EP 029: Matthew Confer

Joe Suarez interviews Matthew Confer who is VP of Strategy and Business Development at Abilitie (pronounced ability), an experiential learning company based in Austin, Texas. They discuss various aspects of leadership, decision making, and Matthew’s role at Abilitie facilitating leadership simulations. Matthew is also the the host of the Learn to Lead podcast which recently featured Cara North as a guest.

EP 028: L&D Jobs Series Part 2 – Confessions of an ID Hiring Manager

As part 2 of our learning & development jobs series, Cara North shares her recent experience assuming the role of a hiring manager. While every organization is different and “your mileage may vary,” the advice she provides should help L&D job seekers understand what to do, what not to do, and what a hiring manager may be expecting of job candidates throughout the hiring process.

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EP 027: L&D Jobs Series Part 1 – Advice for Job Seekers

After his recent experience finding a new job in 2019 and being let go in 2020, Joe Suarez decided to turn his misfortune into opportunity and share his lessons learned with others in the learning & development field. That kicked off a 4 part TLDC Job Seeker series. This episode of the podcast is a summary of his presentations along with helpful interjections and resources shared by co-host Cara North.

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EP 026: 2020 Catch Up with Cara and Joe

After a several month long hiatus, Cara North and Joe Suarez are back to bring listeners up to speed on what they have been up to, how their job statuses have changed, and announce new episodes and LnDtees.com. It’s a swag shop for fun and snarky learning and development themed items and apparel. 

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EP 025: Interview Ankit Shah

In this episode Cara sits down to converse with Ankit Shah, M.Ed who, as you will soon find out, is extremely passionate about diversity and inclusion (D&I).

You can connect with Ankit on LinkedIn.

Note: This conversation was recorded months before the major inflection point on race that has occurred across the United States. For another, more recent conversation between Cara and Ankit, check out the 7/1/20 TLDC Episode: How to Have Conversations About Race at Your Workplace.

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EP 024: Interview Betty Dannewitz

In this episode, Cara has a great conversation with self-proclaimed immersive experience designer, Betty Dannewitz. Betty’s passion is to help people become better humans and believes innovative technology has an HUGE role in making that happen.

Since this episode was recorded, she’s started her own excellent podcast, If You Ask Betty. Check it out.

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EP 023: L&D Myths

Myths in Learning and Development

There are many pervasive myths in the field of learning and development. Despite most being disproved, some continue to be promoted as fact. Some are even dangerously counter-productive to learning. In this episode, Cara and Joe discuss some of these common myths and share their perspectives.

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EP 020: Video Considerations

What to consider when planning to create a video learning solution…

Cara and Joe have a super helpful discussion around many of the considerations that go into the production (yes, it’s a production) of video both big and small.

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