Catherine Lombardozzi, Ed.D.

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So far Catherine Lombardozzi has created 29 blog entries.

Two lies about work

By |2019-10-23T02:13:40+00:00September 19th, 2019|Book Reviews, Learning Culture|

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of hearing Ashley Goodall speak at an event sponsored by PSPS (Philadelphia Society of People and Strategy). He is co-author, with Marcus Buckingham, of Nine Lies About Work: A freethinking leader’s guide to the real world. He came well-prepared with common-sense questions, research-based counterpoints to widespread misconceptions, inspiring examples of

The power of questions

By |2019-10-23T01:51:29+00:00January 28th, 2019|Design Thinking, Instructional Design, Needs Analysis|

"A prudent question is one-half of wisdom." ~ Francis Bacon Many years ago, I provided job hunt and career counseling to people in transition. One day, a man came into my office for help trying to land a good job as a news camera operator at a network station. He was totally frustrated because he

Talent Development Foundations

By |2019-10-23T02:09:39+00:00September 26th, 2018|Book Reviews, Learning Strategy|

“If anything, more and more organizations and industries appreciate the need for deep and ongoing learning – individually and collectively. This shows up in a stronger desire to ensure that people have the support they need to learn and grow as they work.” ~ Peter Senge (Foundations, p 3) If ever there has been a

Emerging frameworks for learning strategy

By |2019-10-21T14:05:14+00:00April 26th, 2018|Curated Resources, Learning Environment Design, Learning Strategy|

I've been thinking about this one for quite a while. When I wrote Learning Environments by Design (2015), we were really just beginning to grapple with how to structure (or not structure) learning strategies in the wake of ideas about curation and ubiquitous availability of the internet. Since then, many others have published ideas about

Design Thinking: Reclaiming our identity as designers

By |2018-04-04T22:00:01+00:00April 4th, 2018|Design Thinking|

The topic of design thinking is getting renewed attention in the L&D space. Among other things, it is seen as having the potential to inject creativity, to provide strategies for leveraging emerging technologies, and to expand our vision of learning support. At the same time, design thinking is sometimes critiqued as old wine in new

Dare to invite critique

By |2018-01-26T17:02:12+00:00January 26th, 2018|Creativity, Design Thinking, Instructional Design|

I wonder if you can relate to any of these scenarios: The final review. You’ve worked for quite some time on an important project, and finally, it’s done! You proudly show your finished product to your client and get a disappointing response. She lists a half dozen tweaks she wants made that will take more

Creative Brief Inspiration

By |2018-01-05T13:00:41+00:00January 5th, 2018|Design Thinking|

I’ve recently been immersed in the tools and techniques of design thinking, and have rediscovered the power of a creative brief as a tool for giving gentle direction to a project. Adopting this tool also has the benefit of underscoring the creative nature of the work we do. A creative brief is a construct out

‘Tis the Season

By |2017-12-15T10:53:29+00:00December 15th, 2017|Out Loud Learning, Ruminations, Self-Directed Learning|

In the midst of everything that goes on at this time of year, I almost always make December a time for reflection and planning. My birthday is at the beginning of the month; the year turns at the end of the month; and there is often something liminal about the week between Christmas and New

On customizing learning support

By |2017-12-04T15:09:59+00:00December 4th, 2017|Learning Environment Design, Self-Directed Learning|

As the year comes to a close, I am noodling on new commitments to my own learning for 2018 – specific topics and skills that I want to further develop. I’ll be drafting a syllabus of sorts for the few that are most important to me, and I’m confident and thankful that I have the

Frank talk, spirited debate, laughter, and love

By |2017-07-05T08:22:20+00:00July 5th, 2017|Creativity|

I am excitedly awaiting the release of Oathbringer, the third volume of Brandon Sanderson's epic Stormlight Archive series, which comes out in November. To stoke the anticipation, Alice Arneson, one of the beta readers, recently published a post detailing the review process for Oathbringer.  The post is a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the creative process