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Covert Consulting: A Survival Competency for Today’s Training Organizations

Living in Learning

The phone rings early, and I answer without the benefit of my first cup of caffeine. The Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing is on the line being his usual all-business self, even at 7:05am. He makes a simple request – “If we’re going to become a world-class Marketing organization, we’re going to have to fix the Marketing University catalog.”. We don’t have the right courses in the catalog, and I need your help to fix that.”.

Online Courses Are Golden: Can an LMS Help Your Business Cash In?

Talented Learning

Do you sell learning content online ? And if you already offer online courses, you’re probably looking for ways to expand this line of business. Why Are Online Courses So Attractive? What’s driving new interest in digital learning? It’s not just for universities and commercial training companies anymore. Content quality also runs the gamut, from basic page turners to deeply immersive virtual reality.

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Coaching can help fill the soft skills gap

CLO Magazine

Finding the right combination of methodologies that will work best for a particular leader with specific needs can be overwhelming. Knowledge transfer and skill building happen in a variety of ways: formal education, self-directed learning, training, mentoring, executive coaching, job rotation, etc. However, I posit that executive coaching is still the best way to help leaders develop skills that are difficult to teach, measure and sometimes articulate — soft skills.

Grow multicultural leaders with coaching, not just business English

CLO Magazine

As workforces continue to grow more diverse, human resources and learning and development teams have embraced language training programs, such as Business English and ESL, for multicultural employees. By strengthening communications skills and building a “same language” framework for the workforce, these initiatives not only foster individual development, they enhance collaboration and productivity and contribute to cultural cohesion.

Associations: Solving the Skills Gap with Digital Credentials

WBT Systems

Associations around the world face a common challenge — how to remain relevant and expand their footprint in their particular domain. Success depends on the ability to create value for their brand. In the past, they achieved this in part by selling continuing education content to members, either directly or indirectly through conferences and forums. These diverse entities all sell accredited continuing education content — and they’re starting to make a dent in the U.S.

Does Your Business Really Need an LMS? Straight Talk with “The eLearning Coach”

Talented Learning

Earlier this year, I was fortunate to be interviewed by one of the learning community’s most talented instructional designers and thought leaders, Connie Malamed (aka “ The eLearning Coach “). The resulting podcast is titled “ The Strategic Use of Learning Management Systems ” but speaks to a more basic question: Does your organization even need an LMS? Why is the LMS market is changing so quickly?

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

Inclusion and diversity are imperatives in today’s workplace. For those who create training or administer training programs, that means considering and meeting the needs of learners with disabilities. This “Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning” provides practical steps for ensuring your online training fosters a welcoming experience for all of your learners, whether they are team members, clients, or the public. .

BLOG: Where do businesses find their LMS content?

Unicorn Training

Are you amongst the three-quarters of firms that use a mix of in-house and third-party training content in your LMS? Software Advice, a site that rates learning management platforms, surveyed 150 corporate LMS administrators on their use of third-party versus in-house training materials and found 73% use both. From knowing the industry that stat probably isn't a huge surprise. As a result, the return on learning will be far greater.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

Inclusion and diversity are imperatives in today’s workplace. For those who create training or administer training programs, that means considering and meeting the needs of learners with disabilities. This “Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning” provides practical steps for ensuring your online training fosters a welcoming experience for all of your learners, whether they are team members, clients, or the public. .

How does customizing of learning help to improve competencies?

Origin Learning

What do conglomerates with highly complex product lines do to keep people charged on gaining skills? What does a multi-national company with years of hard-built reputation do, especially when it is aggressively entering newer markets , expanding and adding newer products or lines to its already overflowing basket of products? How can the issue of crunching voluminous data be addressed? Learning cannot be static anymore. What did the assignment entail?

Virtual Learning: Rewriting the Playbook in Turbulent Times

Talented Learning

Throw out your learning technology playbook. The Coronavirus is here and we’re all witnessing a plot twist of epic proportions. Isolation is the new norm and rapid change is everywhere. Naturally, we all feel uneasy (or worse) about the future. So let’s start with the elephant in the room… RSVP FOR OUR APRIL WEBINAR! How Will the Coronavirus Shape Virtual Learning and Work? 2) Tips for Learning Practitioners.

LMS Market Trends: Issues and Opportunities

Talented Learning

If you’ve ever crossed professional paths with me, you know I’m willing to talk learning tech shop with anyone — vendors, buyers and practitioners– anytime, anywhere in the world. Every day I meet new experts and exchange ideas about what’s good, bad and ugly in the world of learning technology. It’s not just because I’m a learning tech fanatic with more than 22 years of LMS/elearning industry experience.

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LMS Technology Trends: Why Focus Is The Next Big Thing

Talented Learning

I have now formally reviewed 125 of the potential 700 learning management solutions available in the world. As I get deeper and deeper into the industry, I’m more convinced than ever that “focus” is the key LMS technology trend of today’s winning vendors. Our industry is always searching for the next big feature destined to change everything. In the learning technology market, focus creates business value and winning vendors have it!

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT SAHANA CHATTOPADHYAY (Social Learning & Collaboration Strategist, Performance Consultant Exploring Emergent Learning, Blogger). Sahana Chattopadhyay is a performance consultant and an L&D professional with 15 years of experience in the field of academia and organizational learning. Her passion is to help organizations become learning organizations through social and collaborative learning. THE INTERVIEW: 1.

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Are You Sure Youre Training People to Do the Right Things

Training Industry

Not long ago Dan Black, chief learning strategist at Tortal Training, got a call from a potential new client who said, “We need sales training!” Dan, a brilliant training pro, answered, “Are you sure that is what you need?” The caller explained that some of their salespeople were doing four times the volume of others. So, they needed sales training! Dan investigated and determined that the top producers weren’t better salespeople.

CLARK QUINN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

ABOUT CLARK QUINN (Learning Technology Strategist): Clark Quinn, Ph.D., helps organizations align technology with how we think, work, and learn. He integrates creativity, cognitive science, and technology to lead development of strategic solutions including award-winning online content, educational computer games, and websites, as well as adaptive, mobile, and performance support systems. How significant is innovation for businesses to succeed? What are the trends?

Podcast 22: Launching a Learning Portal – With DirectEmployers Association

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 22 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW! To learn more about this podcast series or to see the full collection of episodes visit The Talented Learning Show main page. That was the goal when the DirectEmployers Association (DE) envisioned its new learning portal, DE Academy. KEY TAKEAWAYS: Don’t fast-forward through the analysis phase. Develop a content strategy that honors the difference.

Female Leaders: Building Confidence and Initiative

CLO Magazine

Trucking is not the first place most people look to find female leaders, but if Iris Austin achieves her goal, the Volvo Group will pull ahead in both retention of women and in women advancing to top positions. Austin is human resources business partner at Volvo in Greensboro, North Carolina, the corporate headquarters for Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks North America. She came to Volvo Group from furniture manufacturing and the company’s commitment impressed her.

Continuing Education: Will You Sell More CEUs With an LMS?

Talented Learning

Continuing education is a big business. Thanks to a surge in learning technology innovation and greater demand for a workforce with proven professional skills , the business of selling continuing education units ( CEUs ) is growing bigger each day. If you offer continuing education programs , should you invest in a modern learning platform to sell, deliver and manage CEU content? Sometimes the quality of formal CE content is designed to be weak.

AI and Learning Systems: Is This Combo as Great and Powerful as it Seems?

Talented Learning

If you don’t know what I mean, you must be living under a rock. In just a few short years, AI has become one of the most talked-about technology advances since the dawn of the internet. Yet many people still remain confused about the realities of artificial intelligence and its lesser-known subset, machine learning. So the promise of AI is real, but some technology providers seem willing to blur the lines to attract deeper investment.

L&D’s Role In A Purpose Driven Workplace

Learnnovators

This post is inspired by the #ihrchat on Twitter hosted by Dr. Tanvi Gautam and supported by Team #ihrchat. The chat was full of insights and learning, as always. And the trigger for this post was the question: How will learning & development shift in a PDW? I have been writing about the shifts required by L&D to meet the connected and collaborative knowledge economy for some time now. L&D’s Role in the VUCA World.

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Clark Quinn – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT CLARK QUINN (Learning Technology Strategist): Clark Quinn, Ph.D., helps organizations align technology with how we think, work, and learn. He integrates creativity, cognitive science, and technology to lead development of strategic solutions including award-winning online content, educational computer games, and websites, as well as adaptive, mobile, and performance support systems. THE INTERVIEW: 1. How significant is innovation for businesses to succeed?

Demystifying Working Out Loud

Learnnovators

“ When people leverage collaboration platforms to contribute and to build relationships, that appeals to their intrinsic motivators of autonomy, mastery, and relatedness. ” ~ Working Out Loud: Better for You; Better for the Firm. Working out loud has been steadily gaining popularity and has become a topic of conversation on many forums including the Facebook community of the same name. Dion Hinchcliffe in “ What Are the Required Skills for Today’s Digital Workforce?

Want to Sell More Content? Put More Lines in the Water

Talented Learning

” That’s the number one question on the minds of everyone who develops and sells learning-related content. Corporations, commercial for-profit training companies, associations, academic institutions and individual subject matter experts — all are designing, producing and selling educational content at a staggering pace. But creating more content isn’t necessarily the best way to grow your business.

Extended Enterprise Learning Takes Center Stage

Talented Learning

When we founded Talented Learning nearly four years ago, we set out on a mission to map the world of learning management technology. Hundreds of new platforms were flooding the market and as a former long-term LMS sales executive , I knew this landscape was changing fundamentally. Our goal was to help learning technology buyers and sellers understand what this dynamic landscape means for their purchasing decisions and the future of organizational learning, itself.

Free learning & development webinars for September 2020

Limestone Learning

It’s a busy time of year, even during normal times. The return of school can be very distracting, and with so much pandemic-induced uncertainty, people are scrambling more than ever. You’ll learn how to add standard question slides on the tail end of your video.

Corporate Training Trends 2020

Unboxed

As the end of 2019 approaches, budgets are being finalized and sales quotas are being established for the new year. Have you accounted for the cost of employee training in your 2020 budget? A diverse client base gives us a well-rounded view of the L&D space to share what we expect to see as corporate training trends in 2020. But before we jump into the trends, let’s take a look at the corporate training landscape as a whole.

The Future of Work and Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

I have been asked to speak to a group of 14 to 16 year olds about the importance of finishing high school and attending college. But as I thought about the talk I realized that I better say something about the future of work and why college has become more important than ever. It’s fun but risky to speculate about the future of work and learning. The world is changing so fast. It’s hard to know what will happen next week, let alone 10 years from now.

Free learning & development webinars for June 2020

Limestone Learning

June is just around the corner and flowers have opened up everywhere. It looks like the economy might slowly be following suit, but we’re still far from normal. The good thing is that people have learned new ways of working — and this will evolve as the guidelines around physical distancing start to relax. Wouldn’t it be great to keep all the good things about the shutdown while saying goodbye to the bad? Leverage the power of coaching.

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Sales eLearning – 21 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

I was asked about approaches for eLearning for Sales People. I’ve had quite a bit of experience with this and actually one of my very first projects was creating a pretty incredible eLearning solutions for Lexus sales people. Of course, it’s such a big topic that I decided to cheat and quickly point the person to eLearning Learning and particular to eLearning Sales , eLearning Sales Metrics , Sales eLearning Case Studies , and Sales Performance Support.

Podcast 13: High-Stakes Compliance Training Trends – With Bill Mastin of NetDimensions

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 13 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW! To learn more about this podcast series or to see the full collection of episodes visit The Talented Learning Show main page. EPISODE 13 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: Compliance seems to be one of the most underrated topics in professional learning circles. Are technology vendors responding with better compliance training solutions? All the portfolio components can stand on their own.

Podcast 19: Customer Education 101 – With Dave Derington of Azuqua

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 19 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW! To learn more about this podcast series or to see the full collection of episodes visit The Talented Learning Show main page. EPISODE 19 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: On our previous episode , we talked about the increasing popularity of customer success programs among high-growth companies – especially software-as-a-service (SaaS) vendors. But there’s definitely a gap. And the media?

Free L&D webinars for November 2020

Limestone Learning

There’s a chill in the air — time to don a fleecy warm mask! This is always a great time of year to stay inside, and we’ve had plenty of encouragement this year to do just that. What a great time to catch up on work and even do a bit of professional development.

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How to Leverage Learning to Attract and Retain Talent at Your Organization

Infopro Learning

A Q&A with Learning Expert Arun Prakash. We all know that building a strong talent bench is a top competitive differentiator. But with plenty of jobs on the market for employees to choose from and the unpredictably fast pace of business today, it has become increasingly hard to find and keep good people. Q: Why do you think more candidates have been ghosting offers, or long-time employees have been leaving without notice? So, what do workers want?

Re-imagining Work & Learning in a Networked World

ID Reflections

"The nature of work is changing. The changes to society will be vast" by @gapingvoid We are on the eve of 2015! Most of us do a retrospection of the year gone by, and a future-spection of the year to come. I thought I''d do the same from an L&D and workplace learning perspective. The latter talks about the impact that the changing nature of technology is having on us. How do we as L&D tackle this?

How to Leverage Learning to Attract and Retain Talent at Your Organization

Infopro Learning

A Q&A with Learning Expert Arun Prakash. We all know that building a strong talent bench is a top competitive differentiator. But with plenty of jobs on the market for employees to choose from and the unpredictably fast pace of business today, it has become increasingly hard to find and keep good people. Q: Why do you think more candidates have been ghosting offers, or long-time employees have been leaving without notice? So, what do workers want?

Free learning & development webinars for April 2017

Limestone Learning

Spring may be trying to bloom, but that thrumming sound against the office window is probably rain. Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 9AM – 10AM PT: Using Gamification, Threaded Microlearning, and Measurement to Get from Learning to Performance! You won’t hear that today’s learners have the attention span of a goldfish, that training is dead, or that neuro-gamification is the future. Without any follow-up or revisitation, very little learning gets retained.