Check Out My New ATD Advice Column: Ask a Trainer!

What do you do if a learner falls asleep in your class or (even worse) storms out halfway through? How do you navigate working with unresponsive SMEs or with business leaders whose training needs keep changing? The truth is, the training industry is full of these challenging questions but is often short on answers. And that’s why I am so excited to be partnering with ATD on a new advice column, Ask a Trainer.

What is Ask a Trainer?

Ask a Trainer is a space for talent development professionals to ask questions (anonymously) on training dilemmas, instructional design snafus, eLearning hassles, and any other challenges that come their way.

Each Tuesday, I’ll be tackling your questions and providing my practical and common-sense advice. ATD will then publish your (anonymous) question and my response on the blog, allowing others to offer their thoughts and benefit from what I have to share.

If you’ve ever ran into a learning and development road bump, I’ll help you out with some practical tips, along with some funny stories and strong opinions.

Want to Submit a Question or Learn More?

If you have a burning question you’d like to ask, email your questions to If you want to learn more, check out this post from ATD.

Tim Slade
Tim Slade is a speaker, author, and award-winning freelance eLearning designer. Having spent the last decade working to help others elevate their eLearning and visual communications content, Tim has been recognized and awarded within the eLearning industry multiple times for his creative and innovative design aesthetics. Tim is a regular speaker at international eLearning conferences, is a recognized Articulate Super Hero, author of The eLearning Designer’s Handbook and creator of The eLearning Designer's Academy.

4 Responses to “Check Out My New ATD Advice Column: Ask a Trainer!

  • Keith Robinson
    1 year ago

    Tim, Great Idea, How do you as a designed navigate a SME who has Way to much material for a digital learning environment?

  • Tim, I’ve been doing this a long time. Yet I still struggle with estimating project time. Any tips?

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