Building geographically diverse teams

Your Training Edge

Geographically diverse teams are not a recent phenomenon. In more modern times, one company which has morphed to keep up with opportunity and change, is North America’s oldest company, the Hudson’s Bay Company(HBC). Solving the Puzzle. This is one of the wrongest notions.

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Diverse Characters In Learning Scenarios

Experiencing eLearning

In response to my post on Name Generators for Learning Scenarios , someone asked, “Does it really matter if we choose John instead of Bob?” “For example does the name have to be of a certain neutrality or a certain ethnicity?

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GLD 4: Training and Coaching Methods

Your Training Edge

Now that you’ve determined how to build your global leadership bench, you must make the determination of which coaching and training methods you’ll use-and begin the process of developing the program. First, consider all of the options available.

L&D’s Diversity Dilemma

CLO Magazine

When Masie arrived, he ran into leadership coach Marshall Goldsmith, who lives just three blocks from Masie in New York — only to find out that Goldsmith was the other keynote speaker at the same event. Masie, CEO of The Masie Center, an international think tank focused on learning and workplace productivity, and a columnist for this publication, said the coincidence was funny but also sad. According to the data, 5.6 Diverse?

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How to Effectively Use Virtual Coaching Programs For Employee Training?

Your Training Edge

As the world of corporates has started offering useful employee training programs, employees in 2020 will have more reasons to be satisfied with their jobs. However, many employers are still having a tough time trying to implement these virtual coaching programs.

Doing workplace diversity and inclusion properly

CLO Magazine

Earlier this year, on the morning of June 5, Sephora closed all of its U.S. This was following backlash the makeup giant received after American R&B artist SZA tweeted about Sephora employees accusing her of stealing and calling security on her while she shopped at a California store.

How to Creative an Effective Diversity Training Program

Continu

If you’ve been tasked with starting a diversity training program for your company, you’re making the right move. According to McKinsey & Company’s Diversity Matters report, companies in the top quarter for gender diversity outperform their competitors by 15 percent and those in the top quarter for ethnic diversity outperform their competitors by 35 percent. It’s important to gain buy-in from the entire company on your new training.

Thriving in Diversity: Cultural Quotient and the Creative Workplace

Your Training Edge

Having been a resident in Dubai for many years, I have rarely needed to look far to witness diversity all around me. It is the epitome of a globalized environment. Yet, even here it is not straightforward to create a workplace that fully encompasses diversity and harmony.

L&D Professionals: From Trainer to Learning Coach

The Performance Improvement Blog

The most important role of L&D professionals is to coach managers in facilitating learning in organizations. The days of instructor-centered employee learning are over. The rapid pace of change, technology (automation, robots, AI, AR, etc.),

Women and Diversity in the Workplace: Do Your Inclusivity Initiatives Measure Up?

CLO Magazine

“We don’t just have one identity — our identities are made up of many things, both physically and culturally, and the intersections matter.” — Elise Birkhofer, global lead for Google’s largest employee resource group. The benefits of diversity in the workplace are clear.

How Coaching Can Help the Majority Culture Understand Difference

CLO Magazine

Yet managers, often representatives of the dominant or “majority culture,” may not always feel comfortable or confident in addressing foreign national employees with regard to cultural disconnects. And as more foreign nationals enter the U.S. Influencing Behaviors Across the Firm.

The Value of Executive Coaching

Continu

If you ever played sports as a kid, you had a coach giving you direction, helping you to improve, and being a source of motivation. However, once you grow up and enter the working world, you are expected to learn as you move up the business hierarchy all on your own. Even though you may have not become a professional baseball player, you still need a coach in the business world. A business coach or executive coach provides several benefits.

Coaching can help fill the soft skills gap

CLO Magazine

Finding the right combination of methodologies that will work best for a particular leader with specific needs can be overwhelming. Companies spend time and effort developing leaders, but the return on investment is often questionable or the company doesn’t know how to measure it.

Enabling Future Leaders in the Age of “The New Diversity”

ej4 eLearning

“Workplace diversity” once meant representation by two genders and a small range of skin tones. Today, diversity means more: Different generations (Boomers, Millennials and Gens X, Y, and Z), the whole spectrum of LGBTQ, and vastly different cultures of origin. The organizational challenge now is bigger than just bringing all this diversity together, keeping the peace, and getting the job done. Sync up the organization and the people.

A Mentor Can Skill You, But A Sponsor Will Promote You

TLNT: Training and L&D

Having a sponsor at work can accelerate your career, but not everyone has someone who will go to the mat for them. While having a sponsor pays a premium, the size of that boost depends on who your sponsor is.

The Benefits of Executive Coaching

KnowledgeCity

What Can Executive Coaching Do for You? According to the International Coach Federation (ICF), there are an estimated 53,300 professional executive coaches currently practicing in the world today. Executive Coaching 101. The Benefits of Executive Coaching.

Does Your Business Really Need an LMS? Straight Talk with “The eLearning Coach”

Talented Learning

Earlier this year, I was fortunate to be interviewed by one of the learning community’s most talented instructional designers and thought leaders, Connie Malamed (aka “ The eLearning Coach “). Why is the LMS market is changing so quickly?

Staff Education Challenges for Global Business

Your Training Edge

Having business locations in numerous regions helps increase business reach, influence as well as revenues while bringing diverse perspectives and values into the mix. Staff Education Challenges are Leading to Global Training Need. Linguistic Diversity.

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6 Ways to Improve Diversity In Your Workplace

Everwise

Malcolm Forbes, American entrepreneur and publisher of Forbes Magazine, once described diversity as “the art of thinking independently together.”. Valuing diversity increases your company’s viewpoints, skills and experiences. Meet the needs of a diverse customer base.

Visual Design Tips from the eLearning Coach

eLearningArt

I had the great pleasure of interviewing Connie Malamed, theeLearning Coach.” Connie runs a fabulous eLearning website and newsletter , and is the author of Visual Design Solutions , the highly rated and reviewed book on visual design for eLearning professionals.

Reprise: Training Will Not Eliminate Racist Behavior in Starbucks

The Performance Improvement Blog

In a letter that Howard Schultz, Executive Chairman of Starbucks , published in today's New York Times, he describes what his stores and offices will be doing this afternoon to address the problem of racial bias in the company: . This conversation will continue at our company and become part of how we train all of our partners. Again, I commend Starbucks for attacking the problem but I continue to have my doubts about the long term effects of their approach.

Reprise: Training Will Not Eliminate Racist Behavior in Starbucks

The Performance Improvement Blog

In a letter that Howard Schultz, Executive Chairman of Starbucks , published in today's New York Times, he describes what his stores and offices will be doing this afternoon to address the problem of racial bias in the company: . This conversation will continue at our company and become part of how we train all of our partners. Again, I commend Starbucks for attacking the problem but I continue to have my doubts about the long term effects of their approach.

R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Sexual Harassment Has No Place In the Knowledge Economy

The Performance Improvement Blog

The explosion in sexual harassment charges against company executives is a symptom of the dramatic change that is going on in the workplace. We are witnessing a sea change in the way employees relate to their leaders and to each other. Companies will never be the same.

Why Creating a Diverse & Inclusive Workforce Builds More Than Good Rapport

Chronus 

The phrase diversity and inclusion has been thrown around a lot in recent years. Will you be harnessed for the advantages your left handed-ness comes with? Or kept on the bench because they’re unsure how to train you or handle your skillset? Diversity is having different handed players on one team. Inclusion is making sure all players are utilized on the field. This diversity makes the team more creative, competitive and innovative.

Will a Chatbot Be Your Next Learning Coach? – How AI can support talent development in your organization

Learningtogo

Eighty percent of major companies expect to be using artificial intelligence by 2020, but their training departments are likely to be the last places you’ll find it. While other industries are already developing AI, the learning industry seems to be lagging behind.

How To Create Engaging e-Learning: 10 Highly Effective Strategies For e-Learning Professionals

Docebo

Spurring engagement is the age-old battle in learning and development. Whether we’re focusing on partners , customers , or employees , engaging our learners is the ultimate goal, simply because the learning process becomes so much more difficult if the audience isn’t engaged in it.

Staff Education Challenges for Global Business

Your Training Edge

The age of Artificial Intelligence has arrived and while most of the businesses are focused on how it will affect their operations like R&D and manufacturing, only a few are wondering about the other crucial business areas such as learning & development (L&D).

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Corporate Training Trends 2020

Unboxed

As the end of 2019 approaches, budgets are being finalized and sales quotas are being established for the new year. Have you accounted for the cost of employee training in your 2020 budget? The Future of Corporate Learning. The question is, do you believe it?

Talking eLearning ROI

Web Courseworks

Are you an eLearning expert with an excellent idea for a new initiative or online education program? Do you see an opportunity for your association or organization to get ahead of the curve and leverage its collective expertise to become an industry expert?

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What Makes an Online Learning Platform Exceptional?

TOPYX LMS

Finding a learning management system (LMS) is easy. But, finding an online learning platform that is exceptional in quality takes effort. An online learning platform that meets these requirements can be tough to find. Before they wade through the sea of LMSs.

Course of the Week Highlight: HTML, Diversity, and More!

OpenSesame

Another week, another round of great elearning deals from OpenSesame! This week, save on a variety of subjects from HTML to diversity training. . . . . Getting the Job You Deserve: Advice for the Job-Seeker from a Veteran Recruiter. Navigate the job-hunting process from beginning to end with this course from veteran recruiter Lou Adler. Get help finding the job you deserve through December 10 for only $10. The Diversity Series.

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eLearning Brothers Provides Customizable eLearning Courses for Bridge

eLearning Brothers

We’ve often been asked in our custom development adventures if there were some sort of off-the-shelf product that we offered for common training topics. How do you handle the effects of a claim on the accuser, the accused, and your team?

Imagine a Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

Imagine a company in which employees are hired because they are excited about learning and improving themselves. They have a history of taking responsibility for their own learning. Continuous learning is expected from senior leadership and everyone else in the organization.

Learning Management System Basics (LMS)

Your Training Edge

A Learning Management System (LMS) can provide tremendous benefits both for the training department and for the organization in general. Just what are the LMS basics and how can a system help your organization? The LMS consists of a few separate parts.

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Year In Review - 2017

The Performance Improvement Blog

As I usually do at this time of year, I’ve selected five blog posts from the past year that seem to have had the most interest from readers. And I have examined an employee’s responsibility for continuous learning in the Knowledge Economy.