Tom Spiglanin

I try to write a few times each month on topics related to learning in the workplace. Inspiration for writing usually comes from one encounter or another that starts me thinking and synthesizing new thoughts, merging the new with prior knowledge. Lately, my thoughts are often tangential to the organizational training function but still relevant (like speaking in public or writing). My posts are intended to be easy to read and follow, but often this comes at the cost of less detail. Where appropriate, I’ll include reference to other, often longer posts, for those who want that additional detail. If ever you find you need more information, please don’t hesitate to ask or post a reply. My post topics will vary with what I’ve found interesting, but I’ll try to stick with the theme of this site as much as possible: workplace learning.

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Posts by Tom Spiglanin

The State of Instructional Design

The conversation erupted on social media, as it has before, about the state of affairs in the field of Learning and Development, or L&D.1 The conversation […]

The Work-Life Balance Myth

Every fifteen to twenty years, a new generation enters the workplace. This seems always accompanied by a global debate about how the workplace should to […]

E-learning: The Brand

It was 1996, and many of us in training organizations around the world were just beginning to use tools to move training to the personal computer. Our first products, known […]

Perspective Matters

When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Most of us would instinctively say that we see ourselves, but of course we’re really […]

What a Difference a Year Makes

I’m busy preparing for the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) annual International Conference and Exposition (ICE) that starts tomorrow in Washington, D.C. As […]

Small Changes Make a Difference

In my previous post, I mentioned how my role in workplace learning and development (L&D) had fundamentally changed this past year. I am now responsible […]

No Excuses

It’s been some time since I’ve written here. Sure, I have been very busy, but that’s really no excuse for not writing. Writing is one […]

Fear of Speaking in Public

People outside my workplace probably don’t know that, about a decade ago, I developed a workshop on public speaking that I led for almost eight […]

Are you transparent?

Do you cringe when you hear the word, “Transparency?” I do, and I hear it all too often. We expect our government to be transparent. […]

Work Out Loud: Produce Better Work (microvideo)

I just returned from DevLearn 2014 in Las Vegas, an annual conference attracting leading-edge developers of educational products. My conference summary will make its way […]

Work Out Loud: Get More Buy-in (microvideo)

This is the second of the two videos I recorded while at DevLearn 2014 in Las Vegas. This one focuses on the subject of getting more buy-in for […]

My DevLearn Experience in Video – Arrival and Day 1

These are my experiences on Day 1, a few seconds at a time. Thanks for watching! @tomspiglanin This work by Tom Spiglanin is licensed under […]

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