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The Accidental Trainer is an ATD podcast, sponsored by GP Strategies, featuring bimonthly interviews with industry experts who share stories and tips about how to grow your training career. Hosted by Lisa Spinelli, The Accidental Trainer covers trends, strategies, and actionable information for talent development professionals.

Jan 8, 2020

In this 2020 inaugural episode of The Accidental Trainer, HR Bartender creator and blogger Sharlyn Lauby reveals what you need to know to advance your career development plans. Busy with her numerous blogs, consultancy and speaking engagements, Sharlyn discusses her time management practices as well as her start in...


Dec 20, 2019

Instructional designer, learning strategist, and master storyteller Hadiya Nuriddin joins us from the ATD 2019 International Conference & EXPO in Washington, D.C. Nuriddin discusses how she helps others meet their personal goals, look beyond the industry for new skills, uncover their fears of identity disruption, and...


Dec 6, 2019

In this episode of The Accidental Trainer, ATD's Lifetime Achievement Award-winner Bev Kaye discusses how she quit her pursuit of K–12 teaching to become a career development pioneer and corporate trainer. She also talks about successful career development programs, how to get buy-in from leadership, and how the only...


Nov 15, 2019

Managing Partner at Float Chad Udell discusses his accidental entrance into the field of learning and development. Talking to Justin Brusino, ATD's learning tech content manager, Chad discusses the importance of keeping your finger on the learning tech pulse. 

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Oct 22, 2019

In this episode of The Accidental Trainer, ATD's Justin Brusino sits down with Chief Learning Architect at Axonify JD Dillon to discuss how he got his start in the field as an instructional designer and how he keeps current with the latest trends and technologies. 

Justin: All right, everyone. Thank you for joining us....