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May 16, 2023

For over 20 years, Debbie Carter has been working at industry magazine Training Journal, tracking the changes that have taken place in our field – and occasionally railing against them!

In this week’s episode of The Mind Tools L&D Podcast, she joins Ross G and Owen to discuss:


·       the state of L&D in the early ‘noughties’

·       the big changes that have shaped our profession

·       the constants that have remained the same.


You can check out Training Journal at:

You can read Ross’s TJ article, on learning campaigns, at: 

In what is surely our best-researched (and least interesting) ‘What I Learned This Week’, Owen revealed the quick-drying properties of microfiber towels from the company Dock & Bay: That’s not an affiliate link, just an excellent way to dry yourself quickly. You’re welcome!

Ross G discussed, perhaps with greater relevance to our audience, the language that we use to discuss AI. Check out this blog from Donald Clark for more:

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Connect with our speakers   

If you'd like to share your thoughts on this episode, connect with our speakers on Twitter:

·       Ross Garner - @RossGarnerMT

·       Owen Ferguson - @OwenFerguson

·       Debbie Carter - @DebbieCarter20