this morning, but it was pretty dry and clear in the city near John. But too late to drag people back to a spot for a meeting, we pressed forward with our virtual format. But divine providence stepped stepped up. Not only did everyone get to sleep in a little later, we heard from our partners at Drexel later in the day that their servers were out till early afternoon. Sometimes...you get the bear.

  • 22 Feb 2018 1:36 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    It's official. L&D Philly will be hosting two great workshops as part of Philly Tech Week 2018!


    Join your fellow L&D professionals and everyone else celebrating all things Tech along with the team from award-winning VR/AR company Tipping Point Media as they lead two great sessions on developing and use Virtual and Augmented realities.


    Details about both workshops, registration, and more are posted on our events page. Don't miss out and don't forget to mark your calendars now for Saturday April 28 from 9am to 12pm and Wednesday May 2nd from 6 to 830pm.


    See you there!



  • 2 Apr 2017 10:05 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Our April podcast is now available for live-streaming or download. Listen in as host John Luczkowski interviews and laughs along with our April workshop leader Theresa Hummel-Krallinger. Members can download or live stream the podcast straight from our website. Just log in using your membership credentials and go to the Podcasts page under Member Resources to listen or download for later!

  • 11 Mar 2017 2:46 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On Saturday March 25th, Dr. Michael Brenner will facilitate our monthly workshop on the topic of emotional intelligence and how EQ can assist L&D professionals as they seek to build better solutions for their clients/business partners. As a preview, our March podcast features a lively discussion with Mike on the topics of Emotional Intelligence, Organizational Culture, Resiliency and more. Download or Listen and register for the March workshop today!

  • 19 Feb 2017 2:44 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    For those who attended our February workshop with Andy Jefferson - co-author of the 6 Disciplines to Breakthrough Learning - our post-event user submitted Q&A with Andy is available for download/listen now. Even if you didn't attend the event - enjoy the lively discussion about how good business training needs to go beyond the traditional instructional design processes.

  • 21 Dec 2016 9:57 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Our January Podcast with Ken Blackwell is now available online! Check it out and listen for free or download the file from our Podcasts page. Podcasts

  • 21 Nov 2016 1:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    It's time to do this. We've been up and running for a year. We've partnered with local thought leaders & experts. (Thank yous to John Gray, Lana Bennett, Jenna Gallagher, Lea Ann Bowers, Ken Blackwell, Marian Gigliotti)

    We've also had national experts come and lead sessions or share their insights. (Thanks to Monica Cornetti, Jeremy Aho, Diane Elkins, Carol Fahy, and more!)

    Now it's time to make this official. The paperwork is complete. The new website is running. Let's go team!

  • 21 Nov 2016 11:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    You may also notice we're charging for events now. Well, we don't do this for the money folks! But we also try to provide superb quality events and good communication & social media presence and that's stuff ain't free. Plus, we do provide breakfast.....

    So we're asking you to put a little skin in the game when you register to make sure you commit to coming. And, so John doesn't raid his 401(k) to pay for Dunkin Donuts for 20, 30 people. 

  • 21 Nov 2016 11:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Oh yeah - did we mention.....2017 is when we knock it out of the Park.....


    Topics:

    Coaching,

    Instructional Design,

    Gamification

    Training Evaluation

    Emotional Intel and Org Development

    Application of Humor

    Virtual Training

    Performance Consulting & Needs Analysis

    The 6 Most Important Things You can do to Make Learning more Valuable


    Names:

    Sardek Love, Geoff Wolinar, Ken Blackwell, Theresa Humell-Krallinger, Andy Jefferson, Joe Willmore, Cynthia Clay, Monica Cornetti, Jim and Wendy Kirkpatrick.....and that's not the whole year! BAM. Circle the bases big boy - you just put your team ahead.

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