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

Make Learning Learning Viral-Worthy to Make It Last

CLO Magazine

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. But the premium on making an impact through learning is high. By incorporating these and other characteristics into learning, Jones said organizations can increase the likelihood employees will remember what they’re taught.

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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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Industry Report: Too Much Training; Not Enough Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

Training magazine has published its 34 th annual Industry Report that is based on a survey of its database of organizations with 100 or more employees, asking them questions about training expenditures and activities. Instructor-led classroom only” is still reported to be the primary method of employee learning and development. Organizations might be increasing their investment in “pull” learning through social media, on-the-job training, and action learning.

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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.

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.

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.

Staff Development Dilemmas: In-House vs. Outsource

Mindflash

The goal is to determine which components of a successful blended learning program are best in house or outsourced. To keep this current I’ve used the official 2015 Learning and Development Annual Survey Report produced by CIPD in order to hand-pick the learning and development practices and methods that are: Most commonly used. In-house: Keeping this process in-house will provide your staff with arguably the most tailored learning experience possible.

Staff Development Dilemmas: In-House vs. Outsource

Mindflash

The goal is to determine which components of a successful blended learning program are best in house or outsourced. To keep this current I’ve used the official 2015 Learning and Development Annual Survey Report produced by CIPD in order to hand-pick the learning and development practices and methods that are: Most commonly used. In-house: Keeping this process in-house will provide your staff with arguably the most tailored learning experience possible.

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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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.

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.

Searching for a Higher Purpose

CLO Magazine

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. A recent Gallup study found that only half of surveyed millennials see themselves at their current employer in one year, and 60 percent reported they’re currently open to a new opportunity. Almost equally uncommon is millennial satisfaction with learning programs.

Use Simulations to Develop Millennials Leaders

CLO Magazine

According to a Forbes article, “5 Reasons Why Millennials Are Passed Over As Managers,” published in September 2013, a survey of 1,200 business professionals reported that 59 percent believe millennials are not ready to become managers because of lack of experience. Only 45 percent of those surveyed believed millennials were team players, and 36 percent believed them to be difficult to work with. That survey is a few years old, but perceptions haven’t changed much.

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.

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.

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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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.

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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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.

There is no one ‘right’ online platform to support learning

Janet Clarey

If you’re in the profession of learning & development you would no doubt select “TRUE” to the following statement if it was presented as a test question: We know that instruction, when spaced over time, produces substantial learning benefits (i.e., Yet many still have a desire to find the holy grail of learning platforms. It can be considered a tool for subscription learning. Our use of platforms is like a tapas bar for learning : ).

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.

Free L&D webinars for September 2018

Limestone Learning

New learning helps too, and September is full of free webinars that can add to your knowledge stores! The key to learning success in these instances, though, is getting this high-quality material to trainees as quickly as possible. During the session, you will learn: About the latest eLearning trends, tools, and strategies to consider when building an engaging and future-proofed training program. the webcast will also examine elements of a live simulation in action.

How Authentic Is Your Leadership Development?

CLO Magazine

CLOs may already know who they want to pull into leadership development programs, but it pays to include high potentials at lower levels to add cultural and business performance value. Leaders who participate in an authentic organizational development program possess direct or influencing authority, can effect healthy organizational change and possess a balanced mix of leadership traits such as self- and situational awareness, self-management, courage, integrity, drive and compassion.

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.

Which name is better - Serious Games or Educational Simulations or.?

The Learning Circuits

But there is no universal name for the space (as in, "For our next program, we will use a approach, or I am going to a conference to learn more about _"). Games: Pros: Unambiguous; unapologetic; makes the core point of learning by playing. Cons: People play lots of games anyway - what is the value of forcing them to play more; too diverse; would you want your doctor to have learned from a game? Practiceware: Pros: Emphasizes the core of practicing to learn skills.

Learning 2014: Mobile and Social Opportunities

CLO Magazine

Many suggest mobile and social learning technology will have the greatest effect on organizations. 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. Learning leaders believe they have passed through a difficult period and that the improving economy has caused a change in business expectations.

Kevin Bruny: Man of the People

CLO Magazine

For Kevin Bruny, chief learning officer for Chesterfield County, Va., According to Kevin Bruny, chief learning officer of Chesterfield County, Va., Chesterfield has received numerous awards — including seven consecutive years on the Training Top 125, the only local government to receive such recognition — due to the evolution of its learning and talent development initiatives. “You would have a hard time finding a better learning officer anywhere.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Lance Dublin: Formalizing Informal Learning

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, September 15, 2009 Lance Dublin: Formalizing Informal Learning [My notes from a webinar. Lance Dublin: Formalizing Informal Learning … &#%!? Presented by Training Magazine Network Diagram of the learning process: Input: you can get input in lots of ways Organize Apply Evaluate (in a wheel – each of these is a subprocess) Looking first at learning.