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.

Maneuver Mentoring Obstacles

CLO Magazine

In organizations across the country, mentoring programs are acknowledged to benefit both talented employees and their managers, adding millions of dollars to the bottom line. In fact, research consistently shows that mentoring provides pivotal developmental relationships that function as the backbone for organizational improvement. Here are three major obstacles that can negatively impact effective mentoring relationships. Mentors are especially important for women.

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How to Unlock the Expertise Economy with Upskilling

Avilar

Former LinkedIn Chief Learning Officer, Kelly Palmer, and David Blake, co-founder of Degreed, think they know why. In their much-publicized book, The Expertise Economy: How the Smartest Companies Use Learning to Engage, Compete and Succeed , the pair depicts a future of work that is more about diverse and unique skill sets —transforming their employees into experts and ultimately, creating their biggest competitive advantage — than about knowledge, roles, and job hierarchies.

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. It’s not that they don’t value the expertise of one exceptional person but they need to share it.

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. 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. So make sure that employees know they’re not only encouraged to help others learn but are responsible for it. Track and recognize mentoring and coaching efforts.

Mentoring can elevate women in tech (webinar recap)

Everwise

Experts believe that mentoring can help reverse this trend–and conversely that a lack of mentors for women, particularly in tech, is partially responsible. In an Everwise webinar in late September, a panel of tech leaders who mentor women shared how mentoring can help attract and retain women in tech. One of the major questions the tech industry must answer is: Why do female technologists drop out of the field and not return? Mentors benefit, too.

Coaching can help fill the soft skills gap

CLO Magazine

Knowledge transfer and skill building happen in a variety of ways: formal education, self-directed learning, training, mentoring, executive coaching, job rotation, etc. Companies spend time and effort developing leaders, but the return on investment is often questionable or the company doesn’t know how to measure it. The Soft Skills Gap. The HBR authors also acknowledge a gap on most learning platforms and in the traditional leadership development landscape.

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

Matrix

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? To give an example of how it works, when a team is stuck on a project, instead of adopting a “this is not going to work” passive attitude they shift towards “if there was one thing we could do for this to function, what would it be?”.

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

General Assembly

The digital landscape is evolving at a rapid pace, and it’s essential for companies to harness wide-ranging technical expertise in order to stay ahead. 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. Staying on top of digital trends is key to business survival.

4 Simple Steps That Boost Workforce Performance

Avilar

A great place to start is with a competency model followed by gaining an understanding of what employees know and what they don’t know. A “competency model” defines the skills and levels of proficiency in those skills that an employee needs to possess to do a particular job effectively. Step 3: Analyze the Skills Inventory and Individual and Organizational Skills Gaps.

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. Thanks to technological developments and the widespread adoption of mobile devices, learner needs are not the same as they were a few years ago.

Key to Success: Piecing Together A Top Notch Personal Board of Directors

Everwise

January is National Mentoring Month. While we typically think of mentorship as a one-on-one relationship, as the workplace changes, having just one or two disparate mentors is no longer sufficient. There is growing consensus that executives, managers, and junior staff alike need a board of directors – a thoughtfully developed group of 8-10 mentors and role models you can consult regularly to get advice and feedback. You know what they say about shooting for the moon.

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. Your expertise is in coaching, leadership, navigating office cultures and diversity.

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. Your expertise is in coaching, leadership, navigating office cultures and diversity.

What is Employee Development, and Why is it Important?

Docebo

It’s hard to find good talent so, once you do, offering development opportunities helps to keep them engaged so they stick around – and creating the right kind of employee development plan is just as important as having one at all.

How to facilitate knowledge transfer between generations

Matrix

Put in place a mentoring program. Traditionalists and Baby Boomers need to know their organization values hard work, experience, and depth of knowledge. Read more: Using mentoring as a leadership accelerator within your organization. Develop a reverse mentoring program as well.

Who will survive?

Learning with 'e's

Do you want to know how to make Baked Alaska ? Need to know how to build a computer ? Fortunately, new models of education are now emerging, many of which avoid content and instruction, and instead focus on expertise, tutoring, mentoring, guidance and specialism. The successful institutions will be those that see the gaps and exploit them; they will be leaner, more efficient organisations that understand why knowledge is no longer a commodity.

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MARGIE MEACHAM – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

MARGIE MEACHAM : In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly every organization had to pivot to virtual and self-paced training over the past year, forcing us all to rethink how we do our work and collaborate in a digital world. One way to do that is with a chatbot.

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Creating a knowledge-sharing culture in your organization

Learning Pool

We learn, collaborate, and share knowledge every day as we use social media, search engines and wiki sites to discover how to do stuff. They’ll turn to people with experience and expertise. It generally remains a private exchange, shared just between the learner and mentor. .

Using Interviews to Build Your Online Course Business

LearnDash

How do you find experts to interview? Use these strategies to feed to marketing funnel and increase your enrollments: Networking: If possible, choose someone you know or are connected to for the first interview. You’re more likely to get a yes and already know their specialties make a good fit for your students. Audit your other marketing efforts to determine gaps that can be filled by one or more interviews with popular influencers.

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.

Building a learning culture: How to manage stakeholders

Learning Pool

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? So, what can it do to make itself more responsive and its expertise properly utilized and valued?

How to Develop a Sustainable Remote Onboarding Program for Your Virtual Teams

Obsidian Learning

Far from being strictly about work, an individual’s presence at the physical work environment has also always been a means of establishing and developing personal connections, seeking mentors, and making friends. How do you communicate about the updates? If not, do you know why?

On-the-job Training: Expectations vs Reality

TalentLMS

So, we’re here to bust the top 4 myths about on-the-job training programs, and close the gap between expectations and reality. You’ll need to invest in learning design , training materials, subject matter expertise, and even a little training for on-the-job trainers! Keen to know a fun fact from LinkedIn’s 2018 Workforce Learning Report ? And we all know that retaining employees spares companies the high costs of replacing them. What to do, what to do?

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How to Build a Simple Digital Learning Strategy that Works

Litmos

Or do you? The truth is that executing in such an overly simple way will not be the most impactful thing to do. Knowing your organisation’s context and priorities should help drive the right approach to become an agent of value, as well as a cost efficiency driver.

What would happen if there were no L&D department?

Jane Hart

There were quite a few who thought that organisations couldn’t do without a Training/L&D department. But a number of people pointed out that most small companies don’t have a training/L&D department – so how do they survive? “They either buy in expertise when needed or managers/staff identify & source” Simon Jones. Learning like OJT, knowledge sharing, coaching and mentoring would take center stage.

Learning predictions in a time of unpredictability!

Learning Pool

Doing more with less’ has been a consistent message from L&D leaders for years. Do you begin with transformational skills or specific transactional skills? Remember, building skills do not explicitly involve digital learning.

Learning Vs. Performance -- The Dichotomy

ID Reflections

Through repeated application, employees gained expertise and efficiency was a direct outcome. In this context, a discussion with a friend led me to the video on Knowing-Doing Gap by Bob Proctor. Some further research into the Knowing-Doing Gap led me to his website: [link]. We know that effective learning leads to visible behavior change. People should start to do things differently. The shift has happened.

Personal Learning Networks: For Ongoing Learning in a Connected World

ID Reflections

Those with cutting edge skills in their core areas of expertise will continue to see demand for their work while others waiting for orgs to re-skill them might just run the risk of becoming irrelevant. Training is essentially past focused preparing workers for known skills and bridging known knowledge gaps to meet known and defined goals. While developing the skills do take some effort and persistence, the benefits are tremendous and provide the necessary motivation.

Introducing the EdApp Discussions and Assignments Feature

Ed App

To ensure the success of adult learning, this feature delivers instant coaching and mentoring opportunities to learners by providing the closest simulation that we have to face-to-face, instructor-led sessions. What do learners see? What do you see?

Kate Matsudaira on Success, Day Two Keynote #ATDTK

Learning Visions

Most people are distributed – we work from home offices, we communicate online and face to face time is less frequent We often have to define the work we’re doing and the projects It’s a different world and we have to think about our careers a little differently. Like a game, you have to think of the work you’re doing as a series of moves. As you think about your career path – think about what your doing now that you really like. Do you have a target? Fill in the gaps.

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How to Use Storytelling in Training with Anna Sabramowicz

Convergence Training

And we always enjoy the opportunity to talk about using storytelling and scenarios to do that. And of course we always enjoy talking with our friend Anna Sabramowicz, an elearning developer who excels at all of this and who generously and freely shares advice and tips on doing this stuff and doing this well. Also, know that this discussion with Anna, in which Jeff Dalto interviewed Anna, was part of a longer discussion that begin with Anna interviewing Jeff.

Instructional Design in the VUCA World

ID Reflections

It''s critical for a CLO to have an eye on the changing landscape and enable new skill sets within the t Historically, L&D had been vested with the responsibility of keeping skills and knowledge of the workforce updated based on: Inputs from managers Current business requirements Skill-gap analysis Most of the training programs would be designed around "best practices" and explicit know-how gathered over the years. Is expertise distributed?

Understanding the Future of Work with Alec Bashinsky

Everwise

While no one can predict the future, we can certainly do our part to understand where we’re heading and why. HR leaders tend to build great strategies and then do the worst thing you could do: fail to execute. Pilot, build on your success, and then do a phase two. You can’t do any transformation if you don’t have the team behind you. What do you think are distractions? Will we need to work the way we do now? What do they value?

6 Steps To Forming Teams For eLearning

TalentLMS

Another challenge faced by course mentors is the distance factor in eLearning training environment. Because of the lack of in-person contact, team members do not have enough time to get to know each other. Let’s looks at the 6 steps in successful team formation: To become a team, a group of eLearners must: 1) Get to know each other well enough to understand their strengths and weaknesses. Do they need a new member with the needed knowledge?

Beyond Skills: The Rise of the Capability Academy

NovoEd

Bersin’s insight from interviews with industry leaders is that technical skills are not the biggest gaps for corporate learning and that much broader issues are at play. Every car manufacturer now knows the principles of lean manufacturing. Capabilities are the new black.