Bob Szostak

Bob Szostak is currently the Manager of Business Development for RPS North America. With over 20 years experience in leading diverse learning programs for government and industry, Bob has developed an appreciation for the importance of creating proper foundations for learning systems.

How to Use Your Existing Toolbox to Take Control of Learning and Development During and After COVID-19

This is Part 1 of a 2-part series We keep hearing about the “new normal.” But the truth is that the new normal is just normal now. As we’ve settled into our work-from-home routines and our socially distanced workplace relationships, learning and development (L&D) is catching up. Fortunately, while much of life in 2020 has...

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Beethoven, Miles Davis and a Learning Management System Walk into a Bar….

The Role of Improvisation in Learning Ecosystems I can never quite remember the punchline to that one, but I’m pretty sure it’s something about a “staff virus in ¾ time.”  Learning has always has a shared vocabulary with music, we talk about the rhythm or ‘cadence’ of a lesson, get concerned about the ‘tone’ of...

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Unmasking the Hidden Costs of Curation for Learning

An Explanation of the Curation Gap   Anyone else remember when a Curator was either a rather cultured and mysterious figure who worked at the cold sterile museums you were forced to visit as part of a school field trip or perhaps, more vividly, an unmasked villain at the end of a Scooby Doo cartoon?...

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First Pants, Then Shoes: The Secret to Effective Learning Design

Growing up, I was a big fan of the Gary Larsen comic strip, “The Far Side.”  Besides being funny and irreverent, it also had the ability to convey common sense (and occasionally even wisdom), in a lighthearted manner.  One of my favorite panels was a depiction of a man sitting up in bed in the...

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