What L&D Can Learn from CrossFit
ATD Capability Model:
Personal: Project Management and Lifelong Learning
Professional: Learning Sciences, Professional: Instructional Design, Professional: Training Delivery & Facilitation, Professional: Technology Application
CrossFit has taken the health and fitness world by storm since its inception into the industry. If you have ever observed or attended a class, you will know that it is not for the faint of heart. The workouts are neither pleasant nor easy yet are so popular?! As a novice CrossFit athlete, I found myself asking: What elements are being utilized here that are hitting the mark and inspiring people to keep coming back for more? Through this analytical lens, I sought to identify the characteristics that make CrossFit work in the health and fitness community with a hope of tying them to our own profession in corporate learning & development.
What I found is that CrossFit excels in three key areas when it comes to their programming – preparation, execution, and engagement. In this interactive discussion, we will dive into these three pillars, describing how CrossFit masterfully utilizes them to achieve success, while presenting methods that we too can use in our own roles as learning professionals to achieve a similar outcome!
- Recall how to efficiently prepare your audience for success in their learning journey.
- Describe how to effectively execute your training program to optimize learners’ seat time.
- Explain how to masterfully use engagement to produce a learning environment that is interesting, challenging, and fun!
Instructional Designers, E-Learning Developers, Trainers, Facilitators
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Guest Speaker: Brian J. Lanza, M.Ed.
With over 13 years of experience working in adult learning, Brian has designed and developed training solutions for clients across numerous industries. These include financial and accounting services, information technology, hotel and restaurant hospitality, leadership & management consulting, and the U.S. government.
Having served in a previous leadership capacity with his local Association for Talent Development chapter, Brian enjoys giving back to the L&D community. He is a Sr. Instructional Designer and E-learning Developer who also enjoys speaking and writing about the world of instructional design. He is a previous recipient of the Learning Guild’s award for Best Process Solution in E-Learning and was recently published in TD Magazine.
Brian is the Owner and President of Lighthouse Learning Solutions LLC, an instructional design consultancy focused on digital learning experiences that provide targeted, engaging, and impactful training solutions for its clients. He is open to networking and can be reached on LinkedIn or via email at email@example.com.