Colorful Consulting: Lessons from Larry

Allison Rossett

Today I learned about consulting from a surprising source. I’ve tried for solutions to my multi-colored head of hair. This consultant needs a consultant. Salons are now full of specialists. I decided to seek out a hair color consultant. The receptionist looked stunned that I thought I could just drop by to consult with Larry. While I wait, I think about the essence of consulting.

4 Things Sales Enablement Specialists Should Prioritize in 2020


As sales enablement evolves, sales enablement specialists must develop their strategies to keep pace with change. As the function of sales enablement matures, sales enablement specialists need to look toward embracing new strategies that will help their teams keep pace and drive bigger revenue and productivity gains. With that in mind, here are four resolutions for sales enablement specialists to focus on in 2020. .

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We’re Hiring! Customer Success Specialist (Dublin)


At LearnUpon we put our customer’s experience at the heart of everything we do; we always strive for the best solution (not the easy one), and we commit to producing work that we can be proud of. 1-3 years consulting or customer support preferably in software. Customer Success Specialist (Dublin) appeared first on LearnUpon. LearnUpon is a cloud-based software company headquartered in Dublin, Ireland with offices in Sydney, New York, and Belgrade.

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.

The Rise of LMS Specialists: A Tour of Learning Tech Innovation

Talented Learning

Welcome to the Era of LMS Specialists. These days, the aim is to provide the best solution in a well-defined niche. Let’s explore and then I’ll introduce you to some illustrative examples of how this “specialist” movement is expanding traditional LMS boundaries. LMS Specialists: Why Now? As an LMS selection consultant , I’ve had a front-row seat in the rapid shift toward specialization. LMS Specialists: What’s So Special?

How to Level Up Your Marketing, Web Design, and Photography with Consultant and Business Coach Jean Perpillant


Learn how to level up your marketing, web design, and photography with consultant and business coach Jean Perpillant in this LMScast hosted by Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. One of the things I look for is kind of a holistic solution, because we have this issue right now, I call it the un-bundling of the marketing stack, where there’s all these specialists and sometimes you get going on a tactic, but you kind of get off the big picture.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designer as Consultant?

Learning Visions

Friday, February 08, 2008 Instructional Designer as Consultant? — Patti Shank , President, Learning Peaks LLC, USA Instructional Designer as Consultant Are we seeing this happen? Are "instructional designers" of the experienced/trained in ID sort, providing more consulting expertise to the lower-tier of instructional designers (a.k.a. Laura from Canada sees an increasing call for IDs as "instructional consultants." Instructional Designer as Consultant?

Onsite Training: An Ideal Solution for Any Size Company 


Training specialist. Not only will this company provide the space needed for the training, but they will provide a specialist to run the training. A good place to start is consulting with a learning management system provider. The post Onsite Training: An Ideal Solution for Any Size Company appeared first on Continu Blog. If you are building a new training program or are revising an existing one, you may wonder if onsite training makes sense.

Collaborative Learning Anthropologist and Specialist (CLA): Enterprise 2.0, Web 2.0 and Learning Career or Job Opportunities

Vignettes Learning

Collaborative Learning Specialists - of all types! Resident expert - is accessible to networks of people, provides ideas as needed, shares expertise, has high visibility, initiates thinking ( SMEs , face-to-face trainers, consultants - as specialist SME bloggers who are sought after, followed by their networks in domain areas inside Enterprises). to communicate the strengths and weaknesses of social networks and provide solutions. Future jobs, now, today!

What Factors Are Shaping the LMS Market? 2018 Learning Systems FAQ

Talented Learning

As an independent learning systems consultant , I’m often asked to share my opinion about what’s happening in the LMS market. In other words, I’m most interested in learning solutions designed for business customers and channel partners, association members, continuing education participants and the public-at-large. The more solutions I evaluate, the more difficult it is to process it all. It’s a good time to be an LMS selection consultant.

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The Six Hats Of A Community Manager


Since community managers have a bird’s eye view of their community, they are often best placed to spot a need and a corresponding solution — be it for a certain expertise, content or skillset. THE HAT OF A CONSULTANT. This is perhaps the most frequently donned hat and covers a gamut of skills including needs analysis, solution designing, influencing, facilitating, and negotiating.

Trending in Workplace Learning 2015….

Allison Rossett

Think of it as a move from habits that favor courses to data-driven decisions that tailor solutions. We are not talking about just any customized and personalized solution. A 16-week residential course for retirement specialists? Blog posting Analysis evaluation instructional design performance performance consulting professional development trends

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Learnnovators: You, as a specialist in instructional design, are on an inspiring journey of saving the world from boring ‘instruction’. Learnnovators: For a long time now, you have been advocating moving ‘learning’ from hour long courses to shorter bytes of performance support solutions…from a single learning experience to experiences that are embedded more closely in the job.



Today, people are seeking solutions to their challenges–both on the professional and personal front–in various ways: Asking their networks. Sahana Chattopadhyay is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger. Sahana’s work cuts across performance consulting, workplace learning strategies from formal to informal and social learning, knowledge management methodologies and adult learning principles.



Without an understanding of this, any solution I recommend would only be a short-term band-aid. Sahana Chattopadhyay is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger. Sahana’s work cuts across performance consulting, workplace learning strategies from formal to informal and social learning, knowledge management methodologies and adult learning principles.



Don’t we WhatsApp or message our not co-located peers for the latest proposal, solution, client inputs? The truth of the matter is that a platform is not the solution. Sahana Chattopadhyay is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger. 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.

Virtual Learning: Rewriting the Playbook in Turbulent Times

Talented Learning

Below are tips and action items from three different viewpoints: 1) Tips for Learning Systems Vendors and Consultants. 1) Tips For Learning Systems Vendors and Consultants. As a result, we should be ready to help organizations adopt virtual learning solutions and integrate them into their workflows. Here are five ways you can make a difference now: • Emphasize Strategic, Short-Term Solutions. Could a near-term solution help set the stage for a more fundamental shift?



What would be your advice for them to upskill themselves for designing effective learning solutions for today’s situations? We look for easy solutions, and we are too easily convinced that each new technological advance is the magic bullet. Although there was some thoughtful and sophisticated work going on in artificial intelligence (and still is), it also became clear that practical solutions for e-learning were not at hand. ABOUT Dr. MICHAEL W.

In-House vs. Outsourced Learning and Development: Everything You Need To Know

Roundtable Learning

Over the next decade, L&D specialists will be tasked with modifying in-house training methods to better appeal to a new generation of workers whom technology is a part of daily life. Outsourcing often provides more options for organizations interested in emerging technology solutions.

Clive Shepherd – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


ABOUT CLIVE SHEPHERD (Founding Director – The More Than Blended Learning Company): Clive Shepherd is a consultant learning technologist. Clive is a Director of The More Than Blended Learning Company, which works alongside its clients as trusted partners, building their capability to design, develop and deliver effective and efficient learning solutions. We can borrow from the principles of ‘user-centred design’, which is dependent on extensive consultation with learners.

Training that Influences a Global Network

dVinci Interactive

Lisa Ploeg, Senior International Learning and Development Specialist, Mary Kay. million Independent Beauty Consultants located in more than 35 countries. Supporting the millions of consultants are more than 5,000 corporate employees located in offices around the world. As a learning and development specialist, Lisa Ploeg provides training for the employees ensuring that Mary Kay values and practices are present throughout the network.

The Game Agency Wins at DemoFest!

The Game Agency

Last week The Game Agency won “Best of Show” at the eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions DemoFest. This lively science fair-like event showcased over 40 custom eLearning solutions. The course is divided into 2 halves, the initial consultation with the patient and the follow-up appointment when the student decides the course of treatment. In the initial consultation, students review the patient files for red flags.

The New Corporate Learning Ecosystem: Coexistence at Work

Talented Learning

As learning technology analysts, we’ve been following the rise of cloud-based learning systems, and the hundreds of developers who have entered the market with highly specialized LMS solutions. Originally, many LMS specialists tried to compete head-to-head with the established giants of the talent management LMS world like Cornerstone , Saba , SumTotal , SAP/SuccessFactors , Oracle. Gone are the days when one learning solution was expected to “do it all.”

How To: Design, Develop and Deliver eLearning

B Online Learning

Perhaps the mystery and hyperbole that surrounds so many new technology based solutions is inevitable. A cynic might even argue that there are vested interests in the form of specialist consultants [.]. Perhaps people are intimidated by the “newness” and fear investing on the “bleeding” edge. Perhaps they have had their fingers burned in the past.

27+ Best WordPress Development Companies Based on their Specialization, Location and Cost

The Be-all and End-all Guide to Creating a Supreme LearnDash LMS

Providing everything from digital strategy and WordPress development services to design services and technical consultation, Trew knowledge is a top-tier full-service WordPress development agency. Strategy & Consultation. Marketing Consulting and Management. Consulting.

Instructional Design Isn’t Dying. It’s Evolving.

Experiencing eLearning

I now call myself a “learning design consultant” rather than instructional designer. We will continue to have more potential skills than any single person can learn, so we will work more often in teams with specialists in particular skills. VR will be fantastic in certain situations, but it’s not going to be the right solution for every learning need. You may have read dire predictions that instructional design is dead.

The Docebo Discovery Lab: Building A Smarter Learning Platform with Artificial Intelligence


This groundbreaking project was the result of a prolonged research and development effort, powered by a dedicated team of Artificial Intelligence data scientists, machine learning specialists and adjacent field experts. The AI team works in two ways to formulate solutions and make them a reality within the Docebo platform. First, CEO Claudio Erba consults with the AI team whenever he has a potential idea and encourages them to develop and test it.

Breakthrough eLearning: The Three Rs: Rants, Raves, and Reflections

Breakthrough eLearning

This collection of articles by training and development specialists was edited by Elliott Masie of the Masie Center and published by Pfeiffer. Training professionals experience the “Rodney Dangerfield Syndrome” (get no respect), because they do not talk in a language that management understands Nancy DeViney, IBM Learning Solutions “Content will be delivered within the context of a person’s role and interests, seamlessly embedded into the workflow.”

Managed Learning Services – Time To Re-invent Your Training Function


Managed Learning Service enables both purchase and administration of all training activities for a client organization by an external specialist (Managed Service Provider) in an outsourced mode. 2) Improved use of internal resources: Sourcing the appropriate training solutions usually involves a great investment of time in researching courses / vendors and negotiating prices with training providers.

Free L&D webinars for November 2020

Limestone Learning

In this webinar, Dalnaz Hasan, Video Specialist at Panopto, will discuss some common enterprise challenges with using video and strategies on how to overcome them. But if you’re stuck when designing or facilitating training, what resource can you turn to for solutions to your problem?

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Digital Learning:A Step-by-Step Guide to a Successful Rollout

Learning Wire

A new digital learning solution can take several months to put in place. When Marie-Loup is rolling out a solution that is equal parts technology and training, there are three main steps: kickoff , build , and launch. Different specialists come on board at different times throughout the project to offer expert support, so timings and team structures may vary depending on the complexity of the project and your IT set-up. solution specifications (pathways, web design, etc.).

User generated content; The next trend!

Challenge to Learn

The big question is: is content created by subject matter experts (User generated content) a solution for this problem? Jeff Kortenbosch, Senior e-Learning Specialist, AkzoNobel: “As an L&D department you need to realize that a lot of training is developed outside your area of control. By facilitating an easy to use authoring solution you can have an impact on that process by ensuring a more standardized, cost-effective and sustainable way of working.

The differences between learning in an e-business and learning in a social business

Jane Hart

E-learning and blended learning solutions predominate, although classroom training still persists, and some formal learning takes place on-the-job. Performance consulting. TNA means the problem has already been identified as needing a training solution. Identifying the root of performance problems involves a number of techniques and mechanisms, incl workflow audits, to ascertain appropriate performannce solution. Co-designing solutions to performance problems.

TikTok As A Collaboration Tool? Why Not? - Workshop Tip 228

Vignettes Learning

Unfortunately, many experts and consultants in the L&D world only talk about it in theory. We need to have activities and solutions to promote it. Collaboration is a powerful concept that has long been present in different workplaces.

Employee-generated learning: What you need to know


The sensible and easy solution to this is employee-generated learning. It does not take the work away from the L&D specialists but moves part of the responsibility for creating content into the departments that will benefit from it. SMEs are no longer simple consultants but play an active role in information dissemination. L&D specialists change roles and they become consultants who serve as facilitators between learners and SMEs.