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3 Reasons You Need to Reinvent Your Corporate Training Program

Your Training Edge

Employees do not have the opportunity to apply what they learn to real-world problems and situations. Whatever the reason your training isn’t effective isn’t important (well, it is, but that is for another article). Here are three reasons you need to reinvent your training programs. If your organization is facing a skills gap, you know this to be true. Gary Beach of CIO.com wrote that the “IT skills gap is really an education gap.”

Increasing your ROI with Video Learning

Your Training Edge

In this article, let’s have a look at success. How do you see and define the term success being a training manager? But do you know there is a universal goal for the success? If you are the part of the business that hasn’t completely realized the significance and power of video for enhancing your training efforts, you can take the benefit of this technology to boost the effectiveness of such programs. Video lets your learners to see how to do particular things.

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SHRM 2018: People at the End of Every Policy

CLO Magazine

We let rules, procedures and policies get in the way of our employees who know the right thing to do, but we didn’t let them do it because of our rules and policies. “This internal program is strictly voluntary, and the effects have been tremendous.

5 Best Practices for Using Competitive Intelligence in Sales Enablement

Sales Hacker

In this article, I’m going to show you the best practices for sales enablement and how to get the most out of your competitive intelligence so you can increase alignment and stay ahead of your competitors. According to CSO Insights’ Research Director, Tamara Schenk , “The second most debilitating hurdle to sales success is ineffective sales process/methodology.”. Most sales reps don’t know why they’ve won or lost a deal. Don’t try to do everything at once.

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15 performance questions L&D should ask (before running)

Learning Wire

The Learning Needs Analysis has always been THE approach to aggregating common development needs and delivering a standard program. L&D professionals must recognize that a learning performance analysis is an essential part of effective learning programs and therefore must be able to understand and perform this analysis. Business leaders want learning programs to target relevant and measurable business results. Article Case Study

Learning Management Systems: Meet the Internet of Things

Brella

What IoT Can Do . IoT is whatever you want to make it do,” says Anthony Biondi, Brella’s programming director. “It With so many things IoT can do (home security, road safety, shopping, sightseeing), let’s focus on how it can change the way we learn.

6 Tips to Kick Off Lifelong Learning in 2018

Litmos

It’s a New Year, and as humans are apt to do, we look back and take stock of the accomplishments and missed opportunities of the year past. As learning professionals, not only do we owe it to ourselves to be committed to lifelong learning, but we owe it to our organizations. You may have these questions: What do I do first? How do I change my current mindset? Where do I start? You can do this. Reflect on what you are doing. Articles

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7 Considerations when building your Training Strategy for 2017

Your Training Edge

In this article, I would be highlighting some of the considerations I took while working on the development of training strategy for 2017. Current online training programs are increasing in number, making it clear that e learning is an essential means for the business development. If your organization is also doing the same, be aware it would just not do. Know yourself. Bryant Nielson – Managing Director of CapitalWave Inc.–

7 Considerations when building your Training Strategy for 2016

Your Training Edge

In my previous articles, I have highlighted various innovative concepts and technological advancements to be prevailing in 2016 in corporate learning, training and development industry. In this article, I would be highlighting some of the considerations I took while working on the development of training strategy for 2016. Current online training programs are increasing in number, making it clear that e learning is an essential means for the business development.

2014: The Year of the Corporate MOOC?

Your Training Edge

If you’ve been following the MOOC news, you’ll know that massive open online courses have had their ups and downs. More organizations became faced with skills gaps, which came in two major flavors. But many companies remained skeptical about MOOCs, perhaps waiting to see their results in higher education before overhauling their own training programs. Companies are using digital learning environments to expand the reach of their training programs.

Megatrends in MOOCs: #1 Adoption at Corporate Universities

Your Training Edge

In this series, we’ll explore some major Megatrends in how and why MOOCs are being used in corporate training and development programs. In this first article, we’ll examine MOOCs within the context of the recent rise in corporate universities, which has been driven in part by some of the same forces behind the development of MOOCs. How do MOOCs fit in with corporate universities? Bryant Nielson – Managing Director of CapitalWave Inc.–

Digital leadership should be at the heart of your digital transformation

Learning Wire

This gap in soft skills is having severe impacts on talent acquisition and retention within organizations, which in turn is affecting organizational performance. However, only 40% of them have dedicated digital training programs for their employees. In reality, digital skills go much further than knowing how to use digital tools. It’s important for your organization and your teams to know where they stand when it comes to digital literacy.

What is Prescriptive Analytics and Why Should You Care?

Talented Learning

This begs several questions: How do descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics differ? This data indicates how a project, program or product performed previously. This data considers not only what your company can expect to happen, but also how that outcome will improve if you do x, y, or z. Sometimes we just want to know if our business financials are on-track. But this approach won’t recommend specifically what you should do to improve future results.

Rebooting your Training for 2016

Your Training Edge

If you want to determine the worth of what you are getting, do analyze the provider’s methodology. In a nut shell, more learning and training options, personal attention, development of new training systems and providing customized organizational training programs, are going to reboot our training this year. You know why I discussed my case here? articles/developing-effective-training-strategy. [3] Bryant Nielson – Managing Director of CapitalWave Inc.–

Role of a Learning Consultant: Insightful discussion imported from LinkedIn

ID Reflections

Sahana Chattopadhyay Senior Consultant at Zensar Technologies What does a Learning Consultant do? I am interested in finding out if there are any defined set of tasks that a learning consultant would do to enable organizational learning. But there would still be some baseline tasks that a consultant would do in this respect. Sushant Singh Even i am interested to know about the same, can anybody help please. Never build a training program that dont have a ROI.

A Medical Device Maker Turns Budget Cuts into Better Sales Training Using Allego

Allego

By adopting Allego , they were able to dramatically improve the company’s sales enablement program with fewer resources—to achieve the fabled goal of “doing more with less.”. We used to be able to fly in our sales reps and have meetings three times a year,” said a sales training director for the company, which specializes in blood glucose monitoring. You know how hard it is to reach and teach full-time representatives, but imagine a rep who’s working 20 hours a week.

Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

technologies into our training programs, but rarely do we find a client that wants to create a robust learning environment comprised of both formal and informal components.

Q&A with client CCO or Famous L&D person – Nicole Tarasoff

Interactive Services

Nicole later served as a head writer and compliance program consultant for NYSE Governance Services (formerly Corpedia), where she advised both public and private companies across a broad swath of industries on E&C best practices, authoring over 100 codes of conduct and related policies during her tenure. In your opinion, what makes an effective compliance training program? What communications strategy do you use to help launch mandatory training efforts?

Top Learning Trends for 2017 (according to the experts)

Axonify

After all, they’ve got their finger on the pulse and definitely know their stuff! Almost every profession is advancing faster than ever, and even employees in sales, service, and operational roles need regular updates on programs, processes, and core skills to stay productive and grow. The original focus of L&D was to build “programs” to solve these issues. What do people want from their learning experiences? Executive Director at Quinnovation.

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CLO Competencies: The Path for Future Learning Leaders

CLO Magazine

This From the Vault article was originally published on CLOmedia.com in July 2006. For many training managers and directors, the position of chief learning officer represents a career path. This includes both external (company products and services) and internal (projects, campaigns, programs) sales and marketing activities. The learning executive’s job is to champion programs that always answer this question with a strategic affirmative.

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mLevel’s Top 3 Learning and Development Lessons Of 2017

EdTechTeam

As a team, we’ve all expanded our knowledge over the last year, from how to make business more efficient, to learning new technologies, to hosting company-wide brainstorming sessions, to expanding our internship programs. From team member, Colin Daymude, Director of Product Marketing. My biggest take away from working with L&D professionals throughout 2017 is that learning is a process and not an event yet most training organizations don’t know how to bridge that gap.

Intrapreneurship for Learning and Development: A practical approach

Learning Wire

Collaborating with learning and development (L&D) leaders, I hear more than ever, the desire for the courage and ability to not be constrained by rules; to do what is right, and not what is expected. This article shares how you can harness the techniques of entrepreneurs to discover business needs, make a strong case for learning, and implement side-by-side with your business partners within your organization. What can we do that meets these needs? Are they doing nothing?

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How to Build a Beautifully Designed Training Based Membership Website with WordPress with Melissa Love from the Marketing Fix

LifterLMS

Melissa Love: And then before you know it, you’ve got something that’s just a bit jumbled and you’re like, “Why doesn’t it look as good as the demo?” I completely understand why people do that, but when I start a project it starts on paper.

How to Ensure Compliance Training is Not Merely a “Check-the-box” Activity

CommLab India

Any training program that fails to engage your employees cannot be deemed successful. In such cases, even a message stating the importance of compliance from the senior management, a CEO or the Director, can boost up employee morale and encourage them to take the training seriously. For a well-designed training program, you need to evaluate the training needs of your organization by surveying or interviewing your senior managers and Subject Matter Experts.

The Art of Becoming Your Own Coach

CLO Magazine

Years ago, as a director at a regional bank, I was responsible for matching executives with coaches. We were always under pressure from our most senior human resources executive to quantify the success of the arrangements as we did with most of our other human resources programs. The journey begins with a single question: Do you have the discipline and self-awareness to take on a task of self-coaching? How do I hold myself accountable for the process?”.

Podcast 25: Extended Channel Training – With Doug Gastich of BlueVolt

Talented Learning

EPISODE 25 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: If you’re familiar with our organization, you know that extended enterprise learning is at the heart of everything we do. Incentives can be a highly effective way to engage voluntary learners in educational programs. Some organizations invest in channel training as a necessary cost of doing business. And we do that by educating their extended sales and distribution network. So how do you fill the content gaps?

How to Grow Your Email List with an Email Challenge and SEO Course Case Study with Brendan Hufford

LifterLMS

Doing this also gives you insights into how to phrase your marketing message with the same emotion your audience uses to describe their problems. One great way to build up an audience and figure out if what you’re teaching is valuable is to do a free webinar or live video for someone’s community without pitching an upsell or collecting emails. You can just say, I do all of this stuff on Facebook, and then just run ads to your Facebook Ads thing. Why can I do this?”

Banking on Diversity to Fill the Talent Pipeline

CLO Magazine

We know our future workforce will be more diverse; we know our future customer base will be diverse,” said Lawler, U.S. In the Twin Cities,” Lawler said, “there are significant achievement gaps with students of color. This was an opportunity for us to help close the achievement gap and build a diverse workforce of the future.”. In 2015, the first class of 10 students entered the program, and this year, 10 more joined the ranks.

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. He also knows ‘what works’ in the world of strategic talent. Learnnovators: How do you look at the radical shifts happening in learning paradigms (such as social learning, flipped classroom, Bring-Your-Own-Device , etc.) If that is the case, how do we avoid this pitfall?

Why It’s Time to Rethink L&D Approaches

Degreed

The bigger issue is that a lot of the opportunities people do have are not well connected to their jobs, career plans or work habits. – That skills gap balloons as people move into management and leadership roles. They’re not just pulling levers and pushing buttons anymore- they’re programming and monitoring robots. – More than 75% of what L&D teams do is still formal training, mostly in classrooms, with instructors. Many already do that.

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Why It’s Time to Rethink L&D Approaches

Degreed

The bigger issue is that a lot of the opportunities people do have are not well connected to their jobs, career plans or work habits. – That skills gap balloons as people move into management and leadership roles. They’re not just pulling levers and pushing buttons anymore- they’re programming and monitoring robots. – More than 75% of what L&D teams do is still formal training, mostly in classrooms, with instructors. Many already do that.

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Storytelling and Video Solutions at ATD TechKnowledge 2018

Videonitch

We know it’s effective in educating – Ebbinghaus forgetting curve be dammed when there a good story behind the learning. Last week in San Jose, California, Danielle Feinberg, Pixar’s Director of Photography and Lighting, discussed some of the challenges she and her colleagues face in making these great movies in the closing keynote of the ATD TechKnowledge trade show. But at Pixar, the director rules, and in these instances, the way forward, according to Ms. Storytelling.

50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10

Jay Cross

People learn their jobs by doing their jobs. We learn on the job to do the job. Workers need to know what one another are doing. In the old days, work was mechanical; workers learned the skills and knowledge to do their jobs from training sessions and then performed their job function. Twenty-first century employees do complex, unpredictable work. It’s up to them to figure out what to do. The message is that in business, we learn most by doing.

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. He also knows ‘what works’ in the world of strategic talent. Learnnovators: How do you look at the radical shifts happening in learning paradigms (such as social learning, flipped classroom, Bring-Your-Own-Device [BYOD], etc.) How do you compare both?

Top Learning Trends for 2017 (according to the experts)

Axonify

After all, they’ve got their finger on the pulse and definitely know their stuff! Almost every profession is advancing faster than ever, and even employees in sales, service, and operational roles need regular updates on programs, processes, and core skills to stay productive and grow. The original focus of L&D was to build “programs” to solve these issues. What do people want from their learning experiences? Executive Director at Quinnovation.

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Top 75 Online Courses for Freelancers To Up Their Game

TalentLMS

Because this is what we wanted to do for you when we thought about creating this list of the best 75 online courses for freelancers. Before we begin, though, bookmark this page, because you never know when you might need one of the courses on this list. Learn how you can do it.

How to Buy a LMS

eLearning 24-7

Many people confuse the term thinking it means electronic learning and thus will boost that they were doing e-learning 20 years ago or even longer. The most common features within this area for a LMS, include 360 feedback, skill gap analysis, performance reviews and skill paths. You do not have to purchase all the modules. The vendors who offer it (and those who dodo not make it public – so if you want it – you have to ask) tend to charge per course sold.