Remote Mentoring 101

G-Cube

The key aspects of mentoring are face to face engagements, instant feedback and analysis and clear communication of goals. So how do you translate these into a remote working environment where all the above are not possible for the lack of a personal interface?

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

Association eLearning

Competency-Based Learning: How to Bridge the Skills-Gap was originally published in the IACET blog as a guest post by Digitec President Jack McGrath. The skills-gap issue is growing more critical in the U.S., Continuing education is needed to address the crisis, but while most associations do provide education, a number of third-party suppliers have entered the marketplace as well. The Skills-Gap Crisis. How bad is the skills-gap problem?

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How women can build powerful mentoring relationships

CLO Magazine

In this column, I’ll share my thoughts and those of other business leaders on how women can successfully develop mentoring relationships. Mentors are all around us’. rings especially true: “Mentors are all around you. Leadership Development mentoring mentoring women

How do you build eLearning?

B Online Learning

When it comes to building eLearning, how do you do it? Do you just open up Articulate Storyline , have a look at the content that your SME has provided and then just start building it? Do you import a bunch of PowerPoint slides, add a player skin with the obligatory Next and Previous buttons, attach some word documents as resources, and then hit publish? Do they need to be assessed to prove their understanding has changed? So how do we do that well?

Bridge the Skills-Gap with Competency Based Learning

Association eLearning

What can I do? How do I advance in my career when I’m barely qualified for an entry level job in my field even though I have a degree? Who are your potential members and what do they want? You can help your members over the skills gap with competency based learning, career focused training, and micro-credentialing. How do I know? You can do it with your continuing education programs, and if you did, people like me would join and stay.

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.

You’ve Identified Knowledge and Skills Gaps in Your Organisation – Here’s What to Do Next

Capytech

You’ve Identified Knowledge and Skills Gaps in Your Organisation – Here’s What to Do Next. Identifying knowledge and skills gaps in your organisation simply describes a problem. This is often referred to as bridging the skills gap.

How to Fill Soft Skills Gap while Onboarding

Tesseract Learning

A new employee brings to the table varied technical know-how. In this blog, we will look at how to fill the soft skills gap while onboarding a new employee. Bringing peers in the learning process also distributes the responsibility, not limiting it to just a mentor or a coach.

Need Help Developing Soft Skills? Get a Mentor

CLO Magazine

We’re all obsessed with being connected, but we don’t seem to do so well when it comes to actually connecting with one another. However, gaps in soft skills continue to be a problem in today’s work environment. Employers know they can’t overlook the lack of these soft skills within their workforce, and employees know they may need help improving in these areas. Mentoring can help. Listening skills: Mentoring relationships rely heavily on good listening skills.

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. Micro mentoring. It’s a common misconception that Millennials do not trust hard-earned expertise.

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.

Closing the Learning-Acquisition Gap with Informal Learning

Learnkit

We get trained to do something, perform a task to maximize our rewards, then reap the benefits. We aren’t pigeons and we can learn to do things in more way than one. We’re already struggling to close a widening skills gap and can’t have our people lose faith. I think the primary reason for this skills gap is that we are still only rewarding people for learning and doing their jobs in limited ways.

Bridging the Generational Gap in Your Workplace

Everwise

Together, these generations form a uniquely diverse workforce, who have much to share with one another if they are encouraged to do so. How do customers/end-users/client needs differ across age groups? To encourage generations to come together, formal mentoring programs from more experienced to less experienced professional are a tried-and-true method of sharing institutional knowledge, and remain relevant for passing information onto Millennials.

Can Your LMS Do THIS?

Avilar

But did you know an LMS can help match employees to job openings? Supervisors and mentors also assessed interns’ skills, to capture a multi-rater view of skills and skills gaps. Mentors used LMS reports to monitor progress and adjust development planning, as needed, to maximize appropriate learning and skill development. One visiting nurse service set out to do just that – only their goal was to improve care for older patients served by home health agencies.

Do You Need to Update Your Training Program?

Avilar

Or to know when it’s time to update your computers. But how do you know when it’s time to update your training program? Blended Learning : In a world where so many of us turn to Google or YouTube to find immediate answers, employees expect “just in time” learning to do their jobs well. Do you have the right mix of blended learning, so your employees can get to tactical answers quickly and have the support they need to master more complicated concepts?

How to Prepare Your Mentoring Program to Scale

Everwise

Mentoring is a powerful way to boost engagement and satisfaction among employees, but only when it’s done right. Over 83% of employees say they’d benefit from a mentoring program, yet just 30% of them have participated in one. The fact is, many programs are run by HR departments who are interested in scaling them, yet lack the resources, support, technology, or people to do so. Insufficient or Improperly Motivated Mentors. “If Protégés Feel Guarded with Their Mentors.

How to Prepare Your Mentoring Program to Scale

Everwise

Mentoring is a powerful way to boost engagement and satisfaction among employees, but only when it’s done right. Over 83% of employees say they’d benefit from a mentoring program, yet just 30% of them have participated in one. The fact is, many programs are run by HR departments who are interested in scaling them, yet lack the resources, support, technology, or people to do so. Insufficient or Improperly Motivated Mentors. “If Protégés Feel Guarded with Their Mentors.

Do You Know How to Create an Actionable Learning Strategy?

CLO Magazine

For another, when they do review and/or develop learning strategies, those strategies don’t always mesh well with business priorities. Further, CLOs need to know how learning drives business-centric concerns like revenue and market penetration. A focus on learning objectives versus business objectives: Learning leaders should use training needs assessments to identify skill gaps and pain points. Leaders also can be valuable mentors and coaches.

Understanding Your Member Mix: Bridging the Gender Gap

Abila

Throughout the findings we collected in the 2018 Member Education and Career Development Report , there were several data points that highlighted a gender gap among members. Let’s bridge the gap. This data points out various ways that organizations can take advantage of member data and start to identify any potential gaps that may exist among member groups. Here are a few next steps to help you begin to bridge the gender gap: Assess your organization’s services and offerings.

Mentoring Millennials to Teach Hard to Come by Soft Skills

Training Industry

It’s the "Young Employee Dilemma" that's creating a gap between potential and performance. Mentoring We need millennials for their innovation, passion and technology know-how. Mentoring gives young professionals the opportunity to talk candidly and learn from someone older and more experienced, in a relaxed environment. Celebrate the training’s completion, and invite each employee to mentor new staff themselves.

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.

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

Chronus

Often, we don’t know that these are biased decisions until they’re brought to our attention, which can perpetuate inequality in a company. On the flipside, the person experiencing discrimination is left feeling confused and powerless to do anything. Jennifer: I don’t think organizations should do unconscious bias training unless there is also training that specifies inclusive behaviors. We need to develop different relationships through mentoring and sponsoring programs.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do!

Learning Visions

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do! Live session with Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do! How do we use new and emerging technologies in the learning space? Point of today’s conversation: talking training, design and development if a marketing person were doing it. What are they doing that’s different?

Know how your firm makes money

CLO Magazine

Why do you want to know?” We all know that the best way to retain knowledge is to teach, so when I was invited to speak at HR industry events I was able to practice. The post Know how your firm makes money appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

Soft Skills and Cultural Divides: How One Mentor Helps Proteges Navigate Tough Challenges

Everwise

After a decade in the industry, Hirsch says, “I started to coach and mentor the chemists under me. A mentor trying to help a protégé develop soft skills needs to understand social dynamics and psychology so well they can see the whole picture from just a subjective glimpse. Why do you mentor? What do you get out of the experience? I also write articles on the internet for publications like The Knowledge Center , I do webinars for Special Chem.

Everything You Need to Know About Women Empowerment at Work

ProProfs

“Empowering women isn’t just the right thing to do—it’s the smart thing to do,” Barack Obama said once on International Women’s Day. Working women in organizations put as much effort at work as men do, but often fail to get the due appreciation. To facilitate women in their career, 71% of female respondents find mentoring or sponsorship at senior management level would be a helpful measure, while 48% would like to have training programs.

Corporate Onboarding Programs: What You Need to Know

Roundtable Learning

They feature everything from strategy discussions to technical training — anything your new hires need to do their job comfortably and completely. And they want to be equipped with the resources to do their best work. It can do so by: Reviewing the Role.

Help Your Members Across the Digital Readiness Gap

WBT Systems

But even when people have access to the web, another type of digital divide may present a challenge to associations with online learning programs—a digital readiness gap. If the target market for your educational programs is on the wrong side of this gap, you need to know and you need a plan for bridging the gap. Using an LMS to Bridge the Digital Readiness Gap. Some associations use their LMS to facilitate mentoring programs.

Need to Combine E-Learning with Mentoring? Here’s a Simple Solution.

Rapid eLearning

Recently someone asked how to combine their mentoring program with elearning courses. But the ideas in this post could work in any type of training program that includes some sort of mentoring or peer coaching. The peer coach also has her own job to do. So instead of putting them to work right away, we spend time teaching them the parts of the machine and how to do preventive maintenance. Give the person a schedule that lets them know what they will be learning.

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?”.

Mentoring or Coaching: What’s Best for Your Company?

CLO Magazine

Mentoring and coaching strategies translate to better employee engagement and retention. But it pays to know the key differences between coaching and mentoring to implement an effective program. Today we’re faced with a serious talent gap and, with the improving economy, greater difficulty in recruiting highly skilled employees to fill those positions. There is a difference between coaching and mentoring.

Bridging the Gap: Addressing Barriers to Women in Leadership

Everwise

Borges noted that women statistically receive more vague feedback (if they get any feedback at all), and this makes it hard to know what to continue, what to change, and how to change it. When there are no female leaders in an organization, this sends a message to women that they do not fit as a leader in that enterprise. I don’t know if the trade-offs are worth it. And if women don’t feel like what they are doing now is sustainable, they will be unlikely to want to do more.

Learning Pathways: How to Fill Your Industry’s Skills Gap

WBT Systems

If you ever hiked up a mountain without the help of a trail, you know how frustrating and, sometimes, dangerous it can be. Learners who tell us that their goal is to start a new career will be shown a complete guide to that career including what skills they need to know, the sequence of courses that teach those skills and even pre-requisites needed to successfully master the skills,” said a Coursera product manager. No longer do they have to wonder, “Where do I begin?

Beyond the hype: What you really need to know about digital learning this year

Learning Pool

Talking about the ‘war for talent’ might sound like a well-worn cliché but the reality today is that there are new roles emerging all the time and skills gaps opening up like never before.

7 Tips to Eliminating Gender Bias in the Workplace

Chronus

But there are things organizations can do to help combat the problem. Make sure your organization knows what gender bias looks like (the outright and the subtle) and how to avoid it in the workplace. We’ve all heard about the gender pay gap. Establish Mentoring Programs.

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How to Ensure You Don’t Do a Starbucks

Enyota Learning

~Your customer doesn’t care how much you know until they know how much you care – Damon Richards, Customer Care Expert. Since there is no time gap between production and consumption, quality becomes paramount. In addition to enabling teams from various geographies to collaborate on problem-solving challenges in real-time, e-learning also offers other advantages like instant connectivity to mentors and subject matter experts, regardless of where they are located.