January 2017 L&D News
JANUARY 4, 2017
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! Clarity News
Performance Consulting Is More Than Training Delivery
FEBRUARY 21, 2017
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. Consulting
Feedback is Essential in the L&D Process Playbook
FEBRUARY 7, 2017
Feedback is arguably the holy grail within the world of corporate training and development. It's often high value, actionable, and comes at a low cost of acquisition. Feedback can give you the opportunity to self correct quickly and effectively is you are not on the right course (whether with customers or partners). Corporate Training
Change Management Series: Lead People Through Change, Don't Just Manage the Change
JANUARY 31, 2017
Change is a difficult time for both organizations and individuals. It takes strong leadership to navigate through disruption successfully. But luckily, good leadership is definitely achievable, as long as you approach the task with an open and receptive mindset. Change Management
[New eBook] The 3 Stages of Customer Training Development
Want to expand your training efforts? You’ll often see success by starting small and growing your program in a sustainable way. Download the eBook to learn more.
Where Are You? Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing, or Adjourning?
NOVEMBER 1, 2016
Bruce Tuckman is known for producing the single most quoted models of group development way back in the 1960s. But what held true then still has importance to team models today. Learning about these different stages and where your team fits into the grand scheme of things will help you work and grow together as a single unit. Here are the basics. Leadership Tips
Change Management Series: How Do You Foster Partnerships in Your Business?
JANUARY 17, 2017
In part 2 of our series on Change Management, we would like to talk about partnerships and how they can help you grow your business. Just as in your individual career, your business thrives on the partnerships you develop. There are so many companies in the market today, each with their own specialties, their unique IP, their niche verticals, and their rock star talent pool. Change Management
How Are You Doing in the War for Talented Instructional Designers?
MARCH 9, 2017
Have you heard there’s an industry battle going on right now? Perhaps you’ve experienced it firsthand. There’s an ongoing war for the best and brightest talent across multiple industries. Do you know how to out recruit your competition ? Here are a few tips to set you up for greater success: Instructional Designers
Input Social Media Into Your L&D
NOVEMBER 15, 2016
Social Media integration can be a real game-changer when it comes to staying ahead with your learning & development efforts. The flexibility and unique learning opportunities offered through social channels can be surprisingly effective. Here are four ways you can incorporate social media into your programs for real results. Tips for Effective Courses
Take Charge of your eLearning environment
Learn how to maximize the impact of your learning by aligning to the goals of your organization, how to establish a learning culture with gamification including leaderboards and badges. Discover a learning content management system that is both powerful and easy to configure and manage.
Change Management Series: What Are Some of the Top Conflict Resolution Skills?
JANUARY 24, 2017
Conflict resolution is an important set of skills to help employees and management perform at their best when working with other individuals. Nobody works in a vacuum, and we often depend on our interactions with others to get our jobs done. And with varying personalities and different needs and objectives constantly at play, inevitably conflict can arise. Change Management
Big Data and Your HR Training & Development Should Be Best Friends
DECEMBER 27, 2016
Big data means big business in today’s highly competitive job market. If you’re not making use of your information, you could be missing out. Industry experts claim that integrating big data with your HR training and develpment system can help leverage employee data to improve operational performance, identify new recruits and increase return on investment in human capital.
Agility Is Essential in Corporate Learning
MARCH 7, 2017
Much like the business world, the realm of corporate learning is experiencing a high-speed transformation. This trend toward more agile production, design, and leadership development is critical in creating the kind of responsive and flexible atmosphere that gets better results quickly. Today we're talking about how agility is particularly essential to corporate learning and development programs.
Are You Using Microblogging as an Effective Learning Technology Tool?
DECEMBER 13, 2016
Your employees are often the single greatest training resource available for new hires. But sometimes, it’s hard to get that one-on-one facetime that is so critical to helping people learn the ropes. Even team members who have been around for a while can benefit from the crowd-sourced information available from a larger group of compatriots. Tips for Effective Courses
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How Can You Use L&D for Ongoing Employee Training?
DECEMBER 6, 2016
Today’s hiring managers are fighting against an obstacle that has plagued the recruiting process for years, the skills gap. College graduates and even experienced professionals are lacking the latest skills and training that is required to meet the quickly changing demands of their employers. Tips for Effective Courses
Success Story: A New Factory, a New Training Methodology, a New Beginning
JANUARY 25, 2017
Our story begins in 2013, when a major global pharmaceutical firm launched a technology transfer project from one of its US factories to a new factory being constructed in Europe. For years the US factory had been the sole producer of the company’s successful drug to combat a persistent blood disease that, at best was a lifelong nuisance and, at worst was potentially fatal.
Change Management Series: Plan to Succeed!
JANUARY 10, 2017
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. Change Management
Self-Assessments That Will Help You Better Develop Your Leadership Skills
MARCH 14, 2017
Leadership is about more than evaluating the effectiveness of your team. Sometimes, leadership is about assessing your own effectiveness and making appropriate changes to grow. There are all kinds of leadership training programs available today, many have important elements around soliciting and implementing feedback. But self-assessments are also powerful tools. Leadership Skills
Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success
Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.
Should You Use Pre-Hire Assessments?
MARCH 21, 2017
In today's world of digital job listings inspiring hundreds of applicants to submit their resume for one opportunity, screening out those who are not a perfect fit before they get to the interview stage can save companies from wasting precious time and resources when building their teams. Here's a look at whether pre-hire assessments can help you achieve your staffing goals easier this year.
Experimentation and Innovation Should Be Continuous in Your Training Program
DECEMBER 20, 2016
Your learning and development process is critical to your long-term success as an organization. Every business experiences the ebbs and flows of changing talent and market demands, but it is the companies who are invested in growing and improving their offerings to keep pace with the desires of their customers who are able to succeed. Here are a few reasons why. Instructional Design
Working Effectively as a Virtual Consultant
NOVEMBER 30, 2016
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. Career Development
Are MOOCs for You?
NOVEMBER 29, 2016
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. But how do you know what courses are worth your time and efforts in the long run?
Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose
Navigating the ever-changing world of eLearning can be a challenge, but many people are finding a way to manage it, as well as a clear path forward. With Learning Insights, you can develop an even clearer sense of purpose, taking your vision to reality.
Creating a Learning Culture in Your Organization
OCTOBER 27, 2016
Pop quiz: Is your organization a culture of learning , or a culture of nonlearning? The answer to this question is likely aligned with how successfully you feel your company is performing at any given time. What is a learning culture? has opportunities to participate in professional development. Leadership Tips
The changing skill set of the learning professional
Clive on Learning
FEBRUARY 1, 2017
Skills define us. They are what make us useful and productive. They are the foundation of our achievements. On our death bed, it is our skills that we will reflect on with pride. These could be physical skills – our ability to knit jumpers, drive vehicles, perform gymnastics, play the violin, cook tasty food, swim or make beautiful furniture. Yes, skills are what make us what we are. Not convinced?
Microlearning: What It Is and What It Isn’t
FEBRUARY 21, 2017
Last month, we published the results from our 2017 Learning and Remembering Survey. In the survey, we asked respondents to tell us what learning trends or new training delivery methods they are most excited about for 2017. The number one answer? Microlearning. 18% of respondents said they’re excited about microlearning for the year ahead. Some use short videos. Many turn to bite-sized games.
Curated Insights: Writing Good Questions
MARCH 24, 2017
Can you write a good multiple choice question? After all, this is a foundational skill for a modern L&D pro, especially in large organizations that use a lot of online content. Unfortunately, it sounds a lot easier than it is. I’m confident that many of the questions we push to our employees every day are bad. And I mean BAD. Can you answer these 6 questions about multiple choice questions?
[Study] The Anatomy of a Training Course
Want to create the perfect training course? The experts from Skilljar analyzed content creation trends within the training space. Their findings can serve as a benchmark as you build out your own strategy. Click to download.
4 Writing Principles Every eLearning Designer Should Know
FEBRUARY 9, 2017
By Kody Jackson, Instructional Writer. In my time as a university teaching assistant (TA), I saw a lot of bad writing. Clauses hanging all over the place, dangling participles, comma splices…a veritable side-show horror of prose. Let’s go through my writing steps guaranteed to make you sound better. We’ll start with the following passage.
Seven 2017 Learning Trends: Novel or Norm?
JANUARY 10, 2017
At the start of a new year – or the end of an old one – we love to read about trends. Articles on trends can be fun reads, but do they really help us see the future? Do trends really matter? I’ll let you decide. I went back and found a 1998 ATD (then ASTD) State of the Industry report. Electronic Performance Support Systems (Interesting fact: Google was founded in September 1998.). Intranets.
7 eLearning Design Trends for 2017
JANUARY 27, 2017
Working as a designer for eLearning courses and templates at eLearning Brothers means that I need to constantly stay on top of the latest trends in both web development and graphic design. There are lots of places to get inspiration out there, and after some research, I’ve come up with seven trends that will see a lot of use in 2017. Modern-Retro Design. Minimalism. Failure Mapping.
9 Tips To Maximize Employee Involvement In Online Training Development
MARCH 14, 2017
Employees are the ones who have to take your online training. So, it’s only fitting that they have a direct say in your online training initiatives. This article explores 9 ways that you can maximize employee involvement in online training development. How To Maximize Employee Involvement In Online Training Development. Many employees dread online training. Schedule A Meet-And-Greet Webinar.
The complete eLearning journey
As an eLearning designer wouldn’t it be great if you could take charge of your eLearning environment right from storyboarding your ideas to generating responsive eLearning courses to being able to effectively deploy and track your learners’ performance?
3 Free Apps for Supporting Learning After Training Events
FEBRUARY 17, 2017
The most important part of training is what happens AFTER the training. Reality (aka science) dictates that people can only ingest and retain so much information, regardless of how well-designed a learning activity may be. Therefore, L&D strategy cannot stop at delivery. Mobile Learning 50 Modern Blended Learning Blogs