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

Dec 20, 2023

Lauren Weinstein, co-author of The Empowered Job Search and the Career Discovery & Enablement Lead at Microsoft, is on the podcast this week to discuss the complexities of job changes and career development. Sharing her personal story of being laid off, Lauren offers advice for those transitioning between...

Dec 13, 2023

Evidence-informed learning designer and educational technology specialist, Nidhi Sachdeva, breaks down the dangers of conflating neurodivergence and learning styles. Discussing Dual Coding Theory, Cognitive Theory, and Information Processing Theory, Nidhi explains the science behind how people learn and what trainers

Nov 22, 2023

Julie Dirksen is a learning strategist and author of the recently released book, Talk to the Elephant. She joins the podcast to chat about designing learning for behavior change. We discuss several topics from her book, including the COM-B behavior model, and how to map it to your behavior change interventions. Julie...

Nov 8, 2023

Danielle Wallace, Chief Learning Strategist of Beyond the Sky, joins the podcast to share her passion for learner personas in L&D. Listen to her explanation of what learner personas are, the “do’s and dont's” of building learner personas, and the ways you can use personas in training. 

Meet some of Danielle’s...

Oct 26, 2023

Belo Miguel Cipriani, digital inclusion strategist and founder of Oleb Media, joins the podcast to help us rethink accessibility. Learn how to overcome the intimidation factor of accessibility and engage in active digital inclusivity with Belo’s empowering recommendations.  


Belo shares his personal experience...