The power of one

E-Learning Provocateur

However, you do have a sphere of influence. If Kofman’s work is a bit too self-helpy for you, let me rephrase it in edu-speak: Sometimes the ones most guilty of the knowing-doing gap are ourselves. We know social learning works. So what are we doing about it?

eLearning Conferences 2012

Tony Karrer

link] January 2012 January 2-4, 2012 College Teaching and Learning Conference, sponsored by the Clute Institute for Academic Research, Orlando, California, USA. link] January 4-7, 2012 Presidents Institute , sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges, Marco Island, Florida, USA.

Pick of the Month: September 2012

Jane Hart

With the release of the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 on 1 October, my Pick of the Month for September is coming a little later than normal. ” 2 - Why do I share my knowledge? - Luis Suarez, 19 September. “I ” 4 - Mind the (skills) gap – William D.

The power of one

E-Learning Provocateur

However, you do have a sphere of influence. If Kofman’s work is a bit too self-helpy for you, let me rephrase it in edu-speak: Sometimes the ones most guilty of the knowing-doing gap are ourselves. We know social learning works. So what are we doing about it?

Connect learning to the business: Learning objectives and action mapping

Challenge to Learn

I will present about: Supporting business objectives with better learning objectives. I do agree with the trend that wants to connect learning to the workplace. When you are talking about connecting learning to business goals, you are talking about Cathy Moore’s Action Mapping.

eLearning Conferences 2012

eFront

Educational Technology and Related Education Conferences for January to June 2012 Clayton R. Only listings until June 30, 2012 are complete as dates, locations, or Internet addresses (URLs) were not available for a number of events held after this date. => January 2012 January2-4, 2012 College Teaching and Learning Conference, sponsored by the Clute Institute for Academic Research, Orlando,California, USA. link] February23-24, 2012 MoodleMoot Austria ,Linz, Austria.

The Future of Work and Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

It’s hard to know what will happen next week, let alone 10 years from now. As leaders, we should be thinking about the future, including whom we will be leading and what they will be doing in our organizations.

Front-End Analysis: Improving Performance

Dashe & Thomson

Identify the performance gap. The performance gap is the difference between where the organization or individual is and where they want to be. The gap is closed by designing the appropriate intervention. Do we have a performance problem? January 17, 2012).

Community of Practice and the TorranceLearning Download

The Performance Improvement Blog

This is a term coined by Etienne Wenger to describe “…groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.” We said that evaluation of learning is: Measuring business outcomes.

10 Things Thriving Leaders Need to Know

CLO Magazine

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. Know your organization and how to influence it. Know your customers. And know what they mean.

Whos the Boss Women Business and Leadership

Training Industry

You’ve all heard about – perhaps even talked about – the issue of women’s roles in the leadership ranks and business. But despite those amazing gains, the discussion still continues about the role of women in business, and how that role is changing. consumer market, spelling out a compelling business need for women’s voices in leadership ranks. For the study, UNC surveyed 925 business professionals about roles in their organizations. Where do we go from here?

Is it time for a BYOL (Bring Your Own Learning) strategy in your organization? #BYOL

Jane Hart

An increasing number of the workforce – smart, social, autonomous workers – are already doing their own thing and solving their own learning and performance problems much more quickly and more easily by using their own tools and devices. (In

How to Keep Talent from Walking Out the Door

The Performance Improvement Blog

Bernie believes that there is much those managers can do to keep their employees engaged and productive. You should be asking yourself, “What am I doing to ensure that my key talent remains once the job market improves?” and, concurrently, “What am I doing to strengthen loyalty and build a positive work force, positive people, and good relationships with their immediate bosses?”. It is highly motivating to know you are well thought of. Do this: Check it out.

How Do You Get Leaders to Change?

CLO Magazine

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. 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. Business leaders live and die by the numbers. ” Learning leaders also must speak the language of the business.

Recap of our Twitter Chat with David Kelly: Why People #HateTraining

Mindflash

Too often training is used as a solution to problems it has no business being involved in. What we call learners is really someone looking for help doing their job. tmiket – People #hatetraining b/c it’s often do TO them instead of FOR them.

Is Your Training On the Trivial?

Allison Rossett

Here is what Rob has to say: So, you know what the gaps are between your company’s average performers, and their expert performers. And you’ve done your gap analysis to figure out what the highest priorities are for training. Your managers know it when they see it in their “MVP.” You know, the one who can provide innovative, valuable solutions to your customers. These problems are embedded in any business, at nearly every level beyond entry level.

Is Your Training On the Trivial?

Allison Rossett

Here is what Rob has to say: So, you know what the gaps are between your company’s average performers, and their expert performers. And you’ve done your gap analysis to figure out what the highest priorities are for training. Your managers know it when they see it in their “MVP.” You know, the one who can provide innovative, valuable solutions to your customers. These problems are embedded in any business, at nearly every level beyond entry level.

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

Increasingly, businesses are looking to more social approaches to employee learning and development. Businesses are being transformed into social businesses. Social business is the flavor of the day in the C-suites of the Fortune 500. Where do I post my profile?

When (and Why) Training Isn’t the Best Solution

Mindflash

But even when we ask that VP of Operations for evidence (or better, data) of the managers’ inability to run effective meetings so we can establish a performance gap, we’re doing so in order to find the most effective training solution to the problem. So why do we always look first to training when there are so many other (and possibly more effective) ways to improve performance? Training professionals often make two mistakes ever realizing it.

Are You Qualified to Build E-Learning Courses?

Rapid eLearning

It empowers people to do more and it creates opportunity for the ones using the tools. But it does mean that I am able to do something I couldn’t do before. They’re fun metaphors and do illustrate some truth; but they fall apart quickly. Operating at the Speed of Business.

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New Hires Not Working Out? Try Psychometric Testing

Mindflash

Too often sales executives find that newly hired sales professionals do not possess the particular traits needed for the jobs they were hired to do. How often do sales managers discover that their new hires are inadequate only after months of training?

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Motivation Employees Crave

CLO Magazine

In today’s do-more-with-less environment, improving development opportunities represents a diamond in the rough for organizations. My doctoral research studied the difference between the employer brand promised by the employer and experienced by the employee — what I call the employer brand gap. Setting expectations for opportunities and keeping these promises is vital for employers in the current business environment. People need to know where they stand.

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May I Borrow Your Job?

Marcia Conner

They faced knowledge gaps, communication breakdowns, lack of succession planning, job burnout, too few qualified applicants and had an interest in keeping HR lean. Natural leaders are often busy doing their jobs, sometimes the last ones to think, “Perhaps I need a change.”

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How to Find Free PowerPoint E-Learning Templates

Rapid eLearning

A good template can fill in the gaps for the novice elearning developer. In that case, it’s good to know what to look for and where to find templates that you can use. I’m not sure about you, but I don’t do too many family PowerPoint presentations.

Personalization for Knowledge Workers

Xyleme

The 2013 high-skill knowledge worker is connected, mobile, global, dispersed and relies the new breed of communication, and collaboration technologies to do business. Almost everyone I know has changed jobs several times in the past ten years. So how do we get there?

They Might Not Need Training, Just a Little Support

Mindflash

Performance support is about helping people solve the problem, “What do I need to know now to perform this task?” ” Since people cannot remember everything they learn in a training class, performance support is a way of bridging the gap between learning and performance so that learning can be transfered to the job and performance sustained. If you do not know where to start, here are a few practical ways to get started in performance support.

The Key to Great Tests A cheaper solution than you may think

Training Industry

You said, I will be able to do x. Fixing this gap in ID knowledge requires acknowledging it and then revising the objectives and reviewing them with the subject matter expert. If we can’t do this basic step correctly then what value are we adding to the rest of the training intervention? Do they do it? Do your IDs know how to translate Blooms Taxonomy into their work and use it as a tool? Do they have someone to bounce this off of?

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Who will survive?

Learning with e's

Do you want to know how to make Baked Alaska ? Need to know how to build a computer ? We can expect to see many institutions scrabbling to change their business models over the next decade as they compete for ever shrinking markets, and more demanding students.

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New ideas in a digital age

Learning with e's

Before the digital age, we had mass media to do the job - TV, radio and newspapers and prior to that, more primitive technologies were employed to spread news. We know that the innovators identified in Rogers' model are those who generally adopt new ideas with little difficulty.

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Create High-Impact Learning

CLO Magazine

First, as in prior years, some of the keys to success in high-performing learning and development teams include: Strong business alignment — delivered through a formal governance process, steering committees and business liaison roles. A focus on measurement to improve operations and to demonstrate business value. Without these capabilities, a learning and development organization cannot scale or drive deep business value.

Brand Your Organization as a Development Culture

CLO Magazine

Employees today are more like customers — they know they have options. Therefore, it’s up to the organization to convince them — with consistent messages from recruitment through all the stages of the employee life cycle until the end of their tenure with a firm — that development is serious business. It should serve as a litmus test when business decisions are being made and be a guiding principle when defining the organization’s future direction.

The Traits of Successful Leadership

CLO Magazine

Overall, successful leaders: Close the gap between how they view themselves and how others view them by viewing their leadership through the lens of others. Unsuccessful leaders who lead egocentrically do not have the ability to lead intentionally. Ignoring contrary feedback, such leaders take a defensive posture and do not have the ability to remove barriers that exist. Create business synergy by establishing clear business strategies, goals and objectives.

The Geography of Bliss and recent findings on well-being

Jay Cross

“You can have a disease and not know it but if you’re happy you are aware of it,” notes Veenhoven. Ruut Veenhoven: What do you mean? ” Who do you think is happier? busy people or idle people? Too bad he can’t do much about it.

Address Learning Needs, Not Wants

CLO Magazine

For instance, there are four critical skills common to both: earning the right to advance with the client; listening; assuming one already knows what the client needs; and importantly, helping the client to think differently about a situation by providing new insights. Initially the learning leader’s instincts indicate there might be more to this issue than just teaching sales people how to close new business.

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Effective coaching trumps almost anything that can be accomplished in the classroom.

CLO Magazine

There are those who have the requisite knowledge and skills to coach, but lack the mentality, skills and patience required to do it effectively. Contrary to how many are selected to both teach and lead in organizations, it is not the person who “knows the most” who is always best suited to coach, teach or lead. Likewise, there may be individuals with certain behavioral or performance-related issues but who do not know how to address them (but want to address them).