Mentors: Keeping talented women career-focused in uncertain times

CLO Magazine

Mentors have been key players in helping the talented women leaders who attend our programs stay focused on their growth and development, despite bedrock changes to how they do it. Recently, we interviewed mentors to see how they and their mentees were adapting to these altered circumstances.

Progressive Insurance gives interns an entry-level lesson in the new reality of office work

CLO Magazine

Perhaps the most valuable aspect of an internship is building relationships with mentors and executives while observing an organization first-hand from the inside. This article was originally published by Chief Learning Officer ‘s sister publication, Workforce.


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Training Lessons from Seinfeld: Lesson #3 – Do the Opposite


Training Lesson: Do the Opposite! Instead, try tapping into online communities for professional guidance, informal mentoring, and creative inspiration. Check out this month’s issue of Learning Solutions magazine, specifically the Nuts & Bolts article by Jane Bozarth in which she discusses using social media tools, like Twitter, to build a personal learning network (PLN).

14 Professional Development Opportunities Outside Work


Find a Mentor. Many companies will assign a work mentor. Engage in Reverse Mentoring. In reverse mentoring , you pair yourself with a younger or less experienced professional to gain insight and knowledge from a fresh perspective. In this relationship, both parties are the mentor and the mentee and need to have a genuine interest in learning from one another. Actively Read and Apply Lessons to Life.

5 Lessons for Designing Engaging E-Learning Interactions…From Project Runway

ATD Learning Technologies

The designers’ mentor always makes an appearance rather early during the time allotted. Editor’s Note: This article is reposted from Allen Interaction’s E-Learning Leadership Blog Last month, I had the honor of speaking at the 2016 ATD TechKnowledge Conference in Las Vegas. I discussed sketching and prototyping as a design methodology for designing effective e-learning.

L&D: Transforming for Tomorrow

Learning Wire

What lessons can be learned? classroom, coaching/mentoring in person), careful consideration still needs to be given when deciding which digital method to be used. The author of this article is Venessa Parker – Digital Learning Consultant at Crossknowledge. Article Learning TrendsIt’s a question that has been on everyone’s mind for the past few months: can classroom training continue to reign with social-distancing and other post-lockdown measures?

“Automating” your Classroom Training


For now, I’ll stick to today’s reality and avoid Elroy’s Little Dipper School (if this reference isn’t hitting home – check out this article about a popular futuristic show from my childhood). Likewise, working with mentors/coaches/subject matter experts following the class supplements and puts into practice the class instruction. Articles Classroom ILT“Automating” your Classroom Training.

Artificial Intelligence And How It’s Changing E-Learning

Your Training Edge

From social media to speech recognition, warfare to writing articles, coding to customer service – machine learning and artificial intelligence have become part and parcel of our urban lives. are joining hands to use machine learning to automate the process and serve up the next best lesson. Practical Mentoring – Connecting the stalwarts and mentors of the industry to the students at the right time is what project-based mentoring is all about.

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Managers Make or Break Your Culture of Career Mobility


When managers are evaluated on leadership skills, however, they’re more likely to be flexible about sharing talent with other teams, and they’re more open to letting their people be mentored by other team leaders. Maybe one of your people wants to be trained or mentored.

Benefits of the 70 20 10 model: how to include social and experiential learning in your online training

Plume - e-learning & learning management systems

You can easily ensure that your online course content sets up your learners for the social and experiential learning part by ensuring your lessons incorporate the following tried and tested formats. Bite sized lessons. We’ve all been there – Googling an answer to a seemingly simple question and instead getting lengthy articles and a ten minute long YouTube video. Ideally, your lessons should explain concepts and ideas in just 3-4 minutes.

Successful Online Employee Onboarding Strategies


In this article, we share with you some innovative ways to use your company’s online portal to change the way employees are brought into a company. This is also a great area for addressing performance concerns and sharing “lessons learned”. Online support questions need to be answered and mentored in a “community of practice” manner. Mentor it carefully to weed out any unwanted content. Do you remember your first job? The young age and the foreign surroundings.

5 Ways to Incorporate Social Learning in Your Training

eThink Education

This article will answer the following questions concerning social learning: . In addition, social learning can also be competition-based , giving learners the opportunity to earn badges or rank in leadership boards through gamified lessons.

How to Make A Thousand Training Videos for YouTube FAST (Customer Story)

TechSmith Camtasia

Avaya’s video articles receive significantly more page views than their text-based articles. These types of video lessons are traditionally created by instructional designers and can require a dedicated learning management system and special authoring tools. PERHAPS THE MOST INTERESTING METRIC IS THAT WE ARE SEEING SIGNIFICANTLY MORE VIEWS PER [VIDEO] ARTICLE THAN AVAYA’S TEXT-BASED ARTICLES,” Carl Knerr. At a glance.

Make Your Learners Happy - Workshop Tip #225

Vignettes Learning

Mentoring sessions for projects is another method that I use in my virtual training/workshop sessions. Everyone is assigned a mentor to check on their submitted projects and to guide them by providing feedback. It makes it easier for learners to relate to the lessons and ideas.

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10 Keys for a Successful Onboarding Program

Learning Wire

According to Brandon Hall’s 2016 onboarding survey, 98% of respondents want to improve their onboarding process, and more specifically new hire experience , collaboration (mentors, managers, and peers) and time-to-proficiency. Based on corporate lessons learned and deep-dive research, we have identified 10 keys to achieve ambitious goals related to productivity, engagement and retention: Start onboarding before the start date! Appoint a buddy or mentor!

Free L&D webinars for May 2019

Limestone Learning

Friday, May 10, 2019, 11AM – 12PM PT: Leadership Lessons for Any Occasion (Free for ATD members) Periodicals such as "Harvard Business Review" and "Fast Company" recently have featured cover story articles on the importance of effective storytelling in business. This webcast is based on the ATD Press book, "Leadership Lessons for Any Occasion: Stories of Our Mothers" (December 2018). Quickly mock up your lesson and share it with your key stakeholders.

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It’s Time to Get Started with Career Mobility


But when they’re evaluated on their leadership skills, they’re more likely to be flexible about sharing talent with other teams and more open to letting their people be mentored by other team leaders. . Each day, you’ll gain access to new videos, articles, and checklists in bite-sized pieces. We know you don’t have time for a formal course (neither do we), so these lessons were designed to be completed in 15-20 minutes per day.

50 Ways to Lever Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

Mentoring – a relationship in which senior leaders impart their knowledge and wisdom on employees who are learning to be leaders. Business case-study – drawing lessons from discussing the documented story of actual events in another organization. Books and articles – reading books and articles that have information and expert advice about an area of needed performance improvement. (My apologies to Paul Simon.).

How Machine Learning and AI are Making Online Learning More Beneficial


This adaptiveness not only ensures students spend their time productively, it ensures teachers, counselors, mentors, and parents also fully understand how best to support applicants both on and off the platform. Similarly, Byjus leverages data, ML and AI to offer personalized lessons. The online lessons include various animations and other visual effects to increase the engagement of the students. This article was first published on

Why do Learners Drop Out of a Course?


In this article, we will uncover the “why” behind the drop-outs and the “how” to stall them to a complete stop. Research also indicates that the number one reason why learners drop out of a course is because the course and/or mentor fail to meet their expectations. Expectations of the course instructor Instructor responses, feedback and the degree of one-on-one interaction with the learner directly reflect upon the quality of the lesson.

A not-so-white paper on succession

CLO Magazine

To be sure, Jack Welch left us many lessons, but what about the lessons of Ken Frazier of Merck, Satya Nadella of Microsoft, Carlos Rodriguez of ADP, Lisa Su of AMD and Indra Nooyi of PepsiCo? Those role models mentored me far beyond the college years. “By

How To Write Effective Learning Objectives To Support Your Blended Learning Strategy

Obsidian Learning

Set Measurable, Specific Task- Or Lesson-Level Objectives. Is it written from the learners’ point of view, or is it describing what the instructor will be doing during the lesson? Multiple mastery-level objectives that require a mentor or expert guidance? Let’s review a few of our lesson-level objectives and make some possible blended learning design assessments: Describe 4 key company-employment policies. Blended learning programs can include many deliverables.

Planning Assessments for your eLearning Course


Without assessments, both learners and mentors might as well pretend they are reading a monotonous story with a “tapered off” ending! Read some tips we have for you in this article. Create questions that force students to apply lessons from the material to real-life scenarios. Build the suspense: Beware of the boredom on the horizon of long, monotonous lessons. Assessment planning is the key to developing meaningful eLearning courses.

The Learner’s Journey: A Process For Helping People Learn To Change

Dashe & Thomson

The goal of this article is to explain that connection and in the process provide a way to better understand how people learn as well as change. are encouraged by a MENTOR to. Mentor. The organization experiences successful change along with many lessons and rewards from the journey. The role of the L&D department is that of the mentor, helping individuals learn and make several smaller changes so the entire organization can make a giant leap forward.

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How To Start Teaching Astrology Classes Online?


As the formal education facilities for astrology is limited in many countries, most people look for learning from a mentor and become certified in astrology by taking online classes. Everybody is finding ways to understand what’s happening in their lives using their birth charts as the guide.

Is 70:20:10 valid?

Jay Cross

Successful managers learn three to four times as much from experience as from interaction with bosses, coaches, and mentors. An academic tells me the 70:20:10 numbers are without basis because six PhD students who combed the past 50 years of peer-reviewed articles couldn’t find any empirical research to back them up. The lesson here is not to become stuck on the exact ratios and percentages like a rabbit in the headlights.

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3 Ways Your LMS Facilitates Reflective Learning

WBT Systems

In a recent New York Times article, The End of Reflection , the author looks at the negative impact of the ever-present smartphone in reducing time spent on individual reflection. The article notes that speedy access to information is of the utmost importance to adults, but this can distract us from the act of reflection.

The Advantages and Disadvantages of a Virtual Learning Environment


Books, Articles, and Other Writings. With forums and message boards, seasoned employees can answer questions and offer mentoring and advice for new employees. This could lead to skimming articles or starting a video that turns into background noise as they try to complete another project at the same time. Of course, you can help prevent that by keeping lessons and videos short and simple.


Wonderful Brain

Learning on the job to get ahead by kneecapping others is not a hard lesson to learn – but the truly dangerous CRZY-MKRs are subtle, selective and have acquired an amazing sense of timing. Nevertheless, the other lesson is the gazelle needs to run faster and be more alert to survive the lion, and despite the big cat’s power, usurp control from the executive with the forcefulness of a positive NO! The Case of the Jealous Mentor. Yes, they are all around you.

3 Methods of Reflective Practice in an eLearning Environment


In this article, we’ll share with you 3 common reflective practice strategies you can easily introduce between the chapters of your eLearning courses to provoke performance and engagement improvements. After receiving feedback from the course mentor or training manager, the learner modifies their performance and behavior accordingly. Failures also need to be recorded towards developing a “lessons learned” list.

6 Unconventional Social Learning Activities To Consider For Your Corporate eLearning Course


Employees learn best when they can apply their lessons in contextual scenarios. The mentor and mentee can communicate by text or social media. Encourage the corporate learner to take initiative and ask questions that the online training mentor can apply themselves. Be sure to pick willing, pro-active mentors, so that the partnership is productive. They don’t necessarily have to write an article.

The most important time to support a woman’s career development is in her 20s

CLO Magazine

Research shows that young women are much less likely than their male counterparts to seek out mentors and sponsors. Organizations need to provide their talented young women with strategies for developing these relationships early on, as well as help them understand the differences between mentors and sponsors, their varying roles and how to engage each. More and more research highlights the enduring benefits to both women and their organizations of developing female talent early.

How to Build a Learning Organization

Bersin’s Global Human Capital Trends 2016 report suggests that the future of learning will center around coaching and mentoring, rather than simply offering courses on discreet skills. Regular reflection helps people put the small lessons add up over time. In a 2015 article in Forbes , John Hall writes, “Most businesses don’t facilitate learning; they conduct training.” Small steps and teamwork will help you build a culture of learning.

Five Key Trends to Watch Out in LXPs for 2020

Origin Fractal LXP

A youngster joins a specific trade and he is guided by a mentor to learn the ropes of the trade. In this article in the Harvard Business Review – the authors Josh Bersin and Marc Zao-Sanders make an interesting point – “ The traditional corporate learning portal (the learning management system) is rarely used (other than for mandatory compliance training) and it often takes many clicks to find what you need.

Communities of Practice in your LMS: A hidden KM tool


In this article, we will define knowledge and how using your LMS, you can share tacit and explicit knowledge using some knowledge management strategies. In this article, we dig into the science behind the knowledge-sharing tools and reveal how they can be implemented using the features of your learning management system. The key is to assign responsibility to individuals who will monitor, mentor and manage this system. What makes knowledge so hard to capture?

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Pathway to Excellence through eLearning Programs


In this article, we’ll share with you the primary factors and stakeholders that enable an organization to achieve excellence. This includes, but is not limited to, lessons learned, experience sharing, peer mentoring and many other strategies that create organization-specific knowledge. Another area worth researching within an organization is the lessons learned from failures. How do organizations achieve excellence?

Top 3 Collaboration Activities for your eLearning Course


In this article, we’ll share the top three forms of collaboration activities for your eLearning course that have proven to enhance eLearning experiences. Reflections: Here, learners can write down their observations on their performance and their lessons learned. The course mentor posts different topics to observe the level and quality of learning demonstrated by participants. The success of this form of collaboration depends mostly on the course mentor.

Why consider Blended Learning for corporate training & development?


For a good summary of the key mistakes, read McKinsey’s article why leadership development programs fail. In other words, how to tackle the challenge of ‘learning transfer’ and ensure the leadership lessons learned in the classroom translate into behavior change on the job? They receive and do their homework in the app, capture all mentor feedback in here as well as receive reminders of personal goals.

Quit Fixing and Start Coaching

Training Industry

I know her frustration very well as a painful lesson I had to learn. In the article, "Find the Coaching in Criticism," professors Sheila Heen and Douglas Stone found even well intentioned opinions, “…spark an emotional reaction, inject tension into the relationship, and bring communication to a halt” no matter the position or years of experience of the recipient. Even in mentoring situations where people seek ideas, helping people can actually serve to stunt their development.

Online learning vs face to face learning: why you should make the switch


This article can help. Instead, The solution is to incorporate the positive lessons from face-to-face into your digital strategy to create blended learning in the workplace. Face to face role play with manager or mentor. It’s an opportunity for learners to put their reflection and theory into practice, getting feedback from a manager or mentor before applying ‘in real life’. Virtual mentoring/tutoring. Are you yet to harness the power of online learning?