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January 2017 L&D News

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We’ve scoured the web for all of the cutting edge learning and development stories and curated them for you in one, easy to read newsletter. Take a look! Clarity News

How Are You Doing in the War for Talented Instructional Designers?

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Have you heard there’s an industry battle going on right now? Perhaps you’ve experienced it firsthand. There’s an ongoing war for the best and brightest talent across multiple industries. Do you know how to out recruit your competition ?

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Presentation Skills From the Expert:  What Can We Learn From Guy Kawasaki

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Venture capitalist, Guy Kawasaki is known throughout the marketing industry as a renowned technical evangelist. He is a brand ambassador for Mercedes-Benz, chief evangelist of Apple, and a trustee of the Wikimedia Foundation.

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Feedback is Essential in the L&D Process Playbook

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Feedback is arguably the holy grail within the world of corporate training and development. It's often high value, actionable, and comes at a low cost of acquisition.

[eBook] Make Better Business Decisions with Customer Training Data

Want to take your training data one step further? Download this eBook & learn how to demonstrate the full value of your program by combining traditional training metrics with the data in your CRM.

Are You An Early Adaptor?  Virtual Reality Online Training May Be For You

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There are so many ways to teach a student in our modern age of learning. From massive online courses to social media peer study groups, we are always surprised and excited to hear about the next big thing in learning and development.

The Benefits of Blended Learning

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In your journey to develop and implement a successful leadership and professional development program, it’s possible you’ve come across the term Blended Learning in recent years.

Agility Is Essential in Corporate Learning

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Much like the business world, the realm of corporate learning is experiencing a high-speed transformation. This trend toward more agile production, design, and leadership development is critical in creating the kind of responsive and flexible atmosphere that gets better results quickly.

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Change Management Series: Lead People Through Change, Don't Just Manage the Change

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Change is a difficult time for both organizations and individuals. It takes strong leadership to navigate through disruption successfully. But luckily, good leadership is definitely achievable, as long as you approach the task with an open and receptive mindset. Change Management

Take Charge of your eLearning environment

Learn how to maximize the impact of your learning by aligning to the goals of your organization, how to establish a learning culture with gamification including leaderboards and badges. Discover a learning content management system that is both powerful and easy to configure and manage.

Do You Have a "Formal" Informal Training Design?

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Your company thrives off of a solid learning and development program. It’s how your employees get the skills and knowledge they need to grow within their roles, and how your business is able to do bigger and better things year after year.

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Performance Consulting Is More Than Training Delivery

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If you are unfamiliar with the term, performance consulting is becoming a more important focus for organizations committed to making sure they are accomplishing their goals with as little wasted effort or resources as possible.

Input Social Media Into Your L&D

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Social Media integration can be a real game-changer when it comes to staying ahead with your learning & development efforts. The flexibility and unique learning opportunities offered through social channels can be surprisingly effective.

3 Ways You Should Engage with Learners in Your Corporate Training Seminar

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Learner engagement is one of the most important metrics by which you can gauge the success of any chosen training topic. Without engagement, the chances of your learners retaining and using their new skills and knowledge outside the classroom are limited at best.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.

You Can Use L&D to Build a Culture of Support For Your Business Strategy

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Your learning and development programs can be an amazing source of support for your business strategy. They offer a way for leadership to nurture and shape the minds and culture of the employees who will be the foundation of the business in the coming years. Business Strategy

Keep Your L&D Flexible Especially Because of These Drivers for Change

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Your ability to stay flexible , especially in your efforts for Learning and Development , are critical to allowing your business to have those quick-twitch reflexes to react and operate across different organizational landscapes. Businesses are a constantly evolving.

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Self-Assessments That Will Help You Better Develop Your Leadership Skills

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Leadership is about more than evaluating the effectiveness of your team. Sometimes, leadership is about assessing your own effectiveness and making appropriate changes to grow.

Where Are You?  Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing, or Adjourning?

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Bruce Tuckman is known for producing the single most quoted models of group development way back in the 1960s. But what held true then still has importance to team models today.

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The Secret to Getting Learning Results May Not Be What You Think

Do you struggle to achieve measurable results with your learning solutions? If so, you’re not alone. According to CEB, traditional training only creates 37% learning transfer. This guide explores the causes of poor transfer and concrete steps to achieving better outcomes.

Should You Use Pre-Hire Assessments?

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In today's world of digital job listings inspiring hundreds of applicants to submit their resume for one opportunity, screening out those who are not a perfect fit before they get to the interview stage can save companies from wasting precious time and resources when building their teams.

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Leadership Skills That Can Help You Successfully Manage Change?

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Change is a natural part of business, particularly in today's fast paced market. Whether you are dealing with mergers and acquisitions or fast changing technology, as a leader you need to help your employees deal with change in a manner which is as seamless and easy as possible.

Change Management Series: How Do You Foster Partnerships in Your Business?

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In part 2 of our series on Change Management, we would like to talk about partnerships and how they can help you grow your business. Just as in your individual career, your business thrives on the partnerships you develop.

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How Can You Use L&D for Ongoing Employee Training?

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Today’s hiring managers are fighting against an obstacle that has plagued the recruiting process for years, the skills gap. College graduates and even experienced professionals are lacking the latest skills and training that is required to meet the quickly changing demands of their employers.

[eBook] Training for a Millennial Audience

Want to keep your training relevant for modern learners? Download this guide and learn key strategies to engage with Millennials in your customer training program.

What is your Company Culture Grade?  (And Team Building Tips to Improve It)

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It’s plain to see that a great work environment with a positive culture helps keep employees happy and productive. Alternatively the dangers of a negative corporate culture can be very harmful.

Are You Using Microblogging as an Effective Learning Technology Tool?

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Your employees are often the single greatest training resource available for new hires. But sometimes, it’s hard to get that one-on-one facetime that is so critical to helping people learn the ropes.

What Do the U.S Navy and Corporate Training Have in Common?

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The answer is the ADDIE model instructional systems design framework. If you are unfamiliar with the term, the ADDIE model is a training format that lists generic processes that many instructional designers and training developers use.

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In Charge Of Change Management?  Consider The Complications and Command The Chaos

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In order for businesses to stay competitive, change is inevitable. It is often received with hesitation and even resistance, but when handled correctly change is a great opportunity. It is an opportunity to start clean, to fix broken systems, to build more effective teams, and above all to be the best you can be. As we all know, knowledge is power, and preparing for the challenges of change management will help you be better able to overcome those challenges.

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The complete eLearning journey

As an eLearning designer wouldn’t it be great if you could take charge of your eLearning environment right from storyboarding your ideas to generating responsive eLearning courses to being able to effectively deploy and track your learners’ performance?

Big Data and Your HR Training & Development Should Be Best Friends

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Big data means big business in today’s highly competitive job market. If you’re not making use of your information, you could be missing out.

Change Management Series: What Are Some of the Top Conflict Resolution Skills?

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Conflict resolution is an important set of skills to help employees and management perform at their best when working with other individuals. Nobody works in a vacuum, and we often depend on our interactions with others to get our jobs done.

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Success Story: A New Factory, a New Training Methodology, a New Beginning

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Our story begins in 2013, when a major global pharmaceutical firm launched a technology transfer project from one of its US factories to a new factory being constructed in Europe.

What Are The Benefits of Benchmarking Performance?

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Performance is an ever-moving target. To evaluate your employee training based on their most recent performance (even the impression made over a period of multiple months), simply does not provide an accurate picture of their overall value.

5 Key Aspects of Accurate Learning Management Systems Pricing

Simplify your software evaluation process with this free Learning Management Systems software pricing guide! Don't let price confusion keep you from selecting the best LMS software for your organization's needs. Download your free guide today!

Change Management Series: Plan to Succeed!

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Change management is the art and science of managing the transformation and development that is inherent to business processes. It requires the controlled identification and implementation of necessary adjustments, such as succession, staffing, business strategy, and so on.