Instant Learning Impacts Performance: One Idea, One Action Learning Events

Vignettes Learning

How does the concept of Instant Learning impact performance? How do we utilize the brain's tendencies to maximize its ability to learn? The image below made global headlines. What has been learned though is that the perceptions of people, which are based on the experiences of the viewer, provides context to the images viewed. This would show that the brain is constantly changing and these changes are the learning and lessons it has picked up in each and every day.

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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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.

There’s an Alternative to Leadership Development

CLO Magazine

Worse, most leadership development programs turn out to be ineffective and expensive. These programs provide little focus on the social, interpersonal and strategic aspects of leadership, and what’s learned is often difficult to apply. Action learning with a trained coach is a cost-effective approach that enables leaders to develop capabilities while working to solve urgent organizational or social problems. Trust is important within an action learning team.

Make Learning Learning Viral-Worthy to Make It Last

CLO Magazine

The cause — Lou Gehrig’s disease, also called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS — at times got lost in the frenzy, but the ultimate impact was unprecedented, earning more than $220 million in global support for research, according to the ALS Association. Substitute learning for any number of ideas or causes an organization is trying to sell, and it’s easy to chuckle at the thought of something like, say, an operations management course ever breaking the internet.

OpenSesame partners with Harvard Business Publishing Corporate Learning to increase access to world-class leadership experiences

OpenSesame

OpenSesame’s partnership with Harvard Business Publishing Corporate Learning enables our customers to put ideas from some of the world’s most successful businesses and thought leaders to work in their own organizations.”. To learn more, visit www.opensesame.com.

There’s an Alternative to Leadership Development

CLO Magazine

Worse, most leadership development programs turn out to be ineffective and expensive. These programs provide little focus on the social, interpersonal and strategic aspects of leadership, and what’s learned is often difficult to apply. Action learning with a trained coach is a cost-effective approach that enables leaders to develop capabilities while working to solve urgent organizational or social problems. Trust is important within an action learning team.

Reprise: Learning to Compete

The Performance Improvement Blog

The rate at which an organization learns may be the only sustainable competitive advantage. If you are learning more rapidly than the competition, you can get ahead and stay ahead. This competition can come from global, virtual, and newly formed rivals. And if organizations are to respond intelligently, they must make learning a central part of their strategy for survival and growth. Learning all the time” means making learning part of the culture of an organization.

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Lies About Learners and the Internet of Things

The Performance Improvement Blog

In a blog post for ATD provocatively titled “Lies About Learners”, Larry Israelite writes: Our current learning approach is outdated. The global business environment is changing rapidly; access to sophisti­cated, social, digital technologies is increasing; and the digital generation’s expectations of how, when, where, and why work gets done are shifting. The distinction Larry Israelite is making is the difference between “push learning” and “pull learning.”

Learning to Compete

The Performance Improvement Blog

The rate at which an organization learns may be the only sustainable competitive advantage. If you are learning more rapidly than the competition, you can get ahead and stay ahead. This competition can come from global, virtual, and newly formed rivals. And if organizations are to respond intelligently, they must make learning a central part of their strategy for survival and growth. Learning all the time” means making learning part of the culture of an organization.

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Reprise: Learning to Compete

The Performance Improvement Blog

The rate at which an organization learns may be the only sustainable competitive advantage. If you are learning more rapidly than the competition, you can get ahead and stay ahead. This competition can come from global, virtual, and newly formed rivals. And if organizations are to respond intelligently, they must make learning a central part of their strategy for survival and growth. Learning all the time” means making learning part of the culture of an organization.

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More Than Just Fun & Games: How Gamification Works

eLearning Brothers

At the beginning of 2017, Unilever unveiled a new digital recruitment program that uses gamification to eliminate unconscious bias from its hiring process. Global brands such as Google, Uber, Marriott and more are already using gamification in their recruiting as the drive to attract top talent is more competitive than ever. Unilever’s new recruitment program stands out with its goal of removing unconscious bias as much as possible.

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.

Becoming a Learning Culture: Competing in an Age of Disruption

The Performance Improvement Blog

All industries are undergoing enormous change, mostly due to new technologies, globalization, and a very diverse workforce. Any company, faced with these kinds of disruptive forces must keep learning. The only thing holding companies back from learning at the speed of change is their organizational culture which, for many, is a barrier to learning. Most companies have a training culture, not a learning culture. Learning is just-in-time, on-demand.

When and How To Move Leadership Training Online

Abilitie

As remote work becomes more common, online training not only reduces travel expenses and helps to accommodate time zone and schedule differences, it also allows for some of the same immersive, hands-on learning that classroom environments provide due to technological advancements. Still, many online and virtual alternatives lack the quality and rigor of successful face-to-face training programs.

Are College Degrees Obsolete?

Abilitie

Echols in the October 2018 edition of the Chief Learning Officer magazine in an article titled “Is a College Degree Obsolete?” At Abilitie, we have considered this topic many times and tasked ourselves with developing a program that equips participants with the same knowledge and skills set as a formal MBA program, without the crippling debt and time required to acquire a formal degree.

Developing Immersive Technical Training

Origin Fractal LXP

What exactly is immersive learning? Immersive learning is a technique that makes use of an artificial or simulated environment through which the learners can become completely immersed in the learning process.

Training for a Mentally Healthy Workplace

Litmos

Integrating training programs into your organisation is crucial to addressing this. A crucial first step to better workplace management is coming to terms with the reality of more than 300 million people living with mental illness globally. We are implementing training programs that inform and increase awareness around mental health at work are more frequently, but are we implementing them correctly? learning from others (e.g.

How to Combat the Leadership Crisis

CLO Magazine

In their book “Learning Leadership: The Five Fundamentals of Becoming an Exemplary Leader,” James M. The number of learning activities that involve teamwork and collaboration attest to the fact that learning how to build and manage teams is an important part of leadership. Each level requires a different set of skills than the one before, and development to ensure leaders learn the right skills at each level. No one learning platform or learning style fits all.

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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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.

The Challenges of Executive Education

Training Industry

Participants play an active role in their training, and their personal investment in the learning process has grown. My role is to offer short certificate programs to companies. These challenges include the transformation of the traditional learning model, the need to be agile and the existence of communities of practice. Adapt or die” is the unavoidable watchword in a landscape that has become global yet splintered, increasing the competitive pressure.

Make L&D Go Cha-Ching

CLO Magazine

Learning and development organizations can adopt business metrics such as profitability, top-line revenue growth and bottom-line improvements instead of simply measuring correlations. Discussions have evolved beyond, “Was our training program well-attended, informative and referral worthy?” ” but questions remain about how well-aligned learning activities are with overall business objectives — and how effective they really are.

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.

Eight Ways Learning Impacts Succession Planning

CLO Magazine

Learning leaders are integral to the succession management process because so much of it depends on developing and preparing high potentials for future responsibilities. Organizations with effective succession management processes can enjoy higher shareholder returns, greater profits, faster revenue growth, operating efficiency improvements, greater customer satisfaction and stronger overall employee engagement scores than those with less effective programs.

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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. Many companies are experiencing significant leadership gaps and an insufficient leadership pipeline, primarily due to the increasing pace of change in the global economy. For these innovators, there is an increasing demand to maximize learning technology to create a competitive edge.

How to Blend Microlearning and Macrolearning to Deliver a Higher Impact Workplace Training

EI Design

Today, Microlearning based training has become a significant mode for online training delivery and the following stat reaffirms it further: “The global microlearning market size is expected to grow from USD 1.5 Its ability to provide a sticky learning experience.

Keeping Talent Development Current: A Moving Target

CLO Magazine

Are you on auto-pilot when it comes to development programs, stories and statistics? I’m of the opinion that leadership values are constant laws, but how those get manifested and how we learn and grow changes by the minute. A Learning Organization. I believe the goal is to be a learning organization. Any learning and development goals outside of this are a waste of time. The key here is to continually transform, and we cannot do that without constant learning.

Cultivate a Culture of Customer Service

CLO Magazine

When the leadership team at global energy technology company FMC Technologies’ Subsea Technologies Western Region set a target in the fourth quarter of 2010 to double revenue and increase profitability in five to seven years, they focused on three areas: increasing market share, developing new platforms for growth and improving execution. To do that, everyone in the region needed to learn new skills, attitudes and behaviors.

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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Use Simulations to Develop Millennials Leaders

CLO Magazine

Instead, learning leaders should build their knowledge and accelerate their real-world capabilities by putting participants in the executive’s shoes for a given period of time. Simulations are ideally suited for millennial leadership development tools because traditional development tools such as action learning, learning exchange and employee rotations, while good, can be slow to produce results.

The Value of a Virtual Academy

CLO Magazine

When Microsoft needed a more efficient way to deliver education to its global finance function, it tore down the classroom walls and created a flexible, Web-based learning model. Prior to 2008, when it came to employee development, Microsoft held a subsection of course offerings in person twice a year in a centralized location in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and one in Asia-Pacific called Learning Weeks. Global word-of-mouth has been positive and lasting.

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. To learn more, visit www.gototraining.com.

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Free L&D webinars for October 2017

Limestone Learning

Join Panopto to learn nine things you may be doing the old way, why they're no longer necessary, and how updating your approach to video learning will enable you to maximize its value. In this webcast, you’ll learn: Three best practices for creating new videos. About the benefits of peer-to-peer video-based learning. And you'll learn how to do it all using nothing but standard PowerPoint and a good story. Microlearning has nothing to do with learning.

Revamping 70-20-10

CLO Magazine

There is a core set of frameworks that support the way organizational learning and development is conducted. Many of these, such as the Kirkpatrick evaluation levels, carrot and stick motivational programs and the ADDIE model have been around since the 1960s. The world of mobile and social learning and Google, however, requires new measures. A survey by the Educational Development Center in 1996 found that 70 percent of workplace learning is informal.

Learning 2014: Mobile and Social Opportunities

CLO Magazine

Many suggest mobile and social learning technology will have the greatest effect on organizations. It seems as if the global recovery continues to take hold. Learning leaders plan to increase spending to develop in-house content, e-learning and install learning technologies, partly because of pressure to deliver more training content to the widest possible audience. Some CLOs think increased investments in learning and development are afoot (Figure 3).

Highlights From Day Two of the Spring 2011 Chief Learning Officer Magazine Symposium

CLO Magazine

Day two of the Spring 2011 Chief Learning Officer magazine Symposium continued with more innovative learning strategies in Amelia Island, Fla. Through these strategies and the company’s leadership development programs, AlliedBarton’s “Dare to be Great” culture links directly to customer service. Walsh stated that the social and cultural makeup of the workplace is changing with the reality of a global economy.