Show me the problem! From instructional designer to performance consultant

Elucidat

In this guest blog, Jean Marrapodi explores this common issue and challenges instructional designers to start thinking of themselves more as performance consultants. Equipped with your notebook and iPhone, your plan is to capture evidence of the application of the things you’ve taught them and see what gaps might exist. The Instructional Designer’s Role: Performance Consultant. A Performance Consultant takes a step back and asks what the real need is.

Associations: Solving the Skills Gap with Digital Credentials

WBT Systems

skills gap ” problem. What is the “Skills Gap” Problem? These persistently unfilled positions are attributed to an unfortunate and somewhat ironic phenomenon called the “skills gap.”. Skills gap theorists say that formal education isn’t preparing enough candidates for specialized high-skill, high-growth jobs such as data analysis, user experience design and software programming. Skills Gap” Solutions. Associations can lead the way and solve the skills gap.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designer as Consultant?

Learning Visions

Friday, February 08, 2008 Instructional Designer as Consultant? Designers are beginning to help others author content and that should leave the more complex projects, where quality of instruction and assurance of skills is needed, in the hands of capable instructional designers. — Patti Shank , President, Learning Peaks LLC, USA Instructional Designer as Consultant Are we seeing this happen? Are IDs starting to serve the role of consultant more than the role of creator?

Female Leaders: Building Confidence and Initiative

CLO Magazine

Earlier this year, with the support of her manager, Karin Hogberg, senior vice president of human resources, the 11-year Volvo veteran initiated an effort to help close a gender gap that can be seen just about anywhere in U.S. They’re actually doing something about it.”. It felt good to know that I was considered a key talent in the organization.”. Things you may have seen as a negative are turned into a positive, and we learned ways you can build upon those qualities.

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

PA G E 7 2 Know your. design project you know that it can feel like there. So where do most curriculum programs fall short? Apply what you know about your problem, audience, desired outcomes, and constraints, and envision the. How do they connect to the business.

Learning From the World’s Biggest Brands, How to Consult, and Scaling Up a Niche Course Subscription Platform with Gary Fox of WP Slide Sync

LifterLMS

Learning from the world’s biggest brands, how to consult, and scaling up a niche course subscription platform with Gary Fox of WP Slide Sync in this episode of LMScast with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Gary recognized the different types of people doing voice-over work and created his content specifically to serve them. If you don’t have the competitive edge where you’re always looking for doing something different, improving, and refining, then somebody else will.

The 4 Keys to Credibility

CLO Magazine

Angie Morgan is co-author of “Spark: How to Lead Yourself and Others to Greater Success” and co-founder of Lead Star, a leadership consulting firm. If we can’t do the easy things that are bright-lined in our job description, found on our employee evaluation or communicated directly to us by either a manager or a peer, it’s nearly impossible for us to be credible. Narrow Your Say-Do Gap. When the gap is small, we’re consistent.

Why do you require a specialized learning platform and not a learning module of an HCM?

Disprz

And this causes huge costs to be incurred by employers, knowing fully that attrition is a market reality. These made-for-purpose applications do one thing really well. Further, due to the API-economy, the ability to create add-ons to the Google for Business apps have created a new ecosystem of companies that do one super-specific thing very well. Do you see a pattern in the above table? What can we do for them? No, do not insult the culture of learning that way.

Podcast 29: Growing an Online Training Business – With the Co-Founder of DataCamp

Talented Learning

Martijn’s story is instructive for multiple reasons: He knows first-hand what it takes to grow a successful online training business. He works on the frontlines of the skills gap, helping individuals and employers prepare to compete in an increasingly data-driven economy. At DataCamp, those factors include a scalable business model, a smart technology strategy, high-quality instruction and customer feedback loops that drive continuous improvement.

Why do you require a specialized learning platform and not a learning module of an HCM?

Disprz

And this causes huge costs to be incurred by employers, knowing fully that attrition is a market reality. These made-for-purpose applications do one thing really well. Further, due to the API-economy, the ability to create add-ons to the Google for Business apps have created a new ecosystem of companies that do one super-specific thing very well. Do you see a pattern in the above table? What can we do for them? No, do not insult the culture of learning that way.

BLOG: Where do businesses find their LMS content?

Unicorn Training

From knowing the industry that stat probably isn't a huge surprise. From talking to clients about our SkillsServe online learning and development platform, we know the demand for comprehensive blended learning experiences is greater than ever. Gone are the days that in-house content has to be dull, flat text, poor quality images, ‘click next’ linear snoozefests.

CATHY MOORE – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

We know you help organizations expand the skills of their instructional designers with your action mapping model. The most common change I’ve noticed is the question “What do you need people to DO?” Learnnovators: It is exciting to see a growing realization that people learn primarily through ‘doing’ rather than ‘knowing’. How do you think existing learning models need to evolve to support these workplace learning preferences?

The Magnificent Seven Personality Traits of Successful Sales People

Upside Learning

Perhaps the most difficult aspect of my role as a business consultant is selling. Generally the difficulty comes from achieving a balance between quality and quantity i.e. it isn't too difficult to sell yourself if you have a particular brand but when it comes to selling others as you have to do if engaged by a corporate consultancy, selling becomes a another challenge all together. Personal Effectiveness Consulting Psychology sales Performance

CLARK QUINN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

How do we ensure learning faster than everyone else? What do some of the interesting research findings and survey results point to? What kind of a shift in thinking do you visualize for building a learning system that aligns with the dynamically changing demands of this knowledge age? How do you think L&D practitioners should change themselves, and more importantly, be the ambassadors of this change movement? A related problem is doing what we’ve always done.

What’s the CEO want to see

Clark Quinn

To start with, we need specific responses for the things an organization knows they need to do (until that can be automated? Orgs must do what matters, and address any gaps. Should our glorious leader care about us doing what we’re supposed to? Instead, this individual is concerned with gaps that have emerged and that they’re fixed. You know, “we’ve been able to decrease those troubling call handling times back down to x.5

3 Priority Questions for your LMS Feasibility Study

Petra Mayer

At this stage you will likely come across some gaps and open questions. Now it is time to find the answer to those gaps so you have a full understanding of how each of the potential solutions will match your needs. Identify the gaps in each of the systems and assess them against your requirements. Now it is time to assess the gaps against these categories and eliminate systems that don’t fulfill all “must have” features. Where do you draw the line?

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Aligning eLearning Levels of Interactivity with Articulate 360

B Online Learning

So how much interactivity do you require for your content? What do they need to be able to ‘do’ as an outcome of this module? If you haven’t asked those questions yet, go and do it now. You can do that with Preso! They may also rely on technology that learners do not have access to e.g. VR goggles. Add a countdown timer to put the pressure on and mimic an actual consultation time frame.

KEITH KEATING – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

When we take orders without doing the due diligence of understanding the problem, we do a disservice to the business by potentially wasting their money. We do an even bigger disservice to our learners by not providing the right solution to solve their challenges.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

Training managers have a lot to do. Why do I need to do that? What can we do? Why Do Training Programs Need Accessible Elearning? But How Do I Know My Elearning Is Accessible? What to Do with the Elearning You Already Have. Consider an Accessibility Consultant. Thinking About Consultants, Again. What to Do with the Elearning You Haven’t Yet Created. Training Managers Have a Lot to Do. How do you do this?

Free L&D webinars for February 2021

Limestone Learning

PT: Hollywood FX with PowerPoint Make professional, movie quality effects using PowerPoint. Do not miss this latest jaw-dropping session by Mike Parkinson, Owner of Billion Dollar Graphics. How do you reach contacts now working for home? Contact us here to let us know!

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JULIE DIRKSEN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

When we no longer do so much procedural training, we need to have other skills to keep us relevant and useful, and I believe that an understanding of behavioral design is a crucial part of that. I also think we should challenge the assumption that “we can’t do that in virtual online.”

The Great Resignation is Happening. Is Your Company Ready?

Avilar

What can you do about it? Out of 1,000 US adults polled in a Morning Consult survey in May, 39% said they’d consider quitting if their bosses weren’t flexible about them working from home. Because there’s a difference between deciding and doing.

How E-learning for Health Changed After Covid-19

Spark Your Interest

Find out what you can do. Do a google search on ‘challenges in the healthcare sector’. Yet, can e-learning provide a viable, quality learning experience to be a solution? Repeatable – if a learner needs to go back and refresh their knowledg e, they can do so at a moments’ notice.

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Managing Skills in The Face of Continual Change

Docebo

In fact, nearly 90% of HR and learning leaders feel skills gaps continue to grow. Employers Know There’s a Problem to Fix. More than two-thirds of employers (67%) in a recent CareerBuilder survey are concerned about growing skills gaps. Lower quality work: 37%. Doing so requires learning and development professionals to play an important role in fostering a culture of continuous learning within the organizations.

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The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

Training managers have a lot to do. Why do I need to do that? What can we do? Why Do Training Programs Need Accessible Elearning? But How Do I Know My Elearning Is Accessible? What to Do with the Elearning You Already Have. Consider an Accessibility Consultant. Thinking About Consultants, Again. What to Do with the Elearning You Haven’t Yet Created. Training Managers Have a Lot to Do, Redux. How do you do this?

MARGIE MEACHAM – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

ABOUT MARGIE MEACHAM: Author and Learning Consultant Margie Meacham first became interested in helping people learn when she was a little girl struggling with first grade. LEARNNOVATORS : You have been voicing your concerns on the poor quality of e-learning courses.

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Evaluate The Right Partner To Outsource Your eLearning Content Development: Ultimate Cheat Sheet

Adobe Captivate

Often this leads to additional costs for you to cover the re-briefing, additional reviews, and quality issues. Inconsistency in performance and quality standards. Closely linked to the challenge outlined above, you often see a variation in the quality or lack of consistency. Often, the business dynamics change, the kind of solutions your customers require now can change, and this can lead to a gap in what you gain from an existing partnership.

The Secret to Organizational Agility? Empowering Your Managers.

Degreed

How would a worker know where to start? Often, the first people to recognize a skill gap are those closest to the realities of the work. In fact, 85% of the respondents in our most recent workforce survey reported that they already knew the skill gaps they have today.

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Interview: Sheryl Plouffe – Use of Video in Learning and Development

Petra Mayer

I’m Petra Mayer of Petra and Associates consultant and today I am super thrilled to have with me Sheryl Plouffe. So in broadcasting, I was hired to be the brand ambassador, have, you know, that network. And so what we do now in the entrepreneurial world is really the same thing.

Top 7 Ways Employees Can Benefit From Corporate Training

KnowledgeAnywhere

Training programs can bridge these gaps by teaching them how to use different software applications and internal communication networks. Training programs also help workers learn the latest updates on the existing software, which can be used to improve the quality of their work.

Megatrends in MOOCs: #3 Updating the Competency-Based Training Model

Your Training Edge

However, although students have been scrambling to get their degrees, employers are experiencing an unprecedented gap between the skills they need and the skills their employees have. senior executives reported a workforce skills gap. The major areas of weakness were soft skills, technical skills, leadership, and computer skills, and these gaps are negatively impacting U.S. It improves the quality of products and services.

7 Employee Retention Tips From the Experts

Edume

says Kerry Wekelo , COO of Actualize Consulting. Actualize Consulting reaped the rewards from implementing a recognition-rich culture - their “high turnover rate of 33% dropped to under 1%”. So what else can employers do? So what does a quality training program look like?

Subject Matter Experts & Training

Ed App

But at the core of a great course stands the quality of the content – and this is delivered by the subject matter expert. An SME is the person laying foundations for any of the content appearing at training, courses, webinars, consultations, or presentations.

7 Employee Retention Tips From the Experts

Edume

says Kerry Wekelo , COO of Actualize Consulting. Actualize Consulting reaped the rewards from implementing a recognition-rich culture - their “high turnover rate of 33% dropped to under 1%”. So what else can employers do? So what does a quality training program look like?

How to Align Your Training With Your Business Objectives in 6 Easy Steps

eFront

Why do we train our employees? We know every business is different. And to do this, they require a strong, competent and motivated workforce who understands their respective roles in achieving the business’ strategy. This means knowledgeable sales consultants, helpful support staff, high-quality products and services, and skilled user-experience experts. So the question becomes, how do you do it? Well, it depends on who you ask.

The dawn of a new generation

E-Learning Provocateur

Beyond enterprise social networks – which are hardly universal and face substantial challenges of their own – UGC in the broader sense is beset by concerns about content quality, accountability, organisational culture, job security and power dynamics. Kit, the Learning Consultant insisted the videos should be loaded on the LMS so that the time spent and results could be tracked. What should Ron do? Do you agree with my integrated solution?

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How CPD Offices Manage Continuing Education with Tight Resources

EthosCE

This professional service can do more things more cheaply, quickly, and efficiently and with more quality than temps or students. Doing supplemental training. Seek out organizations that you know, trust, and already have a relationship with.

6 competencies leaders need to develop right now

CLO Magazine

As we all know, right now, years are happening in weeks: The pandemic has accelerated the shift away from physical stores to digital shopping by about five years. And while these qualities are clearly important, they are also personality-driven. We know that we need to move faster.

Free learning & development webinars for April 2021

Limestone Learning

How do ATD’s education offerings and professional certification relate to the new Talent Development Capability Model? In doing so, it’s important to not only focus on the right skills, but also provide a safe, yet challenging, space for learning. Contact us here to let us know!

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How Important is the Design Phase?

Design2Train

How important is the Design Phase in producing a high quality online training (eLearning, wbt, cbt) program? If you do not complete the Design Phase the right way, you will end up with cost-overruns of re-work, redefining the project scope, and lots of stress. . How do you know if you have completed the Design Phase properly? Knowing who you will work with and their specific roles and responsibilities is important.