Remote Mentoring: How to Cultivate a Virtual Connection

Chronus 

Maintaining a connection when we are socially distancing sounds like a paradox, but mentoring matters more than ever before. Remote mentoring delivers powerful and positive effects for displaced employees. Investing in mentoring can improve morale, performance and motivation.

Top 10 Association LMS Features – 2020 Edition

Talented Learning

Prior to 2020, many associations relied heavily on in-person tradeshows, seminars and on-site training because they were historically popular offerings for both the association and the member. Many associations are discovering they are now behind their for-profit competitors.

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LMS Selection: 7 Features Associations Need

Web Courseworks

Association members grow and change over time, and their needs grow and change with them. Unless the association addresses these changes, members won’t see the value of their membership. But how do associations accomplish this?

Find the Right Mentor

CLO Magazine

A former Twitter vice president in her early thirties, Claire has taught me a great deal about the business of social networking — and I’ve helped her learn a few things about the business of publishing. Ours is truly a cross-generational mentoring relationship.

Flash Mentoring: One-Time Learning for Self-Driven Development

Chronus 

With flash mentoring, participants can turn to mentors in order to learn a skill or topic of their choosing in a short amount of time. What is Flash Mentoring? Flash mentoring is one-time or short-term mentoring. Instead of a relationship that lasts months, flash mentoring is centered around tactical one-time meetings that provide knowledge or skills when participants need them. What are the Benefits of Flash Mentoring? Who Can Use Flash Mentoring?

Mentoring: More Than Just a Match 

CLO Magazine

Leading a mentoring program means more than just matching people and calling it a day. That single task barely scratches the surface of what it takes to effectively run a mentoring program. Labin said administrators act as the gardener for the mentoring garden in an organization.

14 Professional Development Opportunities Outside Work

KnowledgeCity

Find a Professional Association. Join an association that emphasizes professional development in its activities. You can elect to join an industry association or one that operates on job function or customer base. Find a Mentor. Many companies will assign a work mentor.

Bridging the skills gap with mentors

Everwise

If businesses want to improve employee retention and secure a stable pool of future employees, they need to teach and mentor their young leaders. Millennials, in particular, want more than technical training and a salary; they want mentoring and career development.

Associations: Should You Move to a New LMS for Continuing Education?

Talented Learning

For example, consider the association segment of the LMS industry. Only a few years ago I was writing about how smart associations were adopting LMS technology as a foundation for continuing education programs. The Modern Association LMS: Why Here And Now?

Mentoring in the Cloud at Cardinal Health

CLO Magazine

One of the biggest challenges associated with mentoring programs is keeping executives and employees invested. When she was hired in 2013, one of her first mandates was to breathe new life into the mentoring culture. We wanted a program that helped people build new networks.”.

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

Association eLearning

especially within those industries that are supported by professional associations. 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. A Social Learning Network.

RSDR 5: Development 2

Your Training Edge

Next, coaching and mentoring are also “crossroads” for HR and training. Keep in mind that coaching and mentoring are two separate components of both formal and informal development.

Associations Need to Lead Change with Education Programs

WBT Systems

“ The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm ”, a recently published whitepaper, outlines the potential for Associations to lead a much needed change in the current education industry. But they ask – are associations ready to lead this change?

Association Education and Certification: Best Benefit Ever

WBT Systems

What benefits truly increase value for association members, increasing engagement and ensuring that they renew their membership? It’s a question that many associations ask when planning benefit programs and communications to members.

CCK09: Notes on Learning Networks and Connective Knowledge

Experiencing eLearning

Over the last few days I’ve been working through Stephen Downes’ paper Learning Networks and Connective Knowledge. He explicitly rejects the ‘isomorphic’ view of mental contents, and instead describes a network of distributed representations. we can identify the essential elements of network semantics. First, context , that is, the localization of entities in a network. Third, emergence, that is, the development of patterns in the network.

Bridge the Skills-Gap with Competency Based Learning

Association eLearning

Dear Associations, I am trying to get into a skilled labor position at company X. Dear Associations, Help! Associations, the letters above represent your prospective members, and what they want is a career. I could have joined an association to get better.

Make it Easy for Members to Love your Association LMS!

WBT Systems

When implementing a new Association LMS, or upgrading your existing system, one of the top worries is “How will we get our members and new learners to use this new system?” Ensuring members are engaged in learning is a key challenge for associations.

The 3 C’s of Social Learning for Associations

WBT Systems

The 3 C’s of social learning for associations will help you decide what approach works best for your association members when incorporating social learning into the design of education programs. How is Social Learning relevant to Associations? .

What Does It Take to Find a Mentor in a Startup?

CLO Magazine

Mentoring isn’t easy. Mentoring also can hold different challenges in different work environments. For instance, mentoring in a startup environment requires a dynamic approach and a networked process to be effective. Don’t forget to keep the mentor/s updated on progress.

How to Create a Culture of Learning at Your Association

WBT Systems

How Does a Culture of Learning Help an Association? If you want to prepare your association for the future, you need lifelong learners to take you there—that’s the only way to stay competitive and agile enough to solve today’s problems and face tomorrow’s unknown challenges. As a bonus, by showing your members how your association is developing a culture of learning, you can encourage them to do the same. How Does an Association Create a Culture of Learning?

What If Your Association Can’t Afford an Instructional Designer?

WBT Systems

What are your options if your association can’t afford an instructional designer? First, start connecting with other association e-learning professionals. Attend webinars offered by the eLearning Guild , ATD , and Training Magazine Network. Keep your eyes open for mentors. The post What If Your Association Can’t Afford an Instructional Designer? Blog association budget e-Learning elearning instructional designer planning

If Only I Could Live Tweet Faster: My ASAE 2013 Session Standouts

Association eLearning

I got to meet and make so many association friends as well as gain a lot of valuable information. I recall overhearing one association professional talk about how ASAE Annual is like going to church or temple – you already know what you need to be doing but conference is a nice reminder.

Another Element of Overall Training: Joining Professional Associations

Mindflash

A great way to develop your leadership skills is the join a professional association and volunteer. Associations (any non-profit, for that matter) are always looking for energetic volunteers to work on projects. To Mentor or To Be Mentored. Network with Interesting People.

TrainingMagazine Network Presentation Resources: Interactivity, Games and Gamification: Creating Engaged Learners

Kapp Notes

Gave a presentation today to the fine folks involved with TrainingMagazine Network. It is better to have one “expert” avatar and another “motivational” avatar in a learning environment rather than having one combined “mentor” avatar. Chicago, IL: Association for Psychological Science.

10 Reasons to Join The eLearning Guild

Web Courseworks

Fast forward to present day, companies and larger national associations now have managers and a staff of course developers, most of which have full bachelor’s degrees or at the very least, a 2-year advanced degree or a certificate in web course design.

7 Tips to Eliminating Gender Bias in the Workplace

Chronus 

The mind tends to associate words like this with specific genders. Establish Mentoring Programs. Research suggests that mentoring programs make for a more diverse work hierarchy. These mentors don’t have to be of the same gender.

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The Key Ingredient for Good Soft Skills: Experience

Pract.us

According to a research overview by the National Soft Skills Association , 85% of job success comes from “well-developed soft and people skills” while only 15% comes from technical knowledge. Boost Performance Learning Culture News coaching employee development mentoring soft skills

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Helping Women Get Their Groove Back by Building Communities and Strong Support Networks from Rural Areas with Rebecca Undem

LifterLMS

Helping women get their groove back by building communities and strong support networks from rural areas with Rebecca Undem in this episode of the LMScast podcast with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Start with a local association. Actually I have like four people that I mentor.

Altering Your Corporate DNA: Creating a Culture of Mentorship

Everwise

Integrating mentoring into your organization’s culture is one way to provide opportunities for learning and development. However, according to Maggie Fromm at International Leadership Association, companies that take this kind of approach “miss the mark when it comes to sustainability.”.

Invest in Your People Even with a Small Learning Budget

CLO Magazine

Zucker, a partner at leadership development firm Next Step Partners, wrote that action learning projects, mentoring, job rotations and stretch assignments are low-cost ways to invest in employees’ professional growth. Bravetta Hassell is a Chief Learning Officer associate editor.

eLearning Glossary 2017 Edition

Association eLearning

With xAPI you can track classroom activities, usage of performance support tools, participation in online communities, mentoring discussions, performance assessment, and actual business results. eLearning has always been on the forefront of innovation.

The Rise of LMS Specialists: A Tour of Learning Tech Innovation

Talented Learning

Among LMS specialists, differentiation tends to start with the target learning audience: employees, extended enterprise (customers, channel and other business partners who interact with an organization from outside its walls), academic institutions, associations or continuing education.

How to Motivate Certification Candidates

WBT Systems

Have you ever heard people talk about studying for and obtaining their Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation? The candidates for your association’s certification programs face the same challenges as CAE candidates: Finding time and money to earn the required continuing education credits. Most importantly, don’t become complacent about the relevancy of your association’s credential.

Survey Says… Online Education’s Role in Membership Marketing

WBT Systems

Associations—a big group of human egos—are no different which is why membership benchmark survey reports are so popular. Associations want to know how their membership recruitment, retention, and marketing tactics compare to others so they can improve member growth and engagement. Every summer, the association community looks forward to the release of the Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report from Marketing General Incorporated (MGI). The state of association membership.

3 Ways Your LMS Facilitates Reflective Learning

WBT Systems

Individual reflection allows the learner to process information in relation to their own experience and social reflection enables the learner to compare their understanding and actions to those of other people, whether they are peers, or an expert, such as the instructor or a mentor.