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Examples of Organizations Who Have Top Business Training Programs

By Ian Romero on Sep 18, 2017 3:08:00 PM

There is a real war for talent occurring today. Many companies are already operating with lean staff, due to high attrition rates and not replacing staff, not to mention downsizing as a result of a difficult economy.  In this kind of environment, focusing on worker retention and cross training to make existing workers more efficient makes a lot of sense.  Everyone is trying to do more with less, and to help them achieve this goal, organizations are leaning in to their learning and development programs to help them fill that gap.

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Topics: Business Training

What Instructional Design Theories Work Best With Online Training?

By Serafim Mendonca on Sep 7, 2017 2:01:00 PM

Online training offers a wealth of opportunity for learners and trainers alike. It provides deep resources and easy access to corporate training that companies have quickly found great value in. But not every type of lesson works well in a digital format. Here are 3 instructional design models that have proven to operate well in the modern age of online training courses.

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Topics: Instructional Design

Summer Micro-Learning Series: Just-In-Time Personalized Learning

By Herb Tieger on Sep 1, 2017 2:02:00 PM

Micro learning is a powerful tool because it delivers the concepts and information that employees need in less time for greater impact. Just-in-time learning provides an even greater resource for employees to get the on-the-spot resources they need to tackle tough tasks. Here are 5 things you can do to bring this speedy training method into use at your company this summer.

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Topics: managing organization change

Summer Micro-Learning Series: Don't Miss Out On Video

By Bob Bonomo on Aug 25, 2017 3:01:00 PM

Micro-Learning is an immensely powerful learning and development tool. If you aren’t already bringing it into your professional development programs, especially paired with mobile learning, summer is the perfect time to try it out. What micro-learning comes down to, is taking a complex skill or lesson and breaking it down into smaller, more consumable pieces. Think about how you can be challenging your team to learn new skills, while at the same time not overloading them with content that eats away at their valuable work time. Micro-learning is easier to create and consume, often with minimal cost involved. One of the most interesting formats of micro-learning is video. Here are a few ideas for you to try out this year.

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Topics: Mobile Learning

The Agile Effect:  What are the Benefits and Costs Moving to an Agile Methodology?

By DJ Mendonca on Aug 15, 2017 3:00:00 PM

The agile corporate-learning business model has been getting a lot of attention in recent times. Companies are seeing the benefits of a more agile production, design, and even leadership development programs. But an agile model isn’t for everyone. Here are some of the benefits and some of the costs to moving to an agile methodology.

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Topics: Corporate Learning

Is The Force With Your Change Management Plan?

By Serafim Mendonca on Aug 8, 2017 2:01:00 PM

Change management is a powerful tool. It helps companies achieve their business goals by making decisions, taking action, and setting the direction for future development. There are a wide variety of different tools companies can use to build a successful change management plan. In today’s blog, we explore the Kurt Lewin’s Force Field Analysis as one particularly powerful strategic tool to help companies understand what’s needed to achieve successful change in both corporate and personal environments.

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Topics: Change Management

Engage Your Team Through Problem Solving In Corporate Learning

By Herb Tieger on Jul 27, 2017 2:02:00 PM

Corporate learning provides a unique opportunity to engage your employees. When it comes to team building, that engagement can mean everything. Engaged problem solving within a learning environment is a uniquely powerful tool. Here are 3 ways you can encourage team building and better communication through your corporate learning programs.

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Topics: Corporate Learning

Women in L&D Leadership: The Benefits of Inclusive Learning Designs

By Bob Bonomo on Jul 18, 2017 2:01:00 PM

Inclusivity is a term that we’re hearing more and more. This is a good thing, because when it comes to the diversity conversation, diversity highlights what makes us different, but inclusion brings us together. Many companies struggle with this concept, and even while they strive to build a more diverse and inclusive workforce, find themselves fighting to achieve their goals. Within the learning and development community, we see the importance of inclusivity with very clear focus. Here are just some of the benefits of incorporating inclusive learning designs into your curriculum.

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Topics: learning designs

Women in L&D Leadership: How Can We Close the Gender Gap For Good?

By DJ Mendonca on Jul 11, 2017 2:32:00 PM

 

The gender gap has plagued women in all industries, but we're seeing some interesting trends in L&D that are worth talking about. In the recently released Training Journal survey, it's clear that while improvements are being made, there is still a lot of ground to cover to fully close that gap. Here's what we learned about where women stand in L&D and what we can do to create positive change.

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Topics: Business Training

Women in L&D Leadership: The State of the Industry

By Serafim Mendonca on Jul 4, 2017 3:02:00 PM

We are lucky to live in a period of time where professional women are making great strides in the learning and development community. But just as is clearly seen across disciplines, it can be an uphill battle for women to break into leadership roles. Today we're going to take a first look at women in L&D as part of a new series. In this first blog we explore the state of the industry.

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Topics: Instructional Designers

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