Developing Opportunities Through Community, Collaboration, and Lifelong Learning
I'm Paul Signorelli, a results-driven San Francisco-based writer, trainer, instructional designer, presenter, social media strategist, and consultant with more than 20 years of experience working with a variety of companies, organizations, and community groups. My associates and I:
*Help people successfully develop opportunities; we work together to foster effective onsite and online training-teaching-learning, community collaborations, and other creative endeavors
*Tell stories designed to engage learners and those involved in community collaborations
*Listen to others so we can help them hear the meaningful things they are saying
*Believe that when we seamlessly combine work and play, we are capable of producing magnificent acts of transformation
Photo by Dennis L. Maness
Responses to Recent Presentations
"It was so awesome. Someone today in another meeting brought up a point you had made...so already a ripple effect!
--From "Learning for the Future: Habits of Mind and Teaching for Life Skills" session for faculty at Saint Mary's College of California, Moraga, CA, October 2015
"Outstanding session. Thank you for being so focused on being interactive. Awesome!"
--From "Levels of Engagement: Attracting, Placing, and Retaining Volunteers" session at ATD (Association for Talent Development) Chapter Leaders Conference, Washington, D.C. area, October 2015
"Thank you so much for an excellent, interactive session!...The interaction between you and [co-facilitator] Maurice [Coleman] was such a perfect method of demonstrating how all of this works - and how easy it is that they should all try it."
--From "Playing With Collaborative Tools Online" session via a Google Hangout for a live audience onsite at the Northeast Kansas Library System's Innovation Day, April 2015
"...you have been the most engaging teacher of any on-line course that I have ever experienced. You certainly put a lot of time into responding to each person's post with more than just a cursory acknowledgement. I have truly gotten more from this particular class than I have in a long list of classes that I have taken online. So thanks for what you are doing."
--From learner in "Rethinking Social Media to Organize Information and Communities" online course, November 2015
Paul's Online Notebook
Reflections on learning, community, collaboration, and innovation, posted on Tumbler; please click on image to see accompanying post
Workplace Learning & Leadership, a staff training guide co-written with Lori Reed for ALA Editions to highlight examples of trainers as successful leaders within their organizations (April 2011); online excerpts available
Contributor to 101 More Ways to Make Training Active (Elaine Biech, editor; April 2015)
Contributor ("Infinite Learning," a chapter on fostering lifelong learning through libraries and other information organizations) to Information Services Today: An Introduction (Sandra Hirsh, editor; March 2015)
“The core transaction of any consultant contract
is the transfer of expertise
from the consultant to the client.”
--Peter Block, Flawless Consulting
Used by permission of the author