Britney Cole

Britney is a learning leader with experience in organization development, human performance, and corporate learning and has worked remotely, managing virtual teams for more than a decade. Britney lives in Minnesota with her husband and three small children (ages 5, 7 and 8) where she keeps warm with plenty of blankets and cozy hats. She likes to talk, so you might see her at learning conferences as a speaker. Britney has provided consulting for clients in the financial services, pharmaceutical, steel, chemical, media, technology, retail, manufacturing, and aerospace industries. She forms lasting partnerships with her clients helping them with learning design and architecture, content development, leadership and professional development, performance consulting, technology implementation, and change management. Most recently, she is helping pioneer new experiential learning methods and defining learning 3.0 taxonomy.
Britney Cole

Blog Archives

Stop Buzzwords. Start Application.

We may be confusing the market, the learners, and ourselves. There was a time—not that long ago—in which I was in the Training Department. And the call to action was clear: Train your people so they know how do their

The 12 Days of Learning…or Longer…Just Space It Out

On the first day of learning, my trainer gave to me…a class. On the second day of learning, my trainer gave to me…a survey based on my experience.  On the third of learning, my trainer gave to me…nothing… Wait…what? That’s

The GP Internship Experience: From the Lens of the Leader

The summer went so fast. It always does. As you may recall from a previous blog, I had the honor of launching a learning experience designer summer internship at GP Strategies. We envisioned a program that offered undergraduate students from

Shifting to an “On the Job” Mentality: The key to maximizing the...

I have the awesome responsibility to share and evangelize how to integrate technology into training and learning experiences, using an outcomes focused approach to ensure there is an opportunity for business impact.  Because I get to work across clients and

Learning and Collaboration Technology Conundrum – The struggle is real!

This week, six new interns started at GP Strategies. We are thrilled to have them here for the summer, working on some great initiatives for our clients as well as future-proofing our offerings and solutions. As we worked tirelessly to

Ideating and Innovating: Could You Have This Conversation With Your Business Partner?

Imagine this conversation… The “Business Partner” (BP): I have this sales team. A clear differentiator between good and great sales consultants is their ability to handle questions and objections around the competition. We need to build those skills so that

Five Things Learning Professionals Want

Hint: It’s the same five things every other worker wants. No one would argue that competitive compensation, good health insurance, opportunities for development, a sense of purpose, and a work-life balance are instrumental in keeping great employees and bringing in

Webinar Q&A | Using Design Thinking for Designing Learning

Design is design no matter what you’re doing. When it comes to designing learning experiences, applying Design Thinking principles is a no-brainer. Design Thinking is all about getting in the end user’s shoes—the learner! So, why aren’t more learning professionals

Using Interactive Video to Enhance the Employee Experience

I’ve worked for GP Strategies for 11 years. But it was only this year that I went to our corporate headquarters in Columbia, Maryland, for the first time. I work remotely and never, until recently, had a reason to step

Honing Your Craft: The Anti-strategy Strategy

Mostly, the projects and learning interventions under my oversight are delegated to handpicked and highly talented teams of learning architects, instructional designers, and creative specialists. But there are a select few projects that I secretly hoard to myself. Yes, it

Designing the Learning Mix That’s “Just Right”

When Goldilocks tasted Papa Bear’s oatmeal, she thought it was too hot. Then Mama Bear’s oatmeal was too cold. But Baby Bear’s was just right. And so on and so forth. However, what if Little Red Riding Hood had come over instead? Could the children’s

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