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The Learning & Development Podcast: Actually Addressing Skills Gaps with Simon Gibson

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This transcript is from the conversation between David and Simon Gibson on addressing skills gaps. In this episode, I’m speaking with Simon Gibson, an experienced and esteemed Learning OD and talent leader about really addressing skills gaps. What language do we code in?

MARGIE MEACHAM – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

ABOUT MARGIE MEACHAM: Author and Learning Consultant Margie Meacham first became interested in helping people learn when she was a little girl struggling with first grade. We know that e-learning hasn’t yet started leveraging the incredible power of the internet or the web.

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Next Generation L&D: From ‘Learning’ To ‘Performance’

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Many conversations they’re exposed to at board-level seek to address actual performance and organisational capability to meet current and future needs. I know this from my years at Disney – and I knew then that training programmes and e-learning were not a reliable means for real performance improvement. The point of L&D is to affect performance, from Day One with induction, to technical and core skills, transitions and change. I know this.

Agile Leaders: Born or Bred?

CLO Magazine

Leaders who can thrive in any business environment share one important trait: agility. “You need someone who’s good at processes and procedures, analysis and decision-making, who’s even-tempered and a good listener but who can make decisions,” said Jim Concelman, vice president of leadership development at global human resources consulting firm Development Dimensions International. Mental agility. People agility. Change agility.

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How to Support Culture and People during Learning Transformation

Watershed

In the sixth part of our case study blog series , Alfonso Riley, learning technology consultant at Caterpillar Inc., These first two areas are critical in creating the infrastructure to support cultural change and skills development.

THE 70:20:10 MODEL – TODAY, TOMORROW & BEYOND

Learnnovators

ABOUT CHARLES JENNINGS (Managing Director, Duntroon Associates): Charles Jennings is a leading thinker, practitioner and consultant in the areas of performance improvement, change management, and learning. From 2002 until the end of 2008, Charles was the Chief Learning Officer for Reuters and Thomson Reuters where he had responsibility for developing the global learning and performance strategy and leading the learning organisation for the firm’s 55,000 workforce.

Demystifying Working Out Loud

Learnnovators

Organizational silos form because we don’t know what the teams across the hallway are working on leave alone being aware of what other business units and divisions are doing. Thus not only do we lose out on diverse inputs and knowledge, we also proverbially reinvent the wheel many times over and feed into systemic inefficiency. It is an excellent method for bridging those very gaps and silos – the white spaces – between the defined boxes of the org chart.

S/4HANA – 10 Things To Do in Phase Zero

Abreon

S / 4HANA – 10 Things To Do in Phase Zero. Once your organization decides to go to SAP S / 4HANA and your implementation team has established a plan and schedule, most people wait for the first phase of the implementation plan to launch before doing anything. To help you prepare, here are 10 things you should do in SAP S / 4HANA Phase Zero: 1. Get Agile. Take the time to train in the Agile Methodology approach before you set off on S / 4HANA implementation.

CLARK QUINN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

He integrates creativity, cognitive science, and technology to lead development of strategic solutions including award-winning online content, educational computer games, and websites, as well as adaptive, mobile, and performance support systems. How do we ensure learning faster than everyone else? Clark: My claim is that optimal performance will be only the cost of entry, and the only sustainable differentiator will be continual innovation.

Free L&D webinars for February 2021

Limestone Learning

Do not miss this latest jaw-dropping session by Mike Parkinson, Owner of Billion Dollar Graphics. This involves agile sales enablement training with content that’s fresh, accessible and measurable. Correlate sales enablement impact on sales performance.

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Time for a New Look at Learning: Or What I Learned from Reading “Informal Learning at Work”

Pract.us

You can support those efforts for more learning bang for your buck. He’s been the director for a major IT company, founder of People Alchemy , and leadership consultant to blue chip clients. His book, Informal Learning at Work: How to Boost Performance in Tough Times , sums up his experience and advice in this area. In Matthews’ words, “Much of the learning we do on a daily basis is not something we think of or label as learning. How have performance goals improved?

Building a learning culture: How to manage stakeholders

Learning Pool

So, who are those key people and groups and how do you manage them to ensure that you build an environment in which learning can thrive? For businesses to be competitive they require agility and the ability to change in response to market forces.

6 competencies leaders need to develop right now

CLO Magazine

As we all know, right now, years are happening in weeks: The pandemic has accelerated the shift away from physical stores to digital shopping by about five years. What may be out there that I don’t know about … that’s what I worry about the most. Agile execution.

Free learning & development webinars for April 2021

Limestone Learning

PT: Building Sales Capabilities in Our New Digital World Until last year, in-person, face-to-face (F2F) training was by far the primary learning modality used to improve sales performance. Ways to support leaders at every step of the learning process. Contact us here to let us know!

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Talent Management Rankings: Our Kind of Olympics

Cognology

Time to find out who won big in the categories that really matter; Onboarding, Performance Management, and Learning Management. Those of you who read my article on onboarding and employee success will know that well-designed onboarding practices are key to ensuring new hires integrate quickly and perform at their best. Less than 2% opt to take the money and run³, with 98% starting work on Monday engaged and committed, knowing exactly what to expect.

Evaluate The Right Partner To Outsource Your eLearning Content Development: Ultimate Cheat Sheet

Adobe Captivate

Inconsistency in performance and quality standards. Often, the business dynamics change, the kind of solutions your customers require now can change, and this can lead to a gap in what you gain from an existing partnership. If you are doing outsourcing for the first time, you are drawn towards the “safety net” a larger company offers. Checkpoints: Do check for the industry-specific expertise that is relevant for you. Do ascertain what they “do not do”!

6 Steps to Align L&D with Your Business

Degreed

Courses still do (and always will) have their place in corporate learning, but according to recent Degreed research , only 26% of respondents said they went to their HR or formal training teams when they needed to learn something new. Act Like a Performance Consultant.

Keeping potential locked up

Rob Hubbard

So many good intentions and a stack of really, really compelling evidence on the benefits of implementing learning innovation just don’t seem to be enough fo r many organisations to secure the support and funding needed to propel them forwards. The gap between the Top Deck organisations, who are reaping the rewards of learning technologies in terms of agility, efficiency, performance and retention, and the rest is growing ever wider. Do they?

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Free L&D webinars for November 2020

Limestone Learning

This is always a great time of year to stay inside, and we’ve had plenty of encouragement this year to do just that. What a great time to catch up on work and even do a bit of professional development. How to bring skills, goals, performance and learning together.

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LearnTrends: Reinventing Organizational Learning

Experiencing eLearning

Need to be more agile & change. If you don’t know the solution & need to network/collaborate to find it, that’s learning. How networks evolve: hierarchies are crumbling, rate of change much faster–we don’t know what’s coming next. What is the Chief Meta-learning officer to do when we don’t know what’s coming? With high performers, if you improve performance 1%, big impact. How do you justify that?

9 Top eLearning Trends of 2017 from 49 Experts

eLearningArt

Where do you even start? Although when it’s time to perform, it’s too late to learn and practice, a quick rehearsal or brush up on critical points or steps in a procedure can be very helpful. We all know that trends don’t happen anew on January 1st. She has also been consulting independently for nearly two decades, with a focus on online learning, visual and information strategies and design. She is a Learning Strategy Consultant for Usable Learning.

Gain a Competitive Advantage in L&D with an LXP 

Learning Pool

It allows businesses to be agile, flexible and disruptive. As long ago as the 1980s McKinsey consultants were talking about the notion of ‘T-shaped people’. So, how do you give people that combination and how do you develop training that can deliver both? Instead, L&D needs to recognize what people already know as well as what they need to know. But imagine if L&D could mitigate that with effective performance support in the workflow.

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Learning at Large Ep1: Building a learning culture for 45,000 salespeople

Elucidat

I’ve known Paul for a number of years, but I got a lot from our chat together—and hope you do too. Paul and his team support over 45,000 salespeople with personal learning programs, adopting a strong design approach and a focus on tangible learning outcomes. Simon: So, Paul, just to get started then— can you tell us a bit about yourself, what you’re doing at Utility Warehouse, and your role there? Saying, “Do we actually understand the genuine problem?”

The big digital learning trends for 2019, according to the experts

Elucidat

We reached out to 15 industry experts ranging from experienced in-house learning managers, established solutions providers and consultants, presenters, authors and thought-leaders, with two key questions: What digital learning trends do you think we’ll see rise in 2019? So please do so, L&D! Read more on how to do microlearning well – going beyond a mass of meaningless content. ” Hopes: A culture where everyone knows how to learn, and can go do it.

5 Things We Learned at Degreed LENS Lite 2020

Degreed

At Verizon, L&D leaders know about transformation as much as anyone. In April 2019, Verizon launched a new learning portal powered by Degreed, which enabled the team to support the most critical business initiatives with a modern, skills-based approach.

Free learning & development webinars for June 2020

Limestone Learning

Organizations are rapidly exploring new ways to get these frontline employees the support they need to do their best work, but traditional training isn’t an option. Our goal is to support their natural skills and appetite for workflow learning. Contact us here to let us know!

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Embedding Learning in Work: The Benefits and Challenges

Charles Jennings

If people learn as part of the workflow then this learning is more likely to impact performance in a positive way. The Research A 2009 study by the Learning & Development Roundtable, a division of the Corporate Executive Board, reported that on-the-job learning had three times the impact on performance improvement over formal training programs. A second significant challenge (and blind spot for many L&D departments) has been the provision performance support.

The Learning & Development Podcast: Induction That Works With Ross Stevenson

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Before we get into it, if you’re enjoying this podcast, please do give us a five star rating on your podcast app of choice to help others to find us, and thank you if you’ve done so already. ” They do that on day one. What information do I need at the right time?

Clark Quinn – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

He integrates creativity, cognitive science, and technology to lead development of strategic solutions including award-winning online content, educational computer games, and websites, as well as adaptive, mobile, and performance support systems. How do we ensure learning faster than everyone else? Clark: My claim is that optimal performance will be only the cost of entry, and the only sustainable differentiator will be continual innovation.

The 70:20:10 Model – Today, Tomorrow & Beyond

Learnnovators

ABOUT CHARLES JENNINGS (Managing Director, Duntroon Associates): Charles Jennings is a leading thinker, practitioner and consultant in the areas of performance improvement, change management, and learning. From 2002 until the end of 2008, Charles was the Chief Learning Officer for Reuters and Thomson Reuters where he had responsibility for developing the global learning and performance strategy and leading the learning organisation for the firm’s 55,000 workforce.

Free L&D webinars for July 2019

Limestone Learning

Her diverse background has given her the opportunity to develop a unique blend of skills, resources, creativity, and passion for enabling high performance. Top organizations are embracing coaching as an integral part of leadership performance, and in response, the Goleman EI team has launched new training strategies with executive coaches from around the world. The impact of EI on informal coaching and team performance. Define the ideal traits of high performing teams.

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Think Like a Start-Up, Act Like a Product Manager

CLO Magazine

They are not programmers themselves, nor do they build or operate the product. Above all, L&D must stop creating learning content and instead start directing employees (subject matter experts) to do so. Resistance to Change: Do SMEs Have What It Takes? It is essential for you to be democratic and collaborate with key stakeholders, including: Business leaders (you need their buy-in, and their involvement strongly drives performance). What do they need?

Free learning & development webinars for September 2020

Limestone Learning

Tuesday, September 1, 2020, 12PM – 1PM PT: Successful Implementation of Virtual Management Training How do you ensure installation of learning for your front-line leaders and management team? People are aware of it and know they need to do something about it, but they don’t.

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‘Best of Elearning! ’ Awards Honor 100 Top Solutions

mLevel

As a Softwareas-a-Service (SaaS) provider, BizLibrary manages access to the application, including security, availability, and performance, allowing I.T. SumTotal Learn provides the personalized, contextual learning required to help your people be better at their jobs while they are doing them. >> Manage talent while maximizing their performance. In a knowledge-based world, employees need immediate access to information and data to perform at their full potential.

Create High-Impact Learning

CLO Magazine

First, as in prior years, some of the keys to success in high-performing learning and development teams include: Strong business alignment — delivered through a formal governance process, steering committees and business liaison roles. Among the 500-plus organizations that participated in this research, we found that high-performing organizations had some other things going for them: They are capability-focused. They are performance consultants.

Free L&D webinars for October 2018

Limestone Learning

Coaching is much like a foreign language and requires practice and application; therefore, this webcast will teach very specific methodology of how to not only train managers but what support requirements are needed to help them transition from management to management coaching. Norma Davila and Wanda Pina-Ramirez of The Human Factor Consultation Group will introduce you to role-specific onboarding and specific steps you can take to include this component in your company’s program.

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Free learning & development webinars for August 2017

Limestone Learning

Did you know that knowing if the learner is right- or left-handed can impact on the user experience? Build a plan to bridge your talent gap and retain your best employees. One of the top three barriers to making it work is the inability to tie training to sales performance. This webinar offers steps you can take to demonstrate how your training is driving sales performance and the value that performance adds to the organization. We can do better!