Podcast: Dr. Nanette Miner – Closing the Thinking Gap

Albert Einstein said that “The value of a college education is not the earning of many facts but the training of the mind to think,” yet, according to Arum and Roska, most college graduates demonstrate no measurable improvement in critical thinking, complex reasoning or writing.

In our podcast, speaker, author and learning strategy advisor Dr. Nanette Miner unveils her plan to help employers close the thinking gap.

As the Founder of, and Managing Consultant for, The Training Doctor, a boutique consultancy that specializes in customized curriculum design; now celebrating its 26th year, she is a frequent speaker at training industry and human resource conferences and corporate conventions. She has appeared as an expert-guest on the topic of workforce development and millennial career-development for syndicated talk-radio shows including America’s Workforce Radio and Inc. Radio and is often quoted in news media like the Huffington Post, Fast Company, BBC, and numerous industry and trade journals.

As a scholar-practitioner, she is the author of The Accidental Trainer (Pfeiffer, 2006), co-author of Tailored Learning: Designing the Blend That Fits (ASTD, 2009), a contributor to the 2009 Pfeiffer Annual on Training, and co-author of the ebook, Teaching Thinking: Solving the Impending Leadership Crisis with Neuroscience, with yours truly – me.

Dr. Miner has a doctorate in Adult Learning Theory and a passion for workplace learning – where time is of the essence and performance is a non-negotiable. You’ll see that passion come through in her podcast as we talk about her latest venture, designing a customized curriculum to develop a wide range of higher thinking skills. Watch for her content to appear soon on LearningBinge, too.

You can reach Dr. Miner at www.trainingdr.com or follow her on Twitter @TrainingDoctor. Check out her books on Margie’s Bookshelf.

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