The changing skill set of the learning professional
Clive on Learning
FEBRUARY 1, 2017
Skills define us. 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. Skills Journey is that programme. What's changing? Not convinced?
Skills: The last frontier for digital learning
Clive on Learning
NOVEMBER 17, 2016
Reducing the knowledge burden would allow us to concentrate on the real purpose of training in the workplace – developing skills. Skills define us. On our death bed, it is our skills that we will reflect on with pride. Or they could be cognitive – our ability to write poetry, perform mental arithmetic, fix faulty equipment, solve crossword puzzles or program computers.
Got Skills Gaps? Partner Up
OCTOBER 31, 2016
Adults are struggling to learn in today’s fast-paced world, and leaders are having a tough time finding employees who already have both the technical and soft skills necessary to succeed in the workplace. Chief Learning Officer : How severe is the skills gap in our knowledge-focused age? What’s one way today’s learning leaders can build these skills? Why is it so great?
Mad Skills – The Skill-Centric Approach
OCTOBER 27, 2016
Mad Skills – The Skill-Centric Approach. In a skill-centric program, Organizations can identify traits and aspects of successful members of their current competencies and roles, and address the precise capabilities that need to be established to excel within those positions. What do we mean when we say skill? What is a skill-centric design? n.d.).
4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]
employees have the knowledge and skills. new managers transition from skilled individual producer to team. managers develop the skills they need to succeed? not have a formal leadership development program in. programs. AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS 7 8“Developing first line. managers will then use these new skills and knowledge. skills. A program.
9 Essential Instructional Designer Skills
MAY 2, 2013
Editor: Removing your emotional ties to a course you created, and putting your non-bias editor hat on, will go a long way in creating winning training programs. The point is that we can’t stick to one or two core skills and go from there. So you want to be an instructional designer but you’re not sure the exact qualifications ? instructional design
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.
Effectiveness of Corporate Learning and Development programs
Your Training Edge
FEBRUARY 20, 2017
They are trying to develop new skills in their employees and giving them training to face new challenges. Every employee has weaknesses, but corporate learning and development programs and activities give the similar knowledge and skills. Learning and training programs increased thinking process of employees. How to improve corporate learning and development programs.
Social Awareness Program For Instructional Design Degree
JUNE 10, 2015
I recently began a new consulting job with the Master’s program I got my degree from. It’s the MSIDT program at California State University Fullerton (CSUF). It wasn’t for any typical Instructional Design work which I’ve worked on (even in my side consulting jobs) but with social media skills at the center. It may seem odd then to have started a consulting position to help a higher education program build their social presence and expand their program. I went through the program and I don’t regret it one bit. Have You?
Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success
skills in working with diverse populations. You don’t need to wait until a new program is rolled out or until the. learner forgot to use the new skills or knowledge. custom-made inspirational posters around the office would reinforce the skills they. Eleventure® professional skills courses cover a. broad range of business skills to help. capital. You’re.
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.
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. 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. Be organized!
5 Presenting Skills For Live Training
NOVEMBER 30, 2015
Instructor-led training (ILT) is a critical component to most training programs. Whether they just don’t know the content or they have poor presenting skills the end-result is the same: we don’t learn as much as we should. This being the case it is important to practice your presenting skills. It’s painful. Over time, they will become second nature. training
We Need to Create an Individualized Skills Cloud
JANUARY 18, 2017
Within these so-called, front-line industries, high-profile brands are jumping at the opportunity to implement new tuition assistance and workforce training programs to attract and retain hourly employees. But due to disconnections across the national nonprofit landscape, like-minded organizations often reinvent the wheel and create one-off programs that also lack scalability.
Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose
Page 32 What skills do. digital age Page 23 5 Up-skill for. managing a large-scale change program. done with the new skills on the job. but has provided skills or knowledge that have actually. skills weeks later when they need them on. need to top up their skills or knowledge. management program, which. What skills do you need. and not.
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. You can help your members over the skills gap with competency based learning, career focused training, and micro-credentialing. According to a 2014 Gallup survey , only 11% of business leaders believe that college graduates have the necessary skills and competencies to succeed in the workplace.
Coaching in your Learning and Development Program
SEPTEMBER 1, 2016
The Role of Coaching in your Learning and Development Program. To our industry, the collegiate hierarchy means a lot, as it is the backbone of many corporate learning programs, and since a majority of these large schools devote contributions directly into their athletic programs (mostly football). Your great learning program could be even greater with just a little coaching.
10 Elements That Will Destroy Your Communication Skills Training
DECEMBER 13, 2016
Strong communication skills training can provide substantial benefits to organizations of all sizes. If you’re considering launching a new training program, it’s essential that you take some time to think about what does and doesn’t work when it comes to communications training. Be sure to avoid these 10 mistakes that can destroy your training program.
How to Balance Hard Skills and Soft Skills Training
SEPTEMBER 2, 2016
When you run a business or work in Human Resource Management, you know that developing your employees and improving their skills and expertise is going to be helpful for you in the long run. However, what is often missed when developing lower-level staff and administrative professionals is that training should not only focus on “hard skills,” such as computer software packages or technical qualifications; soft skills are important, too, for all levels of employees. Which soft skills training courses are key? We shouldn’t forget about hard skills, though, right?
Education Programs Prepared With Purpose
FEBRUARY 19, 2015
Training can be used to help teach many different things including facts, step-by-step processes, and soft skills like team work. It’s easy to say, “Let’s match the training methods to the knowledge and skills we want our members to gain.” There’s a good chance that the facts, processes, and soft skills your members are interested in fall into more than one of these categories.
Is your annual kickoff meeting killing your sales enablement program?
APRIL 26, 2016
We know that a solid sales enablement strategy involves a delicate balance of the knowledge, skills, materials and process expertise necessary to win deals, faster. The post Is your annual kickoff meeting killing your sales enablement program? Still counting on event-based training for sales enablement? There’s a better way. evolve as your key products or services do.
Certification Programs Personal Learning that Bridges the Skills Gap Between Higher Education and Employment
JUNE 5, 2015
A quick perusal of recent popular press articles on higher education reveals an ongoing criticism – these programs deliver less than perfect labor market returns on investment (ROI). As federally funded student aid rules change, higher education programs are feeling additional pressure to demonstrate ROI. Also troubling, the number of higher education programs appears to be waning. Many public university systems are eliminating programs in response to budget cuts and educational programs appear to be taking the brunt of this blow.
8 Key Customer Service Skills Every Employee Needs
SEPTEMBER 12, 2016
Good customer service skills make a difference to your bottom line. If your business has customers, you and your team needs customer service skills. Even people who only interact with internal departments still need skills for working with colleagues who rely on them for help. And while some people have naturally developed these skills, everyone can improve in them.
Designing Coaching Programs for Success
JUNE 3, 2014
Many of you have probably been involved in a coaching program. While coaching program effectiveness will vary from organization to organization and person to person, the overall evidence is clear – coaching is an important tool for transferring knowledge and developing employees. Tracking coaching activities. Providing on-the-job coaching. Involving an executive champion.
5 tips for a successful enterprise management training program
SEPTEMBER 6, 2016
If you have already delivered a successful Talent Development or training program for your lower level employees and want to create something similar for your managers, this post is for you. If, rather, you want to begin your first enterprise Talent Development and eLearning program by training your managers, then this post is for you too. You need to approach each case differently.
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.
CLOs Help Veterans’ Translate Military Competencies into Private Sector Skills
JULY 20, 2016
With an estimated 1 million service members expected to enter the civilian workforce in the coming years, chief learning officers can play an important part in supporting successful transitions by ensuring that formal development programs are in place, not to mention facilitating onboarding and career development. But it shouldn’t stop there. To comment, email editor@CLOmedia.com.
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. More importantly, it requires the L&D team to have a set of skills that are typically not considered when building the team.
Important Factors of E learning in Skill Development
Your Training Edge
NOVEMBER 1, 2016
Through e-learning, people can attain the different skills related to their interest. E-learning plays a vital role in skills development from which some are being discussed in this article. WRITING SKILLS THROUGH E-LEARNING. Writing skills are the basic need of every student or every person but the problem is that everyone has not writing skills.
The Benefits of Having a Management Training Program
APRIL 14, 2015
Management training, whether it occurs after a promotion or as a continued program, can provide your leadership staff with additional skills they''ll use to better run their teams. The post The Benefits of Having a Management Training Program appeared first on. eLearning Leadership Performance Improvement Training & Education
Programming Is Back The Rise of HTML5 for E Learning
ATD Learning Technologies
OCTOBER 6, 2015
4 Phases of Learning Program Success
JANUARY 16, 2017
Not every learning program is created equal. The most successful programs today have a plan in place. You can use a plan to start a program the ‘correct’ way, or use a plan to revive an existing program. Here is a general road map that you can use for your learning program. The following phases below will apply to you in either situation.
7 Tech Tools & Skills Trainers Must Have
MARCH 17, 2016
Educational technology research journals are now rife with the mandatory technology skills trainers should have. Are you hiring someone for developing eLearning training programs for your organization? Or perhaps you are assessing your current educational technology skills. No matter which way you go in eLearning, you need to have a few basic skills to make it.
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? 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.
e-learning for social programs and community initiatives
Spark Your Interest
JUNE 23, 2015
Sequencing – providing content in a sequence allows you to guide someone through the content and build their understanding and skill in a stepped way. It can also benefit your certification program and complement your in person training. There are a lot of causes or issues in the world and we often see wonderful websites or resources that are beautifully presented to provide information related to a particular need. Consider Lifesaver , an interactive film. Instead of “what should <insert name here> do?”, Here’s an example about recycling. sex ed).
Stakeholder Alignment A Key to Realizing Program Benefits
FEBRUARY 21, 2017
The vast majority of courses in project and program management present theory and the mechanics of managing a project or program. Hence, these courses are heavy on developing the skills to create a work breakdown structure (WBS), formulate a proper schedule, implement earned value management, etc. All of these “mechanical skills” are necessary, yet through my many years of experience developing, delivering and reviewing programs, I have often seen projects or programs use sophisticated tools and then fail spectacularly. Richard A.