This album will continue to grow to document how the community uses the steps as a variation on the concept of a Third Place (please see Ray Oldenburg's "The Great Good Place" and the Wikipedia article at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third_place for more information). Those interested in becoming involved are encouraged to visit our website and follow our ever-growing social media presence via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hidden-Garden-Steps/288064457924739), Twitter (https://twitter.com/GardenSteps), Scoopit! (http://www.scoop.it/t/hidden-garden-steps), and other resources.
"#etmooc: Singing Happy Birthday to a Course," at http://tinyurl.com/lsbn86b
Thanks to everyone who has been part of making this a continuing learning journey for me and those I serve.
- Paul Signorelli & AssociatesWriting, training, presenting, consulting, present
- PG&E, PCI Webinars, ALA Editions (webinars and online courses), Blue Shield of California, Sutter VNA (Visiting Nurse Association) & Hospice, San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, others
I explore/use/write about/help others become familiar with e-learning, social media, MOOCs, & mobile technology to creatively facilitate positive change within organizations; develop/manage workplace learning & performance (staff training) programs; foster collaboration & partnerships; assist in organization development (strategic planning, content strategy, critical thinking in decision-making, marketing/pr, fundraising & grant-writing); & help clients improve face to face & online presentation skills.
•Developing & writing about innovations in e-learning, the use of social networking tools (including Google+ Hangouts, Skype, & others for live presentations), and the development of social learning centers
•Writing courses for online delivery; webinars & other personalized online learning opps; presenting at regional and national conferences
•Helping health care (hospice) employees learn to use mobile devices for medical record-keeping purposes/working with Blue Shield of California's Health Reform Program Instructional Design Team to help staff implement the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
•More than 20 years of experience working with community-based organizations, nonprofits, libraries, and government agencies to facilitate sustainable collaborations with their constituents
•Active involvement in the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD), where I served as an advisor on the National Advisors for Chapters and helped rebuild a chapter on the verge of collapse
•Expanding and managing a successful workplace learning and performance (training) program for the 850 employees in the multi-facility San Francisco Public Library system
•Creating, nurturing, and engaging in effective volunteer programs
•Nonprofit board management, including general administration and strategy management
•More than 30 years of writing and editing for publication
I served as President of the Board (2010) with the Mount Diablo Chapter of the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) and worked on a variety of national ASTD activities as a member of the National Advisors for Chapters (January 2011 - December 2012). I'm also active with the American Library Association, where I served on the American Libraries (magazine) Advisory Committee (July 2009 - June 2013) before beginning a two-year term on the ALA Publishing Committee (July 2013-June 2015), and the New Media Consortium, where I've served on the 2011- 2014 Horizon Project (Higher Ed) Advisory Boards. Current activities include service on the San Francisco Parks Alliance Parks Policy Council (2014)
- University of North Texas (MLIS degree), Golden Gate University (M.A., Arts Administration), UCLA (B.A., Poli-Sci)