The Learning Geeks Podcast

The Learning Geeks podcast is dedicated to those that passionately support the world in experiencing better learning. The podcast is hosted by three learning professionals - Bob Gerard, Dana Koch, and Jake Gittleson. In each episode, we dedicate time to talk about the things impacting the learning world including new science, approaches, technologies, and ideas. Guests will appear, popular games and movies may be discussed, and geeks will laugh.

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Episodes

2 days ago

Cathy Hoy, former CLO and now CEO and co-founder of CLO100, joins the show to share what skills and capabilities are required for the next generation of learning leaders. She also leads a twelve-month Learning Leaders program and shares common struggles, what L&D will look like in future, and exciting innovations heard by her cohorts. Any type of inspiring leader will benefit from Cathy’s expertise.
 
MORE FROM CATHY HOY
LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cathyhoy/
CLO100: https://clo100.co.uk 
 
CONNECT WITH US
If you have any feedback or want to join in on the conversation, connect with us via LinkedIN, Twitter (@bobbyhollywood), or email our show at learninggeekspod@gmail.com.
 
DISCLAIMER
All thoughts and views are of our own.

Tuesday Jun 04, 2024

Col Jason “Toga” Trew, PhD joins the show to discuss the benefits of strategic play at work and how it can be used for learning, development, creativity and innovation. Jason also live demos a portion of his workshop that requires Dana, Jake and Bob to build and tell creative stories using a very popular toy.  
 
CONNECT WITH US
If you have any feedback or want to join in on the conversation, connect with us via LinkedIN, Twitter (@bobbyhollywood), or email our show at learninggeekspod@gmail.com.
 
DISCLAIMER
All thoughts and views are of our own.

Tuesday May 14, 2024

The three of us discuss our techniques to increase creativity during our many lulls and slumps. We discuss what we feel like during these times, techniques we use, and how we deal with ambiguity. Bob also shares his favorite creative story involving an eureka moment when he was a kid at camp – which we are now referring to as the “tighty-whities” moment. Can’t miss this one.
 
CONNECT WITH US
If you have any feedback or want to join in on the conversation, connect with us via LinkedIN, Twitter (@bobbyhollywood), or email our show at learninggeekspod@gmail.com.
 
DISCLAIMER
All thoughts and views are of our own.

Wednesday Apr 10, 2024

In this episode, Dr. Keith Keating, CLO and author, joins the show to discuss his book “The Trusted Learning Advisor” and shares what it means to be one, practical examples, and tips on how to be one regardless of your role. We also discuss how L&D can create the table vs finding a seat, and the difference from taking the order and order taking.
 
MORE FROM DR. KEITH KEATING
Read the book: https://www.amazon.com/Trusted-Learning-Advisor-Techniques-Business/dp/1398612456
LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-keith-keating-1976963a/
 
CONNECT WITH US
If you have any feedback or want to join in on the conversation, connect with us via LinkedIN, Twitter (@bobbyhollywood), or email our show at learninggeekspod@gmail.com.
 
DISCLAIMER
All thoughts and views are of our own.

Tuesday Mar 26, 2024

We are joined by Noah Rabinowitz, CLO at Commonwealth Fusion Systems and contributor in CLO Lift. Noah shares three unresolved problems facing the learning and development industry over multiple decades, despite meaningful activity and investment to solve them. Noah and group of about 40 CLO’s (CLO Lift from the Learning Forum) are partnering together to solve them. Noah shares the three, explains why they are complex, why they continue to be unresolved, what CLO Lift is going to solve them, and how you can learn and apply their findings in your organization.
 
LEARN ABOUT CLO LIFT
https://thelearningforum.org/clo-lift/
 
CONNECT WITH US
If you have any feedback or want to join in on the conversation, connect with us via LinkedIN, Twitter (@bobbyhollywood), or email our show at learninggeekspod@gmail.com.
 
DISCLAIMER
All thoughts and views are of our own.
 
CREDITS
Local Elevator by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1300012
Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Tuesday Mar 12, 2024

Declan Dagger (PhD), Co-founder of ETU, joins the show to share insights from his applied research in the field of educational psychology, soft skills verification, development, and experiential learning (simulations, practice). Declan shares what it takes to design data-driven immersive learning, including how to break down skills and codify them to identify the characteristics, attributes, levels, and performance context you want to assess. We also discuss tips on how to influence stakeholders and clients to use data-driven immersive learning vs. traditional modalities often used for soft-skill training.   
 
CONNECT WITH US
If you have any feedback or want to join in on the conversation, connect with us via LinkedIN, Twitter (@bobbyhollywood), or email our show at learninggeekspod@gmail.com.
 
DISCLAIMER
All thoughts and views are of our own.

Wednesday Feb 21, 2024

Dr. Megan Cuzzolino from Harvard University's "The Next Level Lab", joins the show to discuss her research on the emotion of awe and how it can make learning happen. Megan explains what awe is, elicitors of awe, how it helps with meaning at work, and how awe impacts learning and motivation. We also share our personal stories of awe in innovation and in science
 
MORE FROM MEGAN
Next Level Lab: https://nextlevellab.gse.harvard.edu/
Research: Experiences of Awe and Meaning at Work
 
CONNECT WITH US
If you have any feedback or want to join in on the conversation, connect with us via LinkedIN, Twitter (@bobbyhollywood), or email our show at learninggeekspod@gmail.com.
 
DISCLAIMER
All thoughts and views are of our own.

Wednesday Feb 07, 2024

We are joined by a good friend of the show, Dr. Lauren Hodges, well-being, human performance, and learning expert. We discuss the latest research into how nutrition, exercise/movement, sleep, and stress management can optimize and accelerate your learning throughout your day. 
MORE FROM LAUREN
https://www.performance-on-purpose.com/
 
CONNECT WITH US
If you have any feedback or want to join in on the conversation, connect with us via LinkedIN, Twitter (@bobbyhollywood), or email our show at learninggeekspod@gmail.com.
DISCLAIMER
All thoughts and views are of our own.

Tuesday Jan 23, 2024

In late 2022, Conor Grennan never knew of GenAI. Now – he’s teaching companies and thousands of his followers on how to use it. This all started because he was completely fascinated by the potential. In this episode, Conor Grennan – NYU Stern Dean of Students, NY Times bestselling author, LinkedIn teacher – shares his personal learning narrative, his initial challenges with GenAI, what he’s learning when teaching GenAI, and how people can overcome common hurdles in their own growth and learning.
 
MORE FROM CONOR
https://www.ai-mindset.ai/
 
CONNECT WITH US
If you have any feedback or want to join in on the conversation, connect with us via LinkedIN, Twitter (@bobbyhollywood), or email our show at learninggeekspod@gmail.com.
 
DISCLAIMER
All thoughts and views are of our own.

Monday Dec 18, 2023

Lisa Christensen, Director of the Learning Design COE at McKinsey, joins us as guest co-host to assist a jet-lagged Bob who recently returned from France. We get together and share our favorite learning moments and traditions from the holidays and what we learned. Stories such as Bob learning French, Dana studying at the holiday dinner table, Lisa starting new family traditions, and Jake decorating for the first time. 
 
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CONNECT WITH US
If you have any feedback or want to join in on the conversation, connect with us via LinkedIN, Twitter (@bobbyhollywood), or email our show at learninggeekspod@gmail.com.
 
DISCLAIMER
All thoughts and views are of our own.

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