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How to Cultivate Top Tech Talent: What Every Exec Needs to Know

General Assembly

Staying on top of digital trends is key to business survival. The Economist magazine recently issued a special report that highlighted the importance of “lifelong learning” as a habit that both skilled and unskilled workers must incorporate to keep pace with a rapidly developing economy. 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.

20 Key Takeaways from ATD 2019

Docebo

Only 25% of high-performance organizations (and 10% of low performing organizations) are prepared for the capability gap arising from advance work automation. CLO Magazine found that 71% of organizations are planning to find a way to find the impact and according to another study what’s most important to organizations when it comes to the L&D program is the impact, ROI then awards. Session – The Business Case for Learning.

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The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

Training managers have a lot to do. Why do I need to do that? We already ensure that elearning is available on multiple platforms, including learning management systems and mobile; we focus on learning and performance (not just learning and development); we align training outcomes with business goals. What can we do? This guide will provide business reasons and practical approaches for building accessibility within your online training program.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

Training managers have a lot to do. Why do I need to do that? We already ensure that elearning is available on multiple platforms, including learning management systems and mobile; we focus on learning and performance (not just learning and development); we align training outcomes with business goals. What can we do? This guide will provide business reasons and practical approaches for building accessibility within your online training program.

Training in 2020: Five Priorities for the New Year

Litmos

According to the Training Industry Magazine’s 2019 Training Industry Report , 42% of organizations increased their spending on training this past year. Read on to learn more about the ways your training program might change in 2020 and the metrics you’ll have to track in order to monitor those changes. Here's a paper outlining five essential skills you need to do it well. 2020 is around the corner. Is your training program ready for the new year? If so, you’re not alone.

Role of a Learning Consultant: Insightful discussion imported from LinkedIn

ID Reflections

Sahana Chattopadhyay Senior Consultant at Zensar Technologies What does a Learning Consultant do? What are some of the primary and secondary functions that a business expects from a learning consultant? I am interested in finding out if there are any defined set of tasks that a learning consultant would do to enable organizational learning. But there would still be some baseline tasks that a consultant would do in this respect.

A Conversation with Bryan Austin of mLevel

mLevel

magazine’s Best of 2014 and Best of 2015. Austin: Corporate learning functions are often stretched too thin by the business’ increasing demand for learning programs coupled with the increasing pace of change. Either the learning program development backlog will increase (delaying the time to deployment), or the programs’ quality will have to be watered down to meet the required delivery date to the business. What do you feel sets you apart as a learning solution?

CLO Competencies: The Path for Future Learning Leaders

CLO Magazine

That very question was asked in a recent survey by Chief Learning Officer magazine of executives who are members of its Business Intelligence Board. For example, it was considered very important for future CLOs to have been involved in enterprise-wide projects such as improving operational performance, changing a culture, managing a high-profile campaign, improving a business process or launching a product — the experience side of the equation.

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BE a businessperson

Jay Cross

Speak the Language of Business. Jay Cross explains why it is vital for learning and Development to speak so that others in the business particularly executives – will understand. That question is this: what would Andrew do? Your objective will often be to do convince Andrew what you say/do is worthy of investment. When in doubt about ROI, just ask yourself “What would Andrew Carnegie do?&#. Metrics are measurements that matter.

9 Top eLearning Trends of 2017 from 49 Experts

eLearningArt

Where do you even start? We all know that trends don’t happen anew on January 1st. Google first has become the mainstay of research for business pros and we’ll see a rise in solutions that support auditing, rating and sharing relevant professional resources within organizations that aligns with social and user generated content offerings. Biggest hidden trend: more companies are doing research on their own products! VR can do just this.

Free L&D webinars for June 2018

Limestone Learning

Monday, June 4, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: The Well-Connected Employee: Networking Competencies That Foster Engagement, Collaboration, and Business Results (Free for ATD members) In a survey of 2,000 employees from many different organizations, only 20% said, “Yes, I have the network I need to get the job done.” Unconnected employees hurt your business when they fail to see the big picture, don’t know how to uncork bureaucratic bottlenecks, and don’t contribute to enterprise-wide results.

Listen: Researcher Sarah Kimmel on the future of the CLO role

CLO Magazine

Fortunately, Sarah Kimmel, vice president of research for Chief Learning Officer magazine , has some data to light the way. Mike Prokopeak: Welcome to the Chief Learning Officer Podcast, I’m Mike , editor in chief at Chief Learning Officer magazine. Why didn’t we do that?”

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A Conversation with Bryan Austin of mLevel

Kapp Notes

magazine’s Best of 2014 and Best of 2015. Austin: Corporate learning functions are often stretched too thin by the business’ increasing demand for learning programs coupled with the increasing pace of change. Either the learning program development backlog will increase (delaying the time to deployment), or the programs’ quality will have to be watered down to meet the required delivery date to the business. What do you feel sets you apart as a learning solution?

Free L&D webinars for May 2018

Limestone Learning

L&D can’t prove ROI using the same methods other parts of the business do. Discuss how to correlate learner engagement with other critical organization metrics to tell an important story about the value of L&D investments. Provide guidance on how to talk with your business leaders and other stakeholders about learning and argue “table stakes, not sweepstakes.” The development experiences L&D need to create to accelerate business unit leader performance.

Free L&D webinars for December 2017

Limestone Learning

If you still have work to do, and you need a little inspiration, look no further than this month’s list of free webinars. Friday, December 1, 2017, 10AM – 11AM PT: Management & Learning Will Change Forever (And You Need to Know How and Why) (Free for ATD members) The industrial revolution and the labour-intensive economy it spawned have been replaced by a mind-intensive knowledge economy that’s driven by technology, automation, artificial intelligence (AI), and globalization.

Creating Mastermind Retreats and Building WordPress Tools for Developers with Brad Touesnard the Founder and CEO at Delicious Brains

LifterLMS

In many large cities there are tech meetups, and Brad shares how the isolation in more rural areas can be a great motivator to cultivate a remote mastermind program, or as Brad would do, create a yearly retreat. I know of a couple of people that work from home that are in tech.

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 Aligning training goals to the business.

Free learning & development webinars for August 2017

Limestone Learning

Tuesday, August 1, 2017, 9AM – 10AM PST: The Business Case for Learning: Using Design Thinking to Deliver Business Results Expenditures for learning and talent development have grown significantly in the past two decades. On the one hand the volume of programs is increasing; on the other hand, the business impact is less evident. During this webinar, you’ll learn: The importance of design thinking in driving business results. Do predictive analytics improve outcomes?

Top 75 Online Courses for Freelancers To Up Their Game

TalentLMS

Because this is what we wanted to do for you when we thought about creating this list of the best 75 online courses for freelancers. Courses in business and management (7). Before we begin, though, bookmark this page, because you never know when you might need one of the courses on this list. So, you feel ready to launch your own business. You first need to know where to start. Business and Management Courses for Freelancers. Creating a Business Plan.

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. What are the causes of the gaps?