Remote Mentoring 101

G-Cube

The key aspects of mentoring are face to face engagements, instant feedback and analysis and clear communication of goals. So how do you translate these into a remote working environment where all the above are not possible for the lack of a personal interface?

Get on board with reverse mentoring

CLO Magazine

One such practice is to encourage and support reverse mentoring and incorporate it as a norm within your organizational culture. What is reverse mentoring? Typically, in a mentoring relationship the mentor is someone who has more experience in a particular area or in their career and who provides guidance to a mentee with less experience. Implementing reverse mentoring is one of many opportunities for organizations with a multigenerational workforce.

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You’ve Identified Knowledge and Skills Gaps in Your Organisation – Here’s What to Do Next

Capytech

You’ve Identified Knowledge and Skills Gaps in Your Organisation – Here’s What to Do Next. Identifying knowledge and skills gaps in your organisation simply describes a problem. This is often referred to as bridging the skills gap. Create a Learning Culture.

Discovering 3 new faces of mentoring

Matrix

Mentoring is definitely not a recent concept. The benefits of having good mentoring programs within the organization are great. Mentoring encourages the development of a corporate learning culture , a culture where employees take an active role in the dissemination of knowledge and best practices among peers. The new faces of mentoring. Group mentoring. Micro mentoring. Micro mentoring will help them achieve that. Reverse mentoring.

Is your company know-how about to leave? How to close the skills gap before it opens.

Pract.us

When people take their know-how with them, the whole team suffers. And with our changing job culture, turnover will become more and more common. In particular, you have to make sure that exiting employees don’t leave a skills gap in their wakes. They didn’t address the skills gap before shaking up the workforce. Prevent the gap with a culture of learning. The Navy has dealt with this reality by creating a strong culture of learning.

8 Tips to Create a Learning Culture

Engage in Learning

Develop a learning culture to help your company keep up and stand out. That might be why 42% of L&D professionals identified creating a culture of learning as their top challenge in 2020. The benefits of a learning culture.

Closing the Learning-Acquisition Gap with Informal Learning

Learnkit

We get trained to do something, perform a task to maximize our rewards, then reap the benefits. We aren’t pigeons and we can learn to do things in more way than one. We’re already struggling to close a widening skills gap and can’t have our people lose faith. I think the primary reason for this skills gap is that we are still only rewarding people for learning and doing their jobs in limited ways.

Soft Skills and Cultural Divides: How One Mentor Helps Proteges Navigate Tough Challenges

Everwise

After a decade in the industry, Hirsch says, “I started to coach and mentor the chemists under me. A mentor trying to help a protégé develop soft skills needs to understand social dynamics and psychology so well they can see the whole picture from just a subjective glimpse. Why do you mentor? What do you get out of the experience? I also write articles on the internet for publications like The Knowledge Center , I do webinars for Special Chem.

Building a learning culture: How to manage stakeholders

Learning Pool

To be effective, any learning culture or training strategy requires the buy-in of key stakeholders. So, who are those key people and groups and how do you manage them to ensure that you build an environment in which learning can thrive?

Bridging the Generational Gap in Your Workplace

Everwise

Together, these generations form a uniquely diverse workforce, who have much to share with one another if they are encouraged to do so. How do customers/end-users/client needs differ across age groups? To encourage generations to come together, formal mentoring programs from more experienced to less experienced professional are a tried-and-true method of sharing institutional knowledge, and remain relevant for passing information onto Millennials.

Do You Need to Update Your Training Program?

Avilar

Or to know when it’s time to update your computers. But how do you know when it’s time to update your training program? Blended Learning : In a world where so many of us turn to Google or YouTube to find immediate answers, employees expect “just in time” learning to do their jobs well. Do you have the right mix of blended learning, so your employees can get to tactical answers quickly and have the support they need to master more complicated concepts?

Mentoring Millennials to Teach Hard to Come by Soft Skills

Training Industry

This generation of emerging professionals is notorious for their hard skills, but now even more so, for their lack of real world experience and the needed soft skills like resilience, problem solving and interpersonal skills, that enable them to thrive in workplace culture. It’s the "Young Employee Dilemma" that's creating a gap between potential and performance. Mentoring We need millennials for their innovation, passion and technology know-how.

Inclusion and the New Workplace: A Conversation with Author Jennifer Brown

Chronus

We asked her to provide advice to organizations who are striving for a more diverse and inclusive culture. This leads people to think that they’re in trouble, versus opening up a conversation about how people want to be engaged in an inclusive and innovative culture that allows them to thrive. Often, we don’t know that these are biased decisions until they’re brought to our attention, which can perpetuate inequality in a company. How do we attract and keep that diversity?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do!

Learning Visions

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do! Live session with Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do! How do we use new and emerging technologies in the learning space? Point of today’s conversation: talking training, design and development if a marketing person were doing it. What are they doing that’s different?

Building a Learning Culture

Everwise

Last month, Everwise hosted a webinar on “Building a Learning Culture” with Jeff Diana, the former Chief People Officer of Atlassian & SuccessFactors. He shared his expertise with our community on how to build a learning culture, rooted in the belief that individual growth improves organizational performance. Focusing on career advancement as a company relies on creating a culture of learning, where employees feel they can grow as individuals and in their jobs.

Corporate Onboarding Programs: What You Need to Know

Roundtable Learning

They feature everything from strategy discussions to technical training — anything your new hires need to do their job comfortably and completely. And they want to be equipped with the resources to do their best work. Get new hires immersed with the team and the company culture.

The importance of a Knowledge Sharing Culture

Growth Engineering

We’ll also see how the learning and development community is innovating to combat this trend and pave the way for a more collaborative culture. This could be attributed to the sense of insecurity created by the 2008 financial crisis, but Tom Turner, president of , thinks it has more to do with a shift in management culture. Because of this, a culture of performance where everyone understands the expectations and is held accountable for performing to them is key.”

3 Mental models for learning L&D professionals should know about

Matrix

Travelling to a completely different culture and truly immersing in it for a period of time is one way to achieve this. 3 Mental models for learning L&D professionals should know about. Figure out the gaps and go back to the source material. Repeat the process until all gaps are filled. Read more: How many types of mentoring are there? Understand where the gaps are.

Bridging the Gap: Addressing Barriers to Women in Leadership

Everwise

Borges noted that women statistically receive more vague feedback (if they get any feedback at all), and this makes it hard to know what to continue, what to change, and how to change it. Developing an organizational structure for performance management and career planning, including clear and measurable criteria for advancement, will create a culture that provides a more even footing for men and women seeking promotion. “I How to help: Develop an Inclusive Culture.

How Do You Teach Innovation?

CLO Magazine

To do that they need a workforce that has the skills to solve customer problems by creating new and more innovative products and services. Companies that can do it have the potential to become leaders in their industries — while those that can’t risk joining the likes of Kodak, Blockbuster and other formerly successful companies that ultimately failed because they did not evolve in response to changing times. Merge Culture and Innovation.

How to Win the War for Talent with Competencies

Avilar

In order to get applicants to say “yes,” be ready to market the job, your company culture, and all the benefits of working with your company. You’ll want employees who have the skills you need and who are the best “fit” for your culture. Build a Vigorous, Flexible, Transparent Learning Culture. We know that learning and development is a big part of the employee experience for workers of all ages and experience levels.

How to Create a Culture of Learning at Your Association

WBT Systems

“We don’t know everything that we need to know today to accomplish our mission.” The only way to do that is to cultivate a culture of learning. At Patreon , a membership and patron-development platform for creatives, their culture deck describes the company’s seven core behaviors. Good things happen when an organization adopts a culture of learning. How Does a Culture of Learning Help an Association? Culture change takes time.

7 Tips to Eliminating Gender Bias in the Workplace

Chronus

Toxic work cultures and microaggressions continue to plague the workplace, making it hard for some employees to bring their full selves to work while achieving their desired career progression. But there are things organizations can do to help combat the problem.

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Learning in the Workplace: Put Your Managers at the Helm

Absorb LMS

Enabling leaders to support employee learning has become necessary for organizations to address the growing skills gap. Educate managers about how to find and suggest relevant courses for their team members, and let them know employees value their recommendations. Skilled managers use one-on-one conversations as learning opportunities to mentor and coach team members. Celebrate a learning culture. Best Practices content libraries corporate culture management

Are You Shifting to Self-Directed Learning? Here’s How to Do It Right

Instilled

Self-directed learning is on the rise but do you have the right technology in place and the necessary flexibility to support learners? Read on to find out why successfully embedding a culture of learner-led training needs a learning experience platform to support it.

How to Cultivate Top Tech Talent: What Every Exec Needs to Know

General Assembly

The former has to do with the tools, mindset, and organizational structure that will drive the business agenda forward, while the latter has to do with the reskilling that each individual will need to use these tools and thrive in the new organizational context. Below, discover how you can create a culture of continuous education, leverage young and promising employees in creative ways, recruit employees with the right digital skills, and more.

Looking the Future in the Face

CLO Magazine

Rather than separating the two, Findlay-Shirras said the people he works with are also the people he hangs out with, “taking the idea of culture, teamwork and family to a new level.”. Ridner agreed, saying that the best leaders, “motivate their teams to do the best work possible and achieve the best outcomes.”. Bridging the Gaps. Mentoring and coaching play a huge role in any great leader’s development journey — millennials are no different,” she said. “We

Why You Need More User-Generated Content in Your Training Program

Pract.us

But the power of peer-to-peer communication, whether face-to-face or across space and time, can actually help you capture your company’s tribal knowledge, enhance your training program, and build a learning culture. But also refers to informal conversations, micro-mentoring sessions and learning from others. L&D professionals realize that UGC is one of the first steps in building a learning culture, which many companies are aiming for today.

7 tips for developing an online training culture in your organization

LearnUpon

Your employees need a structured training culture in order to develop skills, fill performance gaps, and master work-related tasks. In this article, Christopher Pappas shares seven tips that will help you to create and promote an online training culture in your organization. An online training culture can improve workplace efficiency, increase employee satisfaction, and help employees to adapt more easily to new tasks and challenges. Turn managers into mentors.

Why You Should Boost Soft Skills in Your Organization

Avilar

Companies are frantically investing time and money to recruit, retain and develop employees who know about artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, data science and the like. Yet, in an interesting twist, the adoption of automation is starting to shift the focus beyond “hard skills” (technical know-how), creating a greater demand for employees with finely tuned “soft skills” (the way people do their jobs). How to Identify and Close Soft Skills Gaps?

4 Things L&D Professionals Need to Know About Modern Learners

OpenSesame

If you do the math, that can add up to over 500 hours over the course of a year – yikes. It’s also key for filling organizational knowledge gaps that form as baby boomers retire. . Learning content must be mobile accessible mobile accessible, and access to the expertise of peer mentors should also be encouraged. Left Guest Posts Employee Development culture; elearning

How to Boost Your LMS When Upskilling Employees is Your Goal

Avilar

To truly address the skills gaps of your employees with the learning and development they need, you’ll want a robust LMS paired with a competency management system that informs and guides the upskilling process, every step of the way. You’ll know right away where there are skill gaps.

Time for a New Look at Learning: Or What I Learned from Reading “Informal Learning at Work”

Pract.us

In Matthews’ words, “Much of the learning we do on a daily basis is not something we think of or label as learning. Combine traditional classes with mentoring, coaching, and follow-up activities. Basically, employees are filling in their knowledge gaps themselves any way they can. He cites Forrester research that found 47% of business technology users in North America and Europe use one or more websites not sanctioned by IT to do their jobs.

How Do You Get Leaders to Change?

CLO Magazine

Once the goal for the change is clear, the person must receive some sort of learning support or instruction on how to do the new behavior. Most leaders will agree that they often do not get the kind of attention they need to initiate substantial change. “When a gap has been identified, we expect them to be able to make the shifts on their own. “They need to know how it will help today, right now,” Grimshaw said. • What are you doing right now?

Jocelyn Greenky’s Advice on Navigating The World Of Work

Everwise

But every office expected me to know the culture, the office politics and the speak of the industry off the bat. And I thought: where is the book telling me what to do, and what to avoid?”. It’s safe to say that Greenky is an expert on navigating the workplace — so much so that she’s authored a book, The Big Sister’s Guide to the World of Work: The Inside Rules Every Working Girl Must Know. Did you have any mentors in your professional background?

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

This includes areas of her expertise from the effectiveness of MOOCs in corporate learning to informal learning, collaboration, community management and organizational culture. How successful do you think you have been in transforming your clients’ workplaces (including your present organization) to learning organizations? The focus must be on people, mindset and culture. Learnnovators: You seem to be passionate about discussing organizational culture.

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Jocelyn Greenky’s Advice on Navigating The World Of Work

Everwise

But every office expected me to know the culture, the office politics and the speak of the industry off the bat. And I thought: where is the book telling me what to do, and what to avoid?”. It’s safe to say that Greenky is an expert on navigating the workplace — so much so that she’s authored a book, The Big Sister’s Guide to the World of Work: The Inside Rules Every Working Girl Must Know. Did you have any mentors in your professional background?