Writer, Speaker, Thought Leader, Expert on Leading and Engaging Volunteers
Head, Heart and Hands Engagement Collective
Technology continues to garner the spotlight in the talent development profession. With the rise of high-tech learning, the desire for high-touch learning also grows. People yearn for interaction with others. They want to learn with and from each other.
The original social learning, live and in person, is alive and well, and demands the attention of talent development professionals to sustain it at a world-class level.
Building facilitation skills is the path to achieve truly engaging, interactive, social learning that yields business results. New and seasoned professionals will benefit from continuing to grow their knowledge and skills in support of facilitating learning. Ultimately, the organizations they support benefit, too.
In this workshop, participants will engage in a series of interactive learning conversations and activities that immerse them in the practices of world-class facilitation.
Barry Altland is a writer, speaker, thought leader and expert on leading and engaging volunteers. His experience includes fifteen years of strategic and tactical initiative leadership in talent strategy, organizational development and learning and performance and ten years of hospitality leadership experience.
Barry has driven learning and organizational performance initiatives at several mid- and large-sized companies in the central Florida area in a variety of industries, including hospitality, theme park/resort destination, real estate development, agribusiness, supply chain, financial services and not-for-profit healthcare.
Barry’s current book, "Engaging the Head, Heart and Hands of a Volunteer", is a simple guide for leaders of volunteers to feed the passion of those who choose to serve. Blending a multitude of experiences as both a volunteer and a leader of volunteers with his deep leadership and learning leadership acumen, Barry shares tips and techniques that help leaders engage, sustain, and at times, redirect the passions of those who share their time and talents.
Leaders in the for-profit world will discover the lessons offered to leaders of volunteers apply equally well when seeking to engage the heads, hearts and hands of paid professionals. Talent development professionals will also glean insight from the elements in the book that connect guidance for learning engagement and sustainable volunteer engagement.
Barry currently resides in Winter Garden, FL, a quaint suburb west of Orlando.