A not-so-white paper on succession

CLO Magazine

The dolls were identical, except for skin tone: one white, one brown. Overwhelmingly, Black children selected the white doll for positive traits and desirability. How many times in training and motivational talks are we regaled with the legends of older white male leaders?

Should You Adopt Reverse Mentoring at Your Workplace?

Avilar

Last week, Cambridge University announced a new reverse mentoring initiative aimed at addressing charges of institutional racism. Introduced by the university’s equality and diversity department, the program pairs senior white academics and management personnel with a black, Asian, or minority ethnic (BAME) colleague mentor. Reverse mentoring – pairing a younger professional with a more seasoned colleague – isn’t new. Reverse mentoring is a two-way street.

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10 Steps For Growing Your Learning Culture

ej4 eLearning

Learning cultures don’t just appear out of nowhere; they take time to cultivate. According to a study by Bersin & Associates, companies with high-impact learning cultures tend to significantly outperform their peers in many ways: They are 32 percent more likely to be first to market with an innovative product or service. Growing a learning culture can be its own challenge. Know what kind of learning culture you already have. Teach leaders how to mentor.

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

Years ago a start-up commissioned me to write a white paper that would help put them on the map. I wrote the paper that follows. The start-up stiffed me but the paper morphed into the Informal Learning book. This paper addresses how organizations, particularly business organizations, can get more done. IBM white paper by Rob Cross. 3. Create a supportive learning culture. Supplement self-directed learning with mentors and experts.

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. We need to develop different relationships through mentoring and sponsoring programs. Q: How does mentoring in the workplace (reverse mentoring, mentoring circles, etc.)

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.”

Debunking the Meritocracy Myth

CLO Magazine

Additionally, numerical data can help the entire organization progress to a culture of conscious inclusion, based on hard facts about what needs to change. Women are often less likely than their male colleagues to understand the importance of mentoring relationships, especially early on in their careers. Unlike their male counterparts, they don’t unleash the power of mentors as sounding boards for success.

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How to Be the Best Place to Work (for the Things that Matter Most)

Avilar

Once you are, it will be easier to recruit, develop and retain the kinds of employees that thrive in your workplace culture and drive success in your organization. Do you value diversity of cultures? Does your Culture Reflect the “Best” of your Organization? But for those areas where companies shine, it’s usually palpable in the workplace culture. Innovative cultures are usually collaborative, intense and results-oriented. Is yours a learning culture?

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How to Leverage Learning on the Job for Incredible Results

Pract.us

You and your employees learn everyday – not just from video courses, PowerPoint presentations, or white papers – but mainly from the experience of completing projects, creating products, and serving others. Follow up with feedback, mentoring, and accountability. Getting feedback from peers or mentors helps people learn faster. Boost Performance Faster Results Learning Culture News business employee learning learning and development training

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7 Ways to Encourage Experts to Share Knowledge

Growth Engineering

Make knowledge sharing part of the culture. First, take a look at your organisational culture. If knowledge isn’t flowing freely in your organisation, it might be the result of bad cultural habits. Include mentoring in performance reviews. One step towards creating a knowledge-sharing culture is to measure experts’ contributions and evaluate them as part of their performance reviews. Company Culture Social Learning company culture Experts knowledge share

What is Blended Learning? The Guide to Everything You Need to Know

eLearningMind

Benefits are role-play, mentoring, hands-on practice, feedback. Self-Blend is supplemental content, either in the form of webinars, white papers, industry blogs, or video tutorials, that help self-motivated learners go deeper than employee trainings. Building A Learning Culture eLearning Solutions The Latest In Design and Development best eLearning Blended Learning elearning elearning solutions elearning trends learning Learning and development trends

Best Practices for Structuring New Employee Orientation

KnowledgeCity

SHRM suggests that successful new employee orientation programs should combine formal and informal onboarding activities and include the Four Cs : Compliance, Clarification, Connection and Culture. Informal Orientation: Connection and Culture.

Workplace Learning 2025 – Lighting the fire of learning

Learning Pool

Personalised development plans (PDPs) are an effective way of fostering a culture of accountability, along with recognising and rewarding staff for exceptional learning and development (L&D) efforts or achievements. Six Part Series: Workplace Learning 2025.

Building Blocks for a Successful Workforce Development Plan

Avilar

Learning and Development : Acquiring new skills through apprenticeships, training, and mentoring. Includes learning opportunities – and a culture of learning, so employees have the access to a range of learning and development experiences that improve their skills and advance their careers.

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

General Assembly

The following is an excerpt from 6 People Strategies for Successful Digital Transformation , an exclusive white paper from General Assembly. Download the full paper here. 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. My wonderful tech mentor helped take me from ‘near dinosaur’ to ‘near diva’ in the digital space.

Do You Need to Update Your Training Program?

Avilar

Do you have a learning culture that recognizes and celebrates all kinds of learning? As part of your training program, are you including leadership training, mentoring, and cross-departmental experiences that support succession planning ? Read our white paper , Mastering Competencies: How to Create the Best Framework for Your Organization. RELATED BLOGS AND WHITE PAPERS. It’s easy to see when the carpet needs replacing in your office.

How to Develop Leadership Competencies in Your Millennials

Avilar

Millennials in the same study identified a different set of competencies as essential to leading our next generation of workers: Leadership Impact , Interpersonal Skills and Global/Cultural Acumen. Read our white paper, 5 Key Competencies to Develop Future Leaders.

How to Unlock the Expertise Economy with Upskilling

Avilar

How can the right learning culture prepare individuals and organizations for what comes next? While colleges and universities may be teaching students problem-solving, writing, and basic project management skills designed to get papers and projects submitted on time, most are not developing the skills required to instantly convert excellent students into skilled professionals. Developing the (Right) Learning Culture.

8 Unconventional Ways to Discover Great Tech Talent

General Assembly

By Anand Chopra-McGowan and Deb Henretta The following is an excerpt from 6 People Strategies for Successful Digital Transformation , an exclusive white paper from General Assembly. Download the full paper here. Embrace reverse mentoring. Bureaucracy, structure, and rigid culture can often mean that some of the freshest ideas rarely make it to an executive’s desk. My wonderful tech mentor helped take me from ‘near dinosaur’ to ‘near diva’ in the digital space.

Why You Should Boost Soft Skills in Your Organization

Avilar

While technical skills and competencies are required to do the work of your business, it’s the soft skills that define and support your culture and customer interactions. Mentoring is another excellent option, since employees get the attention, feedback and role modeling that comes from a relationship with a skilled mentor. Review our Optimize Your Workforce white paper to outline your approach.

How to Win the Government Talent War

Avilar

Government has less experience with the best methods to attract and retain Millennials and Generation Z (born 1995 through 2014), who are more digitally connected, culturally diverse and mission-focused than older generations. In addition, if you have flexible work hours, career development opportunities or a learning culture, emphasize those desirable traits at every marketing touchpoint. Learning Culture. If you haven’t already, build a learning culture.

Create Flexibility of Learning and Teaching with Online Publishing

MagicBox

Greater access to online resources, white papers, academic articles can keep teachers and students abreast of the latest developments in their field of study/interest. With this, teachers can assume the role of mentors to assess and guide the learners much more efficiently. Educational institutes that have taken the digital route are seeing a reduction in manual effort, better governance, and sustainable decision-making.

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Create Flexibility of Learning and Teaching with Online Publishing

MagicBox

Greater access to online resources, white papers, academic articles can keep teachers and students abreast of the latest developments in their field of study/interest. With this, teachers can assume the role of mentors to assess and guide the learners much more efficiently. Educational institutes that have taken the digital route are seeing a reduction in manual effort, better governance, and sustainable decision-making.

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Why Are Companies Turning to Older Workers? Should You?

Avilar

Coaching, mentoring and access to subject matter experts was most appealing to the oldest and youngest generations. Certificates of completion and other recognition can serve to reinforce your learning culture. Or read our Energizing Performance Through Competency Management white paper to get started. Not so long ago, most people worked until the age of 62 or 65 before retiring to fill their days with family, travel and recreation.

How Learning Management System Helps Startups Grow Fast

ProProfs

It’s important to remember that a learning management system is a tool and that, creating a culture of learning and communication is the key to building your foundation. I fully believe that culture is that which builds employees up by investing in them, engages them, and this is a key to success. An LMS should allow employees to contribute assets and share their deep knowledge while building a culture that rewards emerging talent and top performers.

50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10 (4)

Jay Cross

So why do we address it in a paper on managers? Blended asked companies “Which of the following is the main barrier to a leader-led learning culture in your organization?”. The time required for mentoring is offset by more delegation to subordinates and improvements in the way work is performed. Please visit CitrixOnline to see the original paper in its entirety. His educational white papers, articles and research reports persuade people to take action.

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How to Replace Top-down Training with Collaborative Learning (2)

Jay Cross

HR and training departments overlooked experienced employees because they learn experientially, from stretch assignments and mentors rather than from courses and workshops. Mentors and coaches give assignments that provide new challenges and therefore require learning. Look at a written transcript of a conversation and it sounds incoherent; true conversation is a mix of empathy, emotion, body language, shared understanding, nuance, and cultural norms. Second post in a series.

How Authentic Is Your Leadership Development?

CLO Magazine

CLOs may already know who they want to pull into leadership development programs, but it pays to include high potentials at lower levels to add cultural and business performance value. Creating a corporate culture that supports authentic leadership development is a transformational process that pays for itself — literally and figuratively. • Reinforcement of an organizational culture of leadership development. • Persuasive mentoring and coaching relationships.

The Value of a Virtual Academy

CLO Magazine

It also keeps participants, mentors and staff in two-way communication using Microsoft tools throughout the course. Operational reviews are conducted virtually with senior Microsoft mentors, and the platform uses Microsoft technology, specifically Live Meeting and Microsoft Groove for course content, enabling participants to do most of the work on their own schedules. Participants are divided into three teams of five to six each, across cultures and time zones.

Free learning & development webinars for March 2017

Limestone Learning

Monday, March 13, 2017, 11AM – 12PM PT: Mentoring Programs That Work: How the AXLES Model Can Revolutionize Your Mentoring Program (Free for ATD members) There are many ineffective mentoring programs that require large investments of time and money, without creating positive impact. This webcast will share practical steps to building a mentoring program based on the industry’s only model for developing mentoring programs.