Learning and Collaboration as Process and Event

Opportunity is at the heart of all we do in learning--the opportunity to work more effectively, to work more collaboratively, and to produce results that are meaningful to learners, to organizations, and to the customers/clients/communities we ultimately serve.

We want engaged, motivated, productive learners and partners. We see learning and collaboration as a process rather than solely as an event. We want to make a positive difference in our workplaces and within our extended onsite and online communities. We want to be sure that our learning efforts and the way we work within our communities are collaborative, learner-centric, results-driven, and designed to extend well beyond the physical and virtual learning spaces we create.

We work with you to nurture these results through highly-interactive presentations and facilitated learning sessions designed to respond to the specific challenges you are facing.

For help in creating the learning and collaborative results you need, please don't hesitate to contact us at paul@paulsignorelli.com.

Current Projects/Activities

*Scheduling additional onsite and online presentations, webinars, and online courses for 2017

*Facilitating four-week online “Rethinking Digital Literacy” course for ALA Editions November - December 2016

*Serving as keynote speaker for the ATD (Association for Talent Development) Sacramento Chapter Champions of Learning Awards Dinner Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 5:30 pm in Sacramento, CA

*Facilitating one-hour "Library of the Future: Creating Rather Than Riding the Wave" webinar for PCI Webinars Thursday, December 8, 2016, 2 pm ET/11 am ET; registration underway on the PCI Webinars website; archived sessions, including one that took an innovative approach to incorporating the Flipped Classroom model into an online session, also available for purchase through PCI Webinars

*Serving one-year term as Director of Communications on the ATD Sacramento Chapter Board of Directors effective January 1, 2017

*Attending American Library Association Midwinter Meeting January 20 - 24, 2017 in Atlanta, GA

*Facilitating four-week online "Rethinking Social Media" course for ALA Editions beginning March 6, 2017; registration information will be posted when available

*Serving as keynote speaker and developing/facilitating workshops for the day-long Southwest Florida Library Network (SWFLN) annual Staff Training Day May 17, 2017 in Fort Myers, Florida; working title for keynote presentation: "Brainstorms: A Collaborative Approach to Problem-Solving With and For Our Community"

*Attending/participating in the New Media Consortium 2017 Summer Conference in Boston, MA June 13-15, 2017   

*Serving as principle consultant on volunteer recruitment, orientation, and placement (Ambassador Program) for the American Library Association Annual Conference June 22-27, 2017 in Chicago, IL

*Developing a highly interactive train-the-trainer series of sessions that can be tailored to meet your organization's needs; contact Paul (paul@paulsignorelli.com) to book sessions

*Developing a team-building workshop that incorporates gamification into the learning process; contact Paul (paul@paulsignorelli.com) to book sessions

*Exploring trends and innovation in teaching-training-learning, educational technology, and community collaborations in my Building Creative Bridges blog; also occasionally providing updates, through a Friends of the Hidden Garden Steps blog, on how volunteers continue to foster a sense of community and collaboration through that Hidden Garden Steps project here in San Francisco

*Participating in live #lrnchat sessions via Twitter (Thursdays, 8:30 pm ET/5:30 pm PT); Maurice Coleman's biweeky T is for Training podcasts (alternate Fridays, 2 pm ET/11 am PT; programs are archived online); and #etmooc online learning sessions as time allows

*Continuing to actively promote my published work through my Amazon.com Author Page

*Continuing to write a book on developing and completing volunteer-driven community-based projects and am seeking a publisher


As a contributor to the ATD Science of Learning and Learning Technologies blogs; most recent posting: "Unlearning What We Think We Know to Inspire Successful Learning"

With Licia Wells, as a San Francisco Department of Public Works Street Parks Program steward for the Hidden Garden Steps project in San Francisco's Inner Sunset District after serving as one of three project co-chairs

On the New Media Consortium Horizon Project 2017 Higher Education "Expert Panel" and the 2017 Library Edition "Expert Panel"; previous efforts included working with New Media Consortium staff to produce the NMC Horizon Report: 2011 - 1016 Higher Education editions, the 2014 and 2015 Library editions, and a new NMC advisory board that helped create the organization's first Technology Outlook>Community, Technical, and Junior Colleges 2013-2018 report. I also participated in the 2013 New Media Consortium Horizon Project Summit>The Future of Education held in Austin, Texas; the 2014 Horizon Project Wiki-Thon; and 2015 New Media Consortium Horizon Project (Black Swan Ball) Retreat in Austin.

*Assisting a variety of clients and colleagues in exploring and using innovations in blended (onsite-online) learning and personal learning networks with social media and other platforms, including through massive open online courses (MOOCs), through virtual office hours in online courses, and as an onsite learning faciliator