23. What is the Difference Between Learning Design and Lesson Planning?

Learning design and lesson planning might sound interchangeable, but they have distinct uses and purposes in education. So what’s the difference? In today’s episode, I’m responding to a listener question and parsing out these two concepts. I’ll talk about why, how, and when both of them apply to our learning environments, along with key questions …

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22. All Change Is Linguistic

All change is linguistic. It’s something that I frequently remind people of, but what do I really mean when I say that? The words we use have meanings. Changes in our language reflect the deeper cultural shifts at play and help us dismantle barriers and promote understanding. In this episode, I want to take a …

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21. Enhancing People Experiences in Events and Community Engagement with Gina Bianchini

As part of our series on event planning and community, Gina Bianchini, founder and CEO of Mighty Networks joins me to talk about why People Magic is more than a set of tools, but a guiding philosophy of making valuable connections between people. She also explains why many online groups are using their platforms “off-label,” …

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20. Off The Cuff: On Accessibility

In this installment of Off the Cuff Rants on Learning, I’m sharing my unfiltered thoughts and perspectives on accessibility. A recent experience speaking at an event has accessibility and universal design for learning on my mind, and I want to invite you to consider these issues with me. Let’s think through how we can remain …

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19. Off The Cuff: On Bullying

In this installment of Off the Cuff Rants on Learning, I’m diving into the deep end and offering my unfiltered thoughts, passion, and perspectives on a topic that keeps me up at night: Bullying. These rants aren’t about getting it right on the first try, but about unpacking concepts and facing uncomfortable truths so that …

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18. The Community Factory: Crafting Intimate Events for Meaningful Connections with Nicole Osibodu

Welcome back to our series on creating impactful events. In the last episode, Liz Lathan asked the question, “You know what would be really fun?” To which I said, “Inviting Liz’s business partner at The Community Factory to talk more about fun and spontaneity in events and dream about what events could be!” So today, …

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16. How Technology Enhances Engagement and Community for All Events with Michael Helmbrecht, VP of Product Management, RingCentral

At Modern Learners, we help people and organizations host meaningful events. We focus on designing high-quality learning events and leverage a variety of design techniques and tools to do that. In this new series, we’re digging into some of those design techniques and tools by speaking with a variety of industry experts. Each of our …

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14. Just Culture: Duties and Breaches

Julie Stephenson returns to continue our special series on Just Culture. In our previous episodes, we’ve defined what Just Culture is, along with the common language used in implementing it. We’ve also learned how mission, vision, and values are intimately connected to creating a Just Culture. Today, we’re digging into our duties in the workplace, …

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12:  What is Just Culture and Why Organizations Might Want to Learn About It with Julie Stephenson

A Just Culture is one where fairness, empathy and shared accountability are paramount.  In this special four-part series, returning guest Julie Stephenson and I will examine how this culture has transformed the hospital where she works, shifting from punitive responses to understanding and addressing root causes. We’ll also look at the challenges of implementing just …

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10. Storytelling: The Secret Ingredient For Meaningful Change with Graham Callis

Sharing and listening to life’s stories can have a profound impact on us and the people around us. Storytelling is an opportunity to learn, and when people learn, people change. Today, I’m talking with Graham Callis about the power of storytelling.  Graham Callis is a storyteller and life coach. He founded Your Story Life Coaching …

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