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Practical Advice for Pursuing a Career in Learning & Development

  • September 21, 2017
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • Online(PT time)


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Transitioning into a new career is never easy, but it’s helpful to understand what you’re getting into and to have a game plan. This program is for people considering getting into the field of learning and development (L&D) – also known as training and development (T&D), talent development (TD), workforce performance improvement, and other names. If you are a new graduate, a professional considering a career change, or simply exploring possibilities, come join us for this informative and engaging, live-virtual program.

Russ Powell of Peregrine Performance Group, a 20-year learning industry veteran, has been collecting advice and recommendations for new graduates from many of his colleagues in the field and shares them in this program. Russ will team up with fellow learning industry veteran, Tina Bjorkthe Global Learning Lead at The Coca-Cola Company, to deliver this webinar.

You can expect to learn the following:

  • Common motivations for working in the field of training and development
  • Advice from current practitioners for getting into the field
  • Advice for making career transitions

You can use any or all of these to help you learn about the field and further your preparations for entering it.

You will of course also have an opportunity to ask questions.

What are your questions?

If you have questions about getting into the field of L&D that you’d like us to try and answer during the program, leave them for us at this We’ll do our best to answer them during the program.

If we can’t answer the questions during the meeting, we’ll do our best to get answers to you as soon as possible following the meeting. 


Russ Powell, Principal Consultant at Peregrine Performance Group, is a 20-year learning-industry veteran. His specialties include performance-based instructional design and the design and development of performance support systems and tools. He is a job-aid evangelist and a gamification advocate.

Russ’ company, Peregrine Performance Group, co-founded with Joe Halpin in 2012, helps business leaders in mid-sized and large businesses create training programs and tools that support training. Business leaders use Peregrine to help them increase sales, reduce turnover, increase customer loyalty, maintain quality and profitability, and reduce exposure to hazards (increase safety).

Peregrine Performance Group is known for world-class expertise in performance-based instructional design, eLearning design and development, performance support tools (think job-aids, instructional videos, info-graphics, etc.) and game design. Peregrine works with many global organizations including Roche, Genentech, Marriott, SAP, GoDaddy, and Hilton Worldwide. Their projects and consultants have received numerous outstanding achievement awards.

For more about Peregrine, follow us on LinkedIn.

Russ holds degrees in the behavioral sciences from Georgia State University and Loyola University. He’s also an avid juggler and photographer.

Tina Bjork is the Global Learning Lead at The Coca-Cola Company. She is responsible for setting the overall learning development and deployment strategy for their Integrated Services organization, supporting associates who reside across the globe.

Tina is passionate about creating a culture within the organization where the learning strategy and company's growth mission are directly linked, every individual feels empowered to be a "teacher," and where failure is recognized as an opportunity for development. 

Previously, Tina was a Director of Learning with Coca-Cola Refreshments in Tampa, Florida. In this role, she led a team of learning professionals who created multi-media, e-learning and classroom training solutions for the contact center, equipment services and supply chain organizations. Tina began her learning and development career in 2006 as an Interactive Learning Developer and her passion for learning began with leveraging technology in creative ways to support both formal and informal learning. 

Tina earned her Masters of Education with an emphasis in instructional technology from the University of South Florida. A former college musical theater performer, she now lives in the Atlanta area with her husband and children, ages two and four.

Note: Registered attendees will receive an email with a link to the webinar. If the link is not included in the initial registration confirmation, it will be sent a few days in advance of the event.

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