Presidential Thoughts on Innovation and Technology

Kapp Notes

Gordon Synder of Gordon's Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) Blog has a great post titled Obama on Technology and Innovation where Gordon summarizes Obama's policy. To maintain American leadership in the world, John McCain believes we must nurture the conditions under which entrepreneurs can prosper and the American people can reap the rewards. Develop a skilled work force - America Must Educate Its Workforce For The Innovation Age.

Leading In a Technological Disruptive Market

Your Training Edge

While we all are appreciating and embracing disruptive technologies and innovations, it is still unclear whether we are able to convert our mindset into this repeatable process. In today’s highly turbulent times characterized by technological disruptive market, effective leadership is more about the best principles than the best practices, requiring the leaders to adopt a disruptive management approach. Technological Disruptive Market Demands Disruptive Leadership.

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The Future of Executive Education Is Here

CLO Magazine

Today’s leadership imperative is clear: Uncover new market opportunities, define new business models and drive top-line revenue growth on a sustainable basis — or risk obsolescence. Constant invention and reinvention is the everlasting leadership imperative. These organizations are quickly moving away from traditional executive education into the realm of business innovation. More and more, competitive advantage comes from innovative business models.

FocusOn Learning 2016 Presents “Microlearning: The Ideal Partner for Mobile”


Bryan Austin is a vice president of learning innovation at mLevel, which he joined in fall 2015. He was a member of the leadership teams for Skillsoft, NETg, Kaplan Financial, and AchieveGlobal, among others. Delivering mobile learning presents a challenge to any organization, given the smaller form factor and the fact that learners don’t want to stare at their screens for extended periods of time. This session will explain why microlearning (i.e.

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Top Learning Systems Trends – A 2019 Extended Enterprise Market Guide

Talented Learning

Our trends lists reflect how learning systems buyers are actually driving innovation with their dollars! As 2019 begins, 762 vendors are on our learning systems radar – and new innovators are entering the fray all the time. Kaplan acquired i-Human Patients. Advanced innovation includes true LCMS/CMS capabilities that allow use and reuse of asset libraries (media, snippets, content, lessons, pages – any content) across the platform. #13

ROI and L&D: What Trainers Need to Know About Operational Results

Bottom-Line Performance

I’ve taken this course twice and had every member of our leadership team complete it as well. Rober Kaplan and David Norton. product leadership? Internal process perspective – which of these levers will company focus on: Build the business through innovation. In January of this year, JD Dillon produced a nice blog post on insights for 2018.

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Analyzing the ROI of Social Media in Training | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Unfortunately, that study was written in 1996, and is getting a little dated (ok, very dated), which is why a recent post by Nancy Kaplan proved so timely. In “ 3 Benefit Measures – The ROI of Internal Social Media Networks ”, Kaplan demonstrates, with reference to a number of recent studies, that internal social media really does bring big dividends in terms of, well, dividends.

Top tips from industry experts to maximize learning success in 2020


Local leadership has to support this too.”. Gemma Critchley , Head of Technology & Innovation for Learning, Aviva. Nick Shackleton-Jones , Director of Learning & Performance Innovation, PA Consulting Group; author of How People Learn.

Can You Teach Diversity and Inclusion?

CLO Magazine

For diversity and inclusion training to stick, it needs support, reinforcement and a firm foundation in a broader talent management strategy that includes culture, leadership and learning and development. Or, as Giovanna Ramazzina, head of LPD — leadership and professional development — for international education-company Kaplan said, teaching diversity and inclusion requires a growth mindset rather than a quick mindset approach. “It Training alone is rarely enough.

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Tell Me a Story

Kapp Notes

Last week I had the pleasure of attending and speaking at the 5th Annual Kaplan-EduNeering Knowledge Summit (more about my speaking with Nadira Hira in another post.) I meet some wonderful speakers and great Kaplan-EduNeering clients. Stephen's focus is on leadership through story telling and not just any stories, he provides careful direction on crafting and presenting the right story for the right situation. Karl asks Stephen Denning about the power of storytelling.

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What it means that MS LifeScience Award Goes to 3D Virtual Conference Design

Kapp Notes

Event By now you've probably already heard that the Microsoft Life Sciences Innovation Award 2010 has gone to a project that uses a 3-D virtual environment to hold a virtual scientific poster session. We've all read about IBM jumping into the 3D space and working hard to create a presence in 3D but one could always contend that they are being innovative because they are bringing innovation to their clients and want to "resell" 3D.

A Conversation with Bryan Austin of mLevel


I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Bryan Austin, mLevel’s Vice President of Learning Innovation. Bryan has had a distinguished career in corporate Learning & Development, including leadership roles with Skillsoft, Kaplan, AchieveGlobal and NETg. The company has also won innovation awards for the way we’ve reinvented learning development. This is where the innovation and magic happens! Recap from: Kapp Notes.

Top Chief Learning Officer Conferences of 2019


Since new innovations and technologies happen daily, this conference will get you up to speed on what these are. John, Human Capital Media; Jon Kaplan, Discover Financial Services, Mike Prokopeak, Chief Learning Officer Magazine; Nicole Hajdrowski, US Foods, and Skip Marshall, DXC Technologies. HCI Learning & Leadership Development Conference. This yearly conference highlights leadership, learning and innovation from a soft skills angle.

Save the dates

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Mike Alcock, Product Specialist, Kaplan IT Learning’s Atlantic Link. (I’m Camille Prestion, Founder, AIM Leadership; Jessica Eastman, Marketing Manager, Citrix Online. of Veteran’s Affairs, and Mark Oehlert, Innovation Evangelist, Defense Acquisition University). Thursday, September 30, 2010. 11:00 am PDT/ 2:00 pm EDT. From Elearning! Magazine: “Tapping the Power of Collaborative Content Authoring for Creating E-learning&#.

A Conversation with Bryan Austin of mLevel

Kapp Notes

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Bryan Austin, mLevel’s Vice President of Learning Innovation. Bryan has had a distinguished career in corporate Learning & Development, including leadership roles with Skillsoft, Kaplan, AchieveGlobal and NETg. The company has also won innovation awards for the way we’ve reinvented learning development. This is where the innovation and magic happens!

When the Boss Needs People Skills

CLO Magazine

By shifting an organization’s hiring and promotion to focus on candidates with higher emotional intelligence, organizations can increase staff morale and become more effective, innovative and profitable. Given that history is full of examples of failed leaders who match the stereotypical description of a bad manager — incompetent, manipulative and arrogant — organizations have habituated to the idea that managers have no real talent for leadership, and rightly so.

Learning In Practice Awards 2012

CLO Magazine

The ninth annual Chief Learning Officer Learning In Practice Awards recognized learning leaders, vendors and organizations that have made a substantive and measurable change in business, vision, strategic alignment or leadership. Innovation Division 1. Kaplan uses Carnegie Speech to assess and train English learners' speaking skills. Silver: Innovative Learning Group.