The Future Role of Learning & Development
APRIL 22, 2016
Michael Moe, Deborah Quazzo and the whole ASU GSV team put on an amazing event. I had the privilege of participating in a panel discussion titled “ Workforce Development That Works. ” The panel was hosted by Nathan Blaine, Executive Director at Corporate Executive Board, and included David Blake, CEO of Degreed, Stephen Bailey, CEO of ExecOnline, Sang Yoon, Head of Learning Strategy & Curriculum at Google, and myself as panelists. It was a fascinating discussion covering a wide range of topics around the future of corporate learning and skills development.
Competency-Based Learning: How to Bridge the Skills-Gap
APRIL 13, 2016
Competency-Based Learning: How to Bridge the Skills-Gap was originally published in the IACET blog as a guest post by Digitec President Jack McGrath. The skills-gap issue is growing more critical in the U.S., The Skills-Gap Crisis. How bad is the skills-gap problem? – Of those job openings, 80% are classified as highly skilled, 20% semi-skilled.
Skills you need as an Instructional Designer.
DECEMBER 4, 2014
skillful Instructional designer brings to you both technology and learning combined together not only in a digestible format but also at an appetising pace. Here are lists of essential Skills you need as an Instructional Designer : First things First! skillful Instructional Designer (ID) breaks away from formal and heavy content. Are you tired of seeing heavy content slides?
7 Soft Skills You Need To Succeed In Your Career
Your Training Edge
MARCH 4, 2016
Soft skills or people’s skills are set of skills that are different from job-specific skills or hard skills. Unlike hard skills, they involve your personal attitude, outlook and behavior towards your colleagues. Having soft skills not only enhance your performance as a professional, it also improves your relationship with your coworkers.
Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program
in their organizations’ abilities to meet their skills. development needs. or “very ready” in learning and development in. Development experts know, however, that. development – back into the process. development for new front-line managers. skills as a pivotal step. Journeys.” We believe that people typically develop proficiency in a. We now.
What is Skills Management?
NOVEMBER 4, 2015
In several recent postings I’ve blogged (a lot) about skills and skill management. So what IS skills management? It being 2015 the first place I looked is Wikipedia (of course) and found this: Skills Management. Terrific, a Wiki about skills management! To be useful, skills management must be an ongoing process where skills are regularly assessed.
Skills Instructional Designers Should Have
JULY 1, 2015
If you don’t hone your craft and keep your skills relevant, then you run the risk of being left behind. We are excited to see what new gadgets are available and what new theories are being developed in instructional design. Instructional design is a robust field that requires constant vigilance to new technology and methodology. In fact, it’s quite the opposite!
Is Your Organization Moving Towards a Skills Gap Crisis?
APRIL 5, 2016
Skills gap can be defined as the difference between an organization’s current competency and skills and the required skills it needs to achieve a goal. With rapid changes in technology, consumer market, business process, it is very important for organizations to have the right skills set among their workforce. The skills gap is widening across many industries and organizations are struggling to find people with right skills set despite the availability of a large pool of candidates. Do two jobs have the same skills set requirements?
Why is Skills Management Important?
NOVEMBER 11, 2015
Last week I defined skills management by referencing and summarizing an existing Wikipedia article. This week I’ll explain why skills management is important and I’ll begin by repeating Wiki’s definition of Skills Management: “ The practice of understanding, developing, and deploying people and their skills. appeared first on Gyrus.
9 Essential Instructional Designer Skills
MAY 2, 2013
This is because IDs have to not only develop, and in some cases deliver content, but they also need to think about this content from the learner’s perspective. This only makes sense given that they are exposed to the content, and over time develop intimate knowledge of the topic. Developer: Naturally, the ID must be capable in course development – this is the bread and butter!
Skills for the Networked World
MARCH 6, 2015
".learning is ubiquitous in ongoing activity, though often unrecognised as such - Jean Lave (1993)" Recently, I read a series of posts and articles related to digital literacy, 21st Century Skills and the behaviours and practices required for working and learning in a connected world. Last week I wrote about MOOCs in Workplace Learning-Part 5: Skill Learners Need Today.
Technology Options for Developing and Leveraging Staff Knowledge and Skills
DECEMBER 6, 2012
Question from a client: Our staff need to be agile in knowledge and skill development to thrive in an environment of ever faster change. What are the technology options for different states in skill and knowledge? Of course, foundation knowledge or skills should always be couched in learner’s context so that they can understand how the information relates to them.
Are your managers ready for a world without formal performance reviews?
others can take on to develop their. Our research has told us loud and clear that current approaches to developing these. skills fall short. CRITICAL SKILLS MANAGING PERFORMANCE. SETTING. EXPECTATIONS: My team members are clear on. their roles & responsibilities. 2. DELEGATING: I eﬀectively identify tasks that. capabilities and free my time for. MONITORING.
India as a Skill-based Society
Learn and Lead
JUNE 14, 2016
Edited excerpts from the interview: How can the government help individuals with vocational training/ skill development? How are companies providing a helping hand to make India a skill-based hub? The corporate sector in my view is not doing enough for making India a skill-based hub. Additionally, corporates must actively participate in curriculum design, providing support for imparting skills through adjunct faculty and commit to internship and apprenticeship programs. How is India moving towards a skill-based society and what are the hurdles?
Leadership Development Pushes Past Comfort
JUNE 28, 2016
Even though business is good and the organization is humming along, challenging leaders to break out of their comfort zones and develop the skills needed to sustain and grow the business can provide for a stronger future. Grubbs said the skills they worked on including decision-making in times of uncertainty, adding diverse perspectives and strategic thinking.
Bridging the Skills Gap: An Opportunity for Associations
JULY 9, 2014
There’s a huge skills gap problem facing our nation today, but this crisis represents an opportunity for associations to reinvent themselves and compete with traditional suppliers of higher education. I was recently asked to present on the skills gap issue and the opportunities it creates for associations at the ASAE Great Ideas conference in Orlando. College may not be the answer.
Best Practices for Using eLearning in Soft Skills Training
JULY 30, 2013
Or perhaps you need to help sales reps practice their selling skills. Why is teaching soft skills so hard? interviewed Alicia Ostermeier , Senior Learning Designer at BLP, to learn more about how she approaches eLearning projects designed to teach soft skills. Read on to learn more about developing soft skills eLearning… that actually works. Job aids?
9.5 Essential eLearning Development Tips
JANUARY 13, 2015
In this blog post, I mention nine and half eLearning development tips that could save you time, money, and help your eLearning to be more awesome than it already is. So if you are am elearning developer or instructional designer, these tips are going to awesome. #1. When I am handed a storyboard to develop, I first look it over and identify common activities and visuals.
Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success
skills in working with diverse populations. their group, you may wish to try action mapping, a technique developed by instructional. learner forgot to use the new skills or knowledge. custom-made inspirational posters around the office would reinforce the skills they. you’re freed up to concentrate on developing the parts of the training that are truly unique.
The Difference between Training and Development.
MAY 17, 2016
The words training and development are mostly used together in the corporate world and are seen as activities focused on improving the knowledge, performance and productivity of the employees. Training programs are organized by the organization to develop employees' knowledge and skills as per their job requirements. The post The Difference between Training and Development.
10 “Super” Instructional Design Skills
JANUARY 12, 2014
The inforgraphic below lists 10 skills that every instructional designer should have in order to be successful and effective. 10 Instructional Design Skills. 1. Strong Visualization Skills - Don’t be surprised when you are given a list of requirements for your courses and then are sent on your way to create six hours of elearning. will go a long way. 3. Be organized!
Soft Skills Training – A Necessary Luxury – Today & Tomorrow?
FEBRUARY 16, 2016
Soft skills development is a luxury – nice to undergo – even better when it pays off at the workplace. Every year, millions of dollars are spent on soft skills training by enthusiastic organizations. Today, soft skills training stand tall with the hard skills of IT, maintenance, technical, and product training. But – is soft skills training a necessity?
Evaluating Training - Capturing the Benefits Aspects of ROI
skills were gained and what behaviors have changed. Change in attitude, skills, knowledge. b. Of course, there are behaviors or soft skills that are much harder to quantify. measures in a systematic way: - Hard data: o Units developed or built per hour. Benefits and soft skills: Sometimes the goal of training is to change attitude. But because. obvious choice.
3 Ways to Elevate Leadership Development
JUNE 21, 2016
Learning leaders needn’t feel wedded to traditional leadership development solutions to make a lasting impact on high potential talent. Deloitte’s Women Initiative offers a variety of leadership development programs, but found the particular inventiveness they were looking for in a partnership with The United States Army War College. Leadership Development leadership development
Millennials Need Soft Skills Training
JULY 21, 2014
The millennials are here and they have a resume full of hard skills to offer. College degrees and internships have afforded them the knowledge and newfound skill sets to add to their portfolio, but inexperience and greenness to the business world have left them with an apparent lack of soft skills.
Professional Development in Social Learning: 3 different skill areas
MAY 15, 2013
I’m constantly asked by Learning & Development professionals where they can learn more about social learning. First of all I guess we need to be quite clear what we mean by the term “social learning:Ã¢?Â¦ Social learning
digital workforce skills
Learning and Working on the Web
FEBRUARY 23, 2015
“Are there new ways to think about our digital workplace skills that allows us to take our thinking up to a new plane, the next meta-level of thinking and working where we have much higher leverage, can manage change that is an order of magnitude or greater in volume than today, work in fundamentally better and smarter new ways — and perhaps even work a bit less — yet produce much more value?”.
New research explores the common myths and realities around the 70:20:10 learning model
in learning and development and 1,600 learners. This report has been developed and co-written with Charles Jennings of the. reality of how their people learn and develop. practical skills they need. Building a skilled learning team 30. 4. consulting skills (44% vs 24%) in-house. more likely to have skills in facilitating collaboration (24% vs 9%).
digital transformation skills
Learning and Working on the Web
APRIL 29, 2015
Oscar Berg has further developed his digital collaboration canvas that describes nine capabilities required for collaborative knowledge work. described how I developed the framework, based on the work of Oscar and others, in a presentation at the Learning Technologies conference in 2014. He includes a handy CC-licensed worksheet to go with it. Both are necessary.
Marketing Your ELearning Skills
AUGUST 5, 2014
The idea of marketing your own skills can be somewhat intimidating, and understandably so. recommend that after each major development you add a bullet point to your resume. Instructional design is a booming industry, yet I am surprised as to how many instructional design professionals don’t invest in their own careers through networking possibilities.
How To Develop New Skills & Progress In Your Career
Your Training Edge
OCTOBER 28, 2015
All this means that it’s no longer enough to just arrive on time every day and do your duties, you need to be constantly improving your skills to keep up with the ever-increasing demands of the modern employee. So let’s take a look at what you can do to stay one step ahead of the crowd and progress in your career by developing new skills and attributes. Online Courses.
5 words to avoid in e-learning for professional development
The eLearning Nomad
JUNE 21, 2016
Here is a list of words I NEVER use in the eWorkshops I develop and/or facilitate: 1. These topics all involve a distinct set of skills and there is a clear “I’ll show you and you’ll be able to do it after” approach. So in most adult professional development contexts we don’t ‘instruct’, we ‘facilitate’. But grades ruin professional development courses and workshops that aim at empowerment. In most professional development eWorkshops a facilitator should never be a teacher, even when the facilitator is considered an expert. The words we use matter. Student.
Microlearning Whitepaper: Small Bites, Big Impact
corporate Learning & Development inside out. corporate Learning & Development. 6Learning & Development specialists have also realized that traditional training—designed. Today’s knowledge workers are vastly different than they were even ten years ago, yet learning & development still largely focuses on that old profile. knowledge/skill. Microlearning in action.11
Network Era Skills
Learning and Working on the Web
MAY 28, 2014
The core skills for this emerging workplace are: 1) working & learning out loud 2) cooperating, 3) collaborating, and 4) connected leadership. Developing these skills, like adding value to information, takes time and practice. For example, just adding finished reports to a knowledge base does not help others understand how that report was developed.
MOOCs in Workplace Learning - Part 5: Skills Learners Need Today
FEBRUARY 26, 2015
While the title of the post specifies MOOCs, the skills and mindsets I have explored in the post are, IMHO, required by all to survive and thrive in the digital and connected world. And participating in MOOCs could well be one of the ways to inculcate and hone the skills. Those with a fixed mindset are likely to see talent and skills as fixed entities that cannot be further developed.
5 quick wins for more agile e-learning development
Challenge to Learn
FEBRUARY 6, 2015
I write and present on agile e-learning development since 2011. quick wins for more agile e-learning development. If you want to know more on agile, check out my links at the bottom of the post. 1. Instead of being ‘we’ (developers) and ‘them’ (customer), it can become us. 2. cut them up. At the end of each sprint the development team does the demo.
Soft Skills / Scenario Based Training Full Source Example for #AdobeCaptivate
APRIL 3, 2013
A few months ago I began working with a very talented team of developers from eLearning Brothers. Together we conceived and created a very cool soft skills training module using Adobe Captivate called ‘Quarantine.’ ’ Quarantine is a scenario based / soft skills training module designed to teach new officers at a prisoner of war camp [.].
4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]
employees have the knowledge and skills. their investments in developing front-line. new managers transition from skilled individual producer to team. new approach to developing front-line managers (an approach we. DEVELOP FRONT-LINE MANAGERS It’s been well documented that people leave managers – not companies. managers develop the skills they need to succeed?
Skills for Learning 2.0
Learning with e's
NOVEMBER 11, 2012
This shift seems to run parallel to the development of the web over the last decade, and resonates with many who observe 21st century, digitally mediated learning in all its forms. Although these are essentially characteristics of modern life, we can contextualise them as skills or literacies. I have been thinking and writing about ' Learning 2.0 ' for some time now. Unported License.
Four Basic Skills for 2020
Learning and Working on the Web
JULY 13, 2014
In 2011, The Institute for the Future and the University of Phoenix published a report that looked at Future Work Skills 2020 (PDF). Ten future work skills were derived from these drivers and these were seen to be critical for success in the emerging network era workplace. It reminded me of the need to develop new workplace disciplines.
Top activities for self-development
Your Training Edge
FEBRUARY 22, 2016
Self-development serves two purposes: making you feel good about yourself, no matter what; and positively influencing people around you to do the same. The best part is, you don’t have to go out of your way to make a better life for yourself through self-development. All you need is to develop some good habits. Top activities for instant self-development. Take a break.
How the right tech tools for your team can power your sales enablement strategy
ensures every customer-facing person has the necessary knowledge, materials, skills, processes and behaviors to move deals forward. knowledge, skills and behaviors must be progressively developed (in a consi- stent manner) across a large and quickly increasing population of salespeople, and across a growing number of geographies, all in a short time. No easy access to experts.
Tools For Mobile Learning Development
MARCH 21, 2010
Upside is doing a fair bit of mobile learning development and we blog about it regularly. In the process of development, we are often forced to explore the various tools available. want to share some tools which may assist you in developing mobile learning applications. Tools to develop Native applications: SDK provided for mobile device. Games. Augmented Reality. JGame.
How Writing a Learning Journal Can Increase Critical Thinking Skills
JUNE 6, 2013
Consuming information without taking the time to reflect is bad for the development of critical thinking skills. Keeping and contributing regularly to a personal learning journal can be an effective way to encourage reflection and develop critical thinking skills. Mark Remember reflection? If you were to spot someone doing that today, you’d think “So sad.