3 Signs You Need a Performance Consulting Professional

Infopro Learning

Boosting workforce performance is a high priority for organizations in nearly every industry. Which makes sense if you consider that even a small boost in employee performance can increase your organization’s revenue. What is Performance Consulting?

Introduction to Performance Consulting

Infopro Learning

In the last couple of years, performance improvement has become a key focus area for organizations across the world. To maintain a competitive advantage and increase their company’s market share, business leaders are increasingly investing in performance consulting. But, what exactly is performance consulting? What is performance consulting? Why is performance consulting important? Who are performance consultants?

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Learning Strategy Issues

Clark Quinn

The top question that emerged had to do with how to support effective search (after I expounded on problem with the notion that it all had to be in the head). The next question was how to move from a training to a performance culture. The solutions offered included coaching, supporting the importance of self-learning ( meta-learning , yay!), The third question was about ensuring quality in a localized learning environment (e.g. meta-learning strategy

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THE EVOLVING FACE OF EMBEDDED PERFORMANCE SUPPORT

Learnnovators

THE QUOTE: “ Design and develop performance support solutions with a focus on context, not content.” – Jeremy Smith “ You can’t teach people everything they need to know. The best you can do is position them where they can find what they need to know when they need to know it.” – Seymour Papert THE JOURNEY: In today’s business environments where: ‘Learning at the speed of need’ is the most crucial factor for success. Performance Support – the Secret of L&D Success? :

Find the Hidden Gem with the Right Learning Consulting Partner

Caveo Learning

As a learning leader, there are times when you need to partner with a consultant to support a particular initiative, leveraging their expertise to help you identify and design solutions. Performance Improvement Learning Strategy

How to Improve Learning Outcomes With Performance Support

Dashe & Thomson

Given that the goal of instructional designers and training developers is to improve employee performance, it’s surprising that many continue to create blended learning programs with little or no reliance on performance support tools or systems. Fortunately, performance support systems have received more attention in recent years, thanks to a broader trend toward informal learning strategies.

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. Moreover, I would urge all learning folks to join this group—just to keep learning and evolving…and to contribute to these discussions so that we can all learn together. Here’s to continuous, lifelong learning! Collective Learning rocks!!! Sahana Chattopadhyay Senior Consultant at Zensar Technologies What does a Learning Consultant do?

Micro-Learning as a Workplace Learning Strategy

Learnnovators

In todays’ time-crunched, attention-deficit and multitasking world, micro-learning seems to have cropped up as a possible solution to corporate learning and personal development. However, what exactly is micro-learning remains a bit of an elusive concept with different people defining it in different ways. Can a 10-minute learning byte be defined as micro-learning? Would a commoncraft-style video be considered micro-learning?

Building a Learning and Performance Support Ecosystem (Steve Foreman) #elguild

Learning Visions

To enhance individuals and orgs by connecting people with a broad range of techs that drive performance. There''s formal training -- and then there''s all of the ways that we learn within the flow of work (performance support, collaboration, access to experts, knowledge management. And we see a trend to provide more options for learning within the work environment and the workflow. Technologies : Lots of different techs to support an ecosystem.

Personalized Learning Strategies: The Philosophy, Execution, and Pitfalls to avoid

eFront

In the realm of education, personalized learning strategies have been in vogue at a number of district and public charter schools for many years now, and there’s ample research to validate that those strategies really do work. In the corporate world, however, because of the tendency for homogenization and standardization, the personalized learning model isn’t well adopted. What is personalized learning? It empowers anywhere-anytime learning. Consultative.

MICRO-LEARNING AS A WORKPLACE LEARNING STRATEGY

Learnnovators

In todays’ time-crunched, attention-deficit and multitasking world, micro-learning seems to have cropped up as a possible solution to corporate learning and personal development. However, what exactly is micro-learning remains a bit of an elusive concept with different people defining it in different ways. Can a 10-minute learning byte be defined as micro-learning? Would a commoncraft-style video be considered micro-learning?

How to Use Data Insights to Shape Your Learning Strategy

Leo Learning

This post from Principal Consultant, Geoff Bloom, recognizes that many organizations struggle to understand how to leverage measurement and data insights effectively, and explores a sliding scale of solutions—from getting started through to predictive analytics.

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Do You Know How to Create an Actionable Learning Strategy?

CLO Magazine

Part of the learning leader’s job is to develop organizational learning strategies. For one thing, organizations aren’t reviewing their learning and development strategies very often. The State of Learning and Development 2014: Coming of Age,” a study from Brandon Hall, revealed that less than 18 percent of organizations reviewed or revisited their learning and development strategies at least annually over the past five years and 28.8

How to Set a Foundation That Supports Employee Learning and Performance Improvement

EI Design

The investment on employees’ professional development (learning and performance improvement) helps organizations retain talent and get more committed employees. In fact, more than 40% of employees maintain that they are likely to stay longer with an organization if they see a steady investment on learning that leads to performance improvement. Work with a Bigger Picture – Use the Learning and Performance Ecosystem Based Approach.

JULIE DIRKSEN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Her focus has been on utilizing the disciplines of educational psychology, instructional design, and behavioral science to promote and support the improvement of peoples’ lives through sustainable long-term learning and behavioral change.

The Most PROVOCATIVE Shout-Outs From Today’s Learning Innovators

Learnnovators

INTRODUCTION: We are in the age of learning revolution or innovation. Understandably, it has a natural impact on corporate e-learning as well. In today’s scenario, with our renewed understanding of how people ‘learn’ (mostly informal, social, and less formal), this gains considerable significance. Like many of you out there, we too believe that, in today’s learning landscape we need ‘learning rebels’ and ‘learning provocateurs’, and not ‘learning conformists’.

CLO Podcast: Visa’s Karie Willyerd on Learning Strategy

CLO Magazine

She’s been at the forefront of corporate learning for a couple of decades, leading the learning function at companies like Lockheed Martin, Heinz, Sun Microsystems and SuccessFactors/SAP. And now, after years away, she’s a chief learning officer again. But what’s most important about this conversation is what she has to say about the future of the chief learning officer role. Visit getbridge.com to learn more. Learn more by visiting dxc.technology.

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Accelerate Employee Performance Using the Learning Curve: Part 5 Growth, Stagnancy, or Decline

Infopro Learning

Timing is Everything Series: Intro , Anxiety , Information Overload , Knowledge Formation , Optimum Performance , Growth, Stagnancy, or Decline, (Structured vs. On-demand Learning coming June 14th). Once optimum performance is reached, learners can either grow, stagnate, or decline in their on-the-job performances. Unleashing Individual Potential: Performance Gains through Positive Organizational Behavior and Authentic Leadership.”

Developing an Enterprise Learning Strategy That Produces Results

CLO Magazine

questioned the practice of organizations spending money on learning programs without measurable business impact. But with the right training approach, organizations can get a significant return on their learning investments that are in line with other investments. So how do leaders of learning functions ensure that what they do will produce results? Creating the Right Enterprise Learning Strategy. Learning investments require long-term focus.

Next Generation L&D: From ‘Learning’ To ‘Performance’

looop

A trend I’m seeing more and more, and which is reflected in the latest Bersin By Deloitte ‘Market Trends’ Keynote , is L&D’s shift in focus from ‘learning outcomes’ to the complex and individually experienced reality of the work itself. Many conversations they’re exposed to at board-level seek to address actual performance and organisational capability to meet current and future needs. Haven’t We Always Focused On Performance? We are learning experts.

Becoming a Social Business – Beyond Culture Change

Learnnovators

The military metaphor dominates the world of business – right from “staff”, “line”, “chain of command”, to “ war for talent”, “ competitive strategy”, and “line of fire ”. These concepts are fundamentally opposed to the principle and values that support cooperation and collaboration – the pillars of social business and authentic communities. Sahana Chattopadhyay is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger.

Deeper eLearning Design: Part 1 – The Starting Point: Good Objectives

Learnnovators

The goal of this series is to build upon good implementations of instructional design, and go deeper into the nuances of what makes learning that really works. For a learning experience design to be truly effective, it has to have a focus. That focus is the outcome that the learning experience is designed to achieve. So, the starting point of a learning design has to be the objective that will achieve the outcome.

Coaching vs. Consulting: Find the Perfect Balance to Get Buy-in and Results

CLO Magazine

Chief learning officers should consult as well as coach stakeholders while partnering with business units to develop learning strategies. But to improve their influence and results they’ll need to clarify the difference between coaching and consulting, and find the right balance for each initiative they lead. Both coaching and consulting begin with a well-defined problem, challenge or opportunity that is causing pain for the other party.

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

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. Her passion is to help organizations become learning organizations through social and collaborative learning.

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THE MOST PROVOCATIVE SHOUT-OUTS FROM TODAY’S LEARNING INNOVATORS

Learnnovators

but also the wisdom to channel the forces that actually bring about genuine change. ” — Gene Levinson INTRODUCTION: We are in the age of learning revolution or innovation. Understandably, it has a natural impact on corporate e-learning as well. In today’s scenario, with our renewed understanding of how people ‘learn’ (mostly informal, social, and less formal), this gains considerable significance. Being a Learning Rebel is about passionately wanting to drive change. ” ?

Integrating Social Learning In The Workplace

Learnnovators

I have been writing about social learning and its related concepts – communities of practices , working out loud and skills for the networked world for quite some time now. Social learning has become a buzzword in the workplace learning space, and every other organization is claiming to have “social learning” as a part of the mix. The catch is that “social learning” cannot just be implemented or enforced. How is this change related to social learning?

The Six Hats Of A Community Manager

Learnnovators

THE HAT OF A CONSULTANT. It’s our job to help the teams articulate their objectives and enable them to design their community experience in a manner that supports their objectives. Sahana Chattopadhyay is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger. Community Management is an evolving role and organizations are beginning to see the need for this role.

“Digital Mindset”: What Is It All About?

Learnnovators

“Digital mindset” seems to have become another buzzword–rather buzz-phrase to be grammatically precise–whenever the conversation (online or offline) veers toward social business, social learning, collaboration, and other 21st Century phenomenon in general. Flexible about time and space: In a connected world where we are very often working, learning, and interacting with individuals across the globe as a normal course of life, time takes on a different meaning.

7 Strategies to Facilitate “Working Out Loud”

Learnnovators

I spent the greater part of the weekend mulling over the practice of working out loud, what makes some folks adopt the habit with ease while others struggle, and what could be some of the possible enabling factors that support working out loud. Community members learn together, share feedback, take onus of building the domain. Talented coders and developers come together to learn, share and co-create. It encourages deep conversations, honest feedback and authentic support.

Social Technology, Community Management & Organizational Development

Learnnovators

I wanted to set the premise for what is to come in the months and years ahead…and where do we come in as learning and organizational development specialists. Create organizations that are nimble, constantly learning, conversing and listening. Manifested behaviour-no matter how small-thoughtfully supported and encouraged over a period of time can bring about long term change.

MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC

Learnnovators

@ ignatia (Inge de Waard) describes MOOCs thus in her Master’s Thesis: “MOOC is above all referring to a pedagogical model with independent learners, access to information, opportunity to create emerging, spontaneous, yet not directed learning communities, etcetera. Corporate Learning will be transformed and will take on more importance wrote Josh Bersin in his HR predictions for 2015. There is an urgent need to re-imagine workplace learning for the networked world.

MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 3: Launching a MOOC

Learnnovators

This is a continuation of my MOOC series and also a post that draws a lot from the #MSLOC430 Community and MOOC (“C” type) that I am participating in — the open section of the graduate course in the Master’s Program in Learning and Organizational Change at Northwestern University. Before I plunge into the heart of my analysis and discussion, I want to share a couple of snippets on Networked Learning from Wikipedia. ( [link] ).

Podcast 33: Training ROI in Action – With Ajay Pangarkar

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 33 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW. To find out more about this podcast series or to see the full collection of episodes visit The Talented Learning Show main page. It’s not necessary for learning specialists to be experts in corporate finance.

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MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 1: SOME POINTS TO CONSIDER

Learnnovators

Having taken the world of higher education by storm (though not everyone will agree), MOOCs are all set to disrupt/re-invent workplace learning. Just as the advent of e-learning created a shift in training paradigms a couple of decades back, MOOCs are set to create another shift today. With the rise of MOOCs, we are also likely to see social, collaborative learning take root in organizations. MOOCs in Performance Support.

MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 3: LAUNCHING A MOOC

Learnnovators

This is a continuation of my MOOC series and also a post that draws a lot from the #MSLOC430 Community and MOOC (“C” type) that I am participating in — the open section of the graduate course in the Master’s Program in Learning and Organizational Change at Northwestern University. It takes a relational stance in which learning takes place both in relation to others and in relation to learning resources.”. Learning will simply become integrated into our life-stream.

MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 5: SKILLS LEARNERS NEED TODAY

Learnnovators

I have been writing about MOOCs in the context of workplace learning from different perspectives for some time now. MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 1: Some Points to Consider. MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC. MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 3: Launching a MOOC. MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 4: Their Role in Corporate Universities. A MOOC is an intrinsically participative, collaborative mode of learning.

The Changing Face of Corporate L&D

Learnnovators

THE QUOTE: “ Learning & Development needs a makeover…It’s time for a change.” – Clark Quinn. THE JOURNEY: ‘Learning at the speed of need’ is a significant factor that powers up workplaces around the world today. However, after reviewing our many years of work, we realise today that training in isolation is rarely the RIGHT answer for most performance problems, since performance-related issues could find roots in numerous other aspects in the workplace.

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