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Coaching can help fill the soft skills gap

CLO Magazine

Knowledge transfer and skill building happen in a variety of ways: formal education, self-directed learning, training, mentoring, executive coaching, job rotation, etc. Options include executive education, formal leadership development programs, on-demand learning and more.

Is your company know-how about to leave? How to close the skills gap before it opens.

Pract.us

When people take their know-how with them, the whole team suffers. In particular, you have to make sure that exiting employees don’t leave a skills gap in their wakes. They didn’t address the skills gap before shaking up the workforce. Prevent the gap with a culture of learning.

Soft Skills and Cultural Divides: How One Mentor Helps Proteges Navigate Tough Challenges

Everwise

After a decade in the industry, Hirsch says, “I started to coach and mentor the chemists under me. A mentor trying to help a protégé develop soft skills needs to understand social dynamics and psychology so well they can see the whole picture from just a subjective glimpse.

Why You Need More User-Generated Content in Your Training Program

Pract.us

But the power of peer-to-peer communication, whether face-to-face or across space and time, can actually help you capture your company’s tribal knowledge, enhance your training program, and build a learning culture. And many have recognized its value in a training program.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do!

Learning Visions

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do! Live session with Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do! How do we use new and emerging technologies in the learning space? Point of today’s conversation: talking training, design and development if a marketing person were doing it. What are they doing that’s different?

9 Strategies to Make Your Peer Learning Program Thrive

CLO Magazine

If you’re sponsoring or developing a peer learning program, you know that professional communities of practice are a cost-effective way to leverage the collective wisdom and experience of a group of leaders with similar roles, challenges or interest areas.

The future is bright: corporate learning gets smart

Torrance Learning

This article was also posted in Education & Career News. Rapid development tools allow the fast and easy creation of new elearning programs, and organizations can choose from a variety of off-the-shelf libraries containing thousands of courses for very low cost.

Part 3/3: Facilitating learning experiences with AI

Everwise

Welcome to the third article in a three-part blog series on the role – and potential – of AI in Human Resources, specifically Learning and Development (L&D). The previous articles addressed AI as a transformative force in HR, followed by the role of AI in learning programs.

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Augmented Intelligence, Not Artificial Intelligence: E-learning’s Game-Changer

Litmos

In reality, however, there are limits to what artificial intelligence can do: machines don’t make good decisions on their own, and they’re not creative. When a struggling student is identified, the program notifies professors or other mentors that the student needs an in-person intervention.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: DIY vs. Formal Learning

Learning Visions

Tuesday, February 27, 2007 DIY vs. Formal Learning DIY Learning (Do-it-Yourself) is the term of the week, it seems. Elliot Masies most recent Learning Trends newsletter leads with the headline "DIY: Do It Yourself Trends". He quotes an article by Dion Hinchcliffe in ZD Net in which Dion states, The idea of DIY (Do It Yourself) is to get developers and IT departments out of the demand loop and letting users self-service themselves. What do you think?

Using Interviews to Build Your Online Course Business

LearnDash

Are you looking for a way to market your online course business but don’t want to write article after article? This article will help you determine who to interview, how to secure the interview, and even what questions you should ask. How do you find experts to interview?

Part 3/3: Facilitating learning experiences with AI

Everwise

Welcome to the third article in a three-part blog series on the role – and potential – of AI in Human Resources, specifically Learning and Development (L&D). The previous articles addressed AI as a transformative force in HR, followed by the role of AI in learning programs. This article discusses how AI can help facilitate learning experiences–our experience is that facilitated experiences outperform purely instructor-led or self-directed ones.

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20 Tips for Creating a Learning Culture in the Workplace

LearnUpon

We’re talking about knowing your values, product , customers, mission, conventions, structure… the list goes on. But as a growing organization, how do you ensure every member is acquiring the knowledge they need? Also, let your employees know what’s in it for them.

Re-thinking Learning and Performance from a Business Standpoint

ID Reflections

What should L&D do about it? I have just tried to explore various reasons as to why even well-designed programs fail to achieve the desired business results. The outcome of the training programs. Today’s employees cringe at the thought of having to attend training programs when they know that they can figure out how to get the work done more quickly and effectively – either by asking their network or by going to Google.

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.”. It was really tough to deliver the kind of training we needed to close the learning gap.”.

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. You’re doing it wrong.

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2019 eLearning Predictions – Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

The hype cycle theory holds that new concepts and technologies are initially little known, and thus little discussed, when they emerge from their Innovation Trigger – the point at which someone dreams them up, and only a small group of cognoscenti knows of them.

7 Best Practices To Create The Perfect Online Training Conditions

eFront

Do employees feel empowered and inspired by your online training content? In this article, I’ll share the 7 best practices to create the ideal online training conditions. Employees must be able to address issues before performance and skill gaps widen.

What Employees Worry About Between Training Classes.

Pract.us

The second article will discuss management concerns, and the third will look at what experienced employees, who often serve as ad hoc trainers, have to deal with. hours in training programs. hours of the year, they’re doing their jobs and presumably applying what they learned in class.

Learning Vs. Performance -- The Dichotomy

ID Reflections

In this context, a discussion with a friend led me to the video on Knowing-Doing Gap by Bob Proctor. Some further research into the Knowing-Doing Gap led me to his website: [link]. This summarizes the various reasons behind the existence of such gaps, including explicit and tacit knowledge, subconscious paradigms, limiting beliefs, fixed vs. growth mindset, fear of failure, and so on. People should start to do things differently.

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Her writings and articles have been published in papers like The Business Standard, Inside Learning Technologies Magazine, U.K., How successful do you think you have been in transforming your clients’ workplaces (including your present organization) to learning organizations?

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Determining The ROI Of eLearning – Using Kirkpatrick’s Model Of Training Evaluation

EI Design

In this article, I outline how you can use the Kirkpatrick’s model of training evaluation to measure training effectiveness, its impact, and the ROI of eLearning. How Do You Begin The Exercise To Measure The Effectiveness Of Online Training?

Investing in your Personal ROI without being Self-Centered

Mindflash

First, Know the Business Needs. Measuring the ROI of a learning program can be tricky, as quantifying of qualify knowledge gained by employee and how that gain hits the corporate bottom line is not always transparent. So online training programs are a must-consider option.

Technology Helps Put the Power of Learning in the Employees' Hands

ATD Learning Technologies

The #XM2020 program was touted as the learning journey to ensure a rapid time to performance for new marketers at Hilti. What and who do marketers need to know to perform? What key skills do they need to differentiate?

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7 Tips To Incorporate Informal Learning Into Your Corporate eLearning Strategy

eFront

But that doesn’t mean you should exclude it from your structured corporate eLearning program. In this article, we’ll share 7 tips to use informal learning into your training strategy. However, it can also play a prominent role in your corporate eLearning program.

7 tips for developing an online training culture in your organization

LearnUpon

Every building needs a solid foundation and the same is true for a successful online training program. Your employees need a structured training culture in order to develop skills, fill performance gaps, and master work-related tasks. Turn managers into mentors.

Would Robots Run the Classroom in the Future?

MagicBox

They go back home and narrate all the interesting facts that they got to know about green veggies. When a robot acts as an educator or mentor, the children encounter it as an apparently social being. She would need to know all about the lesson that needs to be taught.

Boost your eLearning ROI

eFront

In this article, we will discuss some insider’s tips on how to tweak your eLearning program in order to improve your eLearning ROI. Observe the performance of your future learners and discuss the gaps with their managers. Do not underestimate the power of first impressions.

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Determining The ROI Of eLearning – Using Kirkpatrick’s Model Of Training Evaluation

Adobe Captivate

In this article, I outline how you can use the Kirkpatrick’s model of training evaluation to measure training effectiveness, its impact, and the ROI of eLearning. How Do You Begin The Exercise To Measure The Effectiveness Of Online Training? This is the baseline and will be eventually used to measure the desired gain for the learners (acquisition of new skill or fixing a gap) and if this gain resulted in the required impact the business had sought.

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How to Choose the Right Course to Build or Membership Site Topic to Focus on with Ryan Levesque

LifterLMS

Let’s do it. When you do a book launch you have to do this big media tour and you get tired of hearing yourself answer the same questions over and over again. Let’s do it. And when I start doing the research it just kept bubbling up as a thing to pursue.

Learning Audiences Are Not Created Equal: Employees vs. Extended Enterprise

Talented Learning

Now, businesses large and small are expanding their internal training programs to serve the serve the needs of learning audiences outside of organizational walls. Meanwhile, for the brave souls who do respond, extended enterprise learning programs can be an eye-opening experience.

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.

How (and Why) You Should Promote Informal Learning with Trainees (and the Boss)

Mindflash

Do they learn more about their job from formal training (classroom, online, etc.) or do they learn more informally (from peers, managers, etc.)? In the past many companies viewed informal learning as a negative reflection on their formal training programs.

Disruptive Technologies and the Future of Learning & Development

Convergence Training

As you know, there are many new technologies available now or coming soon that may influence learning and development in different ways. I know, there’s a little bit of confusion there. Dr. Lee : Yeah, I think it’s still the thing to do, you know?

Restructure the employee experience for a better future

Learning Wire

Our greatest fear in this fast-paced 21st century is what to do when everything changes. If you have read any articles analyzing the market recently, then you will probably have learnt a lot on how to prepare for a more secure future. Do your employees feel a sense of worth?