The Dawn of the Robot Coach

CLO Magazine

We have a lot of first-time managers who need coaching,” said Rick Pereira, chief people officer. Instead of moving to Macedonia himself, Pereira implemented, an artificial intelligence coaching app that provides feedback to managers on their leadership skills.

« It’s never too late to start, restart or even change a carrer”: the SkillsBuild Program explained by Lisa Neddam, Digital Skills Platform Leader at IBM


The SkillsBuild Program was officially launched officially on June 17th in Paris! The SkillsBuild initiative is a Global program led by IBM aiming at supporting populations that need to re-enter the workforce. What’s the objective of the SkillsBuild Program launched by IBM?

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eLearning Modules will Die… and 70:20:10 will hold the Smoking Gun


Learning and Development professionals are beginning to support this change — creating learning ecosystems that empower learners by deepening experiences and reflect on them, while encouraging rich interactions with peers/ mentors/ and coaches.

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Why corporate training programs are ditching LMS


Last year, knowledge was doubling about every 13 months and IBM said with the Internet of Things, it’d be doubling about every 12 hours. The best assets a person can have today is coach-ability, flexibility and the desire to keep learning. Lackluster corporate training programs and LMS platforms are no longer a necessary evil. Employees are no longer willing to go through the check-box-ticking motions required by an under-achieving corporate training program.

Degreed Does Data: Machine Learning


Definition: Training a software program with examples, experiments, or experiences, so that it can recognize patterns, make predictions, and complete tasks. We see this with IBM Watson Career Coach which fosters employee engagement and guides careers.

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Leadership is a thing (Lie #9)


At IBM, a homegrown “CoachMe” tool connects employees that have a goal to develop a certain skill with other employees who are certified as coaches in that skill. She has over 10 years of experience managing online, international, and higher education programs.

‘Alexa, How Did I Do Today on Sales Calls?’

CLO Magazine

We must consider that these speakers and systems can: Listen and watch an employee’s full day of interactions, analyzing language and actions for coaching feedback. Insert short teaching or coaching moments into the day focused on a behavior or outcome pattern.

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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.

How to Identify Truly Exceptional Talent

CLO Magazine

Unfortunately, most succession planning tools such as the nine box fail to differentiate the “A+” from the “A” or “B” player, and our learning programs assume wrongly that the truly brilliant should be singularly educated on leadership techniques versus technical, market or entrepreneurial skills.

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Your social wishlist

Jay Cross

Imagine that a Senior Executive in your company returns from Thanksgiving weekend having read white papers from IBM that say social business is the next step in the overall evolution of business. How will you take advantage of your in-house social network?

The Only Person Who Behaves Sensibly Is My Tailor

Performance Learning Productivity

We measure how many people have attended a class or completed an eLearning module, or read a document or engaged in a job swap or in a coaching relationship. “The only person who behaves sensibly is my tailor. He takes new measurements every time he sees me.

Uncertainty: Learning’s Final Frontier

CLO Magazine

It was inferred that the rest of us would stay safely on Earth where living was as stable and predictable as NBC’s programming schedule. Binney points to the classic example of IBM developing the first personal computers.

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Corporate Training Costs: Tips That Will Make Them Next to Zero


The thing is, not all corporate training costs are incurred while training programs are in progress. The list of possible training programs can be long and overwhelming. Reducing the cost of training programs for employees doesn’t end when the training does.

Guide: What Does an Instructional Designer Do?


While many Fortune 500 companies, such as IBM and GE, are employing design thinking to their business practices, it’s still not widely applied in the learning space. .

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Drunk Tank Pink

Jay Cross

Some football coaches repainted visiting team dressing rooms pink. Show an Apple logo to people subliminally and they think more creatively than people who are shown an IBM logo. CLO magazine.

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What's on Your Social Wish List?

CLO Magazine

Imagine a senior executive in your company returns from Thanksgiving weekend having read white papers from IBM that say social business is the next step in the overall evolution of business. You probably read a compelling argument recently that people in knowledge organizations learn three to four times as much from experience as from interaction with bosses, coaches and mentors. Use networks to create services and share collective intelligence.

A Commitment to Move

CLO Magazine

Alongside that journey, he’s led the creation of learning and development programs intended to drive Accenture forward. So does a growing list of companies that includes IBM, Google, GE and Adobe that have reimagined their systems. Rahul Varma was dead for two minutes. Literally, dead.

Free L&D webinars for August 2018

Limestone Learning

In this insightful and engaging presentation, 25-year Walt Disney World veteran Lenn Millbower shares the ways in which the following five strategies were, and are, trained, coached, rewarded and enhanced at every level within the Disney parks organization.

How to Replace Top-down Training with Collaborative Learning (2)

Jay Cross

Andersen Consulting, IBM, and Goldman Sachs pay attention to so called “ offboarding ” as well as onboarding. As other companies realize the potential of learning as a marketing tool, we’re going to see a lot more programs like this. Second post in a series.

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

Most people in training programs learn only a little of the right stuff, are fuzzy about how to apply what they’ve learned, and never address who are the right people to know. IBM white paper by Rob Cross. Generic programs do not focus on internal issues: that’s what makes them generic.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

The role of the learning leader is shifting from being a program manager to a solution architect. Prediction #4 => Text-to-Speech Growth Accelerates Watson (the IBM machine that beat humans on Jeopardy) shows us how intelligent machines can help answer certain kinds of questions.

Drunk Tank Pink

CLO Magazine

Some football coaches repainted the visiting team’s locker rooms pink. • Show an Apple logo to people subliminally and they think more creatively than people who are shown an IBM logo. Don’t you want to join the CLOs who are paying less attention to learning programs and more to learning platforms Environmental factors have a significant impact on how well people learn. Pay more attention to how workers feel about learning and what they say about it.

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Karen Kocher: KISS and Tell at Cigna

CLO Magazine

The model states that for Cigna to be successful with its future-facing business strategy, there are 10 critical capabilities — including customer focus, change leadership, innovation, coaching and data-based decision-making — that need to be demonstrated by many if not all employees. You don’t simply invest in a single learning program and expect immediate results, Kocher said.

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Revamping 70-20-10

CLO Magazine

Many of these, such as the Kirkpatrick evaluation levels, carrot and stick motivational programs and the ADDIE model have been around since the 1960s. Rapid prototyping approaches to develop products and programs are reframing its sequential, time-intensive methodology of analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation. What about action learning programs that focus on on-the-job problems and encourage learning from others: where do they fit?

At The Water Cooler of Learning

Marcia Conner

The company had no formal mailboy-training program. But it was the time I spent huddled in front of the power user’s screen when I really learned the word processing and spreadsheet and graphics programs I needed in my work. We have become obsessed with formal learning in the workplace.

Disruptive Technologies and the Future of Learning & Development

Convergence Training

Understanding how a learner or an employee is performing, perhaps, in the LMS, and based on this person’s ability to complete or not complete a certain learning, for example, that might provide an intervention or provide support or do some coaching for them.

Top 70 eLearning Posts for June and Hot Topics including iPad and Mobile Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

20 Facts You Must Know About Working Memory - The eLearning Coach , June 2, 2010 Without adapting learning experiences to the learner’s cognitive architecture, instructional design is hit or miss. Post from: The eLearning Coach 20 Facts You Must Know About Working Memory. 10 Free Audio Programs to Use for E-Learning - Rapid eLearning Blog , June 1, 2010 I’m no audio engineer. Post from: The eLearning Coach Analysis For eLearning Projects.

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eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

link] January 3-4, 2013 New Presidents Program, sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges, Palm Harbor, Florida, USA. link] January 27-31, 2013 Lotusphere : Business Made Social, 20 th annual, sponsored by IBM and Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, Orlando, Florida, USA.

SMBs and Social Learning Technologies

Janet Clarey

provide up-front training/coaching, maintain content, allow for emergence during growth/maintenance, involve a broad cross-section of people, consider templates for consistency, identify super-workers/techies to pilot wikis, seek feedback/evaluate. Life Science Informatics Trends Analysis for Community College Program Builders. Building Effective Blended Learning Programs. Here are slides from the presentation I did yesterday. The session was hosted by SumTotal Systems.