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Episode #17: Andy Storch on Being Intentional about Career Development
Careers pursuits evolve over time. Take for example when you were entering college. There is a good chance that your[...]
Episode #16 – Learning through Content Creation: An Interview with Mitch Joel
A brilliant report from McKinsey notes we need to foster intentional learning by feeding our curiosity. The report states that[...]
Episode #15: An Interview with Naguib Attia on How IBM Helps Universities Prepare Students for the Workforce
It was January 2014 and Naguib Attia, Chief Technology Officer at IBM, was facing a difficult task related to a project[...]
White Paper – Facilitate Knowledge Sharing with Smart Communications
Digital disruption is placing a premium on learning like never before. Organizational learning can no longer be viewed solely as[...]
Celebrating Mistakes as Learning Opportunities
Over the course of the past two years, I asked 14 learning leaders the following question on my Learning and[...]
Content Recommendations from L&D Leaders
What content should L&D leaders be consuming? I asked this question to 14 different learning leaders on my Learning and[...]
Episode #14: Toby Newman on Mobilizing Subject Matter Experts to Share Their Knowledge
Instead of just encouraging employees to consume learning content, have you ever considered mobilizing them to actually create videos and share their knowledge[...]
Episode #13: Dan Pontefract on Launching a Corporate MBA Program
What is the return on investment for a company to invest significant amounts of money send their up and coming[...]
Episode #12: The Power of Mobilizing Employees to Create Training Content – an Interview with Patrick Veenhoff of Swisscom
How do we get more colleagues to engage with L&D resources? This is a common concern facing L&D leaders. Swisscom,[...]
Episode #11: David Leaser of IBM on how Digital Badges Can Bring Multiple Benefits to an Organization
There's a massive change in the way people are developing skills. David Leaser, Senior Executive of Strategic Growth Initiatives for[...]
Episode #10: Melissa Taylor of Porter Novelli on How Marketing Communications and L&D Can Partner Together
“The recruitment of talent is more competitive than ever. Employer branding and being able to understand and connect with prospective[...]
Episode #9: Britt Andreatta on using a Brain-Based Approach in Management Training
A brain-based approach in management training can lead to real behavioral change. Dr. Britt Andreatta, an internationally recognized thought leader[...]
Episode #8: How a CLO Helped Change a Learning Culture through Smart Communications
How do you get employees excited about learning? This was a question that Abhijit Bhaduri was grappling with back in 2009[...]
Episode #7: Dana Hariton McQuade on the Lessons of Launching a New Leadership Development Initiative
“People loved it.” These were the words Dana Hariton McQuade used to summarize her organization’s reaction to launching a new[...]
Episode #6: Dave Atack on Leveraging Influencers to Effectively Communicate L&D Activities
Are you leveraging the influencers in your organization to communicate the impact of your L&D activities? If you answered no[...]
Episode #5: Launching a New Strategic Centralized Learning Function – an Interview with L&D Leader Malika Viltz-Emerson
What is the best way to launch a strategic centralized learning function within an organization? Malika Viltz-Emerson, an L&D leader[...]
Episode #4: Incorporating Design Thinking in L&D – an Interview with Jane Hoskisson of the International Air Transport Association
If you are looking for inspiration on how L&D activities can foster innovation in an organization, then you will thoroughly[...]
Episode #3: A Unique Mentoring Program Focused on Digital Transformation – An Interview with Carrefour L&D Leader Adilson Borges
Many organizations are grappling with how to keep employees up to speed with the digital transformation that is impacting society.[...]
Episode #2: L&D Leader Wes Parker on the Importance of Learning Transfer
Think about this statistic: 80% of one-time learning events fail. Wes Parker, an L&D leader with the software company Omnitracs,[...]

Kevin Anselmo is the founder of Experiential Communications, a consulting company based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He helps learning organizations and executive education providers achieve business goals by devising and executing integrated marketing communications strategies.

He also created the Global Innovators Academy's Workforce Development Partnership. Recent college graduate employees, new hires and/or young hi-potential talent conduct interviews with senior leaders. Based on that conversation, a short article is written and disseminated via different internal and external communications channels. This fosters meaningful mentoring conversations, knowledge sharing and employee engagement. Learn more.