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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.

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.

Five Ways to Decrease Learning Decay in the Workplace

CLO Magazine

A training may have been delivered brilliantly to a highly engaged audience who leave the class or training event enthusiastically committed to applying the new learnings, but this alone will not stop learning decay. In-Class Application. Post-Class Follow-Up.

Walmart Gives Employees Access to Affordable Online Degrees

CLO Magazine

Walmart, the nation’s largest private employer, launched a new education benefits program May 30 as an investment in its 1.4 Through the program, Walmart is subsidizing the cost of tuition, books and fees to their employees to $1 a day.

Learning Analytics: Predictive & Prescriptive Complexity


And, out of the 5,713 reports we reviewed as part of our Learning Analytics Research Study , we only found one Watershed client with a handful of spider chart reports that we classed as “Predictive and Prescriptive.”

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.

The New Hire’s First 100 Days: Driving Accountability to Ensure Success


Here are some thoughts to spark ideas of how you and your organization might get started in creating 100 Day Plans for everyone, and how and why to address portions of the overall plan through online training programs. Assigning a coach (i.e.,

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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How do you measure microlearning?


Learning and development (L&D) professionals have been dealing with problems measuring the effectiveness of their programs for decades. First, you schedule people out of the operation to attend a class or complete an eLearning module. Most L&D pros can’t get past level 2 of the Kirkpatrick Model because measuring a traditional learning program takes SO MUCH effort. Before you build a learning program, you have to know what problem you’re trying to solve.

50 Years of the Kirkpatrick Model

Upside Learning

The end is the beginning – An incisive comment: ‘For decades, practitioners have attempted to apply the four levels after a program has been developed and delivered. Reinforcement and coaching by such individuals directly correlates to improved performance and positive outcomes.

A Primer for 2014 ASTD International Conference and Expo eLearning Attendees

Web Courseworks

The event is a premier attraction for members of the training and development community that features hundreds of educational sessions, renowned speakers, a world-class expo, and cutting-edge information from industry experts.

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20 Myths about Learning at Work [Infographic]

Just in case any of these debunked doctrines are cluttering your training program, here’s a list of the most common myths. But as Will Thalheimer explains, this neat little metric has never been grounded in science. Here’s another metric that has no grounding in science.

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How to Use Employee Strengths for Better Training Results

Why bother with a strengths-based program? But how can this approach help your training program? Here are 5 tips for leveraging strengths in your program: Train employees to identify their own strengths. Use strengths for coaching.

How Fortune 1000 Company, Discover Financial Services, Innovates with eLearning

KZO Innovations

And, successful brands like Discover Financial Services, a 2015 Fortune 1000 company, are working to prepare for the future with innovative training programs. Discover has been recognized for its flagship skills assessment program started in 2013 called Customer Service 2.0, The program supports workers-in-training to perform as if they were current employees already staffing the call centers.

Leaders, Be Precise to Promote Change

CLO Magazine

I have heard company presidents and senior leaders make statements like: “We need a values-driven culture; our sales reps need to be world-class;” or, “we need to change the culture to be more customer-focused.” Coaching and mentoring.

5 ways to improve corporate culture


You can always hear managers rant about metrics and key performance indicators. So, aside from having strategies that drive key business and profit metrics, creating and improving company culture is definitely one of the things you must do to keep your business going.

Top 25 Training Topics for Small Business Employees

Planning your staff training program for 2017? If you have some good writers on your team, ask them to coach others. By the way, if you have some social media fans on your staff and want to build an advocacy program, here’s a quick training program to get you started.

Stripping Your Organization of Unconscious Bias

Interactive Services

Biases can be based on skin color, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, class, age, height, weight, and disability status. Diversity experts say one reason unconscious bias training is hot is that, unlike older programs, it does not point fingers or assign blame to anyone.

Free L&D webinars for June 2018

Limestone Learning

Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 9AM – 10AM PT: How to Coach After the Engagement Study Organizations continue to use engagement studies to measure workplace cultures. This webcast will teach the following: How to interpret the results for coaching opportunities.

Free L&D webinars for July 2018

Limestone Learning

Get a Coach.” Coaching may seem like a hot new professional development method, but it is actually steeped in proven techniques and provides a solid return on investment, increasing engagement and producing business results. Metrics that will evaluate program success.

Free L&D webinars for June 2019

Limestone Learning

Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 10:00AM – 10:30AM PT : Master Class: How to Benefit from Meaningful Learning Assessments & Evaluations Education uses the five-letter grading system because it’s a metric of achievement that’s easy to recognize and transfer.

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How to Build Executive Alliances

CLO Magazine

Ultimately he observed that more payoff comes from being “best-in-class” at engaging employees when compared to external benchmarks. For example, the year after the 2009 survey, best-in-class performers in engagement saw retention rates 11 points higher than those below the local norm.

Free L&D webinars for November 2018

Limestone Learning

In a few weeks a major study will be released in partnership with PwC and CECP on purpose and fulfillment, replacing engagement as a new metric for success. This webcast will explore a strategic, step-by-step approach you can use to sell, craft, and deliver engaging modern learning programs.

Collaboration, Integration and Leadership at Nationwide

CLO Magazine

There are three things that make Nationwide’s learning program elite, according to Kathleen L. Additionally, they are given opportunities to participate as coaches and teachers in the organization.

Deloitte University— What were they thinking?

Allison Rossett

Jayne Johnson, formerly at GE in Crotonville, and now leading the leader development process in Deloitte, invited participants to talk about their programs. Our tour joined a class with two leaders and 50 participants clustered around tables, facing every whichaway.

The Power of Storytelling at Vi

CLO Magazine

At United she worked in a variety of roles across human resources including employer relationships and compensation and benefits, and she spent a great deal of time working on learning and development programs. The program begins with a series of assessments and pre-work.

ROI is More Than Justification

CLO Magazine

When done correctly, ROI generates key decision-support metrics for learning and aligns thinking with business objectives. In today’s business environment, learning programs that are unable to prove that benefits exceed costs are unlikely to survive.

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mLevel’s Top 3 Learning and Development Lessons Of 2017


As a team, we’ve all expanded our knowledge over the last year, from how to make business more efficient, to learning new technologies, to hosting company-wide brainstorming sessions, to expanding our internship programs. That could mean Instructor-Lead Training (virtual or in person) in a workshop, on-boarding class, or eLearning module. We used to look at our analytics and point at engagement as the key metric.

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What Are the Benefits of Adopting Enterprise LMS for Corporate Training


While there are several creative ways to use an LMS in a corporate environment, there are some fundamental reasons to highlight first: The LMS gives a business L&D metrics and analytics. LMS represents a critical infrastructure for managing any training program.

Top Learning Trends for 2017 (according to the experts)


Almost every profession is advancing faster than ever, and even employees in sales, service, and operational roles need regular updates on programs, processes, and core skills to stay productive and grow. The original focus of L&D was to build “programs” to solve these issues.

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Untapped Potential

General Assembly

How GA’s new income-share agreement program is removing barriers to education and career change. At General Assembly, we’ve helped over 13,000 individuals launch new careers through our full-time Immersive programs in coding , data , and UX design.

Continuing Education Providers: What’s Your Recipe for LMS Success?

Talented Learning

More than threaded discussions, social learning now includes real-time activities within a course, class, or any content item, as well as broader social interaction at the LMS platform level. This volume-based metric much more closely fits the business model of continuing education providers.

Thinking Beyond a Seat at the Table

CLO Magazine

Chief Learning Officer ’s “2015 CLO Measurement and Metrics Survey” indicated that 36 percent of CLOs are using business impact to show the value of learning to the broader enterprise. Evaluation program data exposes weaknesses and strengths.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Lance Dublin: Formalizing Informal Learning

Learning Visions

Marcia Connor’s four-square chart from 2004 (pre web 2.0): Formal (classes, elearning, meetings)/Informal (community, teaming, playing) Intentional (reading, coaching, mentoring)/Unexpected (self-study, exploring, internet surfing) The choice is not informal vs. formal. Intentional Informal: reading and searching, coaching and mentoring, blogs, wikis, some, etc. Intention gives you metrics and measurement. What are the metrics?

Deloitte University— What were they thinking?

Allison Rossett

Jayne Johnson, formerly at GE in Crotonville, and now leading the leader development process in Deloitte, invited participants to talk about their programs. Our tour joined a class with two leaders and 50 participants clustered around tables, facing every whichaway. One mentioned the Cal Wick metaphor about extending the finish line of the class. Can they put metrics in place to make the point and advance systemic efforts?