Brian Washburn

CEO, Co-Founder, Chief Ideas Guy

Brian is the author of What’s Your Formula?: Combine Learning Elements for Impactful Training, was named one of Training magazine’s 2011 Top Young Trainers, and has been published multiple times in TD magazine. His goal in life is to eradicate the scourge of poor learning experiences in the world by ensuring that every presentation is engaging and leads to change.

Brian Washburn, Author

Publications

What's Your Formula by Brian Washburn

What's Your Formula? Combine Learning Elements for Impactful Training

Engaging, effective training programs are a mixture of science and art, requiring the right balance of adult learning theory, available technology, intuitive tools, proven practices, creativity, and risk. How does a trainer find the right combination and proportion of these elements? How does a trainer know what’s possible?

PowerPoint Your Co-Facilitator

PowerPoint: Your Co-Facilitator

Whether you’re a seasoned training professional or an occasional presenter, you can make your presentation a true learning tool by implementing these effective strategies. In “PowerPoint: Your Co-Facilitator,” Brian Washburn shows you how to create great presentations using any presentation software.

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Coming January 2024

More practical guidance for trainers and instructional designers who find themselves working with one or more constraints.

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Recent Blog Posts / Podcasts

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How “Mature” is Your Training Program?

How strategic is your training program? How outcome-oriented, governed or sustainable is it? In today's podcast, Danielle Duran talks about how to objectively measure your ...
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A Conversation on Inclusive Training Design with Jolene Jang

When I participated in a DEI-focused session led by Jolene Jang at a recent conference, I just kept shaking my head. She would point out ...
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Where Sales Enablement Meets L&D

Natalie Mazzie, an experienced sales enablement professional, feels there is a lot that general L&D folks can learn from the sales enablement field. Here's our ...
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Accessibility and Inclusion in Instructor-Led Training (ILT)

Is your ILT designed with accessibility and inclusion in mind? Gwen Navarrete Klapperich wants to make sure you consider accessibility and inclusion in your ILT ...
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Nate Martin on Escape Room designs for training

Instructional Design & Escape Room Design

If you've ever been to an escape room, you can observe what a group of highly engaged people look like for 60 straight minutes. Is ...
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A Learning & Development Resume that Gets Noticed

When you're applying for an L&D job, how do you best position yourself to get a call from a recruiter or hiring manager? Experienced HR ...
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