The BLOC Podcast

68: What the History of L&D Can Teach Us with Tom McDowall

January 31, 2023 Episode 68
68: What the History of L&D Can Teach Us with Tom McDowall
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The BLOC Podcast
68: What the History of L&D Can Teach Us with Tom McDowall
Jan 31, 2023 Episode 68

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In this episode, Tom and I didn't have a plan... so we ended up talking about how nothing is really original in L&D and how the past can teach us lessons to take into the future.

Tom McDowall has been making workplace learning work for people and businesses for the last decade. From sales and customer services to utilities, IT and some stuff that’s still secret, he’s stepped across industries with a single focus, helping organizations deliver by building performant workforces. Tom now runs Evolve Learning Design with his wife and a small team of learning geeks.
He is currently the chairperson of The Learning Network, a community interest company created to support learning and development professionals, share best practices and elevate the industry.
Tom also hosts the iDeas Podcast and the Instructional Design Tips YouTube channel.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tom-mcdowall/
IDT: https://www.youtube.com/c/InstructionalDesignTips

Tom's suggestion for a historical resource to learn from? The Republic by Plato, which you can find for free on MIT's The Internet Classics Archive.

Thanks for listening to the BLOC!

Connect with me on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/heidiekirby/

Or check out what I'm working on over at https://www.getusefulstuff.com/

Show Notes

Send us a Text Message.

In this episode, Tom and I didn't have a plan... so we ended up talking about how nothing is really original in L&D and how the past can teach us lessons to take into the future.

Tom McDowall has been making workplace learning work for people and businesses for the last decade. From sales and customer services to utilities, IT and some stuff that’s still secret, he’s stepped across industries with a single focus, helping organizations deliver by building performant workforces. Tom now runs Evolve Learning Design with his wife and a small team of learning geeks.
He is currently the chairperson of The Learning Network, a community interest company created to support learning and development professionals, share best practices and elevate the industry.
Tom also hosts the iDeas Podcast and the Instructional Design Tips YouTube channel.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tom-mcdowall/
IDT: https://www.youtube.com/c/InstructionalDesignTips

Tom's suggestion for a historical resource to learn from? The Republic by Plato, which you can find for free on MIT's The Internet Classics Archive.

Thanks for listening to the BLOC!

Connect with me on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/heidiekirby/

Or check out what I'm working on over at https://www.getusefulstuff.com/