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. Coach: The important role of the coach is already widely recognised.
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.
Role of L&D in the 21C Workplace
JUNE 29, 2014
Most of the work in today’s organizations require some or all of the following key skills: Problem solving Critical and analytical thinking Pattern sensing and meaning making (connecting the dots) N etworking and collaborating Exception handling Ability to learn rapidly is perhaps the mega-skill that makes the rest possible. The role of L&D will continue to evolve and expand.
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.
The Growing Role of Microlearning
OCTOBER 12, 2016
And of course, companies are reinventing employee skills around digital disruption, unconscious bias, new leadership models, and dozens of operational topics. But the biggest change we’re dealing with is the disintegration of learning content, what one might call the “growing role of microlearning.”. Learning organizations today are dealing with a lot of change.
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.
Broad and Deep Instructional Design Skills
JULY 29, 2016
How much project management falls under the role of instructional designer? The range of roles and responsibilities is pretty wide. The core skill for instructional designers is creating learning experiences. I would argue that anyone who isn’t creating learning experiences isn’t an instructional designer; they’re working in a related role.
Rocking Training Leadership: Personal Skills
FEBRUARY 21, 2017
When organizations hire a person into a training leadership role, they are looking for that person to have a solid foundation of leadership competencies. We identified 6 core competencies last month and we are going to kick off this month with "personal skills". Now, as you probably know - personal skills are classified as "soft skills". We know this to be true. a lot.
Skill based learning – How it drives an organization’s performance
Training and learning organizations today play an active role in contributing to the bottom line of any organization by aligning their objectives to the immediate business objectives. This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture
Adaptive Learning Methods Could Close the Trained Worker Skills Gap
JANUARY 23, 2017
But for low-skilled factory workers who are increasingly shut out of jobs that require technical skills and updated knowledge, retraining may be the only way to tap this potential — that is, if their knowledge and skills gaps can be filled in a meaningful and cost-effective way. Learners also experience satisfaction as they gain greater proficiency and new skills.
What’s the CLO’s Role in the Gig Economy?
MARCH 15, 2017
The rise of the gig economy may present new challenges for businesses and learning leaders, but it’s also creating new opportunities to capitalize on the skills and perspectives transient workers bring to each project. Think about the time contingent workers have had to dedicate to their particular skill-set and their broad perspectives on a particular industry or sector. They go.
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? I 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. Alicia Ostermeier.
Is technology eliminating the Learning & Development role in corporations?
Your Training Edge
SEPTEMBER 26, 2016
Is it really a good news for the businesses or is it invisibly diminishing the learning and development role by providing employees technological ease & functionalities in their respective department? Research published in MIT by Erik Brynjolfsson shows that increasing specialization of workforce skills has greatly influenced the entire economy . Let’s explore this debate here.
Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success
skills in working with diverse populations. doing to be effective in her role. 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. Seven Simple Secrets to. Off-the-Shelf Course Success.
Manager's Role in Learning and Performance Improvement
The Peformance Improvement
SEPTEMBER 17, 2013
What should be a manager’s role in employee learning? By “learning” I mean acquiring the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and beliefs that help individuals, teams, and whole organizations improve performance. To stay competitive, you have to be more knowledgeable, more skilled, and better able to apply that knowledge and skill effectively. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. .
What Skills Will Leaders Need in the Future?
MARCH 23, 2017
Millennials are assuming significant leadership roles, sometimes at a pace faster than they and the organizations they serve would otherwise embrace. The study asked leaders at all levels, including CEOs, for their views on what skills future leaders would need to be successful. Their responses suggest that millennial leaders will certainly reshape the CEO role.
Evolving role of Trainers in Corporate Learning
APRIL 8, 2014
The trainer plays a pivotal here – a role which is nevertheless evolving with the changing needs of the corporate learners. Imparting information and knowledge, the role of the trainer was to make sure that the learners understood the course material and had ample opportunities to reproduce skills or knowledge gathered through repetitive drilling exercises.
What is our role in online learning?
SEPTEMBER 19, 2015
The question in what is the role of online learning in today’s world? Sure one could make the argument that for all – B2B/B2C, employees, students and government workers it is providing them an opportunity to acquire new skill sets to improve their personal and professional goals (well, at least in the corporate side, not really HE). What is online learning’s role in all of this? To acquire information to “learn” a new skill, improve a skill and/or build upon that skill. New skills for day to day living. Hope.
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. roles, regardless of what those roles might have been. positions result in ‘accidental’ managers who are ill- equipped to perform successfully in their new role.” importance of the front-line role, this shortfall matters. skills. Our experience.
The CLO’s Critical Role: Nine Areas for Action
MARCH 1, 2017
The 30-question instrument detailed specific areas that define this critical role of the CLO. This involves more of a performance analysis approach – replacing the traditional skills assessment (needs assessment) process. The traditional roles of designer, developer and facilitator are replaced with performance advisors and consultants. This is not news. Conclusion.
9 Essential Instructional Designer Skills
MAY 2, 2013
While certainly not an exhaustive list, today’s new and improved instructional designer must play the roles of: Writer: In many cases, courses are derived from technical documentation, various word documents, PowerPoint slides, and so on. If you have a larger team working on a curriculum, then playing the role of project manager is essential. instructional design
L&D's Role in a Purpose Driven Workplace
MAY 31, 2015
Italics mine - [link] Assuming we have such Purpose Driven Workplaces (PDW) what would be L&D role here? So far, the role of L&D has been to define programs and training based on past data - identified skills gaps, best practices and established processes, explicit knowledge residing in experts or documented processes. And we have to acknowledge and respect that.
The Role of L&D in Today’s Talent Strategies
OCTOBER 14, 2014
True, there is unemployment by and large; but the paradox is, there is also a huge demand for skilled workforce. This implies that though people are surplus, skilled people aren’t, which is the reason for organizations trying to attract and retain the best talent that they can get. Talent development and retention rightfully sits at one of the top priorities of organizations.
Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose
Page 32 What skills do. digital age Page 23 5 Up-skill for. changes and our learners bring different habits and expectations to work, our roles. a new mindset and a shift in their role. 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. What skills do you need.
What is Learning’s Role in Talent Management?
JANUARY 17, 2017
Further, talent analytics are playing a powerful new role in business; they’re becoming a new center of expertise in talent management, and they must be integrated into practice and strategy to determine how learning can most effectively serve employees’ needs and align talent to optimize business results. As a result, learning leaders have to adopt a new mindset.
Learning’s Crucial Role in Competency Model Development
MARCH 27, 2017
Used to define the skills, behaviors and attitudes needed to succeed in a role and in an organization, competency models help drive and inform a number of human resources initiatives including leadership development and training. Learning leaders can play a key role in this process. But consider them companies must. There’s skin in the game when you ask the question that way.
Want to help someone learn? Have them assume a role.
NOVEMBER 7, 2012
Assume a Role. A role-play that involves speaking to a nurse. To foster higher level skills, the player should assume a role during the game and not just play. Assuming a role means the learner must actively think about their actions, decisions and choices from a perspective other than themself. The classroom context is artificial.
Megatrends in MOOCs: #10 The Changing Role of the Instructor
Your Training Edge
MAY 28, 2014
The role of the instructor is changing, and while the initial reaction has been one of shock and fear (educators are afraid of losing their jobs), the truth is that this shift is actually very good news—for companies, for employees, and for trainers. The new role of the instructor in MOOCs means that companies can train more people, more quickly and more effectively, than ever before.
L&D’s Role In A Purpose Driven Workplace
JULY 13, 2015
L&D’s Role in the VUCA World. Role of Community Management in Workplace Learning Today. Assuming we have such Purpose Driven Workplaces (PDW) what would be L&D’s role? Passionate, purpose-driven individuals do not need hand-holding and a checklist of training thrust at them to develop skills they require. Build community management skills in others.
The role of Mentor in e-Learning: Adding the Human Touch
APRIL 22, 2014
In the corporate scenario, mentoring is an established way of transferring knowledge, developing skills and fostering confidence. Many modern LMSs have a built-in role for a mentor that can be assigned for each course. Within a modern LMS, there are many technology affordances which support the role of a Mentor for an e-course. Building case for Mentors in e-learning.
MOOCs in Workplace Learning - Part 4: Their Role in Corporate Universities
FEBRUARY 8, 2015
It is no surprise that skills required to meet this changing trends are in woefully short supply. The skills shortage looming ahead is alarming to say the least. It''s roughly estimated that only " 20% of the workers will have the skills needed for 60% of the jobs (mostly because the job haven’t been invented yet) by the end of the decade". The world has gotten complicated.
Why Learning Leaders Are Perfect For HR Roles
JULY 25, 2016
But increasingly what once required a singular focus on and deep expertise in learning and development strategy has morphed into a complex role with touch points on some areas that were once solely HR’s province. Now it’s not uncommon for savvy CLOs to advance their careers by stepping into a CHRO role, or something similar. There are many similarities in the roles. You did.
The Evolving Role of E-Learning in Corporate Training
NOVEMBER 29, 2014
“ When training is done well, doors open, skills develop, and performance excellence yields personal and organizational rewards. E-Learning for Corporate Skill-building – The Challenges : This post by Shafali Anand of Creative Agni takes a quick look at some of the challenges managements face in implementing corporate e-learning programs and proposes ways to address them.
Learning Technology’s Role in Recruiting for Culture Fit
JUNE 17, 2016
The traditional recruiting process is built to gauge technical skill well, but it often does not take into account cultural fit, according to Bonnie Evans, global client services director at Xerox Global Learning Solutions. When you have the right person in a role,” Evans said. Technical skills like communication are important, but is cultural fit is equally important.
Radically rethinking the role of L&D
AUGUST 1, 2016
In July 2016 I read a number of blog posts and articles that argued the case for a radical rethink of the role of L&D in today’s workplace. Josh Bersin also writes how there now seems to be a clear recognition that L&D role needs to change, in Using Design Thinking to Embed Learning in Our Jobs (HBR, 25 July). ” And Mary Slaughter, in Stack the learning deck: Embrace new skills and roles to build a “full-stack” L&D function (HR Times, 21 July) also makes the case for a different approach. Here are just three. Social learning