Powered by Learning

Powered by Learning

Listen to Powered by Learning, an award-winning podcast produced by d’Vinci Interactive, to learn best practices for designing, developing, delivering, tracking and evaluating your learning and performance improvement programs. Hear learning and development leaders discuss the latest approaches to creating learning experiences that engage learners and achieve improved performance for individuals and organizations. Powered by Learning received an Award of Distinction in the Podcast/Audio category from The Communicator Awards and a Silver Davey Award for Educational Podcast. The podcast is also named to Feedspot's Top 40 L&D podcasts and Training Industry's Ultimate L&D Podcast Guide.

Episodes

August 5, 2022 12 min

The pandemic has forced training leaders to pivot and re-examine how best to educate their organizations. While there are challenges to training in a hybrid work environment, it also presents some real opportunities. We interviewed L&D leaders at the Training Industry Conference & Expo to learn how they are navigating training in today’s work environment.

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The learning leaders interviewed in our podcast shared the ...

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While learning leaders have different training goals and educate various audiences, they share common challenges to engage learners and get results. We spoke to attendees at the Training Industry Conference & Expo (TICE) to hear about their greatest challenges and successes. 

 

Show Notes: The L&D leaders featured in this episode shared issues and solutions related to understanding the ROI of training, finding enough time for...

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Retaining talented team members is a critical part of any company’s long-term success. At The Hershey Company, they’re taking strategic steps and leveraging technology to skill their workforce for the future. Leanna Meiser, Director, Enterprise Learning & Organizational Change Management discusses how L&D leaders can shift their thinking from “learning” to “skilling” their workforce. 

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Leanna Meiser discusses how c...

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June 28, 2022 7 min

At the recent Training Industry Conference & Expo (TICE) in Raleigh, N.C., more than 400 learning leaders reunited to talk about the state of the training industry and discuss best practices for L&D.  d'Vinci President Mason Scuderi was at the conference and shares his quick takeaways.

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Mason Scuderi provides insights from the conference keynotes and sessions including these key points.

  • Out of 350 companies sur...
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    Gamification can create engaging learning experiences that increase learning and retention. Intel’s Learning & Development Consultant Usha Chazhiyat shares best practices for any organization looking to integrate gamification into the learning experience. 

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    Intel’s Usha Chazhiyat has develop a recipe for successfully using gamification to engage and educate learners. She offers advice on how to get started and build on...

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    Educating the public requires an integrated approach to engage and inform so that’s why POZ Magazine leveraged online assessment tools and eLearning courses to educate people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Ian Anderson, president of Smart + Strong, and Oriol Gutierrez, editorial director for Smart + Strong and editor-in-chief for POZ Magazine join us with more. 

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    Ian Anderson and Oriol Gutierrez from POZ Mag...

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    Keeping the learner in mind when designing eLearning courses is key to engaging them and driving organizational success. Highmark Health's Learning Architect Angela Sample, Ph.D.  discusses best practices for using empathetic principles in instructional design.

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  • Empathetic principles can be complementary to learning experience design principles 
  • Focus on the importance of designing a solution that's human-centered ...
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    Engaging adult learners can start with lessons learned years ago in the classroom. In this Powered by Learning episode, teacher-turned L&D professional Maggie Layfield shares how to use K-12 teaching strategies to engage adult learners, create meaningful assessments, and increase retention.  

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    Maggie Layfield of NetSupport shared her passion for using K12 learning approaches with adult learners. Her key takeaways incl...

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    It’s not often that we talk to someone who invented a fresh approach to instructional design. In this Powered by Learning episode, Catherine Mattiske, managing director at Inner Genius, shares how her ID9 intelligent design approach delivers results. 

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    In her interview, author, speaker and L&D professional Catherine Mattiske shares practical takeaways and inspirational ideas to shape your next learning solution. 

  • If peo...
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    After two years of almost exclusively online learning, L&D leaders are navigating the new normal in training and figuring out how to maximize the blend of online and in-person learning. According to Learning Consultant Ian Townley, the learning journey exists now in multiple locations. In this episode, we discuss where learning goes from here and how best to transfer learning to improved performance.

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    Practical Trainin...

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    Even before the pandemic forced learning leaders to rethink their training programs, Constellation Brands, maker of many leading wine, beer, and spirits, was pivoting to ensure learners were set up for success. In this Powered by Learning episode,  d'Vinci client Maggie Romanovich of Constellation Brands, talks with our Client Solutions Consultant Angeline Evans about the changes they’ve made to impact learner engagement, reten...

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    When it was time to transform the learning and development culture at The GIANT Company, learning leaders knew they had to focus on the learner journey. In this episode, Anthony Amadure, Manager Learning Organizational Development at The GIANT Company, talks to d'Vinci Learning Experience Director Jenny Fedullo about the innovative changes they made.
     
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    Anthony Amadure transformed their learning and development culture ...

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    When you move beyond designing a learning event to creating a learning experience, you can amplify your performance outcomes. This is how Marybeth (MB) Weiss, VP of People and Culture approaches her work at FORME, an at-home fitness technology company. She explains in her conversation with d’Vinci CEO Luke Kempski.
     
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    Combining her experiences as a learning designer and personal trainer, MB Weiss recommends putting the l...

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    In order for learning leaders to be true strategic business leaders, they must know how training works with marketing, sales, IT and other areas of an organization. Ajay Pangarkar, a partner at CentralKnowledge, a leading workforce performance consultancy, provides thought-provoking insights about how L&D leaders can improve organizational performance and achieve targeted business and operational objectives.

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    Ajay Pang...

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    November 30, 2021 20 min

    Learning leaders are often focused on content in training solutions but sometimes do not put the same emphasis on how the course is designed. In this episode of Powered by Learning, d’Vinci Learning Solutions Director Jenny Fedullo and Visual Design Director Melissa Wimbish explain how to marry art and science to create impactful learning experiences.

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  • In order to motivate a learner, you have to get their attention. Grab t...
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    Successful training starts with a good marketing plan according to Bruce Chen, CEO of KochaSoft Canada, a division of a cloud tech company focused on building learning and training products for the enterprise. In this Powered by Learning episode, Bruce shares some keys to motivating employees to learn and the benefits the training can have for the organizations.


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  • Upskilling is the major driver for organizations wanting to...
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    At CVS Health, they put their whole heart into serving their customers and that service begins with their commitment to learning and development. CVS Health’s Senior Manager, Enterprise Learning and Development Loren Sanders explains how good training drives employee and customer loyalty and retail performance.

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    Loren Sanders shares the best practices at CVS Health and explains how their commitment to the customer is front...

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    September 29, 2021 22 min

    In order to help customers make good buying decisions, Best Buy Canada advisers need to be well trained on the products that they sell. In this Powered by Learning episode, Marjorie Van Roon, Senior Manager, Learning and Development at Best Buy Canada, talks to d’Vinci CEO Luke Kempski about how the right training can drive retail performance.

     

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  • Well trained people are at the heart of what makes a great shopping experience...
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    Adaptive Learning benefits both the learner and an organization’s bottom line. In this episode of Powered by Learning, Craig Joiner, Senior Vice President, Brand Experience at Fulcrum Labs dispels some myths about Adaptive Learning and explains how organizations can put it to work to achieve their goals.

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    Craig Joiner breaks down the barriers to Adaptive Learning in this episode of Powered by Learning. His key points inclu...

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    At The Cincinnati Insurance Company, they’re taking training to a new level by using just-in-time learning, Augmented Reality (AR), and Virtual Reality (VR) to help team members be more confident on the job and more efficient in their work. In this Powered by Learning podcast episode, Tricia Inderhees, Learning and Development Consultant Manager of Cincinnati Insurance shares the best way to create innovative learning programs that...

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