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Embracing long-term virtual team and leadership training

CLO Magazine

Recently, I had a conversation with a leadership and development director that went like this: He recalled the days when you could just walk around a training room and engage, face-to-face, with learners. But a DDI study found that leaders rank virtual leadership as their weakest skill.

Developing a VR content creation strategy built for scale


This includes pre-built content modules such as: Employee coaching How to handle difficult conversations Active shooter response. The Strivr platform is the only way to access this award-winning Immersive Learning content and DDI’s industry-leading leadership programs in VR.

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Sink or Swim: Setting First-time Leaders Up for Success

CLO Magazine

Our organization, Development Dimensions International, has studied leadership transitions and found that the struggles of new leaders are both real and widespread. This goes beyond providing leadership development, though that certainly is important. In other words, they were promoted into leadership because they were high-performing individual contributors. In DDI’s “Finding the First Rung” study, we asked 1,130 front-line leaders, “How did you become a leader?”

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2019: The Year of Learning and Development

CLO Magazine

This is translating into larger investments in learning content and platforms, and more conversations about the link between learning and business outcomes, said David Mallon, vice president and chief analyst, Bersin, Deloitte Consulting. You can’t do audio first for tech skills like coding, but it works well for leadership and other soft skills.”. It’s incredibly powerful,” said DDI CEO Tacy Byham. It’s a good year for learning leaders and their vendors.

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Free learning & development webinars for April 2021

Limestone Learning

PT: Foster Inclusion and Facilitate Inclusively in Leadership Development (Free for ATD members) Inclusion has never been more critical to business success. As L&D professionals, you can begin by developing the leadership skills that set the tone for inclusion.

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Top 4 soft skills employees are developing in VR


Navigating difficult conversations. Every day, people are required to have conversations at work that often are uncomfortable or emotional. Store managers for several retailers use VR to practice having conversations with team members on a variety of difficult topics, including tardiness, incorrect customer service practices and shift changes. Feedback is critical to effective coaching, healthy teams and strong company culture.

Free L&D webinars for March 2018

Limestone Learning

If you feel like you’re on the back foot and could use a little coaching, why not check out a free webinar or two and get some fresh ideas? Identify and practise the virtues of mindful leadership. Conversations in the workplace and elsewhere are often marked by misunderstanding and confusion, resulting in lost time, rework, damaged relationships, and wasted resources. Question: Design and incorporate questions that promote fuller, richer conversations.