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Learning Leader Profiles


John Riggle
Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma America

John shares insights from the creation of the ALS Knowledge Center, a user-friendly library of microlearning modules that address Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma America's sole area of focus.  

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Dana Sednek

Dana explains the importance of emotional objectives when designing training and shares tips for transitioning to a virtual-first environment.


Virtual Training

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Live-to-VILT Conversion Process:
How to Create a Strategic Plan


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How to Adapt Live Activities to a Virtual Environment


Live to VILT Conversion Process:
How to Select What Content to Include -- and Exclude -- in VILT 


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9 Tips for VILT Pre-Work


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White Papers


Building an Organizational Strategy for L&D

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How to Optimize the Design of Your L&D Organization

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The Training Executive's eLearning Playbook

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The Ultimate Roadmap for Selecting the Right eLearning Vendor

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Meet Our Experts

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Nathan Pienkowski, Ph.D.

Nathan Pienkowski has been building technology-based learning solutions for leading organizations for over 20 years. Before co-founding Bull City Learning, Nathan served as the Director of Instructional Design for the Pharmaceutical Institute (PI), where he was responsible for ensuring the instructional quality of the 50 to 100 learning solutions that were created each year.


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Carla Torgerson, MEd, MBA

Carla has taught certificate programs for ATD on instructional design for eLearning, mobile learning, and microlearning for more than 10 years. She also developed MILE, the MIcroLEarning Design Model, is the author of The Microlearning Guide to Microlearning and Designing Microlearning (ATD Press, 2020).

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Joy Brewster

Joy Brewster leads the instructional approach and development of learning solutions across multiple platforms, including e-learning, videos, and live workshops. Her instructional design experience ranges from global health videos to product launch training.