With family life, I find there is never a good time to head away on a business trip, although when the need arose and aligned itself with a fantastic L&D event, I knew I had to go.
The ATD conference in Orlando is one of the largest of its kind bringing training and development professionals together from around the globe to share best practices and insights. I am really looking forward to attending some inspiring L&D sessions such as the ‘Forward-Thinking Technology Practices for Leading Learning Into the Future’ Session.
At these types of events I am normally on an exhibition stand and only ever see my ‘neighbours’, so it will be great to have the time to really soak up the atmosphere and attend some great networking events to find out what’s trending - what’s out and what’s next!
From there we head on a road trip North to the eCom USA office in Athens, a mere 8 hour drive! We have client meetings lined up that will take up the rest of the week, flying back to Orlando on the Saturday for some R&R. I’ve still to break the news to the children that I am going to Disneyland without them!
Look out for tweets from #ATD2015 for some inspirational L&D thoughts.