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Story-Based Coaching and Mentoring Course

Experiencing eLearning

I usually use one character who acts as a coach and one character who is similar to the audience–same job role, same level of experience. In this example, the audience is new managers who don’t have much experience with coaching and mentoring. I wanted a scenario that showed a clear problem that could be solved through better coaching. I’ve got the same problem as Michael.”

How Male Mentors Can Develop Women at Work

CLO Magazine

Mentorship is essential for women’s advancement, but women often encounter more challenges acquiring and developing mentoring relationships. Then, even when they exist, they are unable to mentor all the junior women in today’s organizations. To make matters worse, men may be reluctant to mentor junior women for a host of reasons. Inclusive mentoring requires more than simply initiating mentoring relationships.

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What is Your Job?

Tom Spiglanin

So, why do I have this problem? Maybe, just maybe, the problem lies somewhere else, perhaps with the question itself. Why is a description of my job important, anyway? The fact is, I could apply the same skills to many other kinds of jobs. It’s not the job itself that I find challenging, it’s that I’m empowered to approach my assignments, often self-assigned, in a creative way. The end of jobs. “So, what do you do for a living?”

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10 Reasons Leaders Should Mentor Others

Everwise

In the process of writing Good to Great, Jim Collins’ team found that “great” companies have one thing in common: leaders who mentor others. However, while many senior managers will speak to the influence their mentors have had on their careers, many will also point to the role that mentoring others has played in their development. Wondering why it might be worth your limited time to seek out opportunities to mentor others? A mentor.”

Making the most of mentoring partnerships: Mentors share their thoughts

Everwise

As part of our “Ask me Anything” series that poses questions from our user community to our mentor community, we recently asked three Everwise Mentors to share their experiences about how to make the most of mentoring partnerships. Our community posed a variety of questions around starting out a mentoring relationship, making ongoing mentoring effective, and taking action. Starting a mentoring relationship: Identifying needs and building trust.

Mentoring Without Barriers

CLO Magazine

Traditional mentoring was one older expert grooming a younger one for a specific role. Today’s version is more of a collaboration and learning strategy that can help people gain skills and information they need in real time to do their jobs better Whether it’s called modern, social, online or e-mentoring, mentoring as practiced in companies today is not the same as what was used a generation ago. Modern mentoring gives them a way to achieve that.

4 BIG business problems you can solve with adaptive learning

Axonify

As companies grow and roles become more complex, how do we enable our people to be the differentiators we need without radically increasing our training budgets? The perfect training strategy would be to provide every employee with a mentor who can personally help them with their development. Think of it like a personal digital mentor—at the scale of a global organization. If it won’t help them do their job any better, why waste the time?

On-the-job Training: Expectations vs Reality

TalentLMS

If you’re not already thinking it, it’s on-the-job training (OJT). And today, the importance of on-the-job training makes it an integral part of most company L&D strategies. So, we’re here to bust the top 4 myths about on-the-job training programs, and close the gap between expectations and reality. Setting up an on-the-job training program takes time, and it takes money. So this must mean that investing in on-the-job training helps companies to retain employees.

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What is Your Job?

Tom Spiglanin

So, why do I have this problem? Maybe, just maybe, the problem lies somewhere else, perhaps with the question itself. Why is a description of my job important, anyway? The fact is, I could apply the same skills to many other kinds of jobs. It’s not the job itself that I find challenging, it’s that I’m empowered to approach my assignments, often self-assigned, in a creative way. The end of jobs. “So, what do you do for a living?”

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Role of L&D in the 21C Workplace

ID Reflections

Most of the work in today’s organizations require some or all of the following key skills: Problem solving Critical and analytical thinking Pattern sensing and meaning making (connecting the dots) N etworking and collaborating Exception handling Ability to learn rapidly is perhaps the mega-skill that makes the rest possible. And this mega-shift calls for some key role changes and skill acquisition for L&D. The role of L&D will continue to evolve and expand.

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An Experienced Mentor on Building a Successful Partnership

Everwise

Though Frank never got paired with an official mentor, his supervisors early on filled the role in an unofficial capacity. Every boss I had was also a mentor, so I got some outstanding business advice,” Frank says, looking back. As much as he values the guidance he got from his bosses back then, Dreier does wish he’d had access to external mentors too. What do you need for a successful mentor/protege partnership? What do you enjoy most about being a mentor?

Mentoring can elevate women in tech (webinar recap)

Everwise

Today, only 20 percent of all tech jobs are held by women, despite the fact that women make up half the overall workforce. 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. Mentors benefit, too.

How to Leverage Learning on the Job for Incredible Results

Pract.us

Incorporating learning on the job doesn’t mean you’ll never use traditional training channels. Here’s how: Take a look at what employees are doing on the job. Set a clear objective for learning on the job. Follow up with feedback, mentoring, and accountability. Getting feedback from peers or mentors helps people learn faster. Like any learning program, on-the-job training needs regular adjustment. With learning on the job, everyone participates.

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Paying It Forward: Niroop Srivatsa’s Approach to Mentoring Emerging Leaders

Everwise

As a seasoned city planner and mentor, Niroop Srivatsa believes in paying forward what she’s learned. “I’m I’m at a place in my life where I want to give back,” she said of mentoring others. And, of late, Srivatsa has devoted time to mentoring others through Everwise. Read on to learn what she believes sets the stage for impactful working relationships, how an early career experience empowered her as a woman, and what she’s learned most recently as a mentor through Everwise.

Transitioning from a technical role into leadership

Everwise

Transitioning into a managerial role comes with a host of challenges and opportunities. Sherrie Clark, CTO for the Embedded Solutions business unit of General Electric, shared a common challenge she experienced – having a manager swooped in and took over solving a technical problem alone in a moment of pressure. They can also help others on their team learn details of their job functions in case those responsibilities will need to be covered down the road.

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5 Ways Video Role-Play Will Transform Your Training Effectiveness

KnowledgeAnywhere

One technique that deserves particular attention is video role-play; in fact, here are five ways in which utilizing online video coaching can transform your training effectiveness. Role-playing is particularly effective in sales training environments, due to the high-pressure situations reps can encounter. Through video role-playing, these situations can be better anticipated and learned. 2) Encourage Creative Problem-Solving. Video role-playing could be the exception.

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Mastering the Skills Supply Chain Problem

CLO Magazine

TechACE is designed to build technical, project management and professional skills through a series of online learning, classroom, facilitated on-the-job experiences and mentoring. Can you improve time to proficiency for big roles in the company? Competition for talent requires a long-term view of capabilities development. Capability development is a never-ending challenge.

Role of a Learning Consultant: Insightful discussion imported from LinkedIn

ID Reflections

I started this discussion to understand the roles (tacit and explicit) that a learning consultant plays. select custom-built courseware, provide post-training support, measure learning effectiveness, create mentoring/coaching frameworks, create frameworks that enable community-driven learning, and create and sustain Communities of Practice. Alok Asthana: The following comment captures the role of a consultant and added clarity to my thoughts.

The CLO’s Critical Role: Nine Areas for Action

CLO Magazine

The 30-question instrument detailed specific areas that define this critical role of the CLO. Rarely, if ever, invest in the training of employees beyond what is absolutely necessary for current job functions. Also, consultants must be willing to discuss performance issues with key clients to pinpoint problem areas and potential solutions. The traditional roles of designer, developer and facilitator are replaced with performance advisors and consultants.

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RSDR 4: Development

Your Training Edge

The development of human capital is a primary role for training. On the other hand, if terminations are involuntary because of issues with managers or supervisors, the problem could lie with management or leadership training. Obviously the data HR can give you will not spell out the problem letter for letter, but it will more than likely help you narrow down some improvements to the overall training program. Development can come in many forms, which we will review.

Managing Career Paths: The Role of CLO

CLO Magazine

For some organizations, the shortage of skilled executives, middle managers and individual contributors in critical roles already is having quantifiable ramifications — from decreased production capacity to drops in customer satisfaction. The most acute problems are in health care, financial services, industrial manufacturing and some segments of the professional services sector. Think about it: The retirement of baby boomers means job openings.

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Competency-Based Learning: How to Bridge the Skills-Gap

Association eLearning

How bad is the skills-gap problem? employers were having a difficult time filling jobs, and the survey ranked “Skilled Trade worker” as the toughest job to fill. – Of those job openings, 80% are classified as highly skilled, 20% semi-skilled. Associations are best equipped to address the skills-gap problem, but they need to stop delivering courses and start delivering competencies.

Workplace Learning Professionals Next Job - Management Consultant

Tony Karrer

ut I think it's fair to say that most every response expects the role of training to either diminish or to change significantly in the next 10 years. Well not quite, but it is pretty dang close to the definition of Management Consulting in Wikipedia: Management consulting refers to both the industry of, and the practice of, helping organizations improve their performance, primarily through the analysis of existing business problems and development of plans for improvement.

Five Signs Your Mentorship Is Working

Everwise

So you’ve finally found a mentor or a mentee who you think is a great fit. And what do you do if you suspect it might be time to find a different mentor or mentee? While every relationship is different, a pattern has emerged for us as we’ve run hundreds of mentoring partnerships. When mentoring, it’s important to establish one simple guideline off the bat: How often will you meet? More responsibility or a role change? Mentees want to know their mentors care.

Reluctant Leaders: How to Get Your Best Talent to Take on Leadership Roles

Everwise

What’s the problem?! The problem is, not everyone wants a promotion, especially when the promotion is managerial in nature. Leadership roles are often seen as causing more stress and longer hours – and that doesn’t appeal to a lot of workers. Millennials especially are touted as desiring greater work-life balance, and promotions and leadership roles don’t always mesh with that desire. Redefine and Re-conceptualize the Role.

The 3E quotient of the 70:20:10 model of learning

Origin Learning

With Internet of Things (IoT) playing a dominant role in businesses, it is a foregone conclusion that learners will have to fine-tune their ways of learning depending on the needs and challenging situations they face from time to time. You would recall how your mentor or guide might have held you and ran along for a while (mile?) For, the moment the mentor lets go, you would have ended up several times maybe with bruises, a chipped tooth and what not!

7 Tips to Eliminating Gender Bias in the Workplace

Chronus

But there are things organizations can do to help combat the problem. People should be paid the same amount for the same job, period. Specific things like the wording of a job description can affect who applies and who gets hired. While selecting certain words to convey a role or responsibility is often done with little intent towards gender, certain words can have connotations in the world beyond intention or lack thereof. Establish Mentoring Programs.

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Get Inspired by the Best Learning Methods of Top CEOs

KnowledgeCity

In many ways, a CEO’s most important job is to be constantly learning. Mostly, CEOs learn through engaging with peers, seeking guidance from mentors and working to perfect new skills. As you approach this style of learning in which you only retain the most useful tidbits of information to innovate and solve problems, it is important to understand the specialized skillsets behind this process. It’s early morning at work and you’re having a serious case of the Mondays.

Women in Leadership: Surmounting Barriers and Bias

CLO Magazine

According to a 2017 study by Lee Hecht Harrison, “ Elevating Women in Leadership ,” most organizations see this as a problem but haven’t been successful in fixing it. A 2016 American Association of University Women report, “ Barriers and Bias: The Status of Women in Leadership ,” found that the lack of women in leadership roles can be examined through structural barriers preventing women’s assent to leadership and the gender bias that continues to affect them in the workplace.

From the classroom to the workplace, valuable lessons learned

Everwise

National Teaching Day is a great time to celebrate the contributions of not just teachers who taught us in school, but to express appreciation for the valuable lessons received from workplace mentors. Teachers and mentors both play a crucial role in our personal development. The lessons we learn from teachers also frame the way we mentor in the workplace. Good teachers and mentors, however, encourage us to ask questions and stay curious.

The Dawn of the Robot Coach

CLO Magazine

In 2017, Slice, a New York tech company that builds software solutions for independent pizzerias, had a management problem. The company’s tech staff is based in Macedonia, where high unemployment rates mean most of their new hires have never held a formal job prior to Slice. “We While the report doesn’t specifically mention AI for coaching, the implication is that employees will increasingly be expected to interact with AI bots in their jobs.

The Power of Listening

Everwise

All of this experience has driven Kennington’s unique expertise as a mentor, both through Everwise and for entrepreneurial students at Columbia University. For Kennington, mentoring is all about the power of a good chat — and of listening thoughtfully. Read on for more on Kennington’s approach to mentoring. Have you had mentors in your career? In my early career, I was assigned a mentor from the same department. I’m not sure I’m a typical mentor.

Mentorship and the Changing Nature of Work: An interview with Lyft’s Alyssa Schwartz

Everwise

Today is Thank Your Mentor Day and to celebrate, we’re sharing mentor and protégé stories to thank our community. . A large part of her role is overseeing the company’s mentorship program. Given the recent explosion of both ridesharing and the gig economy, Schwartz and her team are solving problems no one has encountered before. “We’re At most companies when you come across a problem you ask, ‘Okay how did someone solve this problem in the past?’

6 Learning and Development Trends You Need for 2019

KnowledgeCity

Employees simply don’t have the extra time to take away from their primary job functions to receive training. In fact, learning and development is a top priority for today’s job seekers. If your organization is to remain healthy for the long-haul, management and HR need to identify employees who may take on leadership roles in the future and start providing specialized leadership , problem-solving and communication training and development.

Becoming a Manager: An Interview on Career Development with Erin Lynn

Everwise

In that time, she’s grown from an entry level legislative analyst into, as Lynn says, “nearly every role that’s in my department.” That includes, most recently, moving into a managerial role. A lot of my career development came from working really hard in the roles I was in and making sure I was positioning myself appropriately. Everwise has done so much and my mentor Robert is wonderful. I’d suggest they find a mentor who has skills in the area they want to develop.

Learning Plans: The Secret Ingredient in Creating Must-Experience Online Training

Mindflash

And apply learning on the job. Learning plans are useful for onboarding, closing skills gaps , employee development, team development, mentoring, and a host of other uses that bolster personal and organizational productivity. The document could be authored by the learner, the manager/mentor, or a combination. Relevancy-Oriented: We want to solve problems through learning, rather than accumulate raw knowledge.

A Range of Options for Scenarios and Storytelling

Experiencing eLearning

The stories are often about how a real person applied this training in their jobs or about how a failure to apply principles caused problems. Examples can make concepts relevant, show why a topic is important, or show how others have solved problems. Set up a story where one character has a problem to solve, and a more experienced character mentors and trains the first character how to improve. Role Play or Simulation.

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