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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.

Sep 20, 2021

In this episode of The Accidental Trainer, Senior Director of Leadership Development at GP Strategies Leah Clark joins us to discuss how leaders are reinventing themselves. We also chat about what talent development professionals can do to develop their future leaders, how leaders can help to retain employees during the...

Sep 8, 2021

Founder of Aloha Learning Advisors Kimo Kippen joins the podcast to discuss why today is learning and development's day in the sun. We chat about the swift adoption of learning platforms, the transformation of workplace environments, and his co-founded volunteer organization L&D Cares.


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Aug 25, 2021

DoorDash's Head of Learning and Development Brandi Nicole Johnson discusses how DEI is the first thought in developing their workplace culture. She shares tips on how to create an inclusive, employee-first culture whether that's for in-person, virtual or hybrid work environments.

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Aug 18, 2021

ATD's Director of Conferences and Events Apryl Savino, Vice President of Learning Courtney Vital and Director of Marketing Kristen Fyfe-Mills, all join me for this episode of The Accidental Trainer. We get a peek into what to expect at ATD21, our education courses and certificate programs, and discuss why ATD21 remains...

Aug 11, 2021

In this episode of The Accidental Trainer, global learning partner Elizabeth Fine reaches out to fellow former K-12 teachers looking to transition into the field of training and talent development.

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