We all should find an audience that looks at us the way Dr. Beverly Kaye’s audiences look at her. There’s no greater thrill than attending a session or presentation delivered by someone who is at the top of their craft. I love watching the audience light up when an engaging facilitator creates an environment that connects the dots.
What are the best depictions of our profession on the big screen?
Compared to other professions, there are few workplace trainers portrayed on the big screen. Maybe we’re just not considered as exciting as spies, commandos or ballet dancers. So, what are the best depictions of workplace learning professionals in film? Before we begin, any list like this needs ground rules. Mine are:
First, they must be trainers for adult learners, preferably in a work environment. They have to have taught someone to do a job or skill. That means say goodbye to teachers and college professors. Everyone, well Hollywood, loves the story of the unconventional teacher who goes to the rough part of town to inspire wayward students using hugs, toughness and an occasional violin lesson.