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Colorful Consulting: Lessons from Larry

Allison Rossett

Today I learned about consulting from a surprising source. This consultant needs a consultant. Salons are now full of specialists. decided to seek out a hair color consultant. The receptionist looked stunned that I thought I could just drop by to consult with Larry. While I wait, I think about the essence of consulting. This movement to a more consistently colorful me served up reminders about consulting. Her leadership wouldn’t think we were high quality consultants if our rates were puny. think the word she used was listless.

The Rise of LMS Specialists: A Tour of Learning Tech Innovation

Talented Learning

Welcome to the Era of LMS Specialists. Let’s explore and then I’ll introduce you to some illustrative examples of how this “specialist” movement is expanding traditional LMS boundaries. LMS Specialists: Why Now? As an LMS selection consultant , I’ve had a front-row seat in the rapid shift toward specialization. Not anymore. link].

Always Choose a Specialist over a Generalist

LearnDash

Be it instructional designers, LMS providers, consulting firms, or what have you – it is always best to do business with a specialist. You would want the specialist because they come with a rather specific skill-set, and background to your situation. Generalists have their place – but if you ask me, I choose specialists 10 out of 10 times.

Role of a Learning Consultant: Insightful discussion imported from LinkedIn

ID Reflections

started this discussion to understand the roles (tacit and explicit) that a learning consultant plays. Sahana Chattopadhyay Senior Consultant at Zensar Technologies What does a Learning Consultant do? What are some of the primary and secondary functions that a business expects from a learning consultant? I am interested in finding out if there are any defined set of tasks that a learning consultant would do to enable organizational learning. But there would still be some baseline tasks that a consultant would do in this respect. Comments (12).

Jack & Jill of all trades (@reedyreedles)

Dont Waste Your Time

Pete says the “learning technologist tend to be a central figure in many developments” and that when he works with course teamsor developing materials and curricula he’s “…the one who is linking in with the different departments, encouraging involvement from library colleagues or media development specialists.”It eLearning Digital Learning eLearning Consultant Learning Technologist Learning Technology Personal Learning VLE Peter Reed ( @reedyreedles )has made some important and thought provoking posts recently. might not.

The consultant’s dilemma

Learning and Working on the Web

The major downside of consulting is that when you are working you aren’t finding new work, and vice versa. As a consultant, you are only making money when you’re working. Freelance consulting does have its advantages: You set your own schedule, you can take advantage of opportunities as they arise, and you personally reap the profit of your work. That was the conclusion to my 2007 article: So you want to be an e-learning consultant? In my case, I’m one of the few Canadian independent, web-focused workplace learning specialists around.

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One Trick Pony or Problem Solving Consultant?

The Learning Generalist

In today's post, I want to explore if we really need to be such deep specialists or if shallow generalism is more the order of the day. I'm currently spending most of my time on ThoughtWorks University - our graduate consultant programme. like to believe that I'm a consultant to my employers and my job is to fix problems and help my employers achieve their business goals.

From "Training Specialist" to "Learning Generalist"

The Learning Generalist

The face of the Training specialist is fast changing. Here's where I envision the "Training Specialist" -- the master of the 4 walls of a classroom to metamorphose into a "Learning Generalist" that seeks to create learning opportunities regardless of the limitations of SME availability, participant schedules and physical locations. To coordinate that aspect is a bigger challenge.

From "Training Specialist" to "Learning Generalist"

The Learning Generalist

The face of the Training specialist is fast changing. Here's where I envision the "Training Specialist" -- the master of the 4 walls of a classroom to metamorphose into a "Learning Generalist" that seeks to create learning opportunities regardless of the limitations of SME availability, participant schedules and physical locations. To coordinate that aspect is a bigger challenge.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designer as Consultant?

Learning Visions

Friday, February 08, 2008 Instructional Designer as Consultant? — Patti Shank , President, Learning Peaks LLC, USA Instructional Designer as Consultant Are we seeing this happen? Are "instructional designers" of the experienced/trained in ID sort, providing more consulting expertise to the lower-tier of instructional designers (a.k.a. Instructional Designer as Consultant?

The Six Hats of a Trainer

The Learning Generalist

Today's post follows on from two of my previous posts of a similar nature, which you apparently found interesting: From Training Specialist to Learning Generalist Instructional Designers need more skills than just writing! While I talk about Consulting last, its definitely the meta-hat for all the above hats. Wow, its 2010 already - a beginning of new decade! Sumeet Moghe, 2009.

Case Study: Advanced Quiz Authoring with No Learning Curve

iSpring Solutions

Huang, and I am a Chief Freedom Officer and a Rapid Revenue Acceleration Specialist at Freedompreneur Coaching & Consulting. Shared. My name is George C. Challenge. For a few years, I had been searching for an application that would allow me to create a quiz, provide instant feedback. Read more ». Case Study iSpring QuizMaker

Training that Influences a Global Network

JPL Learning

Lisa Ploeg, Senior International Learning and Development Specialist, Mary Kay. million Independent Beauty Consultants located in more than 35 countries. Supporting the millions of consultants are more than 5,000 corporate employees located in offices around the world. million Independent Beauty Consultants located in more than 35 countries. TM31S [link]. TM36S [link].

E-learning Solutions in the Healthcare Sector: Creating Knowledge and Enlightenment

G-Cube

Cube developed an interactive learning module for a medical website, created by a leading specialist in India. For doctors, it made sure that the patient came better prepared to the consultation. The course was also a source of refresher to what had been explained during consultation, saving valuable time of both the doctor as well as the patient. The answer is affirmative.

Why Every Company Must Hire an Instructional Designer

LearnDash

One thing has always surprised me when doing elearning consulting projects, and it’s that nearly ever client failed to have a full-time instructional designer on their staff. For the rest though, they were throwing dollars at consultants to do the work for them. Consultants are certainly a smart option as you’re likely to get quality work out of a specialty shop.

Motivating Learners to Look Up Compliance Policies Themselves

Experiencing eLearning

” The “Ask HR” option leads to a conversation with an HR specialist explaining the policy and providing advice. If in the real situation they won’t have a job aid but you want them to consult HR or another person, build that into the scenario. Setting the course up with a scenario helps learners understand why the policies matter. Image credits.

7 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About LMS Implementation

ATD Learning Technologies

First, don’t designer your user experience (UX) solely for learners; consult with learners, admin, and managers. You might need to engage a consultant to avoid spending too much time (and money) solving user problems later. #7: Structure a Complete Implementation Team. You have selected your new learning management system. Now what? later? never?). Rinse and repeat.

#call for cases on #mLearning and #STEM

Ignatia Webs

The target audience is K-12 Practitioners, K-12 Specialists/consultants, educators in higher education, and scholars. They are looking for studies on the use of mobile learning and STEM that combine two or more subjects in one study. All accepted cases will be published in a Routledge book. The call is for contributions from across the globe. The 30 chapters will be case studies.

User generated content; The next trend!

Challenge to Learn

Jeff Kortenbosch, Senior e-Learning Specialist, AkzoNobel: “As an L&D department you need to realize that a lot of training is developed outside your area of control. The world of training and development in the enterprise continues to change rapidly. Learning departments can no longer keep up with the demand for ad hoc knowledge sharing and training requests. Download full whitepaper.

MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 1: Some Points To Consider

Learnnovators

Workplace learning designers, consultants, organizational leaders and change agents, and employees will have to work in collaboration to bring about this shift. Sahana Chattopadhyay  is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger. MOOCs – you can love them or hate them but you can definitely not ignore them.

7 Characteristics Of A Digital Mindset

Learnnovators

Sahana Chattopadhyay  is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger. Sahana’s work cuts across performance consulting, workplace learning strategies from formal to informal and social learning, knowledge management methodologies and adult learning principles. And in ways we haven’t even begun to envisage.

Top 10 Must Read eLearning Blogs #edtech

Dont Waste Your Time

Craig Weiss is an e-learning analyst, consultant and advisor whose firm E-Learning 24/7 provides services to buyers and suppliers in the e-learning industry. by Jane Bozarth, eLearning and Instructional Design specialist. At by Mayra Aixa Villar Instructional Designer and eLearning Consultant. If Learning Provocateur. The eLearning Coach. Learning 24/7 Blog. Cathy Moore. C.I.D.,

A showdown between quality eLearning and rapid development? (ASTD 2014)

Web Courseworks

This week, Managing eLearning features another guest post from Andy Hicken, Web Courseworks’ Product Innovation Specialist. ASTD’s International Conference and Exposition is a massive, thoroughly capitalist, and rather carnivalesque convergence of people working in corporate talent development, along with the companies and consultants who sell to them. smaller contingent of non-corporates also attends, including […]. eLearning elearning quality rapid development

Start with the 70. Plan for the 100.

Performance Learning Productivity

This aligns with the model developed by IBM Consulting Services some years ago (see below) developed to explain the evolution of learning and increased value of on-demand services aligned with current and future business needs. The research for this report was based on 500 interviews with managers carried out by Comres [2] , a specialist polling and data gathering/analysis organisation.

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To be, or not to be a consultant

Learning and Working on the Web

I had the pleasure of meeting Jean Gaudry through a mutual friend last week and the subject turned to the life of a freelance consultant. As an executive search specialist, Jean has met many executives who have considered going independent. wrote an article, So you want to be an e-learning consultant? Avoir un produit ou service clairement défini et facile à présenter. 2.-

Learning Cafe Workplace Trends Forum – Looking back at 2013. What is coming in 2014

Learning Cafe

We speak to a  panel of learning and performance managers and consultants to review the year that was and the next one. Panel Discussion 2 – Consultants Forum. Ran own consulting business for 10 years and consulted to organisations including DDI, Westpac, ANZ, BOC Gases and others. Consultants Panel. Thursday, December 12, 2013 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM AEDT.

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The Top Six Things Organizations Must Do to Enable Emergent Learning

Learnnovators

Sahana Chattopadhyay  is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger. Sahana’s work cuts across performance consulting, workplace learning strategies from formal to informal and social learning, knowledge management methodologies and adult learning principles. But first, WHAT IS EMERGENT LEARNING?

Specializing in the ELearning Industry

LearnDash

Whether you are a consultant, selling online courses , an LMS administrator, or instructional designer, you have to position yourself for success. Instructional designers do well to be the specialist provider for a specific type of training. If you enjoy teaching others then live instructor training would be a perfect career choice. Consider yourself a good planner and organizer?

Social Technology, Community Management & Organizational Development

Learnnovators

wanted to set the premise for what is to come in the months and years ahead…and where do we come in as learning and organizational development specialists. Sahana Chattopadhyay  is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger. Superficial tweaks and process re-engineering will no longer serve the purpose. Scary?

Six Obstacles To Building Communities In Organizations

Learnnovators

Sahana Chattopadhyay  is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger. Sahana’s work cuts across performance consulting, workplace learning strategies from formal to informal and social learning, knowledge management methodologies and adult learning principles. Yet, this is where organizations are struggling.

Is HR Earning its Keep?

Learning on the Leading Edge

The Deloitte study recommends the following to help organizations get started: Design the HR organization to deliver solutions: For many businesses, it is time to redesign HR with a focus on consulting and service delivery, not just efficiency of administration. ” High-impact HR teams have different staffing models, relying more in specialists embedded in the business.

IMU-LS-08: Social Learning Revolution (Jane Hart)

ZaidLearn

In this talk Jane will discuss how Learning and Design (L&D) specialists need to broaden their role to support this important, and often overlooked area of workplace learning. Speaker: Jane Hart is an independent consultant, speaker and writer. She is an internationally known specialist in the use of social media for learning and working. UPCOMING WEBINARS? CLICK HERE

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What’s the Best Job Title for Those Who Build E-Learning Courses?

Rapid eLearning

Learning & Development Specialist. Learning Consultant. They include: Performance consulting so that you know how to determine the appropriate training solution. performance consultant recognizes that. Here’s a common question that I’m asked: What job title best describes the person who builds elearning courses? Most Common E-Learning Job Titles. Learning Strategist.

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High-Impact L&D

ID Reflections

Here are some of my thoughts… High-Impact P&D teams must have deep specialists – while it is important to have generalists with an understanding of the various forces at play today, it is vital to have specialists with focus. By working together, a team of deep specialists can enable an organization to continually evolve and be on top of the changes and churns.