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! High performers deliver as much as eight times the output of their peers, according to McKinsey. After all, it’s a no-brainer that making do with average performers pins your brand smack at the center of irrelevance. Salespeople who complete excellent training programs deliver 10% higher win rates. Action Selling.

Four Phases of Learning

Dashe & Thomson

How Many Accelerated Learning Phases Are There? There are four learning styles, four stages of competence, and a four-level evaluation model. There is also a four-phase learning cycle. There are different ways of thinking about the learning cycle and different numbers of phases. There are also different names for these learning cycles. I am sticking with the number “four,” and I like the name Dave Meier uses in his teaching about accelerated learning theory.

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.

This Is What I Believe About Learning in Organizations

The Performance Improvement Blog

The Purpose of Business is Learning. But none of this is possible without learning. At its core, any high performing organization is about learning; continually using new information to become smarter, better, and more effective. To survive and thrive today, industries need innovation which is essentially about learning. Companies must learn more deeply about their customers and markets. Training Is Not Learning. Work is No Longer Work .

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.

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. Provide Support Curriculum and Feedback.

50 Ways to Lever Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

In a learning culture , formal training is just one of many methods used to facilitate employee learning. In a learning culture, we start with the performance goal and then select the mix of methods that will help employees acquire and retain the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and beliefs they need in order to achieve those goals. Instructor-centered class (fact to face) – traditional classroom in which instructor controls the content and learning process.

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.

Four Phases of Learning

Dashe & Thomson

How Many Accelerated Learning Phases Are There? There are four learning styles, four stages of competence, and a four-level evaluation model. There is also a four-phase learning cycle. There are different ways of thinking about the learning cycle and different numbers of phases. There are also different names for these learning cycles. I am sticking with the number “four,” and I like the name Dave Meier uses in his teaching about accelerated learning theory.

Becoming a Learning Culture: Competing in an Age of Disruption

The Performance Improvement Blog

Any company, faced with these kinds of disruptive forces must keep learning. Employees must learn how to use new computers and new apps, how to operate new, high tech machinery, how to be responsive to customer demands, how to create innovative products and services, how to manage a multi-cultural, multi-generational workforce, how to work effectively in cross-functional teams, and how to plan for a future that is constantly in flux. Learning is just-in-time, on-demand.

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.

The Essential Guide to Learning Analytics in the Age of Big Data

Lambda Solutions

Download The Essential Guide to Learning Analytics in the Age of Big Data and keep it as your eLearning secret weapon! This article is designed to be your A-to-Z guide to learning analytics. You’ll discover: The basic concepts of learning analytics. Level 2: Learning.

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.

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.).

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.

Talent Development Strategies and Tips from Leading Organizations

eThink Education

In order for an organization to be successful long-term, the most valuable asset you need to support is your team. However, one of the leading challenges many organizations face today is creating effective talent development and management programs for their employees.

LXP: Reimagining Employee Learning Experiences in Corporations

PSB

Hence, it becomes challenging for them to arrange the time for learning throughout their busy schedules. This is where Learning Experience Platform (LXP) comes into play. It assists them with which course to opt, skills to learn, and domains to explore to advance in their career.

Training for a Mentally Healthy Workplace

Litmos

This includes morale, productivity and the overall performance of an organisation. Integrating training programs into your organisation is crucial to addressing this. Organisations can then cultivate a supportive environment, where people feel more inclined to come forward and disclose something deeply personal to their peers or leadership group. Healthy workplaces promote mental health by: informing workers of their available support options. A supportive environment.

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.

Self-Directed Learning: Train Gen Z How They Want to Learn

KnowledgeAnywhere

In a LinkedIn Learning Survey with 2,000 Gen Z workers , it was reported that. 43% of Gen Z workers prefer learning based entirely on a self-directed approach while only 20% of L&D professionals plan to offer Gen Z learners this level of self-direction. This difference in expectations between Gen Z and Learning and Development professionals could cause employees to disengage. What is Self-Directed Learning? Because employees want to learn!

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ATD 2016: Visit Docebo to see the latest in online training software

Docebo

Our team is going to be interacting with ATD attendees in the expo hall for the next three days, demonstrating and sharing our newest products that address informal and social learning , Docebo Coach and Share. Drop by Booth 1246 for a live demo of our online training software Docebo Learn, Coach and Share. This panel will assist learning leaders in developing their sales managers into sales leaders who want to raise the bar of performance of their team.

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Burnout & Leadership Development

Abilitie

When you hear this coming from one of your top performers, it can (and should) cause alarm. A supervisor may expect someone to stretch farther than the individual believes they can - if not sufficiently supported, this can leave the employee feeling “not good enough.”

7 Ways to Encourage Lifelong Learning in Your Business

eFront

And we agree because a culture of lifelong learning is a powerful force for growth in any business. The benefits of lifelong learning are plentiful. So, how can lifelong learning be encouraged? 7 Ways to Encourage Lifelong Learning for Employees. Making continuous learning a natural part of work and life requires a smart approach. Let’s look at some actionable ways to encourage lifelong learning in your business. Use casual learning check-ins.

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. Consequently, Barger is focusing his learning team not only on traditional kinds of new-hire training, though that is important.

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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.

OpenSesame Partners With ej4 to Add 700+ Courses to OpenSesame Plus

OpenSesame

OpenSesame is announcing an expanded partnership with video-based learning company ej4 to add 700+ mobile-friendly and short format courses to the OpenSesame Plus program. Launched in 2014, OpenSesame Plus is a first of its kind elearning subscription program that offers access to thousands of online courses from award winning providers for a low monthly fee. Over the past year the program has grown rapidly and is attracting industry leaders like ej4.

Why Training has a Bad Name (and how we can change it)

Learning Rebels

Maybe this time I’ll learn something. We shine it up and call ourselves “Learning Professionals” or “Talent Development” or “Performance Catalysts” – but despite any fancy name, people still think of us as “training” Not the good type of training either, but the “sit, stay, good boy” type of bad training experience. Action learning sets. Put the learning in the people’s hands.

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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.

3 drawbacks of microlearning you need to consider

Yarno

If you’re not up to speed, microlearning is pretty reflective of its namesake— little bits of learning. Unfortunately, like any other shiny new thing, it’s easy to jump straight into adopting microlearning and attempt to apply it to all the company’s learning needs. Bite-sized learning modules realistically aren’t the best choice for complicated tasks, skills, or processes that call for a specific structure or particularly, physical practice. Retrieval Support.

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.

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.

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

EI Design

While Microlearning is all about short bites of learning and is the talk of the season, it is not a new concept. Microlearning features focused learning nuggets ideally designed to be 2-5 minutes long and normally not exceeding 7 minutes. To support ILT training /VILT sessions.