5 L&D Lessons from Stranger Things [No Season 3 Spoilers]

By Andrew Downes | Jul 24, 2019

The recently released third season of Stranger Things has been Netflix’s most successful original programming to date. And that’s no strange thing (pun absolutely intended), given the popularity and success of the first two seasons. That’s why we couldn’t resist writing a Stranger Things-themed blog post (just like Will Byers couldn’t resist The Mind Flayer). So expect tenuous links and terrible puns as we ask: What five things can this hit show teach us about Learning and Development?

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L&D Survey Results: Red Flags, the C-Suite & More

By Lizelle Holstein | Feb 07, 2018

A lot has happened during the past year. SpaceX became the first to successfully re-launch and land the first stage of an orbital rocket. A total solar eclipse blocked out the sun across the United States. And, perhaps most surprising, executives started to take notice of L&D’s existence.

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Bringing Standards to the L&D Profession: The TDRp Initiative

By David Vance | Sep 25, 2017

In 2010, I joined forces with 29 other L&D industry leaders to create Talent Development Reporting Principles (TDRp) with the goal of establishing a standard framework for L&D. Inspired by the measures and standards used in accounting, we set out to create a standard framework for L&D. And, after 24 rounds of revisions, we finalized a framework that not only provides a type of standards similar to those in accounting, but also provides a common language for the world of L&D.

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L&D Spotlight: xAPI & Learning Fitness

By Gordon Trujillo | Nov 08, 2016

Anyone who knows me also knows how much I like to participate in sports and coach activities that test fitness. Consequently, I see a lot of similarities in how we, as learners, need great teachers and coaches to help us realize the potential to be better than yesterday.

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