#GuildChat for 08/10/18: Success as a Small L&D Team

Our next #GuildChat takes place Friday, August 10th at 11am PT / 2pm ET. Our topic for this week’s chat is Success as a Small L&D Team.


The world of L&D isn’t just huge teams at even huger organizations. A large number of us do our work in a small L&D team – sometimes even as just a team of one. When it’s going well, a smaller team can offer you nimbleness, autonomy, and a chance to take on many different tasks. When it’s not going well, though, that same smaller structure can make make you feel overwhelmed from juggling all the demands on your time and having to wear so many hats to get your work done. And while the end goal for a project might be stable, the strategies and techniques you use to get it from start to finish can vary wildly depending on the size of your team.

In this week’s #GuildChat we’ll look at the unique benefits and challenges of working in a small L&D team. We’ll discuss what approaches can help you take advantage of the strengths of smaller teams and mitigate some of the drawbacks. We’ll also look at how you can find balance when you’re the one taking on many (if not all) of the tasks involved with designing and developing great learning experiences.


Prospective questions:

Q1 When you think of great visual design, what are some examples that come to mind?
Q2 What visual design missteps do you tend to see in L&D?
Q3 What do you think gets in the way of L&D using visuals and graphic design more effectively?
Q4 What are some examples of ways graphics can convey information easier and/or faster than text alone?
Q5 Graphic Design 101: What are some simple visual design tips & tricks that you’d recommend to people who want to boost their design skills?
Q6 Canva is a popular tool in L&D for making crafting strong visuals easier. What other design tools & apps have you enjoyed using?
Q7 What are your favorite resources for cheap (and even free) images and other visuals for your projects?
Q8 What tips, tools or resources do you use to keep up with visual design and get inspiration?


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



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