Special Guest Quetzalcoatl Cortes

Today, Brent Schlenker and Quetzal(coatl) Cortes talk about getting into Instructional Design and the challenges of moving into a new job market. Quetzal is a 10+ year veteran of Instructional Design who recently moved from the Bay Area to Phoenix, AZ.

Show topics:
• Introduction & Announcements
• TLDC meetup in Arizona
• Explaining what an Instructional Designer does: An elevator pitch
• Quetzal’s backstory getting into Instructional Design
• Breaking into corporate L&D
• Developing for the end result
• On looking for work and getting companies to find quality L&D people
• Money – switching job markets and understanding your value
• How TLDC as a community helps to learn from others

Episode link: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/012119

Links in the chat:

Site – https://tldc.us/
Membership – https://tldc.us/membership/
TLDC19 Conference – http://www.tldc19.com/
Slack channel – http://TLDChat.us
Designing Digitally – http://designingdigitally.com

TLDC UK Meetup is On Its Way – June 21st

After a spectacular TLDC18 in Phoenix, AZ at the end of January, a few of us here put our heads together at The Training, Learning and Development Community. We are the most active group of L&D professionals around the world and we want to continue to celebrate this fact.

Even with daily TLDCasts — webcast conversations with influential L&D professionals — and actively moderated Slack TLDChat Workspaces, our aim is to maximise your professional development. We believe long lasting value comes from “hallway conversations” that occur when L&D networks come together; we work to recreate these as much as possible. Building networks and meeting people in your field, swapping ideas or sharing concerns, and getting together will help to enhance your connection.

We have an active and thriving community of L&D professionals in the UK, but due to distance it can be hard to have the face to face interactions that adds so much value.

This is why we are excited to announce the first ever TLDC UK Meetup on Thursday, June 21st at Mulberry Bush Pub in London from 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm (BST).

We don’t want to ruin the fun before it has begun, so more information will be shared closer to the event. But it’s not too early to RSVP and let us know you’ll be there.

With your hosts Jo Cook (@lightbulbjo), Cara North (@caranorth11) and Bethany Taylor (@eCom_Bethany), you won’t be short of support and lively discussion. They’ll be your fearless leaders and sources of TLDC UK connection, ask them your questions.

As a TLDC first-timer or regular contributor, you will find TLDC stands for Community. We hope that we will see you there!