Top 10 Coaching Commandments

Your Training Edge

When it’s time to coach a team member, these 10 Coaching Commandments can help you create an effective session that gets results. Coaching is an often underused but powerful tool. It’s underused because coaching is sometimes associated with negative situations, but you can also use coaching for positive behaviors. Coaching can encourage, set new direction, or establish authority. Two: Coach not-so-good work. Three: Coach in private.

EDGEX 2012: About Disruptive Education

ID Reflections

At a time when organizations were investing in formal, top downtraining programs, a vestige of the Industrial Era and Taylorist ideas of productivityimprovement, Cross, Marcia Conner and a few others were busy advocatinginformal learning, workscaping, the power of social tools and the importance ofbuilding one’s personal learning network.

The Unexamined Leadership Program is Not Worth Doing

The Performance Improvement Blog

If you’re not going to evaluate a leadership development program, don’t do the program! End-of-program reactionnaires (aka smile sheets) don’t count as evaluation. observing) a leadership development program reinforces learning.

Performance-Based Coaching

CLO Magazine

Most coaching efforts miss or only partially address key elements that make businesses excel. The resulting ebb in productivity or performance leads the boss to step in to fix problems by coaching employees on how to do a better job. A talent manager or coach needs to understand the organizational context and system to appropriately coach employees to higher levels of performance. Instead, they focus on the way coaching is done rather than what is coached.

Democratization of Organizational Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

Facilitate coaching. Evaluate programs and services. Leadership Organizational Learning Training coaching culture decision-making engagement L2BG leadership organizational learning Stilwell strategic-planning team-building

Take Coaching to a Higher Level

CLO Magazine

Effective coaching is more than just being a problem solver for others. With organizations hastening to keep up with the pace and complexity of business, coaching has become the all-important tool for productive organizational development. The nuts and bolts of coaching, however, are more complicated than the common perception of the profession might suggest, according to Karen Kimsey-House, CEO and co-founder of The Coaches Training Institute (CTI), based in San Rafael, Calif.

How to Make Wikis Part of Your Training Program

Mindflash

You’re probably familiar with the concept generally, but to be clear, the eLearning Coach offers a simple definition: “A wiki is a collaborative website that collects and organizes content, created and revised by its users.”

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Investing in Training in Downturns and Upturns

The Performance Improvement Blog

In a previous blog post, I wrote that most training programs significantly impact only 10% to 20% of their participants. It’s about learning; it’s not about glitzy programs. Maybe a manager will become more effective at giving performance feedback with the help of a coach.

Salespeople, Coaching and Gamification

Training Industry

Whether you call it sustainment, coaching or mentoring, the bottom line is that the best companies have a strategic plan to ensure that learned behaviors continue beyond the initial training event. percent of respondents said their sustainment programs were very effective.

How to Evaluate Learning: The Kirkpatrick Model for the 21st Century

Dashe & Thomson

Kirkpatrick’s revised “Four Levels of Evaluation” model, what we need to do is find out what success looks like in the eyes of these senior managers and stakeholders and let them define their expectations for the training program.

Evaluate Learning Process

The Performance Improvement Blog

As organizations evaluate their programs and services they need to pay attention to process as well as outcomes. When these questions are answered, a feedback loop is established so that necessary modifications to the program or the evaluation can be made along the way. A well-documented process evaluation assists programs to ‘turn on a dime’, adapt to changing environments and issues, and maximize outcome potential. Some participants used the coaching and some did not.

How to Keep Talent from Walking Out the Door

The Performance Improvement Blog

My friend and colleague, Bernie Donkerbrook , retired Ford Motor Company program manager and now executive coach, places responsibility for retaining talent on the shoulders of an employee’s supervisor or manager. Here are actions you can take to increase employee retention (all of which are behaviors that can be coached, trained and developed in supervisors and managers): Improve relationships between employees and their immediate bosses.

Opening the Black-Box to Evaluation

The Performance Improvement Blog

Black-box evaluation is measuring the effects of a program or service without examining the nature of that program or service. Because of this, we don’t know what aspects of the program had the effect and why they had that effect.

When Did You Become A Leader?

The Performance Improvement Blog

I recently returned from a nine-day trip to Rwanda where I teamed with two colleagues to train the leadership team of Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village , a residential community for orphaned youth, in how to use evaluation to continuously improve their educational and personal development programs.

(Webinar) Getting Started With Social: Why Learning and Development Struggles With Social Media, and How to Fix It

Bottom-Line Performance

Having coached and mentored team members who previously did not use social media for work, I bring a unique perspective on integrating social media into organizational learning that is immediately applicable to a variety of situations.

(Webinar) Getting Started With Social: Why Learning and Development Struggles With Social Media, and How to Fix It

Bottom-Line Performance

Having coached and mentored team members who previously did not use social media for work, I bring a unique perspective on integrating social media into organizational learning that is immediately applicable to a variety of situations.

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

Past years eLearning Conferences 2012 , eLearning Conferences 2011 , eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. link] December 1-5, 2012 Learning Forward Conference, (Learning Forward is the new name for the National Staff Development Council, NSDC), Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Pinnacle Performance Systems Launches Cohort Executive Coaching

CLO Magazine

Cohort Executive Coaching aims to provide leaders with access to executive coaching by combining coaching, mentoring and cohort group work into a structured development process. a professional coaching firm, announced the launch of “Cohort Executive Coaching.” ” Cohort Executive Coaching aims to provide leaders with access to executive coaching by combining coaching, mentoring and cohort group work into a structured development process.

Deloitte University— What were they thinking?

Allison Rossett

On April 19, 2012 I visited the Deloitte University campus. Jayne Johnson, formerly at GE in Crotonville, and now leading the leader development process in Deloitte, invited participants to talk about their programs.

Four Core Elements of Great Learning — and How to Avoid ‘Teaching by Telling’

Mindflash

What was meant to be a program on global HR became a program on teaching, learning, and changing behavior. Great trainers are always watching for these components, even mid-program, to modify on the fly if necessary and to be sure this audience gets this message.

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How iPhone Apps Fit Into Online Training

Mindflash

But, as new as the concept is, most training pros still have more questions than answers about how to use, utilize, and implement m-learning programs. The Daily Mindflash: Why make your online training program mobile? What kinds of training programs translate best to mobile?

Top 10 Training Myths

Your Training Edge

A potential trainer must have an innate ability to teach and coach without alienating or making an employee feel uncomfortable. The answer should be “yes” Develop programs that motivate and inspire the new hire as well as the balance of your staff and you’ll be able to retain those employees who’ve stayed with it. With well-designed and well placed elearning programs, you will.

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Training Alchemy: How Sports Teams Use Training to Achieve Success

Your Training Edge

On the same lines, some corporate training programs, especially leadership programs, are bringing activities for sports teams into the boardroom. Now, performance coaches argue that a big part of athletic success belongs to attitudes, beliefs, or thought processes – some of the very criteria standard corporate training programs are built upon. The notion of “coaching” in the corporate world stemmed from sports coaches to begin with.

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Gamification of Learning and Instruction Blog Book Tour Week One Recap

Kapp Notes

My fear is that a CEO will walk into a training department after having read an article in the Harvard Business Review about Gamificaiton and demand that the training department create a gamification program to train sales reps. The CEO shakes her head and then goes to the marketing department and says, “Can you create a sales training program around gamification?” Week One Recap.

Management Support of Training

Integrated Learnings

We want them to be coaching their direct reports on how they can implement the new skills that they learned in our programs. Here are a few suggestions to ensure managers reinforce and support training: Align your training programs across all levels of the organization – it is critical that all levels of your organization are speaking the same language when it comes to learning. Aligning all of your training programs for all levels is important. By Dean Hawkinson.

Deloitte University— What were they thinking?

Allison Rossett

On April 19, 2012 I visited the Deloitte University campus. Jayne Johnson, formerly at GE in Crotonville, and now leading the leader development process in Deloitte, invited participants to talk about their programs. He responded to a few of my concerns: We prepare our leaders to teach at DU, as coaches in the new way our people will learn. Our Deloitte Faculty Excellence (DFX) program certification is required to teach at DU and over 2,000 of our leaders have been certified.

Training Alchemy: A Path of Excellence for Corporate Teams

Your Training Edge

A well-developed and well-rounded training program will create a “path of excellence” that impacts the bottom line as well as individual careers. If you are mindful of leadership and function in your training programs, you can see your path of excellence develop in five ways. From the new hire level into the advanced levels, a skills based program helps employees progress career-wise, and helps the organization build a functional talent pool.

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Organisational Complexity and Implications for Leadership and Coaching

Learning Cafe

In some organisations coaching sometimes sits awkwardly in the Learning and Development function – being seen more as an “ad hoc” tool used by HR rather than a standard tool for training and development. Learning & Performance coaching complexity leadership

The Pulse of Mobile Learning

Allison Rossett

“Are you offering programs that rely on mobile for delivery of learning and support now?” While some raise questions about the quality of the pedagogy that drives Khan’s programs, I like the increased access to STEM education and that the effort is catalyst for conversations about quality in technology-based learning. In developing countries, prior technology-based learning programs targeted high school aged youth. A faint pulse today.

Smart Companies Support Informal Learning

eFront

According to The eLearning Guild Research Library , studies show informal learning as a proportion of all workplace learning at more than 50% to 80%, and research shows that many workers say that informal workplace learning is far more important to them than workplace training programs.

Why Blended Learning Is Really Just Blended Training

Mindflash

Done right, a blended learning program can reduce can produce cost savings. It happens through informal sharing, observation, and coaching from peers.

What's different about mobile learning?

The Learning Circuits

Objects are programmed to move and respond with the physics of the "real world." Connie Malamed publishes The eLearning Coach, a website with articles, resources, reviews and tips for learning professionals.

How to Become Congruent With Your Ideal Business and Lifestyle With Success Coach and Equine Alchemist Nafissa Shireen

LifterLMS

Learn about how to become congruent with your ideal business and lifestyle with success coach and equine alchemist Nafissa Shireen. Nafissa is a success coach, and in this episode of LMScast she breaks down her success stories and the fundamental aspects that lead to success in business.

Top Five Tips for Sales Training

Mindflash

That’s why designing a smart, sophisticated, and accessible sales training program is so vital for so many businesses. Does Sales Coaching Work? Coaches. Few, if any, companies want an out-of-the-box sales training program.

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3 Ways Training Managers Can Focus on Results

Mindflash

As educators, we’re intimately familiar with the time and effort required to prepare and present any kind of training program, whether it’s in a classroom or online, self-directed or a collaboration. Define your program’s intended results.

Consulting with executives to turn technology investments into results

Allison Rossett

Here is a checklist to coach leaders as they consider their organizational readiness to benefit from technology. We have thought hard about where and how they will access these programs and anticipated and mitigated glitches. We help them by providing what is necessary to be successful, from learning programs, to information on demand and human support too. In the classroom, we rely on instructors to step up and make fixes when a program is off target.

Consulting with executives to turn technology investments into results

Allison Rossett

Here is a checklist to coach leaders as they consider their organizational readiness to benefit from technology. We have thought hard about where and how they will access these programs and anticipated and mitigated glitches. We help them by providing what is necessary to be successful, from learning programs, to information on demand and human support too. In the classroom, we rely on instructors to step up and make fixes when a program is off target.