Invest In Yourself: Women in L&D 2024 Recording

It’s easy to get caught up in an endless stream of day-to-day projects and tasks. But what about taking time to invest in yourself and your own learning? Many people, especially women, don’t prioritize their own continuous learning. In my presentation, I shared resources for improving your skills as an L&D professional as well as strategies for making time to invest in yourself.

Watch the recording

If the video isn’t embedded below, you can watch it on YouTube.

What to learn

Screenshot of a slide from the "Invest In Yourself" presentation
What to Learn:
Instructional Design, Learning Science
Development and Technology
Business and Communication

Instructional design is an interdisciplinary field, and it’s not possible to learn everything. Therefore, you have to prioritize and pick the areas where you want to grow your skills. I categorized these areas in three big building blocks:

  • Instructional design and learning science
  • Development and technology
  • Business and communication

Those categories aren’t perfect, of course, and we could quibble about what goes where. I’m mostly trying to provide a framework for planning your self-development.

Check out the rest of the recordings

This session was part of the TLDC Women in L&D Conference 2024, which had a great lineup of speakers and topics. If you missed the event or want to catch up on specific sessions, check out the link above or the YouTube playlist. While this event featured women as speakers, plenty of the information and resources shared is valuable to men and nonbinary folks too.

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