Learning & Development: How To Do It Right (2020 Update)

Docebo

With high stakes riding on the success of our training and development strategies, it’s time for us to unpack the importance of polished learning programs and, even more crucially, better understand how our training programs have failed in the past. By reflecting on Learning and Development (L&D) as a whole and the strategies we know don’t work, we can rewrite our approach to talent management. Playbook: Just Do It (Right). Playbook: Just Do It (Right).

Agile Businesses Need Agile Training

Kea

The agility with which a business adapts to the ever-changing landscape of consumer preferences and technology is, to a large extent, dependent on how well it facilitates training and skill development. In addition, in the corporate environment, traditional training modules often do not entail any assessment or monitoring of the training, which means that we really don’t know whether all the effort put into training by all concerned has borne the desired fruit.

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Agile Businesses Need Agile Training

MagicBox

The agility with which a business adapts to the ever-changing landscape of consumer preferences and technology is, to a large extent, dependent on how well it facilitates training and skill development. In addition, in the corporate environment, traditional training modules often do not entail any assessment or monitoring of the training, which means that we really don’t know whether all the effort put into training by all concerned has borne the desired fruit.

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How Associations Bridge the Skills Gap With Digital Badges

Talented Learning

skills gap” problem. So increasingly, non-profit associations must compete in a “for-profit” manner to win business for their continuing education programs. What is the “Skills Gap” Problem? These persistently unfilled positions are attributed to an unfortunate and somewhat ironic phenomenon called the “skills gap.”. “Skills Gap” Solutions. Associations can lead the way and solve the skills gap.

How Associations Bridge the Skills Gap With Digital Badges

Talented Learning

skills gap ” problem. So increasingly, non-profit associations must compete in a “for-profit” manner to win business for their continuing education programs. What is the “Skills Gap” Problem? These persistently unfilled positions are attributed to an unfortunate and somewhat ironic phenomenon called the “skills gap.”. “Skills Gap” Solutions. Associations can lead the way and solve the skills gap.

What is Learning Agility and why organizations should design their business around it?

Disprz

Surviving in VUCA times: Bank on Learning and Agility! Learning is central to functioning effectively in this VUCA environment, and by its sheer definition, has to be essentially agile (let’s not abuse this word anymore, it’s just so apt and opposite)! What is Learning Agility anyway?

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How Blending Lean, Agile, and Design Thinking Will Transform Your Team

General Assembly

The following is an adapted excerpt from Lean vs. Agile vs. Design Thinking by designer, team leader, and business coach Jeff Gothelf. During our conversation, my client said to me, “Our tech teams are learning Agile. The engineering teams, using Agile, were focused on shipping bug-free code in regular release cycles (many teams call these “sprints”). To reduce the risk of implementing sweeping process changes that fail, take small steps, a key component of Agile and Lean.

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4 Tips for adjusting your L&D program to prepare C-suite executives for strategic moves

Matrix

Furthermore, the leadership gap seems to be widening and there is the constant threat of being left without proper guidance in times of turmoil. In order to navigate such circumstances, senior executives are embracing agile management styles and rethinking the way their organizations do business. Read more: 3 Crucial steps in ensuring business agility. 4 Tips for adjusting your L&D program to prepare C-suite executives for strategic moves.

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How Do You Teach Innovation?

CLO Magazine

To do that they need a workforce that has the skills to solve customer problems by creating new and more innovative products and services. Companies that can do it have the potential to become leaders in their industries — while those that can’t risk joining the likes of Kodak, Blockbuster and other formerly successful companies that ultimately failed because they did not evolve in response to changing times. Yet only 6 percent say they are “highly agile today.”.

How to Create and Deliver the Best Custom Employee Training Program

Hurix Digital

In recent times, the approach toward employee training programs has seen a paradigm shift – a drift away from a one-size-fits-all model toward more personalized alternatives. Even though tailoring a training program to suit the individual needs of a diverse cross-section of people can sound daunting, it proves to be extremely beneficial, both for the employees and their employers. Benefits of a Custom Employee Training Program.

Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 1 (A-L)

LearnUpon

Here are the eLearning terms you really need to know, from A-L. In today’s fast-paced learning environments, the AGILE method is often seen as more efficient than ADDIE. Agile learning: Often contrasted with the ADDIE process, the Agile design method emerged in the 1970s and became widely adopted in the 1990s. Unlike ADDIE, the Agile method dives straight into a project, producing small pieces of content very quickly.

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

CLO Magazine

Gartner reported in 2018 that 70 percent of employees have not mastered the skills they need to do their jobs. As Julie Dervin, Cargill’s global head of corporate learning and development, told Harvard Business Review , “We really only had the capacity to reach about 10 percent to 15 percent of the total relevant population in a given year when delivering a particular learning program. Access, speed, practice, collaboration and insight are the hallmarks of an agile approach.

5 Reasons Why Your Company Needs to Start a Learning Program for Intrapreneur Superstars

eLearningMind

But why should entrepreneurs (and their small businesses) reap all the benefits of agility, nimbleness, and creativity? GE, however, created the FastWorks program to help encourage employees to be more creative. Entrepreneurs learn to use whatever resources they can get their hands on, so intrapreneurs are taught to do the same. #3 We all know that millennials crave leadership opportunities and, above all, to be heard and respected.

ADDIE isn't dead; how can it be?

Integrated Learnings

And models such as ADDIE help us do so. Just about everything we do and every model we might use fits within one of the phases of ADDIE. Analysis enables us to identify the cause of a performance gap and formulate a plan for addressing it. Perhaps, out of necessity, we gather what information we have, make a best guess, and go for it a la the Agile development method , but we must still take that step. If you know a better one, please let me know.

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UG2 takes a hands-on approach

CLO Magazine

As more high school students pursue four-year college degrees and apprenticeship programs become less common, teenagers have fewer avenues to launch a career in plumbing, HVAC and other trades. And he’s got just the plan to do it. The key to all of this agility and growth was construction of a state-of-the-art innovation training lab at the company’s headquarters in Boston where employees can learn all the skills they need to thrive on the job.

How to Win the War for Talent with Competencies

Avilar

Create internship programs for their students and participate in job fairs on their campuses. We know that learning and development is a big part of the employee experience for workers of all ages and experience levels. Younger workers, especially, are eager to know what’s needed to move into a desired position. Combat Your Quit Rate with Agile, Collaborative Leadership.

How to Cultivate Top Tech Talent: What Every Exec Needs to Know

General Assembly

The former has to do with the tools, mindset, and organizational structure that will drive the business agenda forward, while the latter has to do with the reskilling that each individual will need to use these tools and thrive in the new organizational context. Developing new skills as a one-time investment may meet a short-term gap, but that gap will reappear in the future, given the pace of today’s development.

Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 2 (M-Z)

LearnUpon

Objectives: Course or learning objectives define the knowledge or skills learners are expected to gain from a training program. Training professionals are now often required to demonstrate the ROI of learning programs and software to leadership teams. Most cloud based learning management systems are now flexible enough to adapt to those kinds of agile environments. . You should now know your manifest from your module, your cognitive load from your knowledge construction.

Why do you require a specialized learning platform and not a learning module of an HCM?

Disprz

If you are an HR professional, you will not look for a computer programmer today – you will look to hire a Ruby on Rails expert with 6-9 years of experience in Agile software development! And this causes huge costs to be incurred by employers, knowing fully that attrition is a market reality. These made-for-purpose applications do one thing really well. Do you see a pattern in the above table? What can we do for them? Reading Time: 10 minutes.

Insights in a Nutshell: How to Drive an Organization-Wide Leadership Culture (during COVID-19)

InfoPro Learning

In fact, 77% of organizations reported that they were facing a leadership gap in a recent survey in 2019 (1). This had led to an increased focus on succession planning and leadership development programs. They do not side step realities.

Why do you require a specialized learning platform and not a learning module of an HCM?

Disprz

If you are an HR professional, you will not look for a computer programmer today – you will look to hire a Ruby on Rails expert with 6-9 years of experience in Agile software development! And this causes huge costs to be incurred by employers, knowing fully that attrition is a market reality. These made-for-purpose applications do one thing really well. Do you see a pattern in the above table? What can we do for them? Reading Time: 10 minutes.

Podcast 19: Customer Education 101 – With Dave Derington of Azuqua

Talented Learning

EPISODE 19 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: On our previous episode , we talked about the increasing popularity of customer success programs among high-growth companies – especially software-as-a-service (SaaS) vendors. Recently, organizations have started seeing value in customer education programs – especially subscription-based software companies. But there’s definitely a gap. We know education is essential. How do we define our job roles?

Scale Your L&D Organization in the Moment of Need with Managed Learning Services

InfoPro Learning

Some of the added complexities such as learning strategy, corporate/business alignment, training needs analysis, skills gap analysis, multi-generational learners, widely dispersed audiences, and a plethora of learning modalities are both time consuming and critical to L&D’s success. New technologies like Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are being thrown about in conversation, but not everyone knows their implementation.

Chances Are You’re Buying Too Much Talent. It’s Time to Build and Borrow.

Degreed

Before we talk about how skills grow and evolve, let’s make sure we understand how companies that do stand the test of time grow and evolve. In fact, it’s been shown that assessing that gap is the most important factor in determining the success of a growth strategy.

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How to revamp your sales training and close more business

Docebo

So, how do you do this, you ask? While the sales skills gained through traditional training provides your sales teams with product need-to-know, often the retention they need to be successful generally doesn’t hit the mark. This means access to subject-matter experts, learning paths, and internal leaderboards to keep your sales folks agile and make sure they keep a leg up on the competition internally and externally.

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Data, People, or Something In Between: Clearing Your Path to Career Mobility

Degreed

And you probably have teams that are focused on upskilling in areas where they have gaps. And yet, how do you choose a path for your company when you’re being asked a key question from within your organization: How will we know and build the skills we need in the future?

The Importance of Training and Development for Start-ups

Gyrus

With the hectic nature of start-up organizations today, one can easily make a claim that it is never too early to evaluate the effectiveness of a structured Learning, Training, and Development program. Without a Training and Development program, the following scenarios tend to present themselves in various manners across and organization: Process Creation. Skill-Gaps. When one person is doing well, the business does alright but is capable of much more.

Community of Practice and the TorranceLearning Download

The Performance Improvement Blog

This is a term coined by Etienne Wenger to describe “…groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.” Asking the learner, “What do you want to be known for?”. What managers are doing to facilitate and reinforce learning. Where the gaps are between resources and learning. What we know about learners' situations pre-learning. What can be done to help learners become agile?

3 Employee-Centric Best Practices

CLO Magazine

The ever-evolving needs of customers, market changes and leadership demands pose constant challenges for chief learning officers looking to keep large-scale workforces agile, relevant and productive. In addition, corporate learning programs must have buy-in from C-suite peers, which isn’t always easy with so many competing priorities. Before determining business goals, ask yourself: What do employees need to learn to have the most impact?

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Sales Enablement Training: 5 Ways to Empower Sales Reps

Time to Know

A successful sales enablement training program can take a business from zero to hero. New knowledge delivery methods allow managers to focus on the training that truly matters, making knowledge gaps a thing of the past. In this case, it’s not about knowing everything, it’s about knowing what is relevant and beneficial. Without tangible results and evidence, training programs will have no backing and fall through the gaps.

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The 7 Trends Reshaping Talent Development

CLO Magazine

Tried and true ways of doing business are being rapidly upended by new technologies, new competitors and sky-high customer expectations. To respond and thrive, organizations need digitally savvy, future-fluent leaders who are agile, strategic, data-driven and resilient. What you can do: Proactively identify the competencies first-time leaders need to succeed in your company and your market sector. Assess each new leader’s skills and tailor development programs appropriately.

Learning Technologies 2010 – Day 2 Recap

Upside Learning

They focus on the learning & training market and Josh sure knows more about the trends in the industry than most others. The program has helped increase the product training dramatically at Barclays. Rob shared what new are their doing at BDU.

3 Ways to Show Your Organization How Valuable You Really Are

EthosCE

Because like every organization, your organization faces challenges in developing an agile CME management structure that can meet the diverse needs of a growing audience of learners. Accurate data supports: The development of activities that are tailored to meet learner knowledge gaps.

Focus on Adult Learning Principles For a Successful E-learning Course!

CommLab India

Adults need to know how the course is relevant to them. Thus, while designing your e-learning courses, you need to ensure you provide free navigation to your learners so that they learn what’s new to them instead of getting frustrated with what they already know. Would you prefer a training program if you realize it’s no good to you? When they know their participation and performance in the course would fetch them appreciation, they don’t mind taking it. Relevance.

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Sales Enablement Training: 5 Ways to Empower Sales Reps

Time to Know

A successful sales enablement training program can take a business from zero to hero. New knowledge delivery methods allow managers to focus on the training that truly matters, making knowledge gaps a thing of the past. In this case, it’s not about knowing everything, it’s about knowing what is relevant and beneficial. Without tangible results and evidence, training programs will have no backing and fall through the gaps.

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Skills for an Advanced Manufacturing Workforce

Convergence Training

Except, who’s going to do the work during this era (other than robots and computers)? A robot can lift loads heavier than a human can, and that robot can do it 24 hours a day. Likewise, robots and computers can do many things more quickly than humans can. As a result, workers are going to have to focus on how to better work with automation/robots/computers and how to do things that humans do better than automation/robots/computers.

Training Employees for Motivation, Success, and Retention

ProProfs

You know the reason this happened is that it was not given proper care in the form of sunlight and water. You know one of the top factors millennials consider when looking for a place to work is the training and career development opportunities. And 46 percent of employees say their company’s training program makes them more likely to stay. You’re doing it wrong. Increases Employee Agility and Fosters Curiosity. Do not do it just for the sake of it!

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