Remote Mentoring 101

G-Cube

The key aspects of mentoring are face to face engagements, instant feedback and analysis and clear communication of goals. So how do you translate these into a remote working environment where all the above are not possible for the lack of a personal interface?

Competency-Based Learning: How to Bridge the Skills-Gap

Association eLearning

Competency-Based Learning: How to Bridge the Skills-Gap was originally published in the IACET blog as a guest post by Digitec President Jack McGrath. The skills-gap issue is growing more critical in the U.S., Continuing education is needed to address the crisis, but while most associations do provide education, a number of third-party suppliers have entered the marketplace as well. The Skills-Gap Crisis. How bad is the skills-gap problem?

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How women can build powerful mentoring relationships

CLO Magazine

In this column, I’ll share my thoughts and those of other business leaders on how women can successfully develop mentoring relationships. Mentors are all around us’. rings especially true: “Mentors are all around you. Leadership Development mentoring mentoring women

How do you build eLearning?

B Online Learning

When it comes to building eLearning, how do you do it? Do you just open up Articulate Storyline , have a look at the content that your SME has provided and then just start building it? Do you import a bunch of PowerPoint slides, add a player skin with the obligatory Next and Previous buttons, attach some word documents as resources, and then hit publish? Do they need to be assessed to prove their understanding has changed? So how do we do that well?

Bridge the Skills-Gap with Competency Based Learning

Association eLearning

What can I do? How do I advance in my career when I’m barely qualified for an entry level job in my field even though I have a degree? Who are your potential members and what do they want? You can help your members over the skills gap with competency based learning, career focused training, and micro-credentialing. How do I know? You can do it with your continuing education programs, and if you did, people like me would join and stay.

Maneuver Mentoring Obstacles

CLO Magazine

In organizations across the country, mentoring programs are acknowledged to benefit both talented employees and their managers, adding millions of dollars to the bottom line. In fact, research consistently shows that mentoring provides pivotal developmental relationships that function as the backbone for organizational improvement. Here are three major obstacles that can negatively impact effective mentoring relationships. Mentors are especially important for women.

Can Your LMS Do THIS?

Avilar

But did you know an LMS can help match employees to job openings? Interns completed self-administered skills assessments at the start, midpoint and conclusion of the year-long program. Supervisors and mentors also assessed interns’ skills, to capture a multi-rater view of skills and skills gaps. Mentors used LMS reports to monitor progress and adjust development planning, as needed, to maximize appropriate learning and skill development.

Do You Need to Update Your Training Program?

Avilar

Or to know when it’s time to update your computers. But how do you know when it’s time to update your training program? Blended Learning : In a world where so many of us turn to Google or YouTube to find immediate answers, employees expect “just in time” learning to do their jobs well. Do you have the right mix of blended learning, so your employees can get to tactical answers quickly and have the support they need to master more complicated concepts?

Do You Know How to Create an Actionable Learning Strategy?

CLO Magazine

For another, when they do review and/or develop learning strategies, those strategies don’t always mesh well with business priorities. Further, CLOs need to know how learning drives business-centric concerns like revenue and market penetration. A focus on learning objectives versus business objectives: Learning leaders should use training needs assessments to identify skill gaps and pain points. Leaders also can be valuable mentors and coaches.

Understanding Your Member Mix: Bridging the Gender Gap

Abila

Throughout the findings we collected in the 2018 Member Education and Career Development Report , there were several data points that highlighted a gender gap among members. Let’s bridge the gap. This data points out various ways that organizations can take advantage of member data and start to identify any potential gaps that may exist among member groups. Here are a few next steps to help you begin to bridge the gender gap: Assess your organization’s services and offerings.

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?

Know how your firm makes money

CLO Magazine

I’ll never forget when, back in 2007, I had a meet and greet with the chief financial officer of my then firm as part of my first three months on the job while I was conducting my current state assessment. Why do you want to know?”

Corporate Onboarding Programs: What You Need to Know

Roundtable Learning

They feature everything from strategy discussions to technical training — anything your new hires need to do their job comfortably and completely. And they want to be equipped with the resources to do their best work. It can do so by: Reviewing the Role.

Need to Combine E-Learning with Mentoring? Here’s a Simple Solution.

Rapid eLearning

Recently someone asked how to combine their mentoring program with elearning courses. But the ideas in this post could work in any type of training program that includes some sort of mentoring or peer coaching. The peer coach also has her own job to do. You can also structure the module to review and assess the learner’s understanding, something that may be missed on the floor. Give the person a schedule that lets them know what they will be learning.

Help Your Members Across the Digital Readiness Gap

WBT Systems

But even when people have access to the web, another type of digital divide may present a challenge to associations with online learning programs—a digital readiness gap. If the target market for your educational programs is on the wrong side of this gap, you need to know and you need a plan for bridging the gap. Trust: the ability to assess the trustworthiness of online information and protect personal information.

Bridging the Gap: Addressing Barriers to Women in Leadership

Everwise

Borges noted that women statistically receive more vague feedback (if they get any feedback at all), and this makes it hard to know what to continue, what to change, and how to change it. When there are no female leaders in an organization, this sends a message to women that they do not fit as a leader in that enterprise. Start with self-assessment (individually and organizationally): document current biases and identify key metrics to intervene.

4 Simple Steps That Boost Workforce Performance

Avilar

A great place to start is with a competency model followed by gaining an understanding of what employees know and what they don’t know. A “competency model” defines the skills and levels of proficiency in those skills that an employee needs to possess to do a particular job effectively. Step 2: Assess Employees’ Skills. Assessments may be conducted online using modern polling tools to collect skills data.

Learning Pathways: How to Fill Your Industry’s Skills Gap

WBT Systems

If you ever hiked up a mountain without the help of a trail, you know how frustrating and, sometimes, dangerous it can be. Learners who tell us that their goal is to start a new career will be shown a complete guide to that career including what skills they need to know, the sequence of courses that teach those skills and even pre-requisites needed to successfully master the skills,” said a Coursera product manager. No longer do they have to wonder, “Where do I begin?

Beyond the hype: What you really need to know about digital learning this year

Learning Pool

Talking about the ‘war for talent’ might sound like a well-worn cliché but the reality today is that there are new roles emerging all the time and skills gaps opening up like never before.

How to Ensure You Don’t Do a Starbucks

Enyota Learning

~Your customer doesn’t care how much you know until they know how much you care – Damon Richards, Customer Care Expert. Since there is no time gap between production and consumption, quality becomes paramount. In addition to enabling teams from various geographies to collaborate on problem-solving challenges in real-time, e-learning also offers other advantages like instant connectivity to mentors and subject matter experts, regardless of where they are located.

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.

The Hidden Benefits of Keeping an Updated Skills Inventory

Avilar

Do you know what skills your people have today? Here’s how (and why) to do it. But to be truly useful, you’ll need an online management system to easily assess skills when your organization’s needs change, when your employees develop more skills, and as people come into and out of your company. Using a skills management system like Avilar’s WebMentor Skills , invite employees to complete online skills assessments based on their role(s) within the company.

Looking the Future in the Face

CLO Magazine

Ridner agreed, saying that the best leaders, “motivate their teams to do the best work possible and achieve the best outcomes.”. They’re more likely to do this, he said, not only because they were brought up in a culture where failure was more acceptable, but because it allows them to tap into that creativity, collaboration and flexibility to problem-solve. Bridging the Gaps. The face of leadership is starting to shift.

Why You Should Boost Soft Skills in Your Organization

Avilar

Companies are frantically investing time and money to recruit, retain and develop employees who know about artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, data science and the like. Yet, in an interesting twist, the adoption of automation is starting to shift the focus beyond “hard skills” (technical know-how), creating a greater demand for employees with finely tuned “soft skills” (the way people do their jobs). How to Identify and Close Soft Skills Gaps?

How to Win the War for Talent with Competencies

Avilar

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. The easier you make it for employees to know what skills and competencies they need to master, the better they can focus on closing their skill gaps and gaining valuable experience.

Employee skills development through Competency-based Learning

Wizcabin

This document is essential, as it helps to fill gaps through the organization of training and seminars for employee development. Before you start developing and assessing your employees’ skills, you need to create a competency map for your company. Mentoring. Self-assessment.

How Do You Define And Pursue A Compelling Purpose?

Everwise

There’s pressure, from ourselves and the people around us, to know the answer to: Where do you see yourself in five, ten, twenty years? Lastly, by planning how you can do more of what you love and excel in. Our community of mentors offered some constructive tips on defining and working towards your compelling purpose. So when you’re asked for your five-year plan, you’ll know just the answer. What did I like doing?

Learning in the Workplace: Put Your Managers at the Helm

Absorb LMS

Enabling leaders to support employee learning has become necessary for organizations to address the growing skills gap. Educate managers about how to find and suggest relevant courses for their team members, and let them know employees value their recommendations. Assessments of team members’ needs should be personalized and ongoing—not just occurring once or twice a year during performance reviews.

What is Employee Development, and Why is it Important?

Docebo

It’s hard to find good talent so, once you do, offering development opportunities helps to keep them engaged so they stick around – and creating the right kind of employee development plan is just as important as having one at all.

How to facilitate knowledge transfer between generations

Matrix

Put in place a mentoring program. Traditionalists and Baby Boomers need to know their organization values hard work, experience, and depth of knowledge. Read more: Using mentoring as a leadership accelerator within your organization. Develop a reverse mentoring program as well.

Back to the Workplace: 5 Things to Consider When Reboarding Returning Employees

Obsidian Learning

They surely don’t need to sit through the entire program, and if you insist that they do so, be prepared for resistance—it’s a tough exercise to sit through training that you don’t want or need. And as an employer, do you really want to get off on the wrong foot with rehires?

How to Develop Leadership Competencies that Work

Avilar

We all know that future business leaders don’t emerge by chance. Do you know how to develop leadership competencies that work? . Competitive edge : Know their markets and innovate to stay ahead. Identify current strengths, interests, experiences, and skill gaps.

Time for a New Look at Learning: Or What I Learned from Reading “Informal Learning at Work”

Pract.us

In Matthews’ words, “Much of the learning we do on a daily basis is not something we think of or label as learning. Combine traditional classes with mentoring, coaching, and follow-up activities. Basically, employees are filling in their knowledge gaps themselves any way they can. He cites Forrester research that found 47% of business technology users in North America and Europe use one or more websites not sanctioned by IT to do their jobs.

How to Boost Your LMS When Upskilling Employees is Your Goal

Avilar

To truly address the skills gaps of your employees with the learning and development they need, you’ll want a robust LMS paired with a competency management system that informs and guides the upskilling process, every step of the way. You’ll know right away where there are skill gaps.

4 BIG business problems you can solve with adaptive learning

Axonify

As companies grow and roles become more complex, how do we enable our people to be the differentiators we need without radically increasing our training budgets? The perfect training strategy would be to provide every employee with a mentor who can personally help them with their development. But you can’t do that in an organization with 30,000 employees and only 30 people in the learning and development department.

Actions To Implement Successful Employee Onboarding Process

Wizcabin

Give them pre-assessment to determine their learning gap. As an organization, to achieve the best results with your onboarding program , you need to determine your new hires’ gap. Let them know about the new hires’ roles and why they must welcome them.

Five tips for keeping learners connected and engaged across the virtual void

Inquisiq

How do you do that in this environment? How do you replicate traditional in-person guidance and on-the-job training while keeping people engaged across the virtual void? If someone is struggling, you’ll know it, and can reach out to them directly to help.