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Show me the problem! From instructional designer to performance consultant

Elucidat

In this guest blog, Jean Marrapodi explores this common issue and challenges instructional designers to start thinking of themselves more as performance consultants. Equipped with your notebook and iPhone, your plan is to capture evidence of the application of the things you’ve taught them and see what gaps might exist. The Instructional Designer’s Role: Performance Consultant. A Performance Consultant takes a step back and asks what the real need is.

Podcast 29: Growing an Online Training Business – With the Co-Founder of DataCamp

Talented Learning

Martijn’s story is instructive for multiple reasons: He knows first-hand what it takes to grow a successful online training business. He works on the frontlines of the skills gap, helping individuals and employers prepare to compete in an increasingly data-driven economy. At DataCamp, those factors include a scalable business model, a smart technology strategy, high-quality instruction and customer feedback loops that drive continuous improvement.

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6 Steps to Align L&D with Your Business

Degreed

But true transformation cannot come from one siloed sector of the business — nor can it be achieved simply by purchasing a new tool. For technology investments to have a real impact, HR and L&D need to align with the larger business. It’s new, it’s quality, it’s customized.

Associations: Solving the Skills Gap with Digital Credentials

WBT Systems

skills gap ” problem. So increasingly, non-profit associations must compete in a “for-profit” manner to win business for their continuing education programs. What is the “Skills Gap” Problem? These persistently unfilled positions are attributed to an unfortunate and somewhat ironic phenomenon called the “skills gap.”. Traditional education isn’t producing enough qualified people to support today’s rapidly changing business needs. Skills Gap” Solutions.

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

PA G E 7 2 Know your. design project you know that it can feel like there. critical skills needed to achieve a specific business. design a curriculum solution that: • has a clear goal tied to a well- articulated business problem, • meets the needs of your target. doing?

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. In a recent survey conducted by Wiley Education Services and Future Workplace,“Closing the Skills Gap 2019,” fewer than half of the 600 surveyed HR leaders reported spending $500 or more to upskill individual employees. Leadership Development business english multicultural leadership

Female Leaders: Building Confidence and Initiative

CLO Magazine

Austin is human resources business partner at Volvo in Greensboro, North Carolina, the corporate headquarters for Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks North America. Earlier this year, with the support of her manager, Karin Hogberg, senior vice president of human resources, the 11-year Volvo veteran initiated an effort to help close a gender gap that can be seen just about anywhere in U.S. They’re actually doing something about it.”. We need to know, ‘How do I handle change?’

How to Align Your Training With Your Business Objectives in 6 Easy Steps

eFront

Why do we train our employees? And like any spending in business, it should pay off. The achievement of strategic business objectives , of course. This means developing training that will equip employees with the knowledge and skills that in turn will contribute to reaching the business’ strategic vision. What Are Strategic Business Objectives? We know every business is different. So the question becomes, how do you do it?

BLOG: Where do businesses find their LMS content?

Unicorn Training

From knowing the industry that stat probably isn't a huge surprise. From talking to clients about our SkillsServe online learning and development platform, we know the demand for comprehensive blended learning experiences is greater than ever. Gone are the days that in-house content has to be dull, flat text, poor quality images, ‘click next’ linear snoozefests.

Is online training right for your team?

Coassemble

Today Jude and I are going to talk about how to know if online training is right for your team, how to begin your solution search, and understanding what you need to look for in a solution. For many businesses, it’s growth that pushes the need for a scalable training process.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designer as Consultant?

Learning Visions

Friday, February 08, 2008 Instructional Designer as Consultant? Designers are beginning to help others author content and that should leave the more complex projects, where quality of instruction and assurance of skills is needed, in the hands of capable instructional designers. — Patti Shank , President, Learning Peaks LLC, USA Instructional Designer as Consultant Are we seeing this happen? Are IDs starting to serve the role of consultant more than the role of creator?

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

Talented Learning

In only 30 minutes we compared notes about all sorts of issues of interest to business-minded learning professionals. What should you consider when choosing an LMS for business ? How do tools like xAPI and CRM integration make it easier to link learning with business results? How do you define the term LMS? Here’s what I know for sure – no two LMSs are alike. I wanted to know why so many learning management systems were entering the market.

Learning From the World’s Biggest Brands, How to Consult, and Scaling Up a Niche Course Subscription Platform with Gary Fox of WP Slide Sync

LifterLMS

Learning from the world’s biggest brands, how to consult, and scaling up a niche course subscription platform with Gary Fox of WP Slide Sync in this episode of LMScast with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Gary recognized the different types of people doing voice-over work and created his content specifically to serve them. If you don’t have the competitive edge where you’re always looking for doing something different, improving, and refining, then somebody else will.

Curated Insights: The Human Side of Extracting Business Value from Information

CLO Magazine

For decades, employees have attempted to collect and sort information, and management has sought to derive associated quantitative business value — largely to no avail. But how do you meet that challenge? Insights have been referred to as the new currency of business, and today’s economy is often referred to as the insight economy. Consultancies and think tanks have made it clear: To compete today, companies must rely on critical-thinking experts sharing insights.

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CATHY MOORE – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

She’s a passionate advocate for improving business performance by respecting and deeply challenging people. We know you help organizations expand the skills of their instructional designers with your action mapping model. The most common change I’ve noticed is the question “What do you need people to DO?” Learnnovators: It is exciting to see a growing realization that people learn primarily through ‘doing’ rather than ‘knowing’.

Why do you require a specialized learning platform and not a learning module of an HCM?

Disprz

And this causes huge costs to be incurred by employers, knowing fully that attrition is a market reality. Let’s take an example of a common business application – Google for Business. These made-for-purpose applications do one thing really well. Further, due to the API-economy, the ability to create add-ons to the Google for Business apps have created a new ecosystem of companies that do one super-specific thing very well. What can we do for them?

Podcast 33: Training ROI in Action – With Ajay Pangarkar

Talented Learning

EPISODE 33 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: If you want to communicate with business leaders about the value of learning programs or technology, training ROI can be a powerful tool. No one I know is more uniquely qualified or passionate about this topic than Ajay Pangarkar , CTDP, FCPA, FCMA. Ajay is an accomplished author , instructor and consultant with credentials in both finance and learning. Yet for decades L&D had been desperate to gain more business credibility.

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The Magnificent Seven Personality Traits of Successful Sales People

Upside Learning

Perhaps the most difficult aspect of my role as a business consultant is selling. Generally the difficulty comes from achieving a balance between quality and quantity i.e. it isn't too difficult to sell yourself if you have a particular brand but when it comes to selling others as you have to do if engaged by a corporate consultancy, selling becomes a another challenge all together. Personal Effectiveness Consulting Psychology sales Performance

How to Win with Video for Small Businesses

TechSmith Camtasia

Screencasts can be fantastic marketing content for small businesses—they’re cheap, easy to do and can provide a great return on investment. A brilliant example of this is the WordPress Guide to Small Businesses. Here, using easy-to-follow video tutorials and links to articles and resources, the folks over at Simply Business simplify the daunting process of setting up a website. High quality content doesn’t mean high production value.

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Measurement Matters: 3 Data Analytics Lessons to Remember

Talented Learning

But these days, it’s hard for any of us to avoid analytics , no matter what we do for a living. Since the start of the digital age, we’ve all been swimming in business data. High-quality data. Even before data-based measurement became widespread , I saw its value at work in dozens of different business scenarios. If you know what sets you apart, you can quantify it. But how do you quantify quality ? How did business leaders respond?

Why do you require a specialized learning platform and not a learning module of an HCM?

Disprz

And this causes huge costs to be incurred by employers, knowing fully that attrition is a market reality. Let’s take an example of a common business application – Google for Business. These made-for-purpose applications do one thing really well. Further, due to the API-economy, the ability to create add-ons to the Google for Business apps have created a new ecosystem of companies that do one super-specific thing very well. What can we do for them?

CLARK QUINN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

How significant is innovation for businesses to succeed? How do we ensure learning faster than everyone else? What do some of the interesting research findings and survey results point to? What kind of a shift in thinking do you visualize for building a learning system that aligns with the dynamically changing demands of this knowledge age? How do you think L&D practitioners should change themselves, and more importantly, be the ambassadors of this change movement?

What’s the CEO want to see

Clark Quinn

To start with, we need specific responses for the things an organization knows they need to do (until that can be automated? Orgs must do what matters, and address any gaps. Should our glorious leader care about us doing what we’re supposed to? Instead, this individual is concerned with gaps that have emerged and that they’re fixed. You know, “we’ve been able to decrease those troubling call handling times back down to x.5

Podcast 37: How to Pivot to Digital Education – With Ashish Rangnekar

Talented Learning

KEY TAKEAWAYS: This whole idea of “career for life” and the traditional mindset of “learn, do, retire” no longer provides a future proof approach. I was working with CapitalOne Financial doing corporate strategy work. My goal was to go to a top business school and for that I was preparing for my GMAT exam. Tell us about BenchPrep and what it is you do as an organization… There are four guiding principles that we believe in.

JULIE DIRKSEN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

When we no longer do so much procedural training, we need to have other skills to keep us relevant and useful, and I believe that an understanding of behavioral design is a crucial part of that. I also think we should challenge the assumption that “we can’t do that in virtual online.”

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. But first, lets look at what other sources say… AI Trends In Business. Despite confusion about its definition and its business value, AI continues to find its way forward. But by 2020, 85% of businesses will actually be piloting AI programs through a combination of build, buy and outsourcing strategies. Integrated analytics fill this gap.

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. And if you don’t yet offer CEUs, what should you know before you take the plunge? Sometimes the quality of formal CE content is designed to be weak. 3) Functional Gap. 6) Business-Critical Priority.

Managing Skills in The Face of Continual Change

Docebo

In fact, nearly 90% of HR and learning leaders feel skills gaps continue to grow. Employers Know There’s a Problem to Fix. More than two-thirds of employers (67%) in a recent CareerBuilder survey are concerned about growing skills gaps. Lower quality work: 37%. Inability to grow business: 29%. Creating a flexible and adaptable workforce in today’s business environment must recognize that employees will only consider variable job transition options.

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6 competencies leaders need to develop right now

CLO Magazine

As we all know, right now, years are happening in weeks: The pandemic has accelerated the shift away from physical stores to digital shopping by about five years. As strategies and business models evolve, organizations are realizing they need different kinds of leaders in this new era.

Overcoming 3 Common Objections to Training Needs Assessment

Mindflash

Convinced of the seriousness of her illness, she spent the first 10 minutes of her consultation asking the doctor about different cancer treatments – before she’d even been given a cancer diagnosis (thankfully, it was NOT cancer and she’s fine). How to address it: Educate clients, SMEs, and managers by explaining the cost of NOT doing a needs analysis. You don’t need to analyze anything since you already know the business.”.

Megatrends in MOOCs: #3 Updating the Competency-Based Training Model

Your Training Edge

However, although students have been scrambling to get their degrees, employers are experiencing an unprecedented gap between the skills they need and the skills their employees have. senior executives reported a workforce skills gap. The major areas of weakness were soft skills, technical skills, leadership, and computer skills, and these gaps are negatively impacting U.S. businesses, particularly in terms of their ability to obtain investment.

How to Be More Productive in the Digital Age

General Assembly

Staying on top of everything in our busy, digitally-driven lives is a huge challenge for most of us. How do we balance fielding work demands, being attached to our smartphones, and staying on top of wellness, all while trying to excel in our careers? The aim was to understand how to become more productive in our work and life , and a crowd of 230 self-starters in business came out to learn more. Nurture your business network.

How to Set Standards of Behavior in the Workplace

Unboxed

Did you know that job stress costs businesses in the U.S. But we all know that people don’t change overnight. . Do managers reflect that value as they lead their teams? Or, do they slip by on white lies, “just to get the sale,” and excuse their lack of honesty?

7 Employee Retention Tips From the Experts

Edume

businesses. says Kerry Wekelo , COO of Actualize Consulting. Actualize Consulting reaped the rewards from implementing a recognition-rich culture - their “high turnover rate of 33% dropped to under 1%”. So what else can employers do? What do your employees want?

The dawn of a new generation

E-Learning Provocateur

Beyond enterprise social networks – which are hardly universal and face substantial challenges of their own – UGC in the broader sense is beset by concerns about content quality, accountability, organisational culture, job security and power dynamics. Kit, the Learning Consultant insisted the videos should be loaded on the LMS so that the time spent and results could be tracked. What should Ron do? The real tracking now should be done with the business scorecard.

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How to Create Interactive Content for Sales Enablement

Kitaboo

When done right, sales enablement content can help you reach potential customers, improve conversions and close high-value business deals. Consult Your Sales Team. Your sales executives are the best people to know what works and what doesn’t. To create effective sales enablement content, first consult your sales team for inputs rather than spending precious time and resources in creating content you assume the team would use. WANT TO KNOW HOW KITABOO WORKS?

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How CPD Offices Manage Continuing Education with Tight Resources

EthosCE

Problem #2: Those busy times just got busier. Get the Service You Need for the Busy Times. Your CPD office is a busy place and keeps getting busier, especially when you offer support and continuing education credit for regularly scheduled series like grand rounds and case conferences, MOCs, simulations, web-based activities, and a wide variety of other educational formats like CEUs, CNEs, CPEs, CLEs, CFPs, CEHs, PDHs, and any other credit types, including specialty credits.