Welcome to the December issue of the D-
Letter. I wish each and every one of you the very best
for your holiday season - Chanukah, Christmas, and/or Zwanza - and a
happy new year!
In this issue I want to invite you to share your own Facts for
Thought, remind you of the upcoming Winter Webinar Series, share
with you some recent articles, and continue to define for you what I
do as a 'Chief Solution Architect'.
Thank you for joining me. As always, I welcome your comments and
feedback. Don't hold back.
|Facts for Thought|
"You can't solve tomorrow's problems with the thinking of
today." Albert Einstein
Your response to this section this past year has been
great. I invite you to submit your own facts for
thought to be included in this section or suggestions
for topics you'd like to see covered.
Email them to me at
|Coming Soon! Winter Webinar Series|
Your response to the Fall 'Let's Get Serious' webinar
series was fantastic. Over 300 of you registered for the
Series, and actual attendance was well above the 'industry
So, starting in January I will continue to get serious
about learning in today's world with you ... to separate out
fact from fiction, truth from myth, cutting edge from bleeding
edge, hype and hyberbole from what's real.
look in greater depth at informal learning and other new
learning approaches; blogs, wikis, podcasting, VODs and other
new learning technologies; and, learning architectures for
your organization which leverage formal and informal learning,
and both the 'old' and the 'new'.
You and your colleagues are invited to join me in these
highly interactive and informative webinars. In the January
D-Letter I will share with you the schedule. Remember, they
are: an hour in length; recorded for your future reference;
I look forward to 'seeing' you online after
the new year.
|In Print and On-line|
Check out these recent articles that talk about my work and
it's impact on my clients:
- "e-Learning Success: Engaging Organizations, Motivating
Learners" in Chief Learning Officer magazine, November 2006
- "John Muir Health: Bringing the LMS into the Corporate
Culture" in Chief Learning Officer magazine, November 2006
- "Five Questions... for Lance Dublin" in e-Learn
Magazine, November 2006
- "Engaging Your Learners, Motivating Your Managers and
Energizing Your Organization: Seven Myths of e-Learning
Implementation" in FOCUS Magazine, The Society of
Pharmaceutical and Biotech Trainers, Fall 2006
|Chief Solution Architect: Hard Work, Action and
Here are some quotes from the world-renowned management
guru, Peter Drucker, which seem most appropriate to me in
defining the work of a 'chief solution architect':
"Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately
degenerate into hard work."
"We now accept the fact
that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of
change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to
"You can either take action, or you can hang
back and hope for a miracle. Miracles are great, but they are
strength as a consultant is to be ignorant and ask a few
For more information about the services I offer and the
work that I do, please give me a call or visit my website. I
look forward to our conversation.
On My Mind
Thank you for the opportunity to be your colleague.
Thank you for the opportunity to work with you.
Thank you for the opportunity to share with you my life, my
work, and my passion for learning and change.
I hope you and your family and your colleagues have the
most wonderful holidays and a happy new year.