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Learning & Development: How To Do It Right (2020 Update)

Docebo

With high stakes riding on the success of our training and development strategies, it’s time for us to unpack the importance of polished learning programs and, even more crucially, better understand how our training programs have failed in the past. By reflecting on Learning and Development (L&D) as a whole and the strategies we know don’t work, we can rewrite our approach to talent management. What is Learning and Development? Playbook: Just Do It (Right).

Learning at Large Ep1: Building a learning culture for 45,000 salespeople

Elucidat

In this episode of the Learning at Large podcast, I talk to Paul Goundry , Head of Learning at Utility Warehouse. We talked about what CLOs can learn from product designers, how to show the value of L&D by linking it to business impact, and Paul shared a number of resources and insights that have helped him develop his quite unique perspective on learning at scale. Or search for “Learning at Large” on your podcast player of choice.

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Leverage a LMS to bridge talent gap

Aptara

Leverage a LMS to bridge talent gap. Without access to the right talent, a business' performance and success is compromised. On top of the already present skills gap many organizations are experiencing, there is also the challenge of retaining top performers. . According to the Gallup study, when considering new job opportunities, millennials consider having the option to learn and grow more important than working at a place that is considered fun and creative.

Learning at Large Ep4: Decentralizing L&D to support a successful learning culture

Elucidat

In this episode, I talk to Lars Hyland , Chief Learning Officer at Totara Learning. Lars is an advocate for the positive impact that technology can have on education and learning. We talked about how to demonstrate business value early on to control groups, identifying the right business problems to solve, knowing when to push back the role of a learning team, and how to decentralize learning and development to support a more scalable learning culture.

How L&D Is Earning Its Seat at the Table

CLO Magazine

According to LinkedIn’s “2019 Workplace Learning Report,” talent development is moving from the periphery to the core of business strategy, with 82 percent of learning and development professionals now reporting that corporate leaders actively support their programs. But the field of learning and development is not just gaining prominence — it is evolving. And by doing so, they are becoming strategic business partners to executives and defining their seat at the table.

What is an LMS, and how can it help your business?

Overnite Software

SUV, DBA, BRB, IRS… In a culture that is teeming with abbreviations and acronyms for just about everything, “LMS” is one acronym every business should make a point to learn and become comfortable with. An LMS, or Learning Management System, is a vital tool for educating and training employees that does exactly what most of those handy abbreviations do – it makes things easier and more efficient for you. LMS crosses generational learning styles.

The positive impact of LMS software on businesses

Matrix

Do you know any successful person or organization that doesn’t keep up with their fast-changing environment? Being able to adapt to new situations and learn how to navigate between forever-old needs and brand new technologies — and do this fast — is a 21st-century skill that everyone should possess. Businesses are already looking for this skill in every employee, whether on the payroll or not yet there. LMS software meet organizational learning needs.

How Soft Skills Improve Employee Training and Engagement

KnowledgeCity

Generations before us worked differently than we do today. We are facing greater technological advances, automation and computer learning and the way employees engage with their employers is changing. Business professionals have been abuzz in the past five years projecting what work trends will be like in 2020. Leaders are educated on the most highly productive management techniques – Gone are the days of top-down management styles.

Onsite Training: An Ideal Solution for Any Size Company 

Continu

And by controlling the environment, the more your employees will be engaged during training and the more likely they will retain the information learned once training is complete. If you are a smaller company and do not have a learning department, hiring an outside firm to run your training may seem beneficial. In today’s world, customers want to do business with an organization who cares about the environment, gives back, and doesn’t spend money they don’t have to.

Your LMS criteria can make or break your buying process – here’s how to win

Docebo

Finding a learning management system (LMS) requires a lot of brainstorming and prioritizing to nail down your final system requirements. Everyone dresses differently based on what they plan on doing for the day (we won’t tell anyone what you’re wearing while working from home).

How to Choose an Effective Employee Training Program

Unboxed

A whopping 70 percent of employees don’t feel like they’ve mastered the skills they need to do their jobs well. Of course, you do! It’s time to implement effective learning and development programs’ best practices and invest in top training programs for employees.

4 Ways to Boost Learning in the Workplace

Your Training Edge

If you were to look around your organization today, how would you describe your learning culture? If you fall somewhere in between, what steps are you taking to improve your learning culture? You must get a pulse on your learning environment and work to improve it if you want a healthy workplace. If you are serious about boosting learning in the workplace, here are four ways to help you take it to the next level. Brand Your Learning & Development.

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. You can do that by pre-assessing them and asking what they are interested in knowing on the first day. By so doing, you can be able to focus on your business objectives, their responses, and results from the analysis to deliver them a successful employee onboarding process.

Divergent roads on the path to training success

Matrix

This situation is unfortunately true in assessment – standardized tests have been trying to do this for decades – and it’s true for training and teaching as well. Don’t worry, we’ll teach you how to do that. We know the way.”. Given how differently people learn, it is an illusion to believe that a one size fits all approach has ever worked in education. Here are three different ways to approach training that ensure better learning experiences for everyone.

Megatrends in MOOCs: #12 Training for Millennials

Your Training Edge

The Millennial generation has posed one of the greatest challenges to the business world over the past few years. places to learn and then move on), work-life balance (they believe balance is important), and the place of technology (they grew up with technology and much of their educational and social lives is already spent online). Millennials are changing how business is done, and in particular how workforce education is done. What do Millennials want?

How to Maximize Your Sales Training ROI

Training Industry

Salespeople listen to copious tips, scribble notes on technique, discover account strategies and learn other exciting selling methods. No sooner does the team get back to the office and all that learning quickly begins to disappear. Maybe a couple of lessons stuck, but for the most part it’s slowly back to business as usual – the manuals, books and templates stuffed into a cabinet only to see daylight during a cubical move. Reinforce the learning through coaching.

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6 Pro Tips to Create Great Custom eLearning Paths

Hurix Digital

In this post, we’re going to discuss eLearning paths in more detail, along with the benefits it brings to the businesses and expert tips to design great eLearning paths for employees. Custom learning paths follow a learner-centered approach that emphasizes the goals, preferences, and objectives of learners. They can have multiple benefits for businesses too. An opportunity to address an individual’s needs and specific learning styles.

What is Social Learning (And How to Adopt it)

Docebo

Social learning can help today’s organizations keep up with the pace at which their business moves. More and more, organizations are turning to social learning to deliver exciting e-learning experiences to their employees, customers and partners. For organizations, the ability to formalize the informal knowledge that exists within their ranks, and rewarding their best contributors for doing so, boosts engagement and encourages more knowledge sharing.

Free L&D webinars for April 2020

Limestone Learning

The coronavirus may have robbed us of face-to-face interaction, but it can’t rob us of learning. to find out what it takes to successfully manage virtual workers, learn the pitfalls and successful tools and techniques other organizations are successfully using on this topic, and increase your confidence for effectively getting work done through workers who are not in the office. Thursday, April 2, 2020, 10AM – 11AM PT: From In-Person to Virtual Learning – The Time Is Now!

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Transform Your Training Program with Learning Paths

Hurix Digital

Traditional learning and development programs aren’t obsolete, but they are incomplete to a large extent. Corporate training has evolved from classrooms to eLearning, and learning paths have become your liberator in times of digital revolution in learning. There is a new paradigm in corporate training emphasizing the employee’s desire to learn in the flow of work. This can be a result of tedious, monotonous content and lack of a clear learning path.

5 ways to Boost Training ROI with Evaluation Tools

Kitaboo

This progressive environment increases the need to align business objectives with the employee skills. Knowing the effectiveness, reliability, and outcomes of these training programs offers a benchmark for future improvements. Why Do You Require Training Evaluation Tools? Without evaluation, there is no way of knowing the impact of training and learning. Today, professionals of every industry are expected to adopt a culture of constant learning.

Learning on the Fly

CLO Magazine

Imagine if companies could customize their training so that it met the exact needs of every learner, giving them only the lessons they need and making sure they learned those skills before moving on. This is the premise of adaptive learning and it is going to change the way learning leaders think about training and the content they provide to their people. It uses intelligent educational technology to predict what the learners know, and what they need to learn next.”.

Why your health and safety training deserves more love

Sponge UK

What if your health and safety training was the best learning experience your employees ever had? Colleagues talk about what they learned. Learners recommend the training to others and share further learning resources. To go beyond ‘tick box’ compliance and create a health and safety culture, you need to keep learners engaged and motivated. Health and safety is one of the first training topics your employees will encounter and a core business function.

First steps for building a coherent digital training strategy

Matrix

Everybody in the modern world is somehow connected and most jobs do require more than average computer and internet skills. As for businesses, they have to pretty much be already in the twenty-second century if they want to stay ahead of the competition and be profitable. It’s obviously clear that the direction learning needs to go is digital yet it’s not enough to simply purchase a LMS , upload some modules and start emailing invitations to enroll.

Cathy Moore – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT CATHY MOORE (International e-Learning Thought Leader, Blogger): Cathy Moore is an internationally recognized speaker and writer dedicated to saving the world from boring instruction. She’s a passionate advocate for improving business performance by respecting and deeply challenging people. She’s also an in-demand webinar presenter with an irreverent style. We know you help organizations expand the skills of their instructional designers with your action mapping model.

CATHY MOORE – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

ABOUT CATHY MOORE (International e-Learning Thought Leader, Blogger): Cathy Moore is an internationally recognized speaker and writer dedicated to saving the world from boring instruction. She’s a passionate advocate for improving business performance by respecting and deeply challenging people. She’s also an in-demand webinar presenter with an irreverent style. We know you help organizations expand the skills of their instructional designers with your action mapping model.

Free L&D webinars for October 2018

Limestone Learning

However, choosing the appropriate customer learning technology to automate many of the operations for managing users, training content, and data analytics is not an easy task. In this webinar, Claude Werder from the Brandon Hall Group and Barry Kelly from Thought Industries will share their insight and expertise to help guide you to make the right choices as you're building your technology stack for your customer learning platform. Do you use PowerPoint on a day to day basis?

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Employee Onboarding Training

TalentLMS

What do successful organizations know about handling and retaining new hires that you don’t? The hire was a logical result of a gap in talent. An effective HR department knows the monetary value of talent and how it will help fulfill the organizational strategy and KPIs. It’s a careful mix of motivation, organization culture and business process. Use the known learning styles of adult learners to guide you. How can you do that clearly?

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. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape. How do you think we could tackle this?

Free L&D webinars for September 2018

Limestone Learning

New learning helps too, and September is full of free webinars that can add to your knowledge stores! The key to learning success in these instances, though, is getting this high-quality material to trainees as quickly as possible. Businesses should always look for an easy-to-use toolkit that facilitates rapid creation and distribution of eLearning at scale. Evaluating their next learning platform and/or interested in the latest eLearning trends and strategies.

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. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape. How do you think we could tackle this?

Talent Management Rankings: Our Kind of Olympics

Cognology

Time to find out who won big in the categories that really matter; Onboarding, Performance Management, and Learning Management. Those of you who read my article on onboarding and employee success will know that well-designed onboarding practices are key to ensuring new hires integrate quickly and perform at their best. Amazon-owned retailer Zappos took the gold in this category for its focus on protecting and promoting company culture above all else.

How to Build High Impact Courses that Get Lasting Results with Instructional Designer Julie Dirksen

LifterLMS

Learn how to build high impact courses that get lasting results with instructional designer Julie Dirksen in this LMScast episode with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Julie is the author of the book Design For How People Learn. Chris and Julie discuss the various gaps in student’s learning, and how online course creators can optimize their programs to help their students succeed. Chris and Julie talk about the various learning gaps that are holding students back.

The 2015 ATD International Conference Backchannel: Curated Resources #ATD2015

David Kelly

I am a huge proponent of backchannel learning. The backchannel is an excellent resource for learning from a conference or event, even if you are unable to attend in-person. I find curating and reviewing backchannel resources to be a valuable learning experience for me, even when I am attending a conference in person. Pre-Conference Learning. Learn Book. 8 OTHER things to do while in Orlando by JD Dillon. Andrea Jung Leadership Style by Advise America.

Free L&D webinars for March 2018

Limestone Learning

Thursday, March 1, 2018, 9AM – 10AM PT: Open-Source vs. Closed-Source LMS: Why the Technology Your LMS Uses Matters When looking for a new Learning Management System, there are a multitude of questions that must be asked, starting with: What do I need my LMS to be able to do to allow us to reach our eLearning goals? Thursday, March 1, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: Making of a Mindful Leader (Free for ATD members) Did you know that 68.5 Learn to meditate.

Free L&D webinars for August 2018

Limestone Learning

Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 9AM – 10AM PT: Mousify Your Organization’s Performance: Five Keys to Disney-Inspired Success Examine the five Walt Disney–inspired strategies for peak organizational performance—Purpose, Priorities, People, Platform, Process—and learn how Walt Disney applied each of them to his theme park business. Then discover specific tactics for applying all five to your organization’s business and training needs. Edit your learning videos from any web browser.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: e-Learning Guild Mobile Learning Report

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, August 29, 2007 e-Learning Guild Mobile Learning Report The e-Learning Guild presentation of the most recent 360 Research Report on Mobile Learning. Presenters include: Steve Wexler : e-Learning Guilds research guru Brent Schlenker : e-Learning Guild Evangelist. Wrote a book on mobile learning ( M-Learning: Mobile E-Learning ).