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Mentoring: More Than Just a Match 

CLO Magazine

Leading a mentoring program means more than just matching people and calling it a day. That single task barely scratches the surface of what it takes to effectively run a mentoring program. Transformative Mentoring. When mentoring works, it can be transformative.

Trainers: Don’t Forget to Coach!

Bottom-Line Performance

Consider Coaching. You have to consider coaching. She went through formal classes and then shifted into a blended approach of 1:1 coaching sessions followed by monthly 2-hour group training sessions. Coaching was critical to helping us get there. Training coaching

What Employees Worry About Between Training Classes.

Employees need support and guidance after class to help apply new skills. hours in training programs. hours of the year, they’re doing their jobs and presumably applying what they learned in class. For example, if new managers take a class on how to coach employees.

Salespeople, Coaching and Gamification

Training Industry

Whether you call it sustainment, coaching or mentoring, the bottom line is that the best companies have a strategic plan to ensure that learned behaviors continue beyond the initial training event. percent of respondents said their sustainment programs were very effective.

7-Steps to Creating an Effective E-learning Program Part 4: Implementation

Your Training Edge

And a new e-learning program is certainly going to require a new mindset. Do you want to use the organization’s brand and continue it into the program? This group must be ready to get behind the online learning program and sing its praises at every opportunity.

RSDR 4: Development

Your Training Edge

First, let’s examine formal training programs, such as classroom, online, and social-media based learning. Or, you may have a formal training program that serves as a “funnel” for the rest of the organization.

The Key Ingredient for Good Soft Skills: Experience

Unfortunately for corporate training programs, however, it takes more than a traditional course-centric approach. You can’t take a class on “good communication,” pass a test, and become a good communicator.

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Engaging Participants 6: Development

Your Training Edge

Engaging participants in each training program is very important, but you should always be aware of how to engage them in the way that each program fits into the overall curriculum – and the employee’s career path.

Iron Mountain Sentinels: Certified Peer Coaches

CLO Magazine

Iron Mountain shook up traditional, supervisor-led training efforts by certifying employee coaches so employees who do jobs every day can teach their peers. Henry’s team devised a new strategy: instead of supervisors, let credentialed front-line employees teach new hires, and the Sentinel Certified Coach peer training program was born. These coaches would be the guardians of the guiding principles at Iron Mountain.

Effective Manager Development Program at Scale


Building an Effective Manager Development Program. Last month, Everwise hosted a popular webinar on “Effective Manager Development at Scale” with Kim Bolton, Program Director, Leadership Development at Unum Group. A Program to Drive Outcomes. A Tailored and Iterative Program.

Listen: Discover Financial Services’ Jon Kaplan on tuition assistance programs and the importance of building trust among your learning team

CLO Magazine

We also touch on his efforts at Discover to rethink and expand tuition assistance programs from a benefit to an asset. Jon really wanted to rethink that when he was at Discover and put in place a pretty impressive program to do that. We talked about the tuition assistance program.

Flexible, Scalable, Reliable and Accountable

Your Training Edge

explained to me that their current training system was primarily class-room based, but also included some 1-to-1 training for his clients. Scalability: Another advantage is that online programs could be broken into smaller bites.

Making Training Meaningful

Your Training Edge

Training programs should offer incentive for employees to learn. By following four simple steps, you can make your training programs meaningful to every learner. Assembling all of your training programs is a fantastic accomplishment.

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Differentiation Through Flipped Out Collaboration

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As I was about to enter my second year of teaching and first year teaching AP Calculus, I called my former teacher, coach, and mentor Steve Kelly to pick his brain about some aspects of the curriculum. From there we wrestled with how we should approach class time.

Building a Corporate University: Maintenance

Your Training Edge

It’s never too early to look at the maintenance of the University and its programs, so let’s decide which areas should have your focus. The first area you should look at is the evaluation of the learning programs themselves. Your evaluation of the programs should start at the basic level, with immediate reaction surveys. In order to get a true idea of how the learning programs are adapted on the job, you’ll need to evaluate further down the line.

Learning Thursday #5: Overcome Your Blended Learning Phobia

Adobe Captivate

Blended learning programs can be a beautiful thing. Mix learning content together to create interactive training programs. Converting your learning program is a major change. To ensure your organization accepts blended learning, address both fears up front by trying out your program ideas on a small group of learners. Get their feedback and incorporate it into the program. Edit before you roll your program. Add mentoring elements to your learning program.

50 Ways to Lever Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

Instructor-centered class (fact to face) – traditional classroom in which instructor controls the content and learning process. Instructor-centered class (virtual) – similar to classroom except instructor delivers instruction via the Web and class can be synchronous or asynchronous.

14 Best Ways for Employers to Develop Their Employees

Your Training Edge

They range from training seminars launched via employee training software to organizing mentoring programs. Keep An Eye Out for Business Programs at Colleges. There are many community colleges and universities offering various business programs in afternoons and evenings.

A Life of Learning

CLO Magazine

Kian has participated in a number of McKinsey leadership programs and co-facilitated one of the company’s flagship programs, the Young Leaders Forum, with van Dam, who joined McKinsey in 2013 as global chief learning officer. Nick van Dam , PennCLO Executive Doctoral Program.

Learning by teams: How to customize your training for every employee


Certain training programs may apply to everyone in a company, like HR procedures or emergency drills. Irrelevant, one-size-fits-all learning programs lend to this lack of engagement and are a surefire way to bore employees and waste everyone’s time and resources.

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What Experienced Employees Worry About When Helping Others Learn

Informal mentors worry about how to best help new team members. These informal mentors show new people the ropes and help others learn skills they already have. They may actively coach others or just set a good example. Improve mentors’ effectiveness with a learning structure.

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Connie Malamed – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


She is the publisher of The eLearning Coach, The eLearning Coach Podcast and the Instructional Design Guru mobile app. Learnnovators: You are known for your immense passion for sharing your knowledge and skills with others in the community, and run a wonderful blog, The eLearning Coach , with a focus on providing practical advice to those just starting out in the field as well as to experienced designers and developers.

Learning 3.0: How does your organization stack up?


Best in class are planning to increase learning budgets by 121 percent. Best in class are planning to invest more money in L&D than all other performers or organizations. Strategic actions – best in class. Best in class organizations focus on social learning.

3 Shocking Facts About Knowledge Retention


In fact, making the move to digital learning is one of the first steps to take when overhauling your learning programs. Your teams can access training anytime, on the go, and the self-paced nature serves as a primer to prepare participants for instructor-led classes.

What matters is the question not the content: “One Idea + One Learning” = “Contexsual Learning”

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Specifically, I asked him about one of the program methods he used. storytelling mentoring cognition stories tacit knowledge core capabilities informal learning adult learning

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The 50:50 learning model

CLO Magazine

People, roles and responsibilities tend to change fast, and a default training program is not agile enough to keep up. Someone who not only excels at a technical level but with a flair to train/mentor others. Social Learning: Shadowing, Coaching and Knowledge Sharing.

6 Things to Remember to Prevent Your Training from Failing

Learning Rebels

People come to your class wanting to be engaged , but then we kill the mood. We don’t let people access information needed because we don’t allow technology in the class. They have no idea what to coach. If the training program really solves a problem.

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12 Practical Ideas to Get Employees Engaged in Training

A great deal of advice for developing training programs focuses on how to get and keep people’s interest. If learners feel that there’s no purpose for a program, they’ll focus on more meaningful tasks, like answering that text that just beeped in.

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Training in the Reality of Work

Formal training has advantages, but often, employees take the classes, understand the content, and then continue doing exactly what they’ve always done. If we want measurable progress, training programs need to operate in the reality of work. Identify mentors for key capabilities.

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Best of Training Industry's 2013 findings

Training Industry

designing learning programs that align with business objectives) as critical for exceptional training organizations. ACTION ITEM: Look for ways to strategically align your learning programs with business objectives. ACTION ITEM: Look for ways to retain sales people with effective onboarding programs. Effective organizations use coaching and mentor networks approximately twice as often as those that are rated ineffective when it comes to knowledge transfer.

From Drudge to Dream: How to Change Your Job Into a Passion

Here are some places to look: Become a mentor. There are few activities more rewarding than coaching or mentoring others, and the mentors learn at least as much as the mentees. If your company doesn’t have a mentoring program, set one up.

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No Excuses Corporate Training

Your Training Edge

When you are asked to show the results of a particular program, don’t report in terms of numbers trained. Remove or revamp those programs so that they are producing concrete results.

No-Nonsense Employee Training: The Best Articles of This Week

Ideally, we’d like our teams to continue improving and learning regularly, not just when we’ve scheduled a class. If formal training at work doesn’t fit in your budget or circumstances (or even if it does), you might want to help your team learn as they go with coaching or mentoring.

How the Best Leaders Create More Leaders


” I am sure if Peters had created six-year-old line leaders, he would have had the leader in the back making sure everyone was courageous enough to go into music class. A mentor of mine told me, “People need to be reminded more than they need to be taught.”

L’Oréal’s Brandstorm Challenge

CLO Magazine

The winners of that round spend April honing their ideas with support from a L’Oréal employee mentor and through access to more than 70 online courses specifically designed for Brandstorm that cover everything from marketing and speaking techniques to relevant industry trends.