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ATD Accidental Trainer is an ATD podcast, sponsored by Hogan Assessments, 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.

Sep 28, 2022

Heidi Kirby, host of the BLOC podcast, joins us on ATD Accidental Trainer to share her take on learning experience design. She discusses the origins and evolution of instructional design, and its relationship with learning experience design. As a PhD candidate in instructional design and technology, she talks about the...


Sep 7, 2022

Matt Gjertsen, founder and Chief Learning Officer of Better Every Day Studios, joins us on the podcast to discuss how to formalize your onboarding process. He shares his approach for designing effective onboarding with a three part strategy, and covers considerations for virtual onboarding. He also highlights the...


Aug 24, 2022

Ryne Sherman, the Chief Science Officer of Hogan Assessments, joins us on the podcast to clear up misconceptions about personalities and how we measure them. He describes the complexity involved in evaluating personalities, whether personality is changeable over time, and how we can use personality assessments in the...


Aug 3, 2022

Nataly Kogan joins us on the Accidental Trainer podcast to share how to escape from daily burnout. Her own personal journey to find healing, happiness, and work she loved without sacrificing her wellbeing led her to write her latest book, The Awesome Human Project. Nataly defines burnout, addresses the systemic issues...


Jul 21, 2022

Melissa Daimler, CLO of Udemy, and former ATD board member joins the Accidental Trainer podcast to discuss how to redesign workplace culture. She defines system thinking and how she applies this mindset and approach to change the way people work together. Melissa provides practical guidance on addressing culture gaps...