Do You Know How to Create an Actionable Learning Strategy?

CLO Magazine

Part of the learning leader’s job is to develop organizational learning strategies. For one thing, organizations aren’t reviewing their learning and development strategies very often. The State of Learning and Development 2014: Coming of Age,” a study from Brandon Hall, revealed that less than 18 percent of organizations reviewed or revisited their learning and development strategies at least annually over the past five years and 28.8

No Time to Learn

The Performance Improvement Blog

One of the concerns that worry training and learning professionals most about leading culture change in their organizations is that managers will say that they don’t have time to facilitate and support employee development. These managers don’t value learning. Maybe there was a time when you could learn a set of skills in your youth and then build a career around those abilities. The only way to keep pace and maybe even get ahead of the curve is to keep learning.

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Cohort-based programs can develop leaders at all levels

CLO Magazine

When managed over time, generally six to 12 months, cohort-based executive learning can “skill up” key cadres of leaders within a single business or operating unit or across an entire organization. 2: Cohort Learning Programs Should Be Designed to Support Current or Emerging Business Goals.

40+ of the World’s Best Sales Training Programs to Get Your Team Into Shape

Sales Hacker

If talent acquisition, development, and retention are top-of-mind for you as a sales leader, here are 40+ of the best sales training programs to check out! Salespeople who complete excellent training programs deliver 10% higher win rates. More importantly, they’re also generating significant value for the learners and companies who take their training programs. Action Selling. Wilson Learning. 1) Action Selling. Programs include.

Take the Humdrum Out of Homework

CLO Magazine

Elliott Masie is CEO of The Masie Center, an international think tank focused on learning and workplace productivity, and chairman and CLO of The Masie Center’s Learning Consortium. Students have come to expect and accept homework as an element of the learning process. A great example of this includes the pretraining readings that many organizations send out to participants in leadership development programs. Entice your learners to extend their learning.

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Are Managers Too Busy to Learn?

The Performance Improvement Blog

One of the barriers to creating and sustaining a learning culture in organizations is the no-time myth. Managers resist attending formal training events and participating in other kinds of learning activities (elearning, mentoring, coaching, action-learning, communities of practice, internal wikis, etc.) The problem is that managers don’t make learning a high priority. This is learning, too, and takes little, if any, extra time.

Leaders Learning about Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

Recently, I conducted a workshop for the leadership team of a company that wants to increase the impact of its training programs. I explained the limitations of formal training and the need for taking an organizational learning perspective. I argued that in order for any kind of learning intervention (training, coaching, mentoring, action learning, etc.) They wanted to know specifically what they could do to facilitate learning.

Learning Measurement Workshop

Performitiv

Do you need to educate your team on learning effectiveness and telling the story of impact? This workshop will discuss how to use an evidence-based measurement process to demonstrate value and show learning impact. Learning Objectives: 1) Understand how to collect impact ratings on evaluations to predict and provide evidence of impact. 2) Learn how to gather business outcome performance metrics to show association to learning programs. Data Action.

16 Signs of a Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

How do you know your organization has a learning culture ? How will people be learning? While a learning culture is an environment that’s always being developed, certain signs indicate that you are making progress. In a learning culture…. Leaders are communicating the importance of learning (acquiring new knowledge, skills, and capabilities) and holding managers accountable for learning and applying that learning to making a difference for the organization.

Amy Speranza and Jaclyn Courter: How to develop high-potential leaders online

Abilitie

Abilitie was thrilled to partner with Amy Speranza and Jaclyn Courter to present Abilitie's third Learning Leader Roundtable, our first in New York, NY. The foundational topic of the event was "How to develop high-potential leaders online," though the conversation spanned all the big issues that learning programs face today! Attending learning leaders represented organizations in the Fortune 100, non-profits, startups, and the global public service sector.

Aligning Employee Learning with the Organization

The Performance Improvement Blog

Improving employee learning and performance in organizations today means systems change. I wish it were otherwise, but learning is not just a classroom activity anymore, it must be a total system activity that takes into account strategic goals of the organization, the culture of the organization (values, beliefs, artifacts, structure, etc.), and the quality of the learning interventions (formal training, coaching, mentoring, self-directed study, action learning, etc.).

Organizational Learning Tools

The Performance Improvement Blog

What are the tools of organizational learning? As I’ve stated in a previous blog post , a high performing organization needs a comprehensive approach to learning and a set of tools to facilitate learning. A training program, or an educational event, or even a CEO’s speech about the importance of learning is not enough. These categories of learners and tools translate into a four by three matrix of learners and learning tools.

Chicago Learning Impact Workshop & Networking Event

Performitiv

Event: Chicago Learning Impact Workshop. This workshop will discuss how to use an evidence-based measurement process to demonstrate value and show learning impact. Learning Objectives: 1. Learn how to gather business outcome performance metrics to show association to learning programs. Review how to act on data to optimize impact and improve program performance. Learn how to build less reports with more insights. Data Action.

San Francisco Learning Impact Workshop

Performitiv

Event: San Francisco Learning Impact Workshop. This workshop will discuss how to use an evidence-based measurement process to demonstrate value and show learning impact. Learning Objectives: 1. Learn how to gather business outcome performance metrics to show association to learning programs. Review how to act on data to optimize impact and improve program performance. Learn how to build less reports with more insights. — Data Action.

On The Road Again…to EDUCAUSE, Online Learning Summit, I4PL, and DevLearn 2019

eThink Education

This year, after the MoodleMoot US 2019 , eThink also attended the Online Learning Summit / I4PL Conference , EDUCAUSE and DevLearn 2019. These conferences provide excellent opportunities to interact with large audiences and complete many engaging conversations in a short timeframe. During these conversations and on-site demonstrations at the eThink booth, we find that many attendees are impressed with the flexibility of open-source LMS tools. Learn More.

Learning Measurement Workshop, February 27 in Washington, DC

Performitiv

Performitiv will host a Learning Measurement Workshop on Wednesday, February 27 from 10am to 4pm at WeWork located at 777 6th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001 in Room 11C. This workshop will discuss how to use an evidence-based measurement process to demonstrate value and show learning impact. Learning Objectives: 1. Learn how to gather business outcome performance metrics to show association to learning programs. Data Action.

Are College Degrees Obsolete?

Abilitie

Luckily, this is not a conversation that is only had over drinks between members of younger generations. Echols in the October 2018 edition of the Chief Learning Officer magazine in an article titled “Is a College Degree Obsolete?” Because we recognize the importance of teaching “communication, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills,” we created our Immersion MBA program.

A Manager's View of Employee Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

I love the sense of understanding, enthusiasm and acceptance the leadership team conveys here regarding their role in learning. As you might expect, based on my input to a previous blog (3/25, Training Isn’t Learning ), I was delighted to see the emphasis on the necessary role of the manager! For me, ‘accountable’ means managers are as much, and maybe more, responsible as the individual learner for applying learning and delivering results.

A Quest for Success

CLO Magazine

Executive Director of Organizational Effectiveness Tovah Stroud and Jeff Shuman, former senior vice president and chief human resources officer, who is now retired, were tasked with developing LQA into a comprehensive, effective program. An early consideration was how in-depth the program was going to be. “I which designs and delivers business simulations and executive development programs. Pre-Program Assessment. Enhancing a company’s growth begins with its leaders.

On The Road Again…to EDUCAUSE, Online Learning Summit, I4PL, and DevLearn 2019

eThink Education

This year, after the MoodleMoot US 2019 , eThink also attended the Online Learning Summit / I4PL Conference , EDUCAUSE and DevLearn 2019. These conferences provide excellent opportunities to interact with large audiences and complete many engaging conversations in a short timeframe. During these conversations and on-site demonstrations at the eThink booth, we find that many attendees are impressed with the flexibility of open-source LMS tools. Learn More.

Are You Ready? Your ATD ICE Conference Bag!

Learning Rebels

Last year, David Kelly interviewed me for the (then) upcoming Dev Learn Conference sponsored by the Elearning Guild. Interview with yours truly with Red Feather Network master Michele Phillips – Hear about the story of Learning Rebels and what we’ll be up to at ATD ICE this year. Goal for the sessions – for example: last year I wanted to learn everything I could about mobile learning, from development to best practices. Immersive Learning.

How to Overcome a Learning Disaster

CLO Magazine

Those may be harsh words to dispense, but in business — and especially in learning and development — the menacing word “failure” is part and parcel of innovation. While organizations continue to learn that what worked in the past might not work any longer, the prospect of navigating uncharted waters to produce something new is scary. Innovation requires you to have a stomach to experiment,” said Shabnam Irfani, director of learning strategy for Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Corporate Training Trends 2020

Unboxed

The Future of Corporate Learning. Top 4 Learning and Development Trends in 2020. Now it’s time to talk about what you don’t know (but should) about workplace learning and employee development. Trend #1: Actionable Coaching. Action learning projects.

Managers are the key to learning and development

Litmos

For as much time as we spend talking about learning management, companies do not seem to spend a lot of time thinking about learning and managers. This creates huge blind spots within organizations because managers play critical roles in every aspect of learning and development — from strategy to design to delivery to measurement. Context : Managers know how learning relates to the job at hand. Modern learning is all about personalization and contextualization.

Searching for a Higher Purpose

CLO Magazine

In 2009, she joined Fierce Conversations as an account executive/marketing lead, and as of November 2018, she was running the leadership development and training company that focuses on helping clients have effective conversations. While Fierce, a small, growing company, doesn’t have a formal leadership development program, Engle said company leaders and mentors taught her how the business works and gave her a sense of connection to the company.

5 Ways to Integrate Social Learning Strategies Into Digital Learning

Leo Learning

Advances in learning technologies have created a natural way to integrate social learning strategies into digital learning programs. We describe social learning—in the context of organizations using digital platforms—as learning that strategically deploys learner-learner relationships to drive effectiveness of learning acquisition, performance shift and application or behavior in practice. Application of Learning. Application of Learning.

Learning During Times of Growth

CLO Magazine

Many CLOs and other learning executives are walking with a bit more spring in their steps these days, and perhaps smiling a bit more often. They are coming out of budget meetings feeling less like “executioners” ready to cut payroll and more like “executors,” ready to execute learning and knowledge management strategies in support of growth. The role of learning in supporting rapid organic growth can be seen in several initiatives being taken by Mike Barger, CLO of JetBlue Airways.

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Growing a Model for Leadership

CLO Magazine

Mindtree had done some coaching to build its leaders in the early days including a development experience led by the company’s former chairman, said Vidya Santhanam, Mindtree program director, people function. From there, the model measures three dimensions: learning agility, leadership competence and self awareness. Learning agility — the ability of a leader to succeed in new situations — is the core of the model and is designed to measure a leader’s adaptability.

Beyond the status quo: how enlightened CLOs can enable true employee readiness

CLO Magazine

There’s a massive shift underway in the world of learning and development. It’s a perfect storm of pressure, in which chief learning officers weigh ROI and manage digital disruption across industries as they pivot from the age of the customer to the age of the employee.

So, We Talked to a Vendor About Learning Technology…

CLO Magazine

Learning leaders are no exception. Tried and true development methods like classroom instruction will never die, but for every class, there’s an e-learning or virtual course waiting in the wings. Of course, Tena Lyons, vice president for product marketing at SumTotal, works for a learning technology company, so she’d obviously have some pros to offer. How important is technology for today’s learning leaders? Technology eases this burden for learning leaders.

Experience, Experience, Experience

CLO Magazine

Soft skill development is steeped in experiential learning, which is why learning leaders should aim to create experiences meant to test leaders’ behaviors and EQ. Many organizations opt to send their leaders to executive education programs such as Harvard or Dartmouth. But learning leaders also can make internal efforts. Tuck’s Finkelstein is also a fan of peer learning. He said coaching is an expanded form of peer learning.

50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10 (3)

Jay Cross

The 20 percent: learning through others. Learning is social. People learn with and through others. Conversations are the stem cells of learning. People learn more in an environment that encourages conversation, so make sure you’re fostering an environment where people talk to each other. The kids will learn a lot more this way. Companies need to take advantage of the social nature of learning. 702010 Collaboration Informal Learning

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Why You Should Encourage Leaders to Play Games

CLO Magazine

All of these games provide bonding as well as learning opportunities, and most adults play those same games today with their kids — in addition to new technology-based games — for the same purpose. According to Development Dimensions International’s Ready-Now Leaders: 25 Findings to Meet Tomorrow’s Business Challenges — Global Leadership Forecast 2014-15, only 37 percent use a formal program to develop a talent bench for a smooth transition.

See the Forest for the Trees

CLO Magazine

The highest aspirations of the learning profession prescribe organizational development — a direct effort to increase a company’s effectiveness. This means strategically deploying learning to further a company’s mission — the goal employees work to accomplish. But focusing on this too much may mean learning leaders lose their grip on what is essential to the success of their companies: people. The best time to provide learning to people is when they need it,” he said.

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Philadelphia Learning Impact Workshop

Performitiv

Event: Philadelphia Learning Impact Workshop Date: Wednesday, June 26th Time: 10am – 4pm EST Location: WeWork, 1601 Market St, Boardroom, Philadelphia, PA 19103. This workshop will discuss how to use an evidence-based measurement process to demonstrate value and show learning impact. Learning Objectives: 1) Understand how to collect impact ratings on evaluations to predict and provide evidence of impact. Learn how to build less reports with more insights.

Power Up Your L&D Partnerships

CLO Magazine

Peggy and Jim were used to this question as they would recount the successful partnership that produced a series of award-winning talent development programs. In fact, as of March 2016, more than 50 percent of enterprises outsource at least some of their learning and development needs according to the International Data Corporation. With a strong, compatible relationship, an organization can enhance its learning function beyond its own in-house capabilities.

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Cultivate a Culture of Customer Service

CLO Magazine

Thomas Quinn, program manager for FMC Technologies’ College of Leadership at FMC University, and Brian Janak, the company’s director of operations — subsea, began looking for a way to improve its customer satisfaction scores in early 2011. To do that, everyone in the region needed to learn new skills, attitudes and behaviors. When the program was launched in late 2011, subpar customer service was a significant threat to the western region’s growth.