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Do You Have a "Formal" Informal Training Design?

By Brianne Bailey on Apr 5, 2017 11:50:00 AM


Your company thrives off of a solid learning and development program. It’s how your employees get the skills and knowledge they need to grow within their roles, and how your business is able to do bigger and better things year after year. Chances are that you have a formal training plan in place (and if you don’t, you should). But have you thought about bringing in a more official strategy for your informal training opportunities as well? Here’s why you might want to formalize your informal training design as well.


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Topics: Training Design

April 2017 L&D News

By Brianne Bailey on Apr 3, 2017 6:00:00 AM
We’ve scoured the web for all of the cutting edge learning and development stories and curated them for you in one, easy to read newsletter. Take a look!
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Topics: Clarity News

Performance Consulting Is More Than Training Delivery

By Brianne Bailey on Feb 21, 2017 3:40:00 PM

If you are unfamiliar with the term, performance consulting is becoming a more important focus for organizations committed to making sure they are accomplishing their goals with as little wasted effort or resources as possible. It’s designed to help companies do more with less, stay competitive, and increase market share. The hyper-competitive market that businesses operate in today have learned that in order to stay ahead of the curve, they must increase pressure on their corporate training programs to create more responsive solutions and ensure that performance is always on the cutting edge.


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Topics: Consulting

Change Management Series: Plan to Succeed!

By Brianne Bailey on Jan 10, 2017 3:03:00 PM

Change management is the art and science of managing the transformation and development that is inherent to business processes. It requires the controlled identification and implementation of necessary adjustments, such as succession, staffing, business strategy, and so on. In this series on how you can improve your change management processes, there will be helpful content and advice which can help you differentiate your company from the competition and set strategic goals that lead to long term success.

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Topics: Change Management

Working Effectively as a Virtual Consultant

By Brianne Bailey on Nov 30, 2016 8:30:00 AM


If you’ve been hired to work on a home-based assignment, then you’ve entered the world of working virtually.


Here are some tips to make the transition to virtual work as smooth as possible.


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Topics: Career Development

Are MOOCs for You?

By Brianne Bailey on Nov 29, 2016 1:01:00 PM

You, like many businesses, may find yourself in the situation where budget is tight for investing in training and development programs. But you also know that failing to increase your knowledge base (and that of your team) can drag your company down in a competitive business landscape. Luckily, there is a wealth of information available online that is easy to access and reasonably inexpensive (often even free).


But how do you know what courses are worth your time and efforts in the long run? Here are the basics on spot a MOOC that adds value to your company and your HR assets.

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Hiring L&D Professionals: A Gamified Guide

By Brianne Bailey on Oct 20, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Molding your company into a learning organiztion has become increasingly important as the value of expert talent rises. Download our gamified guide on hiring L&D professionals and learn:

  • Who needs to be a part of your multiplayer L&D team
  • How the salaries of your team members stack up against industry averages
  • The best ways to attrack top talent
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Topics: Using Consultants

How To Help Your Employees Develop As Leaders

By Brianne Bailey on Oct 18, 2016 5:02:00 PM

John Maxwell, a business and leadership guru, advises leaders in companies to come up with a delegation plan that works for them. He suggests the 10-80-10 rule.  Plenty of leaders wonder why is it so hard to delegate. Understanding where you should be "hands-on" and where you should back off is key to the success of your projects and your team, as well. Here are a few thoughts on how the 10-80-10 principle can help you delegate more effectively.

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Topics: Leadership Tips

eLearning Should Tell a Story

By Brianne Bailey on Sep 27, 2016 11:11:00 AM

 Research shows that learners gain a deeper understanding when their training is built on a story.  The story presents real-life scenarios in which employees are to apply their knowledge to solve a problem or construct a plan. Here are a few examples of how to incorporate storytelling in to your training sessions.


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Topics: eLearning

Mentoring Best Practices: Keep and Tweak The Transfer of Knowledge

By Brianne Bailey on Sep 7, 2016 3:00:00 PM


 Apprenticeship and mentorship programs can be extremely effective training tools. Many people in all lines of work learn best and most efficiently through shared experiences and hands-on learning. If your business has not invested in a program where younger employees are able to benefit from the experience and real-world knowledge of veteran employees, chances are that you are missing out on a real opportunity.


Here are some key ways to develop an apprenticeship program that ensures the right values, process, and even business ethics are transferred on to the next generation.


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Topics: Instructional Design, Workplace Best Practices

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