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The Original American Sin – Might Makes Right

Once again, Americans must confront another mass shooting at another school.  Beyond the immediate outpouring of grief and sympathy, we conduct collective soul-searching about the motives and causes of these recurring tragedies.  Inevitably, everyone retreats to familiar corners of the debate – is it the person or the weapon most at fault?  Is it a […]

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2017 Year in Review: Revenge of the Women

2017 started at one of the bleakest moments for American women since the birth of the modern feminist movement in the 1960s.  Women faced the prospect of being governed for the next four years by an admitted sexual predator and a Republican Congress hellbent on taking away their health care.  To make matters worse, White […]

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Psychological Process of Learning

One of the most important topics covered in the Designing Learning certificate program that I teach for ATD is the neuroscience of how humans learn.  Thanks to breakthroughs in medical science, we now know much more about how the brain functions when in a state of learning.  Applying this to instructional design and delivery of […]

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What 23andMe Taught Me About Myself (and Humanity)

Like every other American, I have long wondered about my origins. Being a nation of immigrants presents challenges to tracing our roots. At some point, they stretch back to foreign soil, to places that most of us will never have the chance to visit. So, the ancestral trail can run cold quickly. Genetic Testing When […]

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How Training and Personal Development Leads to Career Advancement

A recent publication for  Central Connecticut State University, a Public university in New Britain, Connecticut: https://ccsuconed.wordpress.com/2017/03/31/becoming-certified-as-a-project-manager-can-lead-to-advances-in-your-career/      

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Interview with ATD Education Manager regarding Designing Learning Certificate Program

Here’s an interview I recently did with ATD’s Amanda Smith on their Designing Learning Certificate Program. Dr. Ford has been a Facilitator of this program since 2004. https://videos.td.org/detail/videos/learning-development-podcasts/video/5306860251001/the-nuts-and-bolts-of-atd-s-designing-learning-certificate-program?autoStart=true&_ga=1.204772633.869788652.1473717819

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2016 Year in Review: The Divided States of America (DSA, DSA!)

The Big Picture Globalization is under attack.  It is the revenge of the Nativists.  Across the world, people voted for nationalistic populists who promised to save them by erecting walls and cutting off ties with the rest of the world.  Transnational corporations who have benefited the most from the global economy are the new bogeymen.  […]

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The Future of Training?

A colleague of mine recently asked me to contribute my views on the future of training.  I thought this was a tough assignment, since I have no magic crystal ball to predict the future of anything.  But as I thought about the request, several themes kept rolling around my brain. The future of training will […]

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Training Education Management

Helping Organizations Be More Productive and Employees Reach Full Potential.

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Today’s Thought

“Just when I figured out the meaning of life, they changed it.” George Carlin, American comedian  

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