9 Giants in L&D Answer 3 Questions

Mirjam Neelen and I shared the Interviewer’s Seat across these 9 short video interviews that we did to support Matt Richter and Will Thalheimer’s L&D Conference the summer of 2020 – the year of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Above are the 3 questions we asked – after asking a general questions about the state of L&D. So … 4 questions really. Our goal was to capture quick responses to produce short videos. Many of our interviewees can be found speaking at length on L&D topics elsewhere – search for them as you wish.

Our many thanks to these individual Giants, who we have presented in alphabetical order here, much as we have been doing on Tuesdays over the past 10 weeks when we began releasing these for public viewing one at a time.

Jane Bozarth

Dick Clark

Julie Dirksen

Paul Kirschner

Richard Mayer

Jeroen van Merriënboer

Dana Robinson

Patti Shank

Harold Stolovitch

Full Disclosure – both Mirjam and I are on the Executive Advisory Board of the LDA.

LDA – Learning Development Accelerator

LDA Website – https://ldaccelerator.com/


A global membership community to support professionals in L&D! The Learning Development Accelerator, known colloquially as LDA, brings professionals together to support and learn from each other, explores research-aligned practices, builds professional standing for the field, and advocates for all professionals in L&D.


  • LDA will encourage research-aligned practices
  • LDA will have a professionals-first focus
  • LDA will be truly global and diverse
  • LDA will take risks to be innovative
  • LDA will enable members to speak up and speak out
  • LDA will help accelerate industry professionalism

Check it out – here.

Mirjam Neelen

Let me share two videos I have done with Mirjam herself over the past 12 months. Also – you can catch her writings on L&D on the Blog she does with Paul Kirschner – 3 Star Learning Experienceshere.

HPT Video – 2020

A Chat With Authors


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