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ATD Accidental Trainer is an ATD podcast, sponsored by Over Drive, 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.

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 favorite learner personas as she discusses how you can build personas through holistic data collection, and what to do if data is not made available. She also goes into the common mistakes of building learner personas that trainers will want to avoid.  

Our episode with Danielle will touch on accessibility, what goes into a good learner persona, and the best use cases. Danielle’s expertise will leave you eager and prepared to include learner personas in your next training course.