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.

Career Lesson from Oz

Training Industry

We all need coaching, mentoring and help from those who have gone before us down the Yellow Brick Road of Work and Career. “Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” When I was a child, I read “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” and loved it. As I grew up, I watched the movie … more than a few times. Over the years, I delighted in the Oz stage productions. And now, as I think about my life and my career, I realize that much of what I need to know I learned from "The Wizard of Oz."

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Relativity’s Dorie Blesoff shares lessons from her career

CLO Magazine

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?

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. I’d like to share a few of those lessons with you here.

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Training Lessons from Seinfeld: Lesson #3 – Do the Opposite


Training Lesson: Do the Opposite! Instead, try tapping into online communities for professional guidance, informal mentoring, and creative inspiration. It’s easy to get stuck in a design rut whenever there’s too much to do and not enough time to do it.

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. 3: Actively Involve Mentors. You may also reassure your mentors that their commitments can be flexible.

Megan Torrance shares her career journey

CLO Magazine

After getting a bachelor’s in communication and an MBA, I joined Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), learned Authorware (an early e-learning authoring tool) and how to write training guides … then was never staffed on a project where that was my role.



I think it’s easier to focus on issues with elearning because it’s easier to examine and critique an online course than, for example, an initiative that combines new job aids with changes in processes, a new forum, and some mini-lessons sent out through email.



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.



He is widely considered a guru for his expertise in eLearning development, and consults with clients worldwide. ABOUT JOE GANCI (President, eLearningJoe, LLC). Joseph Ganci is President of eLearningJoe, LLC, a custom learning company located outside Washington.

How Do We Find the Right eLearning Partner?

ThinkingKap Solutions

But if you don’t know your butt from an eLearning course, it’s reasonable to hope your vendor will mentor you through the process. But if you employ a company for some non-training-related solution (LMS vendor, business process consulting, etc.), 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.

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Adobe Captivate: Adding Video to the TOC

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

While this be a bit distracting, the video won't actually overlay the slides when the lesson is previewed or published. We've got you covered with an  awesome collection of full-day courses, 3-hour mini courses, and mentoring/consulting services.

5 Simple ways to encourage learning every single day


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?

Career advice from Dave Rude

CLO Magazine

I’m glad you asked that question because it’s a testament to the power of mentoring and taking a chance on a new career. At the time, I was directing a $48 billion financial management portfolio — and loving it — yet, I trusted this person who I considered to be a mentor.

Why Information Sharing is Critical for Client-Facing Teams


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.

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.

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. Identify mentors for key capabilities.

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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. Promote mentoring opportunities. Create a ‘micro lessons’ library.


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. The consultant is now fully suicidal.

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. Great performers and future industry leaders are not bought with money, lunches, tennis lessons or gym discounts.

ARTICULATE STORYLINE 360: Slides Numbers and Percentage Completion Rates

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

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). We do a ton of eLearning development in Storyline.

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

Origin Learning

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. She is a seasoned professional in the eLearning space, consults for various global organizations.

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 also allows us to tailor our practicals and mentoring to suit each trainee and their learning styles. Using Blended 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. Those of you who receive my newsletter, know I have been running a book giveaway the last week.

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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. It’s a lesson I learned at an offsite event for a tech company.

L&D: Transforming for Tomorrow

Learning Wire

What lessons can be learned? classroom, coaching/mentoring in person), careful consideration still needs to be given when deciding which digital method to be used. The author of this article is Venessa Parker – Digital Learning Consultant at Crossknowledge.

When Coaching Fails

Your Training Edge

The second big issue Belichick should deal with is a lesson for any coach, manager, or leader. Related Posts: Leadership Tools for Small Business Top 10 Coaching Commandments Leading High Performance Teams Training Alchemy: How Sports Teams Use Training to Achieve… The Difference Between a Coach, Mentor, and Consultant? As a coach, you should always be aware of what other teams, both within the organization and outside it, are doing.

Diversity Is Learning’s Business

CLO Magazine

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. She becomes a lesson: ‘We’re not going to do that again.’ ”.

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. Wendy Merrill is founder and chief rainmaker for StrategyHorse Consulting Group.

7 Strategies to Facilitate “Working Out Loud”


S/he can be a coach and mentor helping people to get started with working out loud , keep the community space free of trolls, and connect individuals to each other and to relevant content/discussions/groups.

The What, Why & How Behind Compliance Training Online


Mentoring. Because of the nature of compliance training – rules and regulations, lessons can get boring and difficult to remember. Safety First is a team of safety consultants that offer courses on Health and Safety and Emergency Management.

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.

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Top 10 Association LMS Features – 2020 Edition

Talented Learning

As an LMS selection consultant with a specialty in association and continuing education learning systems, I get to see all the cool new stuff. Need a One-on-One Consultation About your LMS Plans?

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

Dashe & Thomson

are encouraged by a MENTOR to. Mentor. Mentorship during change can come from the guiding coalition (Kotter – stage 2), consultants, and people who have successfully been through change before.

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