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Curiosity as a Business Practice

Learning Rebels

Trying to define curiosity is like trying to define the color blue.

Moving from Onboarding to “Warm Welcomes”

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I’ve been doing some research, and the gap regarding the importance of new hire onboarding and how the actual experience is handled is interesting. The Onboarding Gap. Workplace success starts with the employee’s first experience with the business, meaning how the onboarding process is handled.

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ATD 2021 It’s a Wrap: Going Virtual with Jana Chamberlin

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Ever realize that you don’t know how much you crave something until it’s taken away? I think that was all of us who regularly attend in-person events and conferences.

Transforming the “New Normal” for L&D

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Normal is not something to aspire to – it’s something to get away from ~ Jody Foster. So why all this talk about a “new normal”? Is it because the old normal fits us as uncomfortably now as a pair of pre-pandemic jeans?

Employee Safety During COVID-19: Compliance Toolkit

Stay compliant with Paycor’s COVID-19 Action Plan FAQs and templates toolkit.

5 Common Virtual Learning Issues and Solutions

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COVID-19 notwithstanding, there are many benefits to consider when making the shift to a virtual learning platform from traditional instructor-led delivery. Consider advanced flexibility, productivity savings, and the ability to make your virtual learning programs part of a blended solution.

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5 Steps to a Successful Blended Learning Strategy

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Blended Learning Strategy. This Blended Learning post was originally written for DominKnow.com. Since the beginning of time, companies have relied on instructor-led format for training their employees.

Keys to Hacking Virtual Networking

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Let’s face it – networking is a PAIN in the best of times and when it comes to virtual networking – it’s even more painful. Yet, some people have more talent to make it work than others. What are their secrets?

Is Your Workplace Digital Divide Creating “Access Agony”?

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Access Agony. As discussed in part one of this discussion , having a workplace digital divide creates, “Access Agony 1 ”.

9 Planning Steps for Your Virtual Learning Program

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Begin with the End in Mind! First posted on Linkedin) As the need for widespread social distancing increases, the need to move from traditional training to a virtual learning program is becoming more the norm.

Mandatory COVID Vaccination Policy Template

The federal government is developing a rule requiring employers with more than 100 employees ensure their workers are vaccinated or produce a negative COVID test weekly before entering the workplace. So, what can your organization do to prepare? Get Paycor’s COVID Vaccination Policy Template to help communicate important details to your employees.

How to Ask Better Training Questions

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The time has come to once again to discuss the art of, “How to ask better training questions?” ” (This post ran originally on my blog site for Litmos in January 2018. The content here has been updated.). Picture this: . Director of Well-Meaning Stuff enters your space with a training request. We want people to do “better”, and we want you to create training so the masses do “better” Cue: Head, Bang, Wall.

You Have the Power, Don’t Give it Away

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What is power? Looking at the standard definition we see this: “ the capacity or ability to direct or influence the behavior of others or the course of events “ However, the word, “power” often triggers negative emotions of a person or process leveraging against us. Negative power words surround us. This said I find “power” an interesting concept when it comes to working within organizations.

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The Twitter Chat Conundrum (Part One)

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My name is Shannon and I used to be a twitter chat addict. Seriously, it was nothing to participate on some level in no less than three twitter chats a week. All usually, “learning” related. However, there is something happening with the state of twitter chats that is making me less engaged than in years past, and has put me in a bit of a conundrum. In this two-part post, I am going to tackle the biggest issues I feel are affecting twitter chats today.

Why the Workplace Digital Divide Matters

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Originally written for Go1 , “Bridging the Digital Divide” Let’s start with providing clarity around the term “Workplace Digital Divide” The “workplace digital divide” is the gap between those organizations that are at the forefront of technology and those that have failed to invest in technology infrastructure.

Why Most eLearning Fails: How to Create eLearning that Gets Results

Speaker: Tim Slade, Speaker, Author, and Creator of The eLearning Designer's Academy

In this session, we will explore many of the reasons why most eLearning fails and the components that contribute to bad eLearning design. we will also explore how bad eLearning design can negatively affect the learning experience. Finally, this session will walk you through several practical methods you can immediately apply to fix your bad eLearning courses.

The Lonely Training Needs Assessment

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What is it about a training needs assessment that makes learning professionals panic? Jump to the bottom of this post to enter to win this month’s book giveaway). I’ve written many times, on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and on this website about the importance of asking the right questions at the right time. Not every nail needs a hammer, not every problem requires a training intervention. CSI Training Needs Investigation How to Ask Training Questions.

Why Training Needs Video

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The shift has arrived, and video is King! You may or may not be shocked by this but not enough of us are creating video to help the people in our organizations. We, as educators in the Adult Learning world, have a responsibility to help our organizations move forward and we are not doing enough to practice this craft. The trend seems to be that we are aware video is important and critical, and we even admit that our end-users would probably prefer video to some of other learning methods used.

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6 Stupid Classroom Rules Learning Professionals Still Use

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In any classroom, presentation, webinar, or other formal learning environment – in order to encourage engagement and discovery, it’s all about first reaching the hearts and minds of the people in the session. Which is why the continuous erosion of trust in the classrooms amazes me, and we’re not talking about 8th graders here, we’re talking about adults. We all laugh at the crazy rules and warnings we see on basic day to day items.

Now What? 6 After Conference Tips

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Okay, you’ve just returned from ATD ICE 2015. The glow of the conference is fading as quickly as the warmth of the Orlando sun. Because we are Rebels, we aren’t just going to let all the inspiration and renewed passion sit in the bottom of our abused tote bags. Right? Therefore, here are 6 Rebel tips for after conference follow-up: (Be sure to list your success tips in the comment section below). Create an action list. This is different from a task list, or to-do list.

7 Ways to Manage a Talent Shortage

In this whitepaper, Paycor examines the top 7 things you can do to out-maneuver your competition and win the war for talent in the coming months.

5 Tips to Re-Energize a Lifelong Learning Mindset

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Click here to jump to the Learning Rebels BIG AUDACIOUS giveaway. For many, the New Year often brings into focus the possibilities of a brighter future. We want to brighten our horizons, learn more, and to be better versions of ourselves. We cheer the New Year and write checks that we might not be ready to cash. Once the reality of January 2nd hits, some of us might not sure what direction to go in and our commitment to lifelong learning falters. Sound familiar? . It does to me.

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Mark Sheppard: Entering the Backchannel of ATD ICE 2018

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Buckle up people, it’s ATD ICE 2018! When it comes to this mammoth of a conference, it’s hard to convey everything that is going on and there is A LOT going on. Therefore, I try to enlist the help of our Learning Rebel village and I have quite the list for you. Peeps who are going to provide us with their unique conference point-of-view: Kassy LaBorie. Heidi Matthews. Kate Pinto . Krissy Richard (First timer, I CANNOT wait to read her perspective!).

Creating Connections that Matter!

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Those of you who receive my newsletter, know I have been running a book giveaway the last week. The goal is to help us make connections matter. Be “ Super Connectors ” if you will. Jump to the bottom of this post to enter the giveaway). What drove to this book was me taking inventory of the people with whom I surround myself and the realization of the older I get the more I appreciate those people. In our youth, our mindsets are different, we aren’t necessarily in growth mode.

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2017 – The Year of Progress and Purpose

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Oh progress…oh purpose, wherefore art thou? Head to the bottom to go straight to the Book Giveaway! Well, here we are at the end of 2016. It’s about time for a fresh start. We are all tired of 2016 and the baggage that came with it. Regardless of your political or philosophical mindset; there are many negative words to describe the feelings of 2016: Despair. Disbelief. Tired. Anger.

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Maximize the Power of Multiple Technology Ecosystems

Schools invested in Google education tools or considering these services can achieve strong benefits by blending the best of Google services on Apple hardware, opening the door to a wealth of educational possibilities for students, teachers, and parents.

Breaking Up with “Yeah, but…”

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In the training world, it is not uncommon to hear: “Yeah, but…” and it’s time to put an end to this unhealthy relationship. It’s a relationship that is holding us back from success. It is holding us back from moving forward. It is holding us back from seeing the future. This “Yeah, but…” relationship is further separating learning and development from the people who need us the most, at a time when our help is most needed.

Lesson from Edutech Australia? Planned Failure.

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Okay, I’m late. I was at Edutech last week, in glorious Brisbane Australia. Sunset on the Brisbane River. It was a real privilege to have been asked. I had the opportunity to share stories, thoughts and ideas with some people in my network who I have long admired (Harold Jarche, Ryan Tracey, Simon Terry, Michelle Ocker) and met some new FABULOUS people along the way (Constantine Ongarezos, Mairi Thompson, Joyce Seitzinger just to name a few!).

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If Your Training Doesn’t Stick, You Need Microlearning

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It’s a story old as time… There is a need to roll out companywide sensitivity training, food safety training, or sexual harassment training, everyone must participate and it must stick. Being the good L&D person you are, you put together a training program. You design the program with engaging interactions. You create a powerpoint that will not put people to sleep. You’ve double checked your information with the subject matter expert.

Guest Blogger, Mark Sheppard: Not Attending ATD ICE? The Backchannel Saves the Day

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ATD International Conference and Expo! In Orlando! In just 6 days! I’ll be there! Oh, shucks – you won’t be? I’m truly sorry to have missed you. Cue sad face). A close network friend of mine won’t be there either. Cue another sad face). But won’t he? He will be there in spirit. In the Backchannel. That’s the beauty of technology these days, we can be anywhere and pretty much have a front row seat.

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HR’s Role in Safety Culture: 4 Key Elements to Implement

What role does your HR department play in a culture of safety? This whitepaper explains how to create a culture of safety and how it can have positive, long-lasting effects. Download it today and learn about the 4 key elements of a successful safety culture!

Why is Learning So Complicated?

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#Blimage on! How can the Mouse Trap Game relate to learning? Let’s discuss… When I read Steve Wheeler’s #Blimage challenge I knew I had to share and participate. Last week I posted the shout out to all of you to become involved. It is always good to stretch our minds and letting our eyes do some of the work. In this case a conversation with Larry Straining brought the inspiration. MouseTrap, the Game. Perfect analogy for learning today.

Let the Games Begin!

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In the spirit of the Winter Olympics, “Let the Games Begin!” ” I have already christened 2018 as “The Year of Discovery” and I have written before as to what “Discovery” looks like in the wild.

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The Twitter Chat Conundrum (Part Two)

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You all KILLED IT! Last week our conversation centered around the twitter chat. How twitter chats, in general, may be improved and I have to say the response was great. I loved having your voices added to the conversation, including those of some of chat moderators; an unanticipated bonus! This from Doug , was my favorite – talk about taking ownership. “People are coming to hang out with me for an hour. An HOUR of their free time. I owe them a lot.

ATD ICE 2018: It’s a Wrap Pt 4 – Heidi Matthews

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ATD ICE 2018 – It’s all about the sessions that speak to us. Jump down to the bottom to enter the May, ATD ICE 2018 “Wish You Were There” giveaway). Click here to read Part One with Mark Sheppard. Then here read Part Two with Krissy Richard. Finally read Part Three with Kate Pinto. As I have mentioned before, ATD ICE is an entirely different animal than other L&D conferences on the circuit.

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Ensuring Compliance with Student Data Privacy Regulations

This whitepaper talks about- 1. Countries with Highest Use of Tech in Classrooms 2. Complications with Digital Tools 3. What is Student Data? 4. Why Should Educational Institutions Care About Data Privacy? 5. Legal and Ethical Obligation and more

It’s a Wrap! ATD ICE 2017: It’s All About Connections with Chris Coladonato

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Conferences are about building connections, and ATD ICE 2017 was no exception! . Whew, it’s been a busy few weeks since ATD ICE 2017 ( here’s my wrap-up post ) and I think Chris’s guest post here is even more relevant now that the dust has had a chance to settle. I’m STILL trying to play “connection keep up”! Here is Chris Coladonato, Learning Consultant with Farmers Insurance – with her wrap up thoughts about ATD ICE and connections.

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Here a Hashtag, There a Hashtag, Everywhere a Hashtag

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As part of our 2015 commitment to Kaizen and incremental improvements, it’s time to shift the gaze toward improving the “Learning Toolbox for the 21st Century”. As you may remember I wrote a post for ATD which centered on improving your toolbox , and this year we are going to expand the thoughts to include deeper information and get a little Kaizen in your day! It’s time for a hashtag knowledge upgrade!

Why This? Why Now? “Working Out Loud”

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Have you ever started working on a project only to find out that someone else in your organization is working on the same project? Have you ever been stuck trying to research data in your organization only to find out the guy next door did all that research work last year, and all you had to do was go next door for your answers? Been there, done that – and from these experiences, I learned to talk more about projects I was working on.

Workplace Learning: One World, Not Two

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Been buried under a stack of PowerPoint slides? Stuck in meetings? Conducting a training session? Then you missed it. Jane Hart recently posted an OpEd, called, “The L&D World is Splitting in Two” quickly followed by a rebuttal post from Will Thalheimer, “The Two-World Theory of Workplace Learning – Critiqued” If you haven’t read them, I’ll wait here for you to review. Go on. Context with this post will be important.

The Top 7 Compliance Risks and How to Avoid Them

In this whitepaper, Paycor examines the top seven compliance risks of 2021 and offers best practices on how to mitigate your risk. Download Paycor's guide today.