A not-so-white paper on succession

CLO Magazine

Montgomery was famous as legal counsel for Bobby Seale and the Black Panthers. Later, Jones got to do legal work for major tech firms and eventually made the jump to become CEO of tech firm Aeris. A few concepts can help learning professionals widen the path for nontraditional 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.

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

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Jennifer Brown is an award-winning entrepreneur, dynamic speaker, author and diversity and inclusion expert. Informed by more than a decade consulting to Fortune 500 companies, she creates a compelling case for leadership to embrace the opportunity that diversity represents along with empowering advocates at all levels to find their voice, and be a driving force in creating more enlightened organizations. . What is the cost of not focusing on this topic?

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

eLearningMind

What is Blended Learning? Blended learning combines the best of two training environments—traditional face-to-face classroom training and high-tech eLearning. Why Blended Learning? Luckily, corporate learning is catching up. Share on facebook.

Debunking the Meritocracy Myth

CLO Magazine

A few years ago, I was the keynote speaker at a women’s diversity conference. That morning, I was chatting with Annie McKee, director of the University of Pennsylvania CLO program. We are both from the same generation, having entered the workforce with the hope of a more promising future for women in corporations. As we got ready to go into the conference, Annie asked me, “Why aren’t we seeing more success in advancing women?

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

eLearningMind

You’ve likely heard of a lot of buzzing in the corporate world about Blended Learning and aren’t quite sure how or where to start with this concept. A vast majority of the research done with Blending Learning pertains to the K-12 educational space. In the past decade, lower education has led the trend, which is only recently catching on in the corporate space as more millennials enter the workforce. Learning Trends and Feedback.

How to Develop Leadership Competencies in Your Millennials

Avilar

In 2016, Millennials surpassed the previous generation (Generation X) to become the largest generation in the U.S. Who Are the Millennials? The Pew Research Center defines Millennials as those people (71 million in the U.S.

How to Unlock the Expertise Economy with Upskilling

Avilar

Sixty-four percent of CEOs feel they must upskill or reskill 25 percent of their workforce over the next five years for their companies to stay relevant. McKinsey & Company, Skill Shift: Automation and the Future of the Workforce , May 2018. Former LinkedIn Chief Learning Officer, Kelly Palmer, and David Blake, co-founder of Degreed, think they know why. In the “expertise economy,” how are companies getting the skills they need? When is it the answer?

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

Avilar

NASA was just named the Best Place to Work in the Federal Government by the Partnership in Public Service. Bain & Company is the top-ranked 2019 Best Places to Work Employees’ Choice , according to Glassdoor. Great Place to Work announced that Hilton secured the top 2018 Best Workplaces for Diversity spot, as named by employees. We all want to be the employer where people want to work. Diverse workplace : Apple. Generational diversity?

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50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10 (3)

Jay Cross

The 20 percent: learning through others. Learning is social. People learn with and through others. Conversations are the stem cells of learning. People learn more in an environment that encourages conversation, so make sure you’re fostering an environment where people talk to each other. Several years ago, the local paper in Ottawa carried a story about voter betrayal. The kids will learn a lot more this way. Mentoring.

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Why Are Companies Turning to Older Workers? Should You?

Avilar

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. However, while no one was looking, the rules of retirement changed! At the same time, employers are starting to shift their views. Some are actively working to keep their most experienced employees in the workplace or they’re recruiting older workers to fill skills gaps. What’s driving the change? Consider the talent pool you know.

How to Win the Government Talent War

Avilar

State and federal government employees are expected to retire in droves over the next few years. According to the Office of Personnel Management, 45 percent of current federal employees are age 50 and older. This comes as Millennials (born between 1980 and 1994) are poised to represent half of the workforce by 2020. What’s behind some of the government recruiting and talent retention challenges? Learning Culture. If you haven’t already, build a learning culture.

The Value of a Virtual Academy

CLO Magazine

When Microsoft needed a more efficient way to deliver education to its global finance function, it tore down the classroom walls and created a flexible, Web-based learning model. Prior to 2008, when it came to employee development, Microsoft held a subsection of course offerings in person twice a year in a centralized location in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and one in Asia-Pacific called Learning Weeks. What they learn can be immediately applied to their work.