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?

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?

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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.

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.

MARGIE MEACHAM – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

You are an expert instructional design and performance improvement consultant who has been continuously inspiring the world to design better and meaningful learning experiences. We know that e-learning hasn’t yet started leveraging the incredible power of the internet or the web.

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4 Simple Steps That Boost Workforce Performance

Avilar

High performing organizations understand that success depends on the knowledge and skills of their employees. They also realize that formal education doesn’t entirely prepare employees with the appropriate skills needed to perform optimally within their specific industry or organization. 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.

Coaching Employees to Improve Performance

Unboxed

Coaching employees to improve performance starts with effective leadership. Employees respond best to motivation, positivity, and support – not micromanagement or intimidation. Did you know that coaching employees can actually boost productivity and create more positive morale?

Learning Vs. Performance -- The Dichotomy

ID Reflections

The focus has moved from “learning” to “performance”. Training wasn’t necessarily leading to the desired performance outcome anymore. It’s rapidly becoming evident that training will increasingly have a tiny role to play in workplace learning and performance. I will instead focus on few other aspects that we (L&D) miss out or don’t focus on enough when thinking of workplace performance in the Knowledge Era. That is, it has a direct impact on performance.

Re-thinking Learning and Performance from a Business Standpoint

ID Reflections

Yesterday, I wrote a post on Learning vs. Performance – the Dichotomy. It was more of a theoretical exposition on why learning doesn’t necessarily translate into performance, and delved into some of the psychological and behavioral aspects of the same. Why is it that learning and training don’t translate into performance? Why are employees still not performing as expected? What should L&D do about it? Performance looks for the gaps in business.

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.

How to Overcome Government Performance Management Challenges

Avilar

On paper, it looks like the federal government has the right formula for performance management – an ongoing cycle of planning, monitoring, developing, rating and rewarding employee performance. Yet the country’s largest employer is beset with an older workforce that’s looking to retire and leave a wake of skills gaps behind. However, improving employee performance is a big initiative. The first phase of OPM’s performance management cycle is Planning.

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?

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.

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

In “ 7 Ways to Support Women’s Advancement to Leadership Roles ,” Elizabeth Borges, Senior Manager at EverwiseWomen, shared insights gathered from researching the experiences and impact felt by the hundreds of women who have completed the program. Most programs supporting women’s advancement to leadership tend to be “one and done” and “one size fits all.” I don’t know if the trade-offs are worth it. How to help: Support Work-Life Priorities.

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. Focus first on how you can positively impact your people’s and organisation’s performance.

Heading towards high performance

Charles Jennings

Charles is a co-founder of the 70:20:10 Institute , as well as a leading thinker and practitioner in learning, development and performance”. At a meeting I recently attended, we spoke about the capabilities trainers need in order to succeed in their roles,” said Charles, “and one argument that came up was that there’s a group of trainers who work primarily in the classroom who don’t need to know about technology. What do people need to be able to do?

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. If you want to create a niche for yourself in the service industry, focus on recruiting the right staff and training them so they can perform their tasks brilliantly. Do you know?

Don’t Assume Sales Managers Know How to Coach

Allego

Behind every good salesperson is an effective sales manager who mentors, coaches and supports – that’s the goal, anyway. But most people aren’t born sales managers; often, they move up the ranks from top performing sales rep to a leadership role, so they typically need guidance and training. Other challenges they face include time constraints, lack of organizational support, and difficulty reaching reps in the field.

The State of Instructional Design

Tom Spiglanin

The challenge now is how best to do this when, at the same time, employees are also nearly always working as work and life become fused. Approaches may continue to include mentoring or traditional instructor-led options, plus the latter’s online counterpart, e-learning. They may also include online social components, performance support options, Internet-based resources, internal proprietary content, video, learner-produced content, and much more. Just do it.

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT SAHANA CHATTOPADHYAY (Social Learning & Collaboration Strategist, Performance Consultant Exploring Emergent Learning, Blogger). Sahana Chattopadhyay is a performance consultant and an L&D professional with 15 years of experience in the field of academia and organizational learning. How successful do you think you have been in transforming your clients’ workplaces (including your present organization) to learning organizations? Art is knowing which ones to keep.”

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Technology Options for Developing and Leveraging Staff Knowledge and Skills

Connect Thinking

Guidance through mentoring or self-assessment can help reaffirm to a learner what they know, and make obvious the gaps in skills that require attention. Explorer: Support curiosity & intrinsic motivation – A sure way to dampen motivation is when we do a poor job providing the tools and support to enable staff to apply their new skills and knowledge into the workplace, through on-demand tools and/or access to experts.

Cathy Moore – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

She’s a passionate advocate for improving business performance by respecting and deeply challenging people. She’s the creator of the action mapping model of training design used to improve performance by companies worldwide. We know you help organizations expand the skills of their instructional designers with your action mapping model. The most common change I’ve noticed is the question “What do you need people to DO?”

The Hidden Benefits of Keeping an Updated Skills Inventory

Avilar

Do you know what skills your people have today? Here’s how (and why) to do it. To discover what skills your employees have – and don’t have – review skill inventory and skill gap reports for individuals and teams. Your reports will tell you where your employees’ skills are the strongest, where they’re weak, and where you have gaps. Identify the skills gaps that can be filled by new employees. Avoid being caught off guard by a future skills gap.

CATHY MOORE – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

She’s a passionate advocate for improving business performance by respecting and deeply challenging people. She’s the creator of the action mapping model of training design used to improve performance by companies worldwide. We know you help organizations expand the skills of their instructional designers with your action mapping model. The most common change I’ve noticed is the question “What do you need people to DO?”

THE 70:20:10 MODEL – TODAY, TOMORROW & BEYOND

Learnnovators

ABOUT CHARLES JENNINGS (Managing Director, Duntroon Associates): Charles Jennings is a leading thinker, practitioner and consultant in the areas of performance improvement, change management, and learning. From 2002 until the end of 2008, Charles was the Chief Learning Officer for Reuters and Thomson Reuters where he had responsibility for developing the global learning and performance strategy and leading the learning organisation for the firm’s 55,000 workforce.

Want to empower your workforce? Meet Skillsbot

Saffron Interactive

We’ve been looking at how advances in technology, our award-winning instructional design and our own technology innovation can increase workplace competency and performance through this medium. How can we do this without adding stresses to your workforce, or costing the earth and how can it be measurable. But then we thought we could do better than that. It reminds you about opportunities coming up, asks you how those interactions went and what you could do better next time.

Role of a Learning Consultant: Insightful discussion imported from LinkedIn

ID Reflections

Sahana Chattopadhyay Senior Consultant at Zensar Technologies What does a Learning Consultant do? I am interested in finding out if there are any defined set of tasks that a learning consultant would do to enable organizational learning. But there would still be some baseline tasks that a consultant would do in this respect. Sushant Singh Even i am interested to know about the same, can anybody help please. 2) Understand the parameters of performance analysis.(KPI's

How Do You Get Leaders to Change?

CLO Magazine

Once the goal for the change is clear, the person must receive some sort of learning support or instruction on how to do the new behavior. Most leaders will agree that they often do not get the kind of attention they need to initiate substantial change. “When a gap has been identified, we expect them to be able to make the shifts on their own. “They need to know how it will help today, right now,” Grimshaw said. • What support do you need?

Product Knowledge Training: Creating and Implementing a PKT Plan

Infopro Learning

One of the most common complaints customers have today is that the customer service representatives that they talk to do not know enough about the organization’s offerings to answer their questions. This includes strategies like role play, coaching, and mentoring.

How This Citizen Of The World Applies His Experiences Towards Mentorship

Everwise

Wade has also dedicated his career to supporting advancing leaders and C-level executives. As a mentor for Everwise, Wade uses his experience as a citizen of the world to push his proteges to challenge their perspectives and the status quo. Read on to see just how Wade approaches his career, mentoring, and his own development. You’ve spent a lot of time coaching and mentoring others both outside and within organizations where you work. What themes do you see emerging?

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UG2 takes a hands-on approach

CLO Magazine

This growing talent crisis is forcing commercial operations and maintenance companies to rethink their talent development strategy or risk an inability to support future growth. And he’s got just the plan to do it. Lane was brought on board in 2017 to help develop a long-term business plan that could support sustainable growth. The lab is an open space with multiple shared work tables and screens to support videos and presentations.

Thoughts on Learning Design Strategy

Clark Quinn

What gaps are we seeing in learning design strategy? The participants offered up a suite of places that were problems, including aligning with organizational goals and access to support measuring impact, both of which are indeed strategic issues. What do we need to be able to improve? For one, there was a desire for strategies (probably more tactics) for doing beyond ‘the event’ Support for selling changes in the way of doing things was mentioned as well.

Skilling Up Virtual Team Managers and Supervisors:?3 Essential Upboarding Tips

Obsidian Learning

Unless there is a big lateral move involved, the new supervisor or manager probably already knows the company’s culture and general practices, but they know them from the perspective of an employee, not a supervisor or manager. So, how do you make great upboarding?

Learning in the Workplace: Put Your Managers at the Helm

Absorb LMS

Enabling leaders to support employee learning has become necessary for organizations to address the growing skills gap. Given the influence and trust managers have with team members, it’s important to ensure they’re comfortable and confident supporting employees in their development. Offer suggestions to direct reports in a supportive manner. Skilled managers use one-on-one conversations as learning opportunities to mentor and coach team members.

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.