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The Future Role of Learning & Development


With the growing availability of excellent training from companies like Lynda (a LinkedIn Company) and PluralSight, to name just a couple, it no longer makes sense for companies to invest in internal programs to teach these skills. Examples here include training on the company’s specific products and services, internal policies and procedures, new hire orientation, etc. Employees win with a higher overall quality of training and employers win by having more skilled employees. I’ve just returned from the ASU GSV Summit this week in San Diego, CA.

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How to fix our senseless compliance training

E-Learning Provocateur

It’s used to track and record the training that the employees do. In practice, it tends to be used to administer compliance training, though it can be much broader than that. Despite the scorn that LMS’s attract, we should be tracking and recording the training that our employees do – especially compliance training. And this is a good thing.

How to Train and Develop Millennials


How to Train and Develop Millennials. It is important that we try to understand exactly the training and development challenges that they may represent. The post How to Train and Develop Millennials appeared first on Gyrus. Training Workplace development eLL employee training training and development workplace developmentWhat Are Millennials Strengths?

Training Simulations: An Effective Corporate Training Tool

Designing Digitally

The face of corporate training is changing rapidly to keep up with the latest advances in technology. New ways of doing things are streamlining the training process and studies show the results are favorable. . Description: Simulated training is a virtual environment with a game-like atmosphere. Any time training can relate to personal experience, the results will be favorable.

2016 Training Program Best Practices

Do you get complaints both public and private from trainees about the uselessness of the training courses you've launched? Can you hear the collective groan when you launch that new compliance course? Is there anything that can be done about it

How To Train Your Millennial

Social Learning

Before we get into how best to train millenials, it is instructive to first understand who they are. There are 83.1 millennials in the U.S. , and they get a bad rap. They are often characterized as a generation continually over-rewarded for under-performance. What, Exactly, is a Millenial? First, millennials are between 18 and 34, born from the early 80s to the mid-90s. Millennials

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7 Tips to Make Your Compliance Online Training Courses Mobile

Allen Interactions

Your employees probably aren't thrilled about your upcoming compliance online training course. In this article, I'll share 7 tips to help you turn your compliance online training or certification programs into mobile-friendly online training experiences. Mobile Learning Compliance Training Christopher PappasBy Guest Blogger Christopher Pappas / @cpappas.

Can Advanced Training Kill You?

Designed for Learning

It seemed counter-intuitive that something that is designed to keep drivers safe - aka advanced training - can actually increase the likelihood of accidents. According to the International Road Federation (IRF), driver skills training — especially those emergency skill-based curriculums such as skid control, etc. But not just driving, we seem to be overconfident about many things.

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5 Essential Training Management Metrics


The wealth of data that a modern training operation generates can be quite overwhelming and data overload is rapidly becoming one of the principal productivity Read More. All Training TipsIt’s a familiar problem – data. Lots and lots of data. spreadsheet for one customer, another for a group of students/learners, one for that project and so on.

How to Choose Between On-Demand and Instructor-Led Training

A critical path decision for companies offering training and education services is whether to offer on-demand training, instructor-led training, or both. Each has its pros and cons, and will have different success rates depending on your organization's needs

Beyond Training: Three Models

The Peformance Improvement

Organizational learning is so much more than training. Three models of learning convey the breadth of options that, depending on what an employee needs to learn, are more effective, cheaper, and easier to implement than formal training programs. The "50 Ways" includes training but also suggests many other options. One of these models I call “50 Ways to Lever Learning.”

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Analyzing Workforce Data for Better Training

JPL Learning

Training leaders need to know the influencers and experts that are the sources of information that influence performance. Brandy Parker explains how analyzing a network can improve coaching and training strategies. Ik9IyHUvrWc Informing Training by Analyzing Networks When organizations seek to improve performance, they need to understand how information flows. TM38S [link].

5 Things Millennials Want From Training

Social Learning

Some older generations have trouble connecting with the younger workers who seem to have completely different desires and interests (emphasized and exaggerated in this fake training video). While millennials might not be… Continue Reading The post 5 Things Millennials Want From Training appeared first on Social Learning Blog.

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Make Learners Care about Compliance Training

Experiencing eLearning

Compliance training is a common use for elearning. All those policies and regulations that affect our businesses need to be trained. Unfortunately, compliance training is often just a content dump with a narrator basically reading the policy, followed by some multiple choice questions to see if learners remember what they heard 5 minutes earlier. Worst Case Scenario.

Training Plan Template

THE TRAINING PLAN. Plans Are Hard, So Ask Questions Create a training plan… go! At the end, your training plan will at least be in a draft stage. Before We Begin Please download the Training Plan Worksheet that. PLANS ARE HARD, SO ASK QUESTIONS WHO ARE YOU TRAINING? WHAT ARE THE GOALS OF THE TRAINING? TRAINING? THE TRAINING? What should be.

Terrific TED Talks for Training Professionals


All Training TipsAt Administrate, we’re big on team education, and one of the sources our staff get a shed-load of value from is TED. There’s so many incredible videos available for free on TED, covering almost every subject imaginable, and that certainly rings true when it comes to education and learning. Read More.

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eLearning & Training: How Long is Too Long?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Looking for instructor-led training on the top eLearning tools?    We offer live, online training on Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, Adobe Presenter, and TechSmith Camtasia Studio.We can also bring the same great training onsite to your facility. Adobe Captivate Adobe''s Technical Communication Suite Articulate Storyline Camtasia Captivate e-learning eLearning Online Training Storyline TCS5 TechComm Technical Communications Technology TechSmith Camtasia Studio training UA User Assistance User Experience UX So how long is too long? Ummm, no.

Stop Training Leaders and Start Developing Leadership

The Peformance Improvement

Note that none of these principles is the delivery of formal training programs. Coaching Employee Engagement Leadership Leadership Development Learning Culture Organization Culture Organizational Learning Teamwork Training[This post first appeared on the Learning to be Great Blog.]. Given the disruptive age in which we live, companies need “strategic leaders”.

The Explosive Growth of Extended Enterprise Training

JPL Learning

Businesses primarily invest in extended enterprise training for three reasons – to make money, save money or reduce sales cycle times. Some firms have found that they can charge external users for their valuable training. For companies selling a product, training distributors and dealers in less time can result in new product sales sooner. Comes with Training Included.

Choosing an LMS for Customer Training

This eBook walks through the unique needs of external trainers and outlines key considerations when choosing an LMS for customer trainingDo you focus on customer and partner education? You likely face different challenges than trainers who focus on internal employees.

SaaS LMS – A Must-have for Training Companies (Presentation)

Upside Learning

Exactly 3 weeks back I had written a blog post – 10 Reasons why Training Companies must invest in a SaaS LMS. Learning Management learning management system for training companies LMS For Training Companies lms for training providers saas lms for training companiesSoon after it was published, I realized that it lent itself pretty well for a presentation format. And so, without any ado, the content was rewritten from a presentation perspective, images added, and […].

Our Top 5 Training & Development Webinars from 2015

Bottom-Line Performance

We teamed up with three of our favorite industry partners, Chief Learning Officer, LTEN and  Training Magazine Network , to present webinars on a variety of training and learning topics. We show you how to develop product launch training that drives learner retention… while avoiding common mistakes along the way. Customer Training: Leading the Way in Innovation (LTEN Webinar).

7 Online Sales Training Tips To Help Your Sales Team Seal The Deal


Help Your Sales Team Seal The Deal Using 7 Online Sales Training Tips. In this article, I’ll share 7 online sales training tips that can help your sales team seal the deal. This can be a challenging task if they are  disbursed  and face-to-face training is out of the question or simply too expensive and time consuming. Offer ongoing online sales training.

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3 ways Custom Elearning can Improve Retail Sales Training


Highly trained, knowledgeable retail staff, are able to observe customer needs and recommend the best suited solutions, based on their extensive product knowledge. One of the biggest oversights in the retail industry today, is training. Without proper product and service training, creating transformational customer experiences is much more difficult – if not impossible.

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How to Choose Between On-Demand and Instructor-Led Training

Not sure whether to offer on-demand or instructor-led training, or both? Download this eBook to learn which option is better at scale, as well as the resources needed to implement each training type Each has its pros and cons and your decision will depend on your organization’s needs and goals.

Getting Learning to Stick: Go Beyond the Training Program

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One of the biggest challenges of employee training programs is getting the material to “stick.” If your trainees can’t recall relevant material in the instant they need it, the training was not effective enough. The post Getting Learning to Stick: Go Beyond the Training Program appeared first on. eLearning Training & Development UncategorizedFor example, if your employees take a safety course but still forget to wear the appropriate protective clothing (or wear it [.].

Training: Live Training vs. eLearning. Which is Better?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

With one day's work, I had trained hundreds of people. Nevertheless, asynchronous training has some pretty compelling advantages. But the reason I am thinking about all of this today is that I was recently asked how to show that live classroom training still has an advantage over eLearning. And now I was being asked to justify classroom training. My question for you this week is probably an old, familiar one, but one that comes up in both directions in the training world. Are there different reasons for different kinds of training? Will we ever?

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The Difference between Training and Development.


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.

Moving Classroom Training to eLearning

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

learning eLearning trainingby Jennie Ruby    When information needs to be moved to a new medium, we have a tendency to try to make the new medium fit the mold of the old. When the Internet was in its early days, websites would often look just like a document: whole paragraphs of text with headings, filling the screen from side to side. But soon we realized that reading on the screen was ineffective, and we learned that a good website  chunks  the material and uses a series of hierarchical hyperlinks to get us to the exact information we need. 

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

Pitney Bowes Employs Training to Accelerate Transformation

JPL Learning

With operations in more than 100 countries and hundreds of technical and software offerings, training has become an important part of the company’s business strategy. Dr. Janet Lockhart-Jones explains how training is helping transform Pitney Bowes and how the organization is viewed by its clients. Suggested Blog Post:  IBM Uses Training to Make the World Smarter.  .

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How MOOCs Can Solve Common Training Problems

Your Training Edge

From the outside, corporate training appears to be something of a paradox. On one hand, it is becoming ever more necessary for companies to provide training, especially for recent college graduates: according to a Gallup survey , only 11% of business leaders believe that college graduates are adequately prepared to succeed in the workplace. Problem 1: Employees aren’t engaged.

Social Training?

Clark Quinn

Sparked by the sight of a post about ‘social training’, I jokingly asked my ITA colleagues whether they could train me to be social. So, joking aside, it’s not about social training (though learning can be social), but instead about creating a learning organization that brings out the best outcomes from and for the employees. And, of course, they’ve posted about it. And it made me think a little bit more too. Jane talks  about being asked “how you make people learn socially”, and mentions that you can’t force people to be social.

Future of Video in Corporate Training

Upside Learning

eLearning Video in Corporate TrainingVideos have always held a great deal of attraction. The fact that a well presented/designed video tends to capture immediate and prolonged attention is well documented. Videos have always been effective mediums of telling stories and also used as multi-device solutions, and short videos for performance support. The reason is simple, a picture is worth […].

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Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

For example, your goal might be to hire and train three new service teams this year. training that employees can put to use immediately. Conduct Behavioral Interviews” and “Design Great Training.” The final product shows a direct link between the training and the goals of the. Secret 2: Use Action Mapping Target Specific Training Needs. training it needs.

Corporate Training’s $70+ Billion Dirty Secret


Corporations should be watching closely to see if new methods of delivering training result in a dramatic increase in retention among employees once they’re on the job--because if Kohn is right, even a whopping 400% increase in retention will mean that after just one week, it means the average employee is retaining only about half of the information presented in training.