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? Want to know more about competency-based learning? Opportunities.
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. What’s that mean?
Bridge the Skills-Gap with Competency Based Learning
SEPTEMBER 21, 2016
Dear Associations, I am trying to get into a skilled labor position at company X. 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? How do I know? Teach me what I need to grow my salary and my skills.
Mind the gap – Skill-gap testing in eFrontPro 4.5
AUGUST 2, 2016
Your employees have skills — but are they mutliplying? And what about the skills they lack? Do you know what those are? Skill-gap testing 101. Skill-gap tests are exactly what they say on the tin: tests to determine any gaps in your learners’ skills. Skill-gap testing in eFrontPro. Joking, well, kind of.
4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]
LEARNING-DOING GAP FOR. employees have the knowledge and skills. struggle to do this well for is front-line. learning-doing gap. new managers transition from skilled individual producer to team. We puzzled over the learning-doing gap and this led us to define a. in the seat, driving performance gaps and employee. Only 8% do now.
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.
Is your company know-how about to leave? How to close the skills gap before it opens.
JANUARY 18, 2016
When people take their know-how with them, the whole team suffers. In particular, you have to make sure that exiting employees don’t leave a skills gap in their wakes. Lawler, III, writing for Forbes , suggests that employee turnover can be a good thing because it introduces new skills and fresh perspectives into the workforce. Prevent the gap with a culture of learning.
Doing and knowing
Learning with e's
MAY 15, 2014
This is a follow on post from my recent Knowing and Doing blog post. Progressives on the other hand, place more emphasis on the need to learn skills, that are transferable in the real world. Today, I was doing some personal research related to a book I have been reading. Skills and knowledge go hand in hand. I have a map of the world on my wall. Brabazon, T.
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.
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. digital age Page 23 5 Up-skill for. But some things do change – and have. done with the new skills on the job. but has provided skills or knowledge that have actually. You also need to know. We know it’s not a new.
Closing the Learning-Acquisition Gap with Informal Learning
FEBRUARY 24, 2016
We get trained to do something, perform a task to maximize our rewards, then reap the benefits. We aren’t pigeons and we can learn to do things in more way than one. We’re already struggling to close a widening skills gap and can’t have our people lose faith. They just may not know that they are the key to solving this problem. Why are you reading about pigeons?
Mind the gap!
Learning with e's
MARCH 11, 2015
Instead, let me say that the ''listening but not hearing'' problem is just one of the ''gaps'' teachers and students experience just about every day in education - chasms and transactional distances that can open up between intentions of one person and misrepresentations of another. Sounds like a no-brainer, I know, but it''s actually a lot more complex and nuanced than that.
Need Help Developing Soft Skills? Get a Mentor
MARCH 1, 2017
As more and more of our lives become digital, distanced and distracted, more learning leaders are talking about soft skills — or the lack thereof within their employee populations. We’re all obsessed with being connected, but we don’t seem to do so well when it comes to actually connecting with one another. Empathy can be used to build better communication and listening skills.
Broad and Deep Instructional Design Skills
JULY 29, 2016
Do instructional designers or learning experience designers need to know how to use development tools, or should they focus just on analysis and design? What about people who only do development but no design; are they instructional designers? What about LMSs—do instructional designers need to know about those too? Lots of us do a little bit of everything.
How to Avoid Embarrassing Skills Gaps with eLearning
APRIL 7, 2014
When we started offering online courses about 3 years ago, we had not even considered that our courses would be useful to employees wanting to fill embarrassing skills gaps. But how easy is it for a senior manager bring up the fact that they need a little help with their presentation skills? How will a newly promoted manager feel when they have to raise the fact that they feel they have lost control of their team and could do with some management training? Research would need to be conducted to know for sure, but it raises some interesting questions.
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.
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. The skills acquired along the way, the “how” someone got their degree, seem almost invisible by comparison. It’s your job to make sure Millenials know your association exists.
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.
L&D needs New Skills
NOVEMBER 3, 2014
While we would love to think that employees will--seeing the looming complexities and unpredictability of work today--become self-driven, autonomous learners keen to acquire all the skills and knowledge required, this is not what usually happens. In typical organizations with a hierarchical structure, employees are still expected to do as told. In most cases. It''s well known.
Why yesterday’s skills and development strategies aren’t enough to survive today’s digital transformation
DECEMBER 29, 2016
lack digital skills and 14% have none . an estimated 60M people are shut off from jobs because of a lack of digital skills: nearly 20% of American adults do not use the Internet at home, work, or at school, or by mobile device . lack adequate digital skills . Progress generates a skills gap. Information, media and technology skills 2. 2010).
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. We were surprised to learn that 65 percent of the organizations we surveyed do not cite executive coaching as an important developmental strategy for their high potential and emerging leader talent pools. Link individual effectiveness to organizational performance.
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.
Closing the 5 Reinforcement Gaps
JULY 13, 2015
It’s a common misconception that just because someone has been trained, that they will use the knowledge and skills learned during training. You must also reinforce knowledge and skills after training has ended to keep them from falling victim to the Forgetting Curve. These gaps include: Knowledge. Skills. Reinforcement Gaps Most Training Programs Close.
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. Much like using Google to answer a question as it comes up in real time, these generations just want to know what they need to know now. Recognizing the Divide. aversion to change. teamwork.
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. Traditionally, it has also been very difficult for L&D to quantify the results of soft skills—such as decision-making or customer service—in terms of dollars and cents. 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?
Mentoring Millennials to Teach Hard to Come by Soft Skills
FEBRUARY 10, 2016
In an effort to find an employee with prized hard skills and technical competencies, Bob innocently overlooked a major soft skill – one he later found hindered success and even became damaging to the entire team. In hindsight, Bob was angry about his decision to hire this employee because as he reminisced on the initial interview, it was clear the questions he asked were focused on hard skills. None of his interview questions took into account the soft skill typically known as a positive mental attitude. Start small, and with a commonly neglected soft skill.
10 Things Thriving Leaders Need to Know
DECEMBER 15, 2012
Knowing yourself, your people and how to influence are among the most vital leadership skills needed for 2013. Know yourself and your impact. Know your people. Leaders can only know the answer to this by taking the time to really know their people — style, what engages, interests and motivates them to deliver the best work. Know your stuff. For leaders then, there are two important skills sets to have: technical and leadership. Leaders can be successful having fewer technical skills than their team when they lead well.
Obama’s Going to Close the Skills Gap. But Does It Even Exist?
FEBRUARY 3, 2012
In his latest State of the Union address, President Obama laid out a raft of economic proposals designed to ferry the unemployed back into work, including training programs for those who need to update their skills. So what could possibly be the trouble with more retraining to close the ‘skills gap’? Skills Gap, What Skills Gap?
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
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.” The Solution What sales managers require is sales management skills to augment their existing sales skills. They may know how to sell, but most don’t know how to manage.
Mastering the Skills Supply Chain Problem
APRIL 1, 2014
Worse, companies are always moving into new business areas that demand new skills. For example, the auto industry has invested heavily in the skills and technical capabilities needed to build batteries and electric vehicles, software-driven interfaces and autonomous driving systems. The oil and gas industry is investing in new skills to find oil in deep sand, shale and water locations. As industry after industry talks about capability development in slightly different ways, one theme is clear: developing deep skills takes years. HCL Technologies, a $4.8
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). Product information or a brand new skill is delivered in a bite-size format, with all of the important information shed down into the most important points. How do I know if Corporate Gamification is right? What do you know about your learners?
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. They also clarify the doubts of instructional designers, fill content gaps (if any), and help them come with the appropriate instructional strategies.
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. This should include skill practice and application. 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. “They need to know how it will help today, right now,” Grimshaw said. • What are you doing right now? • What support do you need?
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.
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. Which authoring tool you select should be determined by your requirements, skills, and the resources available to build a course. Also known as Continuing Professional Education (CPE), professionals use CPD to maintain knowledge and skills throughout their working lives. Also referred to as e-learning. Success