Actually, let me make the request first: please, please take the L&D Survey, and then ask others to do so as well. You’re free not to, of course, but I’d really appreciate it.
As to why, here’s the first update. As an extension of my previous contention that the industry needs to change, I’m working on doing more: I’m trying to put together a road map about how organizations can change. To do so, I’m looking for evidence that it is, in fact, still not working well. I have no hidden agenda other than getting good data, and looking for improvement. As I said, ASTD is partnering with me on this, so the data will have a larger life than just my use, and this is important!
Of course, I’m busy in other ways (the rest of the updates). I’ll be speaking at the eLearning Guild’s Performance Support Symposium in September, as well as for the San Diego ISPI chapter. In October, I’ll be at the eLearning Guild’s great DevLearn conference. In November, I’ll be speaking in Minneapolis for PACT. If you’re at or near any one of these, I welcome hearing from you or meeting you.
That’s so far, and more is already in the hopper for next year. Which still leaves time for consulting, though not much; “first in, best dressed”, as the Aussies say.
Again, please take the survey if you haven’t, and spread the word.