A few months ago was the Social Recruiting Summit held by ERE hosted at the Best Buy headquarters in Minneapolis, MN. I would have loved to attend but although I could not fit the travel into my schedule I was lucky enough to see many of the wonderful presentations streamed live via the internet. Even after the conference we had access to some of the slide presentations through SlideShare. The presentations were full of great content and an excellent learning opportunity even for those of us who did not attend. This experience made me think of other non-traditional learning avenues that are worth exploring.
Though I don’t commute for work any longer I actually do not mind long car trips due to what I call “Auto University”. There is an actual educational program out there called Auto University about cars but what I am talking about is my audio CDs of seminars and book reviews. Most commutes are filled with listening to a little Howard Stern or some NPR but what a great place to learn or soak up a book. Don’t have a lot of time to listen to an entire book? Check out Executive Book Summaries where they break the book down into easily digestible concepts and reviews. Can’t attend a seminar in person? See if there is a recorded event on YouTube or an iTunes podcast. Visit SlideShare to see if their presentation is posted online. Search for webinars online. If you can’t make the live presentation ask if the webcast will be recorded. Many times it is.
Life is a continual learning process, what have you learned today and where did you learn it?
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