2017 Year in Review

Effective SMEs: A Trainer's Guide for Helping Subject Matter Experts Facilitate Learning

2017 Was a Big Year We celebrated Turpin’s 25th year in business. In case you missed it, Dale wrote 25 Lessons Over 25 Years, which is an excellent read. During the year, we delivered a lot of training and coaching for our long-standing clients as well as a few new ones. Along with that, we… Read more »

Starbucks #ProjectGiveGood Recognizes Turpin Cares for Helping People in Need

Turpin Cares partnered with Almost Home Chicago and Starbucks for holiday gifts for people in need

Turpin Communication employees and “friendlies” were busy this holiday season supporting people in need through the Turpin Cares project. “We teamed up with Almost Home Chicago and the local Starbucks to provide gifts and pantry items to locals in need. Once everything was tallied up, the holiday project provided 40 individuals with gifts and a… Read more »

Turpin Cares: Women’s Shelter Benefits from Care Packages

Care packages for the homeless, sponsored by Turpin Communication

On Saturday, November 18, Turpin Communication employees and “friendlies” came together to assemble 40 care packages for a group of homeless women in Chicago. Each package contained about $50 worth of food, toiletries, first aid items, gloves, and a hand-knit hat and scarf. They also included a lot of love and a personal hand-written card… Read more »

The New Book, “Effective SMEs” Launches Today

Dale Ludwig and Greg Owen-Boger, of Turpin Communication, launch “Effective SMEs: A Trainer’s Guide to Helping Subject Matter Experts Facilitate Learning”

Dale Ludwig (Turpin’s Founder) and I are happy to announce the launch of our new book, Effective SMEs: A Trainer’s Guide for Helping Subject Matter Experts Facilitate Learning! This book has been in the making for quite a while. We’ve been working with subject matter experts (SMEs) for years, helping them be more effective in… Read more »

Preview the First Chapter of Effective SMEs!

Effective SMEs: A Trainer's Guide for Helping Subject Matter Experts Facilitate Learning

It’s finally here! The book that Dale and Greg have been working on is ready for pre-orders now, and it is set to ship November 7! “Effective SMEs: A Trainer’s Guide for Helping Subject Matter Experts Facilitate Learning” was commissioned by ATD Press after they realized how popular the topic had been at conferences over the… Read more »

Using Subject Matter Experts in Your Training Programs

Dale Ludwig and Greg Owen-Boger were recently interviewed by HR Daily Advisor about the content of their upcoming book, “Effective SMEs: A Trainer’s Guide to Helping Subject Matter Experts Facilitate Learning.” What are the main benefits and risks of using subject matter experts (SMEs) in training, and how can organizations help SMEs be successful? “The… Read more »

Turpin Cares – May 2017 Update

The number of people living with homelessness in Chicago is staggering.   Turpin Communication is doing what we can to help. In January of this year we started a new philanthropic wing called Turpin Cares. On a regular basis (quarterly for now), employees and “friendlies” get together to create care packages that are distributed to… Read more »