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.
Mind the gap – Skill-gap testing in eFrontPro 4.5
AUGUST 2, 2016
Do you know what those are? Because, as of last week, the latest update to your favorite Learning and Talent Development Platform, affectionately known as eFrontPro 4.5 , is here to help you answer exactly those kinds of questions, thanks to its brand new skill-gap testing engine. Skill-gap testing 101. Skill-gap testing in eFrontPro. Joking, well, kind of.
Bridge the Skills-Gap with Competency Based Learning
SEPTEMBER 21, 2016
What can I do? How do I advance in my career when I’m barely qualified for an entry level job in my field even though I have a degree? Who are your potential members and what do they want? You can help your members over the skills gap with competency based learning, career focused training, and micro-credentialing. How do I know? So how do you do it?
Why It’s Your Job to Close the Skills Gap and How You Can Do It
JANUARY 25, 2016
You’re the best person to bridge the skills gap for your team. Economists and researchers like to argue about whether there’s any evidence for a skills gap, but as a recent article in Inc. points out, if you cannot find qualified candidates for your business, it doesn’t matter what the rest of the country is doing. You have a skills gap. And it’s your job to do so.
4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]
LEARNING-DOING GAP FOR. struggle to do this well for is front-line. learning-doing gap. We puzzled over the learning-doing gap and this led us to define a. hope is relevant in many other situations where there’s a learning- doing gap). in the seat, driving performance gaps and employee. But there is a way to close this gap.
Could Competency-Based Online Training Address the Skills Gap?
MARCH 23, 2015
If, upon graduation, he applies for a job that is not traditionally associated with the degree he earned, can employers expect that he can do the job—and do it well? But ultimately recruiters and hiring managers do not know if a candidate will be successful in a position until the candidate proves success down the road. Meanwhile, there’s a skills gap in the workforce.
Do you want to predict learners’ path?
JANUARY 12, 2016
Imagine what it would be like to know about the lives of people over a period of 75 years !A Certainly attaining the coveted post of the President of the United States,making him the most powerful man on Earth, is an achievement worth knowing about, right? So, what does the predictable feature of Konnect do? Unbelievable, isn’t it? Interviews were followed by medical exams.
Create a Corporate Training Program that Sticks: Part 2 – Know Your Audience
JANUARY 14, 2015
If you’ve already caught up with last week’s post , you should be able to get to the root of your training request, and identify a gap that your training program will fill. When the instructor said, “you know how when your tractor…” I had no idea what he was talking about. You may already know the people who will be using your training. Who Are You Talking To? Geography.
Bridge the eLearning Gap with Effective Feedback
JUNE 4, 2015
Here are a few tips to help you fill in learning gaps and maximize learning transfer by writing effective feedback for your elearning courses. Include opportunities for learners to explore and confirm what they know throughout the course—and provide prompt coaching feedback during those elearning interactions (activities, games, quizzes…) to guide student understanding. This can leave gaps in their knowledge that may negatively impact their performance on the final exam. Did you know that ?”) You can do it!” That’s not right! Try again.”
Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose
GAP BETWEEN LEARNING AND. KNOWING AND DOING. DO REAL WORK REALLY WELL” I like my. Page 32 What skills do. But some things do change – and have. managing a large-scale change program. You also need to know. So it’s time to think on your feet: • Do you know what’s likely to be. Do you already have good content you. Any gaps?
Close the Coaching Gap
MARCH 12, 2013
Yet there is still a tremendous gap between what is expected of executives and the resources available to help them acquire both the inner-core attributes and outer-core skills and competencies required to achieve those expectations. Executive coaching has the potential to close that gap. The reality, however, is that while executive coaching is top-of-mind for executives and HR, only 35 percent of the organizations surveyed in Pearson’s Trends in Executive Development research study in 2011 use executive coaching as part of their high potential developmental programs.
3 Reasons You Need to Reinvent Your Corporate Training Program
Your Training Edge
MARCH 5, 2015
Employees do not have the opportunity to apply what they learn to real-world problems and situations. Here are three reasons you need to reinvent your training programs. If your organization is facing a skills gap, you know this to be true. Gary Beach of CIO.com wrote that the “IT skills gap is really an education gap.” Your training program is obsolete.
Closing the 5 Reinforcement Gaps
JULY 13, 2015
When designing your post-training reinforcement program, you need to pay attention to the five major reinforcement gaps to get the desired behavior changes. These gaps include: Knowledge. Reinforcement Gaps Most Training Programs Close. Knowledge Gap – This is the first and most obvious gap that must be closed. What if You Don’t Close the Gaps?
Tips for Bridging Generational Gaps in Workplace Training
DECEMBER 6, 2016
Unless these complications are recognized and addressed, those gaps can create a communications stumbling block that impedes a company’s or an organization’s long-term success. Some of the factors and user perceptions that need to be considered in any training program include: loyalty to the organization. Recognizing the Divide. Baby Boomers — born 1946 to 1964.
Employee training myths you could be “April fooling” yourself about
APRIL 1, 2016
Debunked: Traditionally, L&D has looked at the subjects employees should know and then has created training content around those subjects. If learning programs are ever to have a measurable impact, L&D must start with understanding the strategic objectives of the business first. Organizations need to know that training has a direct, measurable impact on the bottom line: L&D leaders must generate the right data for decision-making in their own organizations, as well as for other lines of business. Truth? Or Myth? Depends on which decade you’re operating in.
Why You Need More User-Generated Content in Your Training Program
FEBRUARY 14, 2017
But the power of peer-to-peer communication, whether face-to-face or across space and time, can actually help you capture your company’s tribal knowledge, enhance your training program, and build a learning culture. And many have recognized its value in a training program. It may seem counter-intuitive to give 1 st -line managers one more job to do.
Challenges and Opportunities for Association Education Programs
FEBRUARY 28, 2017
In this post, we have collected some articles that we think will be interesting for associations, and that touch on some of the challenges and opportunities for association education programs today. Members don’t understand learning – if they did, association education programs would suffer. Six Issues Associations Are Having Difficulty Responding To.
Create a Corporate Training Program that Sticks: Part 1 – Defining Your Problem
JANUARY 7, 2015
How do we deliver the training? In this example, we have no goal or reason to create a training program for colleagues in customer service… Yet. We don’t even know what issue resulted in you being asked to create a training program, or if there’s even an issue to begin with. Understand the Gap Between a Person and Their Success. What does that mean?
How e-learning can close employee knowledge gaps
APRIL 28, 2016
A recent McKinsey study shines a spotlight on the serious gap between the knowledge employees need to do their jobs and the knowledge they exist with from educational institutions in the United States. That is a huge split, and more and more human resources departments are turning to e-learning to help close that gap. Be innovative. Benifits Of Online Learning eLearning
What Kind of Training Do Sales Managers Really Need
AUGUST 26, 2016
In my years in the field, I’ve seen many organization’s management coaching programs. First, they aim to close the gap between a seller’s actual and desired performance. There are so many training programs that promise to deliver skilled coaches! The reality is that few do. What many managers don’t know is why to have a call-planning session. This is an instance when I should be coaching this rep, here is why it’s needed, here’s where I’ll do it.” They may know how to sell, but most don’t know how to manage. Two sales calls per week?
Student Memberships: How Associations Can Fill Skills Gaps for Grads
OCTOBER 18, 2013
Many Millennials, like myself, don’t realize that there’s often a huge gap between the content they learn in college and the skills they need to succeed in the workforce after graduation. I didn’t know anything about associations, let alone that many of them offer certifications in areas I’m interested in. It’s your job to make sure Millenials know your association exists.
Create a Corporate Training Program that Sticks: Part 4 – Create Engaging Content
JANUARY 28, 2015
Closing the Gap. When creating content for our trainees, we need to determine the best way to close the gap keeping our colleagues from success. It gets a little more difficult to find a way to close the gap as your training goals become more nuanced. But what we can do is offer you a few ideas to get you started. Download the PDF at the end of this post to learn more.
What You Need To Know About Corporate Gamification of Learning
JULY 15, 2016
An easy thing to do or to learn (an understanding of psychology, human behavior and much more goes into it). Deloitte (the second largest professional services network in the world) launched a digital executive training program called “The Deloitte Leadership Academy” to make training more accessible for employees by utilizing top content from business schools like Harvard, Stanford, etc.
The Biggest Myth in Building a Learning Culture
SEPTEMBER 12, 2014
Actions you don’t think about, behaviors which are ingrained in the environment, hard-wired into our heads – it’s the way we naturally do things. That, my friends, is a learning culture, and it has absolutely nothing to do with the year in which you were born. It will have everything to do with the strong possibility of your organization being dysfunctional.
Create a Corporate Training Program that Sticks: Part 3 – Define Your Goals
JANUARY 21, 2015
Once you have identified your problem, determined why it’s a problem, and gained an understanding of your audience’s needs, you’ll be ready to turn these insights into goals to help you close the knowledge gap and solve this problem. DO have goals based in the real-world, in what your learners actually need to do. Reflect on the part of your job that you do without thinking.
Know All about The Players in the E-learning Outsourcing Process
OCTOBER 18, 2016
Working together becomes smooth when both parties know their individual roles and responsibilities better. Once they clearly know what they are supposed to do and expect from each other, the process becomes streamlined. As they understand the subject the best, they can guide the e-learning partner in designing valuable content for their training programs. Stakeholders.
LMS Demo Do’s and Don’ts
AUGUST 1, 2016
I thought I’d share some of the best “do’s and don’ts” from the recent sessions. The first buyer is a cloud software company developing a channel partner certification program. LMS Demo Do’s. The best of the eight asked the audience to introduce themselves individually and reveal one thing most people don’t know about them. Don’t defend a perceived product gap.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Describing What You Do: Instructional Design
MAY 6, 2009
Wednesday, May 06, 2009 Describing What You Do: Instructional Design Youre at a playground and you start talking to the mom sitting on the bench next to you. Eventually, she asks you what you do for work. What do you say? This was me yesterday: Playground Mom: So, what do you do? Thats a great description, but it still doesnt help me tell the woman on the playground what it is that I do. How do you explain yourself? How do you tell someone whos not in the field what you do? I do stuff on the computer" 8:07 AM Lynn Ireland said.
Associations Need to Lead Change with Education Programs
SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
The authors of this whitepaper make a compelling case for associations to step in and bridge the growing education-to-employment gap by offering alternative, affordable, industry specific education programs for professional development and credentialing. Attracting New Members with Association Education Programs. “We Why Emphasize Technology for Association Education Programs?
How Do You Get Leaders to Change?
OCTOBER 2, 2012
Once the goal for the change is clear, the person must receive some sort of learning support or instruction on how to do the new behavior. Most leaders will agree that they often do not get the kind of attention they need to initiate substantial change. “When a gap has been identified, we expect them to be able to make the shifts on their own. Stefan Stenzel, a senior HR expert and manager of learning programs for global leadership development at SAP, said “each of them has her/his own immunity to change, which has to be analyzed. Change is hard.
7 Tips To Create An Effective Online Training Certification Program
OCTOBER 24, 2016
In this article, I’ll share 7 tips for creating an effective online training certification program for your corporate learners. Creating An Effective Online Training Certification Program: 7 Useful Tips For eLearning Professionals. By studying these prerequisites you can identify what they already know, what they need to know, and how you can bridge the knowledge gap.
The Goldilocks Syndrome: And Other Signs Your eLearning Content Might Have Gaps
JANUARY 17, 2017
In this case, Goldilocks could be used as a metric for learning gaps –along with a few other signs that you have a bear-sized problem. This can create learning gaps. Learners spend more time trying to understand the framework and not enough time focused on the actual material and information they need to know. Do users feel prepared to apply the training at work?
Create a Corporate Training Program that Sticks: Part 5 – Evaluation and Feedback
FEBRUARY 4, 2015
You’ve defined your problem and your goals, gotten to know your audiences, and created a stellar training plan to fill in the gaps. There’s still one (very important) thing you need to do: gather feedback! As a trainer, you’ll want to know for sure. Feedback is what lets you know if your training was successful. Part 2 – Know Your Audience. Your own peers.
Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 1 (A-L)
JULY 7, 2016
Here are the eLearning terms you really need to know, from A-L. API (Application Program Interface) : Provides an interface that allows developers to interact with programs and applications, including learning management systems. Authoring tool: Software used to develop content for online learning and training programs. Also referred to as e-learning. Want to read more?
Guarding Against Primitive eLearning Programs
MAY 11, 2011
Hence, before we know it, we are rushing from one technology to the next one– from eLearning to mobile learning to semantic learning – with the “wow” of technological romance sweeping us all off our feet. “It But not knowing when and how to stop to reflect and contemplate on the barrage of information, causes some harm. How do we guard against this pitfall? The answer is no.Is
The Goldilocks Syndrome: And Other Signs that You have Learning Gaps
JANUARY 22, 2017
In this case, Goldilocks could be used as a metric for learning gaps –along with a few other signs that you have a bear-sized problem. Learners spend more time trying to understand the framework and not enough time focused on the actual material and information they need to know. That’s when the content doesn’t even scratch the surface of what learners really need to know.