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Role of a Learning Consultant: Insightful discussion imported from LinkedIn

ID Reflections

I started this discussion to understand the roles (tacit and explicit) that a learning consultant plays. Sahana Chattopadhyay Senior Consultant at Zensar Technologies What does a Learning Consultant do? What are some of the primary and secondary functions that a business expects from a learning consultant? I am interested in finding out if there are any defined set of tasks that a learning consultant would do to enable organizational learning.

Creating Connections that Matter!

Learning Rebels

Sure, there are an enlightened few who actively seek out mentoring and coaching in their youth. Mark Sheppard, Senior Consultant, Leadership & Learning at Sinai Health System. It’s not just one thing keeping us from creating connections that matter, it’s a bunch of little things. Arguably, one of the hardest lessons to learn as an adult (and I admit I’m still working on being one) is being able to take in views that are opposed to your own.

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Instructional Design Lessons from the World of Theatre

Dashe & Thomson

The stability and salary of a “regular&# job became more appealing and I quickly found myself employed by a consulting firm focused on SAP training and change management, while still doing some theatre on the side of course. What I didn’t realize was how well my theatre training would serve me in the world of consulting and instructional design for corporate training projects. I’d like to share a few of those lessons with you here.

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Relativity’s Dorie Blesoff shares lessons from her career

CLO Magazine

Since then, I’ve held roles in organizational development and strategic HR, which often included creating programs for leadership development or building out corporate learning programs. Prior to my role as chief people officer at Relativity, I was a strategic HR consultant there focused on establishing a foundation for workforce and leadership development, which was a long-term investment leaders saw as critical. What lessons helped get you where you are?

Lessons I Learned From Facilitating the Foundations of Learning Experience Design (LXD) Course


Connecting students and mentors from around the world using an online platform helps build a global community of learners that in-person education alone cannot establish. Here, learners not only showed agreement with other learners’ ideas, but they also posed follow-up questions (e.g., “…maybe there aren’t sufficient LXD consultants/experts who can advocate/prove the value of project-based learning to HR?”) 3: Actively Involve Mentors.

How do you create a perfect blend of the various learning components?

Origin Learning

However, the learning pundits and the instructional designers constantly innovate to create a perfect blend of the best of various learning modalities. The intent is to create an experiential , and engaging learning environment. Before education moved to the confines of a traditional classroom, training was imparted through experiential learning and lessons had ‘show me’ and ‘let me’ ways of training. Create various forum and project groups to create team synergy.

The Benefits of Creating a Leadership Legacy

CLO Magazine

It’s not up to the CEO or top management alone to create a legacy; everyone has this opportunity based on his or her own experiences and insights. • A consultant revisits a client’s facility and finds the client has incorporated into the company’s culture change management practices which the consultant provided during his original engagement with the organization. • The chance to re-create past problems.



ABOUT CONNIE MALAMED (Learning, Information Design and Visual Communication Consultant, Author, Presenter): Connie Malamed is a learning, information design and visual communication consultant. and many consider you their mentor. By creating your own PLN via blogs, online forums, social networks, podcasts and online videos, you can learn from the greater community and individualize your experience.



We now have a far bigger toolset, though most of the time we don’t use it well and cling to the familiar, top-down, create-it-and-forget-it “course.” In many organizations, managers see ‘training’ as the solution for every performance problem and have courses created to address these. Learnnovators: It is greatly inspiring to hear you say “As IDs, we need to redefine our roles in organizations from converting information into a course to becoming performance consultants.”



He is widely considered a guru for his expertise in eLearning development, and consults with clients worldwide. Organizations that have been creating e-learning for a long time, to improve their processes. My frustration stems in part from the fact that as eLearning development tools have become more powerful, and in other cases weaker, eLearning design has suffered on the altar of creating learning faster and cheaper. ABOUT JOE GANCI (President, eLearningJoe, LLC).

How Do We Find the Right eLearning Partner?

ThinkingKap Solutions

In case you’re just joining us, we started talking about whether you have the skills to create eLearning internally, in part 1. Then, whether creating eLearning internally is the right business strategy, was the focus of part 2. The most important aspect of selecting a vendor, is finding someone who will create great training for you. This gives you first hand exposure to the types of courses they have created in the past. Consulting



ABOUT CHARLES JENNINGS (Managing Director, Duntroon Associates): Charles Jennings is a leading thinker, practitioner and consultant in the areas of performance improvement, change management, and learning. The training manager, who sees their job as ‘doing training’, responds by creating a training course. It also involves using a performance consulting approach to identify root causes of performance problems.

5 Simple ways to encourage learning every single day


Instead of focusing on comprehensive training courses that require a significant investment of time and budget, create a framework for easy, daily learning. Identify mentoring opportunities. Establish a mentoring system, allowing senior staff coach and guide lower level employees every day. A mentoring program provides significant value for your organization as a whole. Read more: How many types of mentoring are there? Create a feedback-driven environment.

Training in the Reality of Work

Consultant and L&D thought leader, Charles Jennings, describes 4 ways of “extending learning into work.”. They start picking out the tiny lessons from everyday experiences and adding them up. Peers share their experience and knowledge with each other through mentoring, coaching, or team reviews. The learning “program” is the structure, support and accountability that helps employees make the most of their “lessons.”. Identify mentors for key capabilities.

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6 Training Tips for Your Remote Workforce


Individualized, private consultations with each employee also is a chance for you to discover what they need to know, but don’t want to admit that they don’t know. In some of these cases, workers could benefit from smaller “ micro-lessons ” for things like video conferencing, putting together webinars or comprehensive PowerPoint presentations, or other things that they now need to be effective with your customers.

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The 50:50 learning model

CLO Magazine

In our research conducted with participant startup entrepreneurs and consultants, we found that small businesses are invariably self-driven and social at work. Someone who not only excels at a technical level but with a flair to train/mentor others. Many startup founders encourage setting up mentor-mentee pairs, where existing employees help the newbies or juniors learn, grow and develop their capacity to take on new challenges.

Blended Learning For Better Results

Adobe Captivate

Flex – Most of the curriculum is delivered via a digital platform and teachers are available for face-to-face consultation and support. This is fine if the company has put the required research and expertize into the courses created, and created a comprehensive course for their trainees to complete. This also allows us to tailor our practicals and mentoring to suit each trainee and their learning styles. Using Blended Learning. Types of Blended Learning.

It’s Time to Get Started with Career Mobility


At the most innovative companies, this work is already underway because their leaders know that real business value is created when employee learning is strategically connected to opportunity. But when they’re evaluated on their leadership skills, they’re more likely to be flexible about sharing talent with other teams and more open to letting their people be mentored by other team leaders. . The world of work is evolving, and smart companies get it.

Employee Engagement: Learning From Leading Tech Companies

Your Training Edge

Each employee is assigned with a mentor and is given full access to the Facebook code. As a leading tech giant, Google has created habits of creativity in their employees through a culture of transparency and freedom. Large tech companies that work with sensitive data or patented assets and methodologies which are not to be shared outside the company should look for and consult with top web development agencies to architect and design a custom web solution for in-house L&D.


Wonderful Brain

Learning on the job to get ahead by kneecapping others is not a hard lesson to learn – but the truly dangerous CRZY-MKRs are subtle, selective and have acquired an amazing sense of timing. The Case of the Sleeping Consultant. A consultant is hired to resolve a communications problem the senior executive has neither the time nor skills to complete. Two days pass—freezing the consultant from taking on other work. The consultant is now fully suicidal.

Why Information Sharing is Critical for Client-Facing Teams


Add experience at the next level, and now the knowledge is accompanied by insight created in the crucible of trial, error and passing time. I also took advantage of mentors in the office and learned from their mistakes. This is how a sales readiness platform such as Allego can help—by transmitting, transferring and teaching others in short palatable lessons. Today’s post is by Joseph D. Kringdon, Principal, Kringdon & Associates/HMC.

When Coaching Fails

Your Training Edge

Just as Coughlin created a communication strategy, Belichick could do the same thing in the next season. When Belichick became involved in the spying scandal in 2007, he gave a quick admission but then refused to deal with the problem any further, saying that it created distraction. The second big issue Belichick should deal with is a lesson for any coach, manager, or leader.

ARTICULATE STORYLINE 360: Slides Numbers and Percentage Completion Rates

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

  If you'd like to follow along with me, create a new Storyline 360 project and insert 10 slides from the Content Library. (I You’ve completed of the lesson. Alternatively, the number can be added to a text box on a layer (and use triggers to make the layer appear or disappear based on what the learner does throughout the lesson).     Looking for Storyline training, consulting, mentoring, or development?

Simpson College: Utilizing Moodle to Adapt to COVID-19 Changes

eThink Education

Prior to any final decisions being made about course format, Gibson recruited faculty and staff with Moodle knowledge to bec o me part of an academic software support peer mentor team and started building a database of additional Moodle resources. .

Combat Content Overload

CLO Magazine

The responses showed that today’s workers turn first to their peers, bosses or mentors before searching the internet. The last thing they do is consult their learning organization. Given the digital landfill bombarding today’s work environments, people know that consulting Google in order to learn something will give them millions of options — and that the top results might not be the best for them. It’s a lesson I learned at an offsite event for a tech company.

5 Shifts to Move to Mega-Deal Thinking & Catch Whales: Overcoming Small-Deal Syndrome (Summit Replay)

Sales Hacker

Invest in mentoring (41:01). ? And that turnover was creating a lot of inconsistency in our delivery, and it was really creating mayhem for the customer, which created this whole crisis situation. ” We were trying to start the process by creating a cost savings. On his deal team is also his CEO, his CPO (which is Chief Product Officer), as well as a senior partner of a global consulting firm. Invest in mentoring (41:01).

Top L&D experts reveal winning strategies for training remote workers


Crystal Warren — Create a “micro lessons” library. A real superstar of the online learning community, Connie is a learning experience design consultant. Connie has been helping organizations create meaningful learning experiences for over two decades. Create a learning journey rather than a one-time intervention. Promote mentoring opportunities. Tim believes that creating a successful eLearning course doesn’t stop with good instructional content.

The What, Why & How Behind Compliance Training Online


Create a beautiful online school without any technical skills. Create a beautiful online school without any technical skills. The human resource management team is responsible to create materials and prioritize activities, tasks and evaluation methods that help strengthen job-specific skills and the knowledge employees need. Mentoring. STEP 2: Create or get the content from a reputable source. Create a beautiful online school without any technical skills.

7 Strategies to Facilitate “Working Out Loud”


Talented coders and developers come together to learn, share and co-create. Today, most organizations are caught between the crossroads of traditional training (top down sessions, expert created content, L&D owned programs) and the modern workplace learning practices reflective of networked learning, collaboration and cooperation, user-generated content, ongoing conversation and debate, open feedback and transparent sharing.

The Learner’s Journey: A Process For Helping People Learn To Change

Dashe & Thomson

Kotter’s eight-stage process for creating major change. Creating the guiding coalition. are encouraged by a MENTOR to. It also works to create a sense of urgency (Kotter – stage 1). Mentor. Mentorship during change can come from the guiding coalition (Kotter – stage 2), consultants, and people who have successfully been through change before. The organization experiences successful change along with many lessons and rewards from the journey.

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Diversity Is Learning’s Business

CLO Magazine

With the convergence of social change and the evolution of D&I training, the time is ideal for L&D teams to partner to create programs and approaches to promote differences as a source of competitive advantage rather than continued conflict. Jennifer Brown, CEO of diversity consulting firm Jennifer Brown Consulting, said diversity training started primarily as anti-harassment training designed to protect companies against civil rights lawsuits.

Gen X: The Bridge Between Boomers and Millennials

CLO Magazine

Many firms talk about targeted mentoring; they may even formally implement a program to facilitate knowledge sharing. Mentoring is the ideal tool with which one can provide teachable moments to engage with and indulge perpetually information and lesson hungry millennials, to tap into their development needs and answer their questions. We can help to create confidence and to build communication skills.

Kraft Heinz CLO Pamay Bassey is reimagining corporate learning with laughter and passion

CLO Magazine

At Northwestern, she was selected to be an Andersen Consulting Corporate fellow, which was her introduction to L&D. The program, sponsored by Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) focused on applying technology as a tool for the L&D industry. As she progressed down her newfound career path, Bassey launched her own e-learning design and consulting company in 2003 called The Pamay Group. Cuffe found lessons from it useful in a professional setting, as well. “I’ve

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The Rise of the Servant Leader

CLO Magazine

In the 20th century, information became as important as materials, leading to what my friend and mentor Peter Drucker called knowledge work. Robert Greenleaf defines servant leadership as a practice that “enriches the lives of individuals, builds better organizations and ultimately creates a more just and caring world.” Let’s take an example shared in an article by Matt Peterson, managing director at Aethos Consulting Group.

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


ABOUT SAHANA CHATTOPADHYAY (Social Learning & Collaboration Strategist, Performance Consultant Exploring Emergent Learning, Blogger). Sahana Chattopadhyay is a performance consultant and an L&D professional with 15 years of experience in the field of academia and organizational learning. Teams of teams will self-assemble based on need and co-create and then disassemble to form other teams of teams.”

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