#GuildChat for 12/8/17: Learning’s Biggest Pain Points

Our next #GuildChat takes place Friday, December 8th at 11am PT / 2pm ET. Our topic for this week’s chat is on Our Industry’s Biggest Pain Points.GuildChat_Logo

Anyone who has ever seen the classic sitcom “Seinfeld” will recall the comical fictitious holiday Festivius: the festival for the rest of us that arrived on Dec 23rd. One of the tenets of this faux holiday was the airing of grievances when people shared their disappointments.

Taking a page from this episode, we take an hour this week to look across the learning industry for those grievances we have within organizational learning. What are the specific challenges that come up continually, repeatedly that we struggle to resolve each year. Working with SME’s? Meeting executive expectations AND learner needs? Moving classroom training successful to a new solution/approach? or maybe it’s how to convince people that a performance support is better than a training course?

Ponder your day-to-day, the technology you use, the strategies and relationships you maintain and the beliefs you hold that challenge those of others. Let’s air out our industry grievances and work as a community to share ideas and solutions to our common and continual challenges.

Prospective questions:

Q1 What’s the biggest challenge you currently face in your role as an learning professional? #guildchat
Q2 How do you resolve differences of opinion with your team or SME over learning solution approaches (i.e. they lean online course; you think a resource is best) #guildchat
Q3 What are your most common disagreement points you have with your stakeholders/clients? #guildchat
Q4 Showing that the solutions we create are effective is important but challenging. What tips do you have for showing the value of what you create? #guildchat
Q5 What are some of the biggest gripes you have with the tools and/or platforms you use today? What solutions or workarounds have you employed? #guildchat
Q6 What’s one thing in L&D that gets on your nerves, that you’d like to get better at forgiving and forgetting? #guildchat
Q7 Complaining isn’t always a bad thing. What’s one thing about your work or our field that frustrates you, but is absolutely worth fighting against? #guildchat
Q8 If you could have one work-related holiday wish granted, what would it be and why? #guildchat


Missed this GuildChat? Don’t worry – you can still read through what happened on our Storify of the chat!


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