The L&D Ninja Podcast

The L&D Ninja Podcast

An educational, informative, entertaining, and inspirational podcast on all things Learning and Development. From high school dropout to becoming a real "ninja" in the field, Dr. Padin shares his real-life stories and the stories of other brilliant people in the industry. So, grab a pen, a notepad, and your favorite beverage and get ready to embark on the life of an L&D Ninja!


June 21, 2022 55 min

It's an exciting time to be an L&D professional.  As of this morning (6/19/22), there are a grand total of 6,228 Instructional Designer and 1,354 LMS Administrator job openings posted on just LinkedIn.  Many of these job postings offer the opportunity to work remotely.

If you're someone thinking making a move to an L&D career, or would like to start your own business in the space, you definitely need to listen to th...

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Jay Chun was a former classroom K12 teacher who quickly learned being in the classroom wasn't the profession for him.   But, what was he going to do.  He decided to go back to school to get a graduate degree in hopes of being able to teach at college level; that was until he found out about Instructional Design.

Since 2011, Jay has had a successful career as an Instructional Designer, doing work for major companies such as Cisc...

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May 24, 2022 59 min

 The phrase “servant leadership” originated with Robert K. Greenleaf in "The Servant as Leader"  essay,  first published in 1970.   According to the Greeleaf Center for Servant Leadership, "A servant-leader focuses primarily on the growth and well-being of people and the communities to which they belong. While traditional leadership generally involves the accumulation and exercise of power by one at the “top of the pyra...

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Digital transformation is the process of using digital technologies to transform established, traditional and non-digital business processes and services, or creating new ones, to meet with the evolving market and customer expectations.  This is easier said than done, and unless you have the right strategy and experienced team, your company may be left behind.

In this episode, we discuss digital transformation with an industry exper...

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April 27, 2022 44 min

According to Monica Gragg, "Microlearning. will be redefined by TikTok." And she may be on to something. Since its introduction in May 2020, the TikTok hashtag, #learnontiktok, has had more than 271 billion views. People are learning everything and anything under the sun, 15 seconds at a time.

In this episode, we discuss TikTok for L&D, L&D in the Metaverse, and a whole lot more.                                      ...

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