Upskill, Reskill, Thrive: Optimizing Learning and Development in the Workplace
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About the Book
Upskill, Reskill, Thrive: Optimizing Learning and Development in the Workplace offers readers an accessible guide to understanding and applying Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to the workplace. Using exemplars from across sectors and industries, James McKenna highlights how learning and development professionals can redefine the goals of learning in the corporate environment - not only for the benefit of the organization but also, and perhaps more importantly, for the individual.
Upskill, Reskill, Thrive illustrates how to create and sustain learning and work environments that honor and empower individuals in ways that promote knowledge generation and sharing. This book will help L&D educators and corporate leaders motivate their teams from the inside to improve performance and become part of an inclusive culture across an organization.
Upskill, Reskill, Thrive is available in print (198 pages, ISBN: 9781930583962) and accessible EPUB (ISBN: 9781930583979) wherever books are sold!
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About the Author
James McKenna loves to learn and help others learn and improve. He supports organizations to develop, sustain, and leverage inclusive learning and working ecosystems so that individuals and teams can learn, innovate, and thrive. He is a leader, instructional designer, trainer, and facilitator. James serves as the assistant director of Professional Learning and Leadership Development at the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence and is the founder of McKenna Learning, a learning and development consultancy. He is a regular speaker at national conferences and leads the development of digital resources to support inclusive learning at scale. Previously, James was a consultant, administrator, and special education teacher for the Los Angeles County Office of Education, a musician, a nightclub doorman, and veteran of the United States Navy. In short, he's worn a lot of hats.
He received a BA in music from the University of Massachusetts - Boston, an MA in education from the University of Phoenix, and an EdD in education leadership with a focus on education psychology from the University of Southern California. He is also certified as a master instructional designer by the Association for Talent Development (ATD). A native of Revere, Massachusetts, James currently lives in the Los Angeles area with his wife, Janine, and his children, Juliet and Jack.
Follow him on Twitter at @JamesMcKenna
Table of Contents
- Foreword: Making the UDL Journey by Kendra Grant
- Introduction: A New Approach to Learning and Development
- Chapter 1: Learning in the Modern World
- Chapter 2: Know Your Learners
- Chapter 3: Know Your Environment
- Chapter 4: Align Your Mind
- Chapter 5: Make an Emotional Connection
- Chapter 6: Make an Intellectual Connection
- Chapter 7: Make a Strategic Connection
- Chapter 8: Put Your Learning to Work
- Appendix A - Using the UDL Guidelines in the Workplace
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