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The Accidental Trainer is an ATD podcast, sponsored by Degreed, 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.

Oct 20, 2021

Kelly Palmer, chief learning and talent officer at Degreed and co-author of the book The Expertise Economy, joins us to talk about the power and importance of customized and personalized learning experiences. We discuss how to gather the data you need to create those experiences, how we're designing our learning and...


Oct 5, 2021

Executive Development Advisor and Coach Martha Soehren has thrived in the field of talent development for decades and she didn't rise to the top by herself; mentors and champions played a big part in how Martha got ahead. She relays tips for our listeners on how to pick the right mentors and how to work with them...


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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