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GCATD Podcast - Elevate L&D

Join GCATD for conversations with Greater Cincinnati's learning and development leaders!

NEW! Episode 21: Cracking the Code on Collaboration | Host: Josh Donath | Guest: Kirsten Moorefield

In this episode, we’ll crack the code on creating collaboration. Working together effectively is key to productivity, but improvements in technology don’t always improve a team’s ability to collaborate. What core skills do people need to develop to become successful collaborators?

Our host Josh Donath talks with Kirsten Moorefield, co-founder of Cloverleaf and co-author of Thrive: A Collaboration Manifesto. They will explore current challenges to collaboration, the mindset and EQ that successful collaborators need, and ways that technology can provide targeted tips in the flow of work.

Episode 20: The Workplace Atmosphere | Host: Amanda Mosteller | Guest: Dana Vogelmeier, CPTD

In this episode, we’ll explore how to create a workplace people love. We all work 40-60 years, maybe more in our lifetimes - what approaches can leaders use to make it great? What variables influence the workplace atmosphere the most?

Our host Amanda Mosteller talks with Dana Vogelmeier CPTD, author of The Workplace Atmosphere: Transforming The Workplace Environment From Dismal To Desired. They will discuss ways to create a great workplace, and strategies to help you reflect, ideate, and plan, taking you from average leader to admired leader.

Episode 19: How Much Change is too Much? | Host: Dan Link | Guest: Benjamin McCall

In this episode, we’ll explore how much change is too much. What are signals to leaders that they’re trying to drive too much change at a given time? What are some thoughtful approaches that better support sustained change?

Our host Dan Link talks with Benjamin McCall, Principal Consultant at FOCUS Consulting. They will discuss the foundations of change and change management, signals that teams may be struggling with change, and ways to prioritize and improve the change process.

Episode 18: The Next Generation Learner | Host: Amanda Mosteller | Guest: Jessica Yaeger, GenZ Learner

In this episode, we’ll discuss next generation learners. As Gen Z enters the workforce, what are the best ways for training and development materials to reach and resonate with a generation raised on social media, videos, and bite-sized learning content?

Our host Amanda Mosteller talks with Jessica Yaeger, recent college grad and Gen Z learner. They will explore how organizations can keep learners engaged by shifting their content delivery strategies. They’ll discuss concepts like content discovery vs. delivery, authenticity, relatability, and offering multiple modalities.

Episode 17: Modern Day Goal Setting | Host: Amanda Mosteller | Guest: Brittany Czirr, Facilitator, Management Resource Association (MRA)

In this episode, we’ll discuss goal setting. What differentiates personal and professional goals? What processes should we use to turn goals into actionable steps?

Our host Amanda Mosteller talks with Brittany Czirr, Facilitator at Management Resource Association. They will explore how goal setting can improve engagement by helping employees grow their careers. They’ll also discuss how companies can use tools like mentorships, reciprocal feedback, and peer coaching, as well as frequent check-ins, as ways to keep goal achievement on track.

Episode 16: Building Bridges: From Talent Leader to Strategic Business Partner | Host: Elisha Hill | Guest: Mary Tettenhorst, Sr. VP of Learning & Development, GE Credit Union

In this episode, we’ll discover how leaders can deliver talent strategies that improve organizational outcomes and drive success. How can L&D professionals perform beyond their job functions to support the greater good?

Our host Elisha Hill talks with Mary Tettenhorst, Senior Vice President of Learning and Development at General Electric Credit Union. Mary walks us through the skills needed to BUILD bridges to become a strategic business partner in your organization, including understanding strategy, becoming an influencer, and prioritizing efforts to maximize results.

Episode 15: Facilitating a Talent Review | Host: Greg Goold | Guest: Ellie Elder, Director, HR Business Partner at 84.51

In this episode, we’ll discuss facilitating a talent review. How do companies use talent reviews to develop future leaders? How do they harness an individual’s potential to help them grow into more advanced roles within the organization?

Our host Greg Goold talks with Ellie Elder, Director, HR Business Partner at 84.51. She will share tools and strategies for a successful talent review process, such as using a Nine-Box Grid, creating a focused agenda, developing individualized coaching strategies, and more.

Episode 14: How To Be a Continuous Learner | Host: Dan Link | Guest: Roy Nickerson, Program Manager with the US Air Force

In this episode, we’ll discuss continuous learning. As Learning and Development advances, L&D practitioners need to continually freshen their knowledge of the latest tools and trends, and identify personal growth areas to advance in their careers. But as busy adults, how do we prioritize our limited time, choose which learning opportunities to pursue, and hold ourselves accountable for the goals we set 

Our host Dan Link talks with Roy Nickerson, Program Manager with the US Air Force. Roy shares why it’s important for L&D professionals to be continuous learners. He also shares how to find the best learning resources, and gives tips on balancing commitments in work and personal life with the pursuit of continuous learning.

Episode 13: United We Stand - Boundary Spanning Leadership | Host: Elisha Hill | Guest: Dr. Donna Chrobot-Mason, Ph.D.

In this episode, we’ll discover how leaders can use Boundary Spanning Leadership to create direction, alignment, and commitment across divisions in their organizations. How do separate teams and functions work together to achieve common goals, break down barriers, and recognize differences as strengths?

Our host Elisha Hill talks with Dr. Donna Chrobot-Mason, co-author of the book Boundary Spanning Leadership: Six Practices for Solving Problems, Driving Innovation, and Transforming Organizations. She walks us through how to achieve the Nexus Effect by utilizing the six practices outlined in her book. She also shares success stories and implementation tips for L&D professionals.

Episode 12: Driving Learner Engagement | Host: Garlene Staton | Guests: Doug Stover, Lisa Schell

In this episode, we explore learner engagement. How do we design training that learners will pay attention to and, more importantly, learn from? Are there factors outside training design and development that impact engagement? Is there a connection between learner engagement and employee experience?

Our host Garlene Staton talks with Lisa Rose Schell, Instructional Designer and Content Developer, and Doug Stover, Director of Organizational Development & Learning at Dayton Children’s Hospital. They will share tips for creating engaging e-learning, best practices for respecting learners’ time both in-person and online, and connecting engagement to business outcomes at your company.

Episode 11: Making Experiential Learning Meaningful

Research shows that Experiential Learning makes up 70% of professional development, but often doesn't get the bulk of the budget in talent development programs. In this episode, we’ll discuss what Experiential Learning is and what it’s not, and best practices for creating experiential learning programs.

Our host Amanda Mosteller talks with Jessica Manning, Director of Learning and Development at Paycor, and Ryane Rottinghaus, Customer Experience Manager at Altafiber. They will share Experiential Learning stories and implementation strategies for companies of every size and any budget. Let’s join the conversation!

Episode 10: Succession Planning: Keeping Top Talent

In this episode, we’ll discuss the basics of succession planning. How does a succession plan help organizations maintain continuity if an employee leaves a key role? Our host Greg Goold talks with Beth O’Keefe, Head of Regional Talent Management and Development for Munich RE, and Terri Helsel, Director of Human Resources for Multi Color Corporation. They will discuss why both large and small organizations should have succession plans in place, and how to identify, develop, and retain individuals in the succession pipeline.

Episode 9: Hiring Gen Z: A Gen Zer’s Perspective

In this episode, we’ll discuss recruiting and hiring the newest members of the workforce: Gen Z. What makes an employer attractive to Gen Z? What can employers be doing to engage students, build relationships, and share potential opportunities?

Our host Dan Link talks with Alex Feller, a 2022 Xavier University graduate, and Financial Analyst at Amazon. They will discuss the pressures of navigating the job market after college, how companies can make the hiring experience more positive for Gen Z recruits, and the most popular places Gen Z looks for jobs.

Episode 8:  The Art of Integrating DEI and Leadership Development

In this episode, we’ll uncover ways to integrate Diversity Equity & Inclusion into leadership development. What mindsets and skill sets do leaders need to adopt and practice? What are some ways to hold leaders accountable for creating an inclusive environment on their teams?

Our host Elisha Hill, Director of Leadership Development at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, talks with Dr. Jamie Dinwiddie, Leadership Development Program Manager at Charter Communications. They will discuss ways for L&D practitioners to embed DEI into leadership competency models, and create a bias for action and accountability among leaders.

Episode 7:  How L&D Helps Managers Develop Their Employees

In this episode, we’ll explore ways that L&D can help managers develop their employees. How does employee development affect retention? How can managers use development conversations to address bigger-picture issues like skill and talent shortage, and helping companies remain competitive?

Our host, Greg Goold, Founder and Principal Consultant at Arrow Talent Development, talks with Dan Link, Director of Talent Development at Senneca Holdings, and Scott Conklin, Senior Vice President and Head of People at NTT Data. They will discuss ways that managers can use L&D principles to build trust and empathy, and help align business objectives with employee goals. Let’s join the conversation!

Episode 6:  Choosing the Right LMS for Your Team

In this episode, we’ll discuss the learning management system, or LMS. What is an LMS, and how does it help an organization track their employees’ learning and performance goals? What features should you look for if you’re considering purchasing one?

Our host Dan Link talks with Brooke Hopkins, LMS Administrator at TQL. Brooke and Dan will share advice on how to choose the right LMS for your budget, your team, and your training content.

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Episode 5: What's Culture Got To Do With It?

In this special extended episode, we’ll take a deep dive into culture, and how it can help or hinder an organization’s purpose, and its success. How do leaders influence culture? And how is culture experienced throughout the organization?

Our host Elisha Hill, Director of Leadership Development at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, talks with Frank Burroughs, Ph.D., founder of Clear on Purpose LLC, and Aubrey Wiete, Talent Management Consultant at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. They will discuss how culture impacts the bottom line, and how to better align an organization’s culture to its purpose.

Episode 4: Virtual Development - Myths Busted and Lessons Learned!

In this episode, we’ll talk about virtual learning and development, and what we learned was true (and not true!) about shifting in-person learning to the virtual world. We’ll also discuss best practices for hybrid learning.

Our host, Greg Goold, Founder and Principal Consultant at Arrow Talent Development, talks with Garlene Staton, Content Customer Experience Manager at Cornerstone OnDemand, and Jillian Hintz, Director of Learning and Development at Paycor. They will share the lessons they learned about quickly adapting training programs to their organization’s changing needs.

Episode 3: Accessible eLearning for Everyone

In this episode, we’ll discuss designing e-learning for learners of all abilities, and the laws that govern accessibility. We’ll also explore different types of assistive technology, the tools used for accessible course development, and how to build accessibility awareness among L&D teams and clients.

Our host Katie Schwieter, Freelance Learning Designer at, talks with Robyn Dischar, Instructional Designer at TQL, and Adriane Zonker, e-learning developer at Tier1 Performance. They will provide insight from the learning design and development sides on how to create online training for all learners.

Episode 2: Facilitating an Effective Performance Discussion

Discussion of the do’s and don’ts of performance reviews. How can leaders approach this important opportunity for feedback in a way that promotes growth, productivity and retention in their teams? And how can employees utilize performance review feedback to pursue personal goals and advance their careers?

Our host Dan Link talks with Martin Muff, Senior Vice President at 5/3 Bank, and Nichole Arbino, Communities Program Manager at EDUCAUSE, providing insight from the point of view of a manager and an employee on ways to ensure a positive performance review experience.

Episode 1: Leadership in the New Normal

Exploring leadership in the new normal. With so many businesses adapting to fully remote or a hybrid in-person and virtual workforce, how are leaders staying connected to the needs of their teams? How is leadership meeting the demands of evolving corporate cultures?

Our host Garlene Staton talks to Dan Link, Director of Talent Development at Senneca Holdings and Greg Goold, Founder and Principle Consultant at Arrow Talent Development, share their experiences and best practices.

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