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Listen: Discover Financial Services’ Jon Kaplan on tuition assistance programs and the importance of building trust among your learning team

CLO Magazine

In this episode of the Chief Learning Officer Podcast, Jon talks about that “crucible of leadership,” how he rebuilt himself and his team in the wake of his failure and how they came to establish the Discover College Commitment, an industry-leading tuition assistance program that all Discover employees are eligible for starting on their first day. We also touch on his efforts at Discover to rethink and expand tuition assistance programs from a benefit to an asset.

How to Build Effective Employee Engagement Strategies


You can show your appreciation for your employees with strong programs for support and development. If you can cultivate an environment where you prioritize the growth and development of your employees, you can help build a culture of trust and communication. Recognition Programs. These programs can be in-person or digitally, through the company’s Intranet, social media channels or email communications. Mentoring.

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The Unexamined Leadership Program is Not Worth Doing

The Performance Improvement Blog

If you’re not going to evaluate a leadership development program, don’t do the program! It will be a waste of time, money, energy, and trust. End-of-program reactionnaires (aka smile sheets) don’t count as evaluation. Viv Nunn of UK’s Open University, in an article for TrainingZone , explains some of the reasons for evaluating professional development programs. observing) a leadership development program reinforces learning.

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

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. But also refers to informal conversations, micro-mentoring sessions and learning from others. And many have recognized its value in a training program. Millenials , in particular, trust user-generated content 50% more than other media.

Training New Employees – 3 Essential Elements for Every Onboarding Program


It’s important to start to build trust and confidence the moment they walk in the door. Establishing a culture where every person matters and is valued is a great way to help build a new employee’s trust that they joined the right organization—and that buy-in is an important factor in keeping employee’s engaged. Peer mentor check-ins are a great way to reinforce these GREAT behaviors in a less intimidating setting.

Passing The Torch: 6 Habits of Highly Effective Leadership Programs and One Way to Totally Screw it Up


Still, that hasn’t stopped a rash of leadership programs to crop up in every Fortune 500 or mom-and-pop shop in response to an increased demand for better-trained leaders and improved talent management. There are six things that transcend all great leadership programs, but checking all of the boxes doesn’t mean you’ve knocked it out of the park. Strong Models and Mentors. Capitalize on those leaders by utilizing them as models and mentors for other employees.

Associations Need to Lead Change with Education Programs

WBT Systems

The authors of this whitepaper make a compelling case for associations to step in and bridge the growing education-to-employment gap by offering alternative, affordable, industry specific education programs for professional development and credentialing. Often this is because of the rigid structure of these programs, which is not supportive of non-traditional students who may need to work part-time, or have other responsibilities.

Pathway to Excellence through eLearning Programs


What major factors and key roles need to be considered when creating learning and development programs (L&D) that lead to excellence? 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. How do organizations achieve excellence?

Following Your Own Learning Programs

CLO Magazine

This research is further supported by Mark Waters and David Wall in their 2007 article, “Educational CPD: How UK GP Trainers Develop Themselves as Teachers.” Similarly, learning professionals rely on a trusted and well-established framework, the ADDIE model. Whether one employs a formal mentor or learning industry colleagues, learning professionals can leverage each other to compare notes and learn from each other’s experiences.


Day 0 Onboarding: Why It’s Important and 5 Ways to Prepare

Roundtable Learning

In this article, we will cover the importance of proper onboarding, what Day 0 is, and how you can take advantage of Day 0 with your new employees. Why a Comprehensive Onboarding Program is Important. Programs that have applicant tracking and benefits management are great for facilitating onboarding online. Jerry Gergich will be Leslie’s employee mentor, so if you have questions or need to meet with Leslie, you can talk with Jerry before she starts.

Online training in empathic mode


We will focus in this article on a definition that is meaningful and applicable in a pedagogical context. An empathic pedagogy has been shown to benefit feelings of trust, enjoyment of study, motivation and engagement in learning, the development and strengthening of a bond between teacher and learners, the creation of a positive learning environment, the development of a sense of belonging to the group, the valuing of learning, and educational success. Articles Catherine Meilleur

Corporate Training Content: Directions in Curation


And, not only was there was more and more relevant software, but each program was getting more and more complex with added features. There’s also what comes through social media, including community groups and trusted relationships. This is in lieu of a mentor/guide doing the same. Articles Course Content Enterprise Learning content library elearning contentOne of the mantras I’ve championed is " curation over creation." And I still believe it.

Successful Online Employee Onboarding Strategies


Pardon us for the cliches, but employee onboarding programs are in place to alleviate these very regressive feelings. 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. Employee onboarding is an employee acclimatizing program! These training programs include screenshots or videos of software used by the company. Mentor it carefully to weed out any unwanted content.

Guided Informal Learning: a Hands-on, Bottom-up Approach that Delivers Results for Small Businesses

If you have a small business or a small team, you might not have put a lot of thought into a training program. A customized program might be too expensive. And the free or low-cost online programs don’t always address your needs. For small businesses, GIL provides a way to develop your team without the disadvantages of a traditional, class-based training program. Managers have to trust their teams as well.

Getting Learners to Collaborate in a Virtual Learning Environment


Collaborative learning in virtual or online learning environments, on the other hand, happens only if learning programs support and promote interactivity and learner engagement. Creating opportunities for collaborative learning in online educational programs is no simple task.

Maximize Your Professional Development with Industry Memberships

eLearning Brothers

There are so many amazing features to this package, including either a Plus Membership to The eLearning Guild or a Professional Plus Membership to the Association for Talent and Development (ATD), a premium subscription to the most well-known self-paced video training library on the planet, and 1-on-1 mentoring with an eLearning Brothers mentor. Member Only Website Content: You receive a wealth of articles, blog posts, resources, development, and tools.

How The 70-20-10 Model Can Transform Your Learning

Digitec Interactive

Maybe you were reading a textbook, article, or journal. Sharing that can include watching others do tasks, shadowing a mentor, or simply asking questions. One of the smartest things you can do is to push trusted employees to mentor new hires.

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Delegating Course Facilitation Duties to Trainees: Benefits and Methods


Active learning is a habit developed and reinforced by the eLearning course mentor. Towards the initial days of the eLearning program, certain facilitation responsibilities should be given out to learners. This will ensure that they are motivated to achieve their learning objectives, and continue to remain engaged throughout the eLearning program. In this article, we’ll share the five ways to allocate facilitation responsibilities to learners.

Recommended Reading Summary: A Chapter of “Emerging Technologies for the Classroom”

Adobe Captivate

I’ve since started writing chapter summaries (here is the last article ) so people can “preview” some of the great books out there and hopefully end up reading them! And social media can encourage an environment of trust, where individuals share information about themselves and their interests. Establishing a level of trust within a social group can make the learning process more effective.

Get Employee Onboarding Right


Often it’s a loose process– two thirds of companies have no formal onboarding program. And not having a longer-term, structured onboarding program puts the onus on managers without equipping them to get their new team members up to speed. Without a structured program, the enthusiasm of starting a new job can quickly fade. Create a balanced, effective onboarding program. And external coaches or mentors provide a different perspective and a safe sounding board.

Give your employees a high-impact learning and development solution


Our software helps you gain insights about how your learning and development programs are being received by mentees, with the numbers to back it up. It’s easy to monitor your programs, groups and mentees in real-time. By using our facilitator and path tools, you can scale your programs as needed and set goals with participants and track their progress. Software plus a one-on-one mentor.

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


Her writings and articles have been published in papers like The Business Standard, Inside Learning Technologies Magazine, U.K., In the past, L&D‘s focus had been to design training programs based on defined learning needs, skill gaps and business goals. However, by definition all training programs are past focused based on an analysis of the past, imparting best practices and documented explicit knowledge.

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Social Learning doesn’t mean what you think it does!

Jane Hart

A few days ago my Internet Time Alliance colleague, Harold Jarche, shared this article, written by Deb Lavoy, with me: Social Business Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Does, Neither Does Enterprise 2.0. But social learning is not a bolted-on component of our formal educational and training programs. So to paraphrase the title of Deb Lavoy’s article – “Social Learning doesn’t mean what you think it does.&#.

Would Robots Run the Classroom in the Future?


When a robot acts as an educator or mentor, the children encounter it as an apparently social being. Another interesting point that needs thinking is the level to which children trust and believe in robots that are presented in a teaching role. For the purpose of this article, we look at four scenarios that exemplify different roles for robots in the classroom. This trust is damaged when they later realize their friend is actually a programmed entity.

How to Value Informal Learning


According to the latest Bersin Corporate Learning Factbook, the best L&D organizations deliver significantly more on-demand resources like articles, videos and books, and up to 20% fewer hours via formal training (ILT, vILT, e-learning). We have to start trusting the learner. True learning program success means observable behavior change. Digital technology has drastically changed the way we learn and consume content.

Banishing Evaluation Fears

CLO Magazine

Countless articles, white papers and programs address this issue and provide solutions that range from simple to complicated. Following are sample questions to ask the requestor or stakeholder to discover their needs and design a program that will meet those needs and deliver results: What outcomes do you wish to see after this program? Are there key metrics that should be improved as a result of this program? What would make this program a success in your eyes?

How To Transform Your Remote Workforce Into A Virtual Learning Community

Obsidian Learning

In this article, we’ll look at the process of creating a virtual learning community at your organization. Ever experienced a trust fall countdown? Some years ago the Obsidian Learning team participated in a three-day team-building retreat, and memories of the trust fall remain vivid.

5 Reasons your Charity Must use eLearning


Charity successfully using eLearning on a budget: Brandon Trust , a charity which provides services for individuals with learning difficulties and autism, received a Silver Award for Best Use of Resources at the Charity Learning Awards 2014. Accompanying note: On-the-job training may only be a viable training method during the day, due to the availability of mentors). Read the full article to learn more about this remarkable story.

Corporate Training Trends 2020


Earlier this year, Amazon announced a $700 million investment in employee training programs. “ We think it’s important to invest in our employees, and to help them gain new skills and create more professional options for themselves ,” said Beth Galetti, senior vice president of HR. Practice the pitch by role-playing with a colleague or mentor. Start embracing AI in 2020; 93% of employees already say they would trust orders from a robot. Share This Article.

How Avaya Built Its Own Version of Khan Academy

TechSmith Camtasia

Those are the key stats around the Avaya Mentor program, our fast-growing set of how-to YouTube videos for Avaya products that my team and I have been producing. Last week I had the pleasure of presenting at the semi-annual Technology Services World (TSW) Conference , hosted by the Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA) on the Avaya Mentor program, which I had also written about last August. There are many surprising results from the Avaya Mentor project.

How To Transform Your Remote Workforce Into A Virtual Learning Community

Obsidian Learning

In this article, we’ll look at the process of creating a virtual learning community at your organization. Ever experienced a trust fall countdown? Some years ago the Obsidian Learning team participated in a three-day team-building retreat, and memories of the trust fall remain vivid.

Self-Awareness: The Ladder to Leadership Success

CLO Magazine

Although a variety of training opportunities exist for training current medical faculty and program directors, there has not been the same level of focus and attention. This widening gap, largely generational, is made worse by a shortage of well-trained mentors, low funding for training and a lack of leadership engagement in this type of education. For the past two U.S. presidential administrations, health care has been a contentious issue.

Employee Empowerment – The What, The Why and The How


Millennials don’t want to be managed; they want to be mentored. Related Article: Finding the Best Tool for Your Talent Development Program. Affording employees the freedom to take control over the direction and scope of their own development is equivalent to saying “I trust your work ethic, I trust your ability, and I trust your methods for getting the best results”. Let’s begin by playing a quick word association game.

Developing a RIDE or Die Leadership Mentality at ELM


We’d like to share our leadership development process with you: from hiring to training; and then to ongoing mentoring and coaching. . Most of what we learn as leaders and managers occur daily in the interactions and decisions we make involving our staff, clients, and finances. . 20% of leadership development occurs through mentors and coaches. Select Mentors and Coaches in Your Organization. At ELM, we have a training process for both leaders and mentors.

Developing a RIDE or Die Leadership Mentality at ELM


We’d like to share our leadership development process with you: from hiring to training; and then to ongoing mentoring and coaching. . Most of what we learn as leaders and managers occur daily in the interactions and decisions we make involving our staff, clients, and finances. . 20% of leadership development occurs through mentors and coaches. Select Mentors and Coaches in Your Organization. At ELM, we have a training process for both leaders and mentors.

Instructional Design Tip: How to Simplify Instruction

Rapid eLearning

Don’t just review documentation or trust what the subject matter expert says. The organization benefits from having a consistent message and a vehicle to mentor potential supervisors or managers. The peer coach program also provided a way to train future supervisors by giving them elevated responsibilities. Check out these articles and free resources in the community.

Thinking Beyond a Seat at the Table

CLO Magazine

While this is important, it is time to move from value capture to value creation with a focus on continuous program improvement. Evaluation program data exposes weaknesses and strengths. Using these data to improve processes enhances future program ROI and can lead to more funds. They are: Developing global leaders: Trust in institutions and leaders in all types of organizations is eroding. Leadership development requires more than just a learning program.

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