I’m Paul Signorelli, a San Francisco-based writer, trainer, presenter, social media strategist, learning advocate, and consultant with more than 20 years of experience working with a variety of companies and organizations. My associates and I help you address the wicked problems you face in your workplace.
Content on this blog is meant to reflect the work we do and the innovations we help diffuse: helping to promote first-rate workplace learning and performance—training—efforts while also keeping up with technology and e-learning trends as well as with the sort of strategic planning issues which keep people at the center of the dizzying array of tools available to all of us. We work to bring those affiliated with service-oriented companies together, and we strive to serve as resources and inspiration to anyone who is trying to make sense of the rapid rate of change which keeps all of us involved in our endeavors as trainer-teacher-learners.
As for my own background: I have worked with health-care (hospice) organizations to write and deliver learning opportunities for employees making the transition from paper to electronic record-keeping via hand-held (mobile) devices; worked with Blue Shield of California’s Health Reform Program Team in training staff as they continued implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; helped shape and edit an online health care toolkit; write online courses and deliver online workshops; and exploring and writing about MOOCs; write articles for publication and have co-written Workplace Learning & Leadership, a book on trainers as leaders within their organizations, with Lori Reed; and am developing and completing other projects, including a community public art project in San Francisco’s Inner Sunset District, as time allows. My work with the San Francisco Public Library system (1993-2007) included serving as Director, Volunteer Services & Staff Training. My nonprofit experience includes work as assistant to the director of a regional museum (the Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art) and a small San Francisco-based theater company. I have also served as a Board member with the Mt. Diablo Chapter of the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD); served on ASTD’s National Advisors for Chapters group from January 2011 – December 2012; am serving a second two-year term on the American Libraries Advisory Committee (July 2009-June 2013 and became committee chair in July 2012); and am on the New Media Consortium Horizon Report Advisory Board (2011-2013).
I’m looking forward to hearing from you and hope you’ll help make this a great meeting place for all of us involved in creative approaches to workplace learning and performance.