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Are You a Performance Consultant?

Integrated Learnings

We have been placed into a box that can be a real challenge to get out of, especially when it comes to moving into more of a performance consulting type of role. So…what is Performance Consulting, anyway? Here is an illustration to help clarify the concept of performance consulting. This provides an excellent opportunity to consult and partner with those types of clients to look at all of these environmental and motivational factors. Integrated Learning Services, Inc.

Workforce Development Services: A new framework of training and learning support

Jane Hart

Following that post Dan Pontefract asked me this question: “Is this something that helps an external consultant, like yourself and ITA more so than it does those working inside an organization in a traditional ‘learning’ team?” 1 – Training services – The need for training services – face-to-face workshops, e-learning, will, of course, remain, but will likely include more social approaches.

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Consulting with executives to turn technology investments into results

Allison Rossett

Whatever it is, however many red flags there are, we must work with them to create alignment and fertility. It’s all about graduation rates, sales, safety, retention, a second language, matching services to needs, and superior service. Technology is not the answer. Not automatically. But many executives thought it would be so, that it was a matter of selection and investment.

Consulting with executives to turn technology investments into results

Allison Rossett

Whatever it is, however many red flags there are, we must work with them to create alignment and fertility. It’s all about graduation rates, sales, safety, retention, a second language, matching services to needs, and superior service. Technology is not the answer. Not automatically. But many executives thought it would be so, that it was a matter of selection and investment.

My commencement address for the workforce learning class of 2012

The Learning Circuits

That happened a lot in Denver, at ASTD 2012. Thank you for inviting me to share this wonderful occasion with the workforce learning graduates of 2012. Pressure for growth, technology, and a competitive landscape create abundance and opportunity for workplace learning people. In the opening keynote at ASTD 2012, Jim Collins reminded us of the importance of humility. I admit it. I love when people seek my opinion. I am soon entering or have recently entered the field.

Harry Levinson 1922-2012

The Performance Improvement Blog

Levinson had some strong words for organizational consultants. He didn’t seem to have much patience for consultants who are ready with a solution prior to fully understanding the problem. This belief became the cornerstone of Levinson’s advice to consultants and clients. In an interview that Diamond conducted with the consultant’s consultant, Levinson is quoted as saying: . Clients and consultants prefer the `quick fix' approach to organizations.

New skills for the learning professional in changing times #chat2lrn

Jane Hart

C4LPT : RT @stipton L&D gets stuck in measurement without cause, order-taking without reason this is not a value add service for anyone. C4LPT : #chat2lrn I think it is time for L&D specializisms #lpiCapMap can help pple to decide where they want to focus: performance consulting, training, collaboration. chat2lrn: Q7) We know that L&D has to change, how do we create a sense of urgency in others?

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From Social Learning to Workforce Collaboration

Jane Hart

So, it’s clear to me now that the term “social learning” is not the best way to describe this, as the “learning” word brings with it so many pre-conceived notions that it is all about “training” And I just I don’t believe that this can be done using the same traditional ways of training, which are planned and organised by learning professionals, created by instructional designers, and managed by training and LMS administrators.

Democratization of Organizational Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

Organizational learning has, for too long, been owned by consultants and chief training and learning officers. This is why Jim Stilwell and I have created Learning to be Great tm. This Web site is an online marketplace where internal leaders and managers, as well as external consultants and authors, can self-publish their organizational improvement products and where they can find practical, inexpensive learning tools when and where they need them. .

Investing in Training in Downturns and Upturns

The Performance Improvement Blog

To achieve this goal, they will have to train employees in how to create a better experience. Use what the organization already owns when that makes sense and then go outside to peers, consultants, and training organizations when they can help you improve performance and achieve your business goals. . The U.S. is emerging from a training drought that occurred during the worst economic period since the Great Depression.

Top 10 Free and Open Source eLearning Projects to Watch for 2012

eFront

Nowadays small and medium size organizations (SMEs), educational institutions, and independent consultants struggle to adopt an expensive eLearning solution. This is why I created the following list with the Top 10 Free and Open Source eLearning projects for 2012 that will help you implement a low cost eLearning solutions => Please leave a comment if you would like me to include another Free or Open Source eLearning project that needs to be mentioned!

Day 2 mobile learning conference #MLearncon: Trends day

Challenge to Learn

It was more about the fact that we expect these services for free, which causes a problem in the revenue model of these services. Some expect those services (like twitter) to charge money in the future. Others didn’t, they believe that these services create value in an other way and that they can survive without charging money to end users. He works as a consultant she works at a K12 school. Today was trends day.

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Excellence in Community Service

CLO Magazine

Excellence in Community Service recognizes vendors that have provided significant investment of company resources and time in support of a community service project or initiative. That’s when the Colorado-based company sought out a school in 2012 and came across University Prep. CoreAxis Consulting LLC. Mark Zides of CoreAxis Consulting LLC. CoreAxis created four modules, the first of which was an introduction to Eckerd Connects’ mission, vision and values.

Becoming a Learning Architect

Integrated Learnings

Then came performance consulting, a new buzz phrase that attempted to turn instructional designers into consultants who would investigate performance issues and work towards interventions to close that gap, both instructional and non-instructional. This was a hard sell to our clients, and it took (and still takes) a lot of selling and convincing to get their buy-in to trust us as consultants. Integrated Learning Services, Inc. By Dean Hawkinson.

A Conversation with Reuben Tozman about Learning on Demand: Part One

Kapp Notes

Reuben Tozman is the President and founder of the learning services company, edCetra Training. Reuben received his Masters degree in Educational Technology from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, and has worked as an instructional designer, a project manager, consultant, and product manager within a variety of organizations. RT: I am a big believer in experience design and creating, augmenting and supporting experiences.

Year End Musings, Reflections, Predictions and Thoughts: Part One

Kapp Notes

I have been meaning to do a comprehensive posting about 2011 and what happened during the year and then follow up with thoughts on 2012 with some predictions thrown in and have decided to combine both and create a series of postings combining both. I have consulted and discussed with too many organizations looking for context in learning to know that gamification is important and will make a positive difference.

Announcement of Serious Games Directory

Kapp Notes

Offers Free Listings for Titles, Tech, Services, Textbooks, Schools. The Serious Games Association announced a new, international resource for developers, providers, analysts, educators and consultants, the Serious Games Directory. All listings and access will be available free in 2012. o Consultants. The full directory of titles and services will be available online later this year. To create a free listing, go to www.seriousgamesdirectory.com.

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FACT: 562 LMS Options Available Today

LearnDash

If you are a learning consultant, service provider, or product offering, then you owe it to yourself to get listed on one of the biggest e-learning directories on the internet today. Adding your business or service doesn’t cost anything, so give it a go. They aren’t truly an LMS provider, but instead create custom e-learning solutions. In the end, I really believe in the product and service we are bringing to market.

Is The Learning Industry Becoming Oversaturated?

LearnDash

It isn't uncommon today to see a "new and improved" service, theory, technology, gadget, or enhancement coming out in the learning industry. The problem I see is that these new entrants aren’t usually directly related to the industry, but decided to create and pump a new product/service because they are trying to get their piece of the pie. . From a consulting standpoint, we need to exercise caution when providing advice to clients.

On the brink with mobile– what learning executives say

Allison Rossett

Andrew Wolff, PWC’s Educational Methods Leader/L&D leader for their consulting group, is certain that they are doing what they must do: laying the groundwork for success: they’ve chosen and implemented a single mobile platform to be used globally, after having proven the concept with several pilot programs. Michael Glass, with years of leadership in financial services organizations, offered this example. Words without actions. Words without actions.

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How To Get The Most From Your Employees

Your Training Edge

When it comes down to it, any business that thrives does so not just because of their product, but in the way it’s marketed, analyzed and dealt with from a customer service standpoint. And great customer service comes from efficient training and effective employees that work in tandem with their management departments above them. Production is at the center of all business.

Shaping the future of Islamic Finance through e-Learning

G-Cube

Innovation and technology adoption have been the basis of the tremendous growth in the world’s Banking and Financial Services sector. As a leader in the e-Learning industry, G-Cube has created many highly engaging and effective learning solutions for organizations across the world. For training managers, Learning Management Systems will help create role-based training paths for employees and help to evaluate the employees on a regular basis. Marketing Consultant).

Educating Factory and Technical Workers

Kapp Notes

The NSF has invested millions of dollars in centers of expertise all around the country and they have consistently created high caliber graduates who have the technical and factory skills that are needed now that manufacturing is returning to the United States.

Are You Qualified to Build E-Learning Courses?

Rapid eLearning

In a recent post I made this comment about rapid elearning tools: Rapid elearning played a role in the evolution of elearning mostly because it took course creation out of the hands of a few programmers and placed it into the hands of anyone who wanted to create a course. Someone asked if that’s a good thing to place the tools in the hands of anyone who wanted to create a course. It empowers people to do more and it creates opportunity for the ones using the tools.

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Lectora User Conference Showcase: But Does It Work?

Trivantis

Content Creation Services. Custom Development Services. May 2, 2012. It’s one thing to create an e-Learning course, but it’s another to make sure that it functions smoothly. Experience: Laura is a Senior Learning & Development Consultant and e-Learning Specialist at Sun Life Financial. She also has presented for the LOMA Training & Management Development and Customer Service committees and the New England Lectora Users Group. Forum. Logins.

ScreencastCamper Profiles: Aaron Gulyas and Cathy Nagle-Ervin

TechSmith Camtasia

World, East Asian, American military, and Medieval European history as well as doing some part-time educational tech consulting for Mott’s Professional Development office. I also use [screencasting] to explain digital tools to faculty and staff at Mott Community College in my position as a faculty tech consultant for the Center for Teaching and Learning. I also created a 45 minute screencast for my husband’s employer, a catholic hospital, last year.

Camtasia Studio 8 Boot Camp Sept 24-25 in Chicago!

TechSmith Camtasia

If you’re an enthusiastic beginner or intermediate-level learner who wants to create top-drawer tutorials and marketing spots, then this course is for you! After a brief stint as a freelance web and multimedia designer, he moved on to Automation Resource Corporation, performing software-related consulting, technical writing, and corporate training services for numerous clients. We are excited to share some news with our Camtasia Studio users!

Dispelling the LMS Myth

eLearning 24-7

Modules in 2012. More robust talent management – for some clients succession planning, 360 feedback and learning development will not do – they need more -it is interesting to note that rarely do you see extensive HRIS or OD analytics as part of that additional services. you would be surprised at the number of people who believe it was created at an Arizona movie stage). Last week I came across an interesting obit: A Mr. L.M. System had passed away.

Introducing New Technology: From Promise to Reality

Allison Rossett

They rarely work out as the techies say they will, but rather too often create a painful experience for all concerned. Context is complex (matrices of businesses, services, people, technology history, location, etc.). Data bases need to be migrated, courseware redesigned, rules changed, policies adjusted, regulators appeased, unions consulted, and so on. Meet Jeff Loube. My guest blogger is Jeff Loube.

Introducing New Technology: From Promise to Reality

Allison Rossett

They rarely work out as the techies say they will, but rather too often create a painful experience for all concerned. Context is complex (matrices of businesses, services, people, technology history, location, etc.). Data bases need to be migrated, courseware redesigned, rules changed, policies adjusted, regulators appeased, unions consulted, and so on. Tweet Meet Jeff Loube. My guest blogger is Jeff Loube.

Pause to Grow Others

CLO Magazine

The company’s commitment to pausing to develop key talent has created a base of self-aware, influential leaders whose focus extends beyond individual results to concern for the team and broader enterprise. Build practice through questions and listening to encourage people to co-create practices that support growth. Growing oneself develops self-awareness and authenticity; the key development breakthrough in growing others is service and generativity.

Break it down! (No it’s not Hammer Time! Yet)

eLearning 24-7

For whatever reason- okay to try to set themselves apart – some vendors have created the term “training management” Honestly, they could call it “online authoring system with a few reports and no frills” and it would be the same thing. The average time that it takes a consumer to cancel their credit card for services/products on a monthly charge is nine months – and that is across all consumer products/services. During the past 14.5

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Should Leaders Communicate or Listen?

CLO Magazine

He was vocal about how team feedback would help him form great vision, and his vision focused on creating community. By articulating this vision, he transformed employees’ experience from selling coffee to a higher calling of creating communities. Schultz also hired consultants and added new board members. He also brought 10,000 managers to an internal leadership conference in New Orleans in 2008 after Hurricane Katrina to perform community service.

The Rise of Social Everything

Marcia Conner

Sabre Holdings , the company that owns Travelocity and several other global travel reservation systems, created internal online community–SabreTown–”to provide an internal tool for professional networking so that employees could connect quickly and easily,” says Erik Johnson, general manager of the software underpinning SabreTown. At the time the networking tool was created, Sabre Holdings had grown from a small U.S.

How to Replace Top-Down Training with Collaborative Learning (4)

Jay Cross

Among the potential benefits of providing a world-class learning function to workers and throughout the extended enterprise are: Better, more knowledgable customer service. Stock price reflects the value investors put on know-how, brand, track record, and the likelihood that the company will continue to create value in the future. Hierarchical and network-era (2012) companies Collaborative. Fourth post in a series.

How Columbus Indiana Gets It

Training Industry

I was introduced to CEC President and CEO John Burnett by my good friend and mentor Larry Warford, Senior Workforce Consultant for the League for Innovation in the Community College, an international organization dedicated to catalyzing the community college movement.

Graphic Novels as Learning Tools

CLO Magazine

Despite this, the graphic novel format has been largely untapped as an organizational learning tool, especially for companies with modest budgets, because creating them can be expensive. Christian Zabriskie, assistant coordinator for young adult services for Queens Library, tracked the popularity of graphic novels. “As an instructional designer, I am used to thinking in words and limited graphics,” said Mary McLean-Hely, a Girl Scouts senior learning consultant.

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