Thank you for visiting my blog. I’m Catherine Lombardozzi.
About this blog
As it says in the subtitle, this blog is about learning in organizations. I’m intrigued by our developing understanding of the process of learning in a work setting and the ways that we can promote that learning. These days, I am especially excited – and daunted – by the way technology is rapidly changing our approach to learning and therefore must change our approach to training in organizations. I’m hopeful this journal will help me to solidify my thinking in this regard, and I hope you’ll feel free to comment on my musings.
To tell you a little about me…
I have what you might call a “portfolio career” – a mashup of several part-time opportunities into a full time work life. I founded a consulting practice I call Learning 4 Learning Professionals, which provides exactly that – learning and development activities and consulting for people who design and facilitate adult learning. I also teach adult learning and instructional design for several graduate programs. I’ve been in the training and development field for nearly 30 years, with forays into the roles of program manager, management development trainer, designer, training manager, design manager, and even career consultant.
As per the usual disclaimers, the opinions expressed on this blog are solely my own, although I must say I am grateful to have worked with a great group of people, teaching interested students in this field, and interacting with thoughtful colleagues in various professional organizations, and they all certainly help to shape my thinking.
Ed.D. Human and Organizational Learning, The George Washington University, 2004 (Executive Leadership Program – cohort 11)
MS Counseling and Student Development, Central Connecticut State University
BS Mathematics Education, Villanova University
Academy of AHRD – including work on the Scholar-Practitioner Committee
ASTD – served in various capacities at national and local levels, including co-founding the Delaware “chapter” (affiliated with the Philadelphia chapter)
Academy of Management
Just for Fun
I tell people my “hobby” is my teaching and professional activities; otherwise, they’d think I’m crazy to spend so much time in them. But I also love spending time with my family and friends, especially the youngest ones (who range in age from toddlers to the mid-20s). They’ll tell you I love to play games (board games, not computer games), and I’m one of those weird people who isn’t really competitive about it. Reading is another favorite pastime – I’m a big fan of fantasy (especially anything written by Brandon Sanderson), family sagas, courtroom dramas, and the occasional romance novel.
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