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7 July 2014

Quinnovating for Jobs

Clark @ 9:24 am

It’s now official, so I figure it’s time to update you all.  I’ve taken on a role of Chief Learning Architect (a slightly better title than the one originally considered) for the Wadhwani Foundation. It’s an initial 6 month contract, so Quinnovation isn’t going to cease to exist, just have (much) more  limited availability.  I’m still passionate about the Serious eLearning Manifesto, and the Revolution message, and I’ll still be thinking out loud here and on Twitter.

The Foundation’s mission is to create jobs and prepare people to take them.  They’ve started with Entrepreneurship programs to create new businesses, and are supplementing with job training to prepare people to staff them.  A third leg will be innovation grants.  It’s a noble mission, the vision of the founder.

My role is to refine the learning design to increase success.  Partnerships and content development are already underway, so it’ll be a challenge to influence processes, but it’s a chance to have a real impact on something that matters.  I start today, and fingers crossed.  We’ll see if I can practice what I preach, eh?

13 Comments

  1. Congratulations, Clark!

    They’re lucky to have you.

    Comment by Ryan Tracey — 7 July 2014 @ 9:40 pm

  2. Good for you, Clark…
    The time is ripe for such an undertaking and you are the right man for the job!

    Comment by Jon Revelos — 8 July 2014 @ 6:28 am

  3. Congratulations Dr. Quinn! Help them Quinnovate! I know you’ll make a difference!

    Comment by Jason Haag — 8 July 2014 @ 8:11 am

  4. Congratulations, Clark!

    Comment by Bill Brandon — 8 July 2014 @ 7:26 pm

  5. Great, Clark. Sounds fun– and important.

    Comment by Allison Rossett — 8 July 2014 @ 7:42 pm

  6. I like the “I start today.” That is always the case, but perhaps more today than usual.

    Comment by Sky — 8 July 2014 @ 8:44 pm

  7. That’s great news Clark! Can’t wait to hear about all the amazing things you do. Agree with Ryan above – they’re lucky to have you!

    Comment by Allison Anderson — 8 July 2014 @ 8:51 pm

  8. Congrats Clark! Any organization would be lucky to have you but one that creates jobs and prepares people for them – what a perfect match!

    Comment by mark oehlert — 9 July 2014 @ 5:26 am

  9. Great! This is well aligned with some of our recent work in mobile and entrepreneurship in the Caribbean and Africa as well as an NSF grant for I-CORP that we have at UCF. Let’s stay connected on this as you dig in. Congrats!

    Comment by David Metcalf — 9 July 2014 @ 7:06 am

  10. Super job and I’m super glad they have you!

    Comment by Patti Shank — 9 July 2014 @ 7:52 am

  11. Nice one Clark, keep them moving forward, but dont let Quinnovation flounder. Congrats.

    Comment by Bill Bartolo — 9 July 2014 @ 6:53 pm

  12. Congratulations and best of luck in the new role!

    Comment by B.J. Schone — 9 July 2014 @ 8:55 pm

  13. Really excited for you! Looks like a fantastic cause to put your talents and expertise towards. Good luck!

    Comment by Wendy — 10 July 2014 @ 9:47 am

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