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The 5 Critical Steps To Establishing Business Mentoring Programs In The Workplace


Business mentoring programs are one of the keys to running a successful business. For promising employees, getting involved in mentoring programs can do nothing but wonders. What is a business mentor? What does a mentor do in business?

Decisions, decisions. Business decisions.

Jay Cross

MAKING BUSINESS DECISIONS: THE HEART AND THE HEAD. Jay Cross examines decision making on learning at work, and gives the lie to some myths about the use of business metrics. To “earn a seat at the table” where the business managers sit, you must: Speak the language of business.

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12 Practical Ideas to Get Employees Engaged in Training

Before you fall back on a workshop, make sure there’s not a way to change the business process, improve equipment, or re-arrange the environment to improve performance. If at all possible, find a metric that you plan to improve with your program.

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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 series of 13 workshops aims to cultivate a toolbox of digital skills including metrics, search, and social media. My wonderful tech mentor helped take me from ‘near dinosaur’ to ‘near diva’ in the digital space.

Time for a New Look at Learning: Or What I Learned from Reading “Informal Learning at Work”

When economic or business circumstances cause companies to tighten their belts, the first item on the chopping block is often training and development. Agile learning organizations: Align learning goals and activities with business goals. Your team learns informally all the time.

7 Best Practices for Maximizing the Value of Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)

KZO Innovations

In this post, two experienced ERG program leaders share insights on what it takes to foster ERGs and ensure success in the eyes of employees and business leaders. Are Employee Resource Groups Good for Business. Are Employee Resource Groups Good for Business.

Datafication of Talent Analytics: What it Means to Employee Retention


When a talent is incompatible with a company’s culture, processes and overall business, it leads to job dissatisfaction and eventually escalates the attrition rate. When you bring the best talent, you improve your chances of boosting business ROI.

Building Meaningful Peer Connections Among Women of Color


The sold-out conference of 200 convened this past Tuesday, and the day began with a fireside chat featuring Shellye Archambeau, CEO of Metric Stream. A board member of Verizon and Nordstrom, Archambeau was also named the #2 Most Influential African American in Technology by Business Insider.

Career Advice from the Pros: Starting a Sales Career in 2020? Do This

Sales Hacker

Professor at Harvard Business School. First, find a good mentor that is willing to jump on the phone with you once or twice a month to talk about your blockers. It’s important that you find a mentor outside of your company. Keynote Speaker and Workshop Facilitator.

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The Only Person Who Behaves Sensibly Is My Tailor

Charles Jennings

Effective Metrics for Learning and Development I wonder what Shaw would think if he saw the way learning and development is predominantly measured in organisations today. These time-honoured metrics developed for an industrial age are not the answer. A parallel path to learning metrics.

Investing in your Personal ROI without being Self-Centered


First, Know the Business Needs. First, you need to be clear on the corporate success metrics you’re trying to measure. However you decide to measure learning, you must first identify business needs, goals and desired learning outcomes.

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Embrace design thinking to advance diversity, equity and inclusion

CLO Magazine

In-depth metrics like descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analyses help us validate insights collected from our associates and shed light on what barriers to remove in their career life cycles. Mentoring Platform, a mature system to manage mentoring activities and relationships.

The future is people, not technology

Jay Cross

When my colleagues and I advocate cutting back on workshops and classes in favor of building “learnscapes,” we aren’t suggesting firing the instructors. Tags: Business learning More Human Than Human. CLO magazine, June 2009. Column on Effectiveness, by Jay Cross.

Free learning & development webinars for March 2017

Limestone Learning

Sure, it heralds tax time—and often an attendant business crunch—but it’s also a great time for new resolutions and practices. It will also examine trends driving the use of video, and how you can tap them within your business. Create a business plan and structure.

Bob Mosher on Informal Learning and Performance Support

Learning Visions

These are my notes, taken live during the workshop – mostly my transcription, no editorializing. But we don’t usually have the $ to do that… “For far too long, training has used the smile sheet as the metric.” Informal Learning: Are We Missing a HUGE Opportunity?

Voya: We Can Always Do Better

CLO Magazine

to find a baseline measure of organizational health and to identify key metrics to track whether employees were adhering to the new culture.

Continuing Education & Technology: Equipping Your People to Tackle the Future


Robotics, artificial intelligence, and other technological advances are changing the business world. As you go partake in these conversations, consider which topics might translate into useful technical trainings or workshops. A starting point to get to this industry-leading standard is providing basic self-learning portals with options for in person workshops. By measuring metrics (e.g.,

70:20:10 Learning Framework – Where did those numbers come from ?

Learning Cafe

I’ve trained project management methodology then mentored junior/new PMs while they applied this on projects, and seen how the discussion of their experience has led to a deeper understanding, especially when they are struggling with tailoring to their own project.

Learning at Large Ep3: Digital first learning strategies, at scale


In one project alone, she saved the business two million pounds by thinking about and optimizing the time to learn. At the time I was working quite closely with the contact centers, who were servicing customers from a business perspective.

Free L&D webinars for January 2018

Limestone Learning

Tuesday, January 9, 2018, 11AM – 12PM PT: Connecting Compliance to Business Strategy (Free for ATD members) Are your compliance training programs strategic and aligned to business, or simply an obligatory duty with a check-the-box mentality?

Skills Series: A Beginner’s Guide to Product Vision

General Assembly

In the context of product management , business strategy, and entrepreneurship, if your company’s mission is to solve problem “X,” your vision is the imagined and idealized world in which your product has solved problem “X” with the greatest conceivable outcome.

Free learning & development webinars for April 2017

Limestone Learning

The webcast will explore trends in key learning metrics, including: Direct learning expenditure. Maria will also look at these key metrics for ATD’s 2016 BEST Award–winning organizations, which were recognized for their commitment to talent development. then this workshop is for you!

How to Train Faculty to Create Quality Online Courses

TechSmith Camtasia

Many of our adjuncts aren’t local in Odessa, they are all over the United States,” explained Jennifer Lee, Web Design and Instructional Technology Specialist at Odessa College “It’s easier to reach adjuncts with video – record workshops and put them in BlackBoard.”

Free L&D webinars for November 2019

Limestone Learning

Join Michael McPherson, Sales Director/EMEA for PeopleFluent, and Claude Werder, Vice President and Principal HCM Analyst for Brandon Hall Group, as they provide insights on how: Flexible performance management can drive productivity, market competitiveness, employee retention and business growth.

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Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

This paper addresses how organizations, particularly business organizations, can get more done. It’s all a matter of learning, but it’s not the sort of learning that is the province of training departments, workshops, and classrooms. Monitor goal/performance – maybe via mentor system.

Free L&D webinars for November 2017

Limestone Learning

Not just because that’s good for business, but also because continuous improvement is the key to keeping today’s employees focused and motivated. If you’ve been looking for a way to empower leaders to make better business decisions, this session is not one to miss.

Free L&D webinars for April 2018

Limestone Learning

But every video your business creates will need to be stored somewhere—where exactly you choose to share your recordings will make a big difference to what your team can do with those videos and how your business may leverage them in the future.

CaboPress Review and How to Run a Quality Mastermind Event Chris Lema Style


CaboPress is a business mastermind in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico organized by Chris Lema. CaboPress does a great job of helping business owners transcend many of the issues they face on a daily basis and key in on some big picture solutions.

How Masterminding Can Dramatically Increase Your Odds of Success as an Education Entrepreneur with Ken Wallace of MastermindJam


Ken and Chris dive into the ins and outs of masterminding, and how they can benefit you and your business. Be sure to head to to check out the opportunities for growth as a business owner. Another one is whether or not you’re full time in the business.

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

link] December 3-5, 2012 mHealth Summit: Technology, Business, Research and Policy , Gaylord National Resort, Washington, DC, USA. link] December 5-6, 2012 EDUCAUSE Campus IT Policy Workshop, San Diego, California, USA. link] February 14-17, 2013 Creativity Workshop, Singapore.

Top 75 Online Courses for Freelancers To Up Their Game


Courses in business and management (7). So, you feel ready to launch your own business. Learn how to create a portfolio that converts, how to market your freelance business, pitch media, network, and much (trust us, much!) Business and Management Courses for Freelancers.

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


Regularly connecting with people who understand your stresses and can contribute to helping you work out problems in your business can be vital when the tolls of entrepreneurship weigh the heaviest. ” Instead of vanity metrics of just getting more instead of better.

9 Top eLearning Trends of 2017 from 49 Experts


Those future trends include Spontaneous Learning Systems (SLS), Intelligent Mentoring Systems (IMS), and highly personalized learning services. He is a frequent speaker and workshop leader and known as a thought leader in the eLearning industry. What does the future of eLearning hold?

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Reflecting on the first half of 2009

Jay Cross

Articles: Get Out of the Training Business. Any remaining training staff will become mentors, coaches and facilitators who work on improving core business processes, strengthening relationships with customers and cutting costs. Learning is woven into the fabric of every modern business. We’ve got to rid ourselves of the notion that learning is just the chief learning officer’s business. Metrics. My new car is one year old! How did that happen?

New skills for learning professionals

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

the ability to ‘speak business’. An understanding of business goals is the ‘so what’ in learning. Everyone in L&D should be able to read and draw conclusions from a balance sheet and P&L account and understand the business drivers that line managers are focused on.