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?

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.

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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.

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.

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.

What Are the Benefits of Coaching and Mentoring in the Workplace?

Unboxed

What Are the Benefits of Coaching and Mentoring in the Workplace? The benefits of coaching and mentoring in the workplace simply can’t be overstated. What’s the impact of coaching and mentoring on employees? What are effective mentoring and coaching processes?

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. Micro mentoring will help them achieve that. Reverse mentoring.

Role of L&D in the 21C Workplace

ID Reflections

And this mega-shift calls for some key role changes and skill acquisition for L&D. From course designers to learning facilitators – Given that till date, L&D has been tasked with designing courses based on TNA, task analysis and skill gaps, this is perhaps one of the fundamental and most difficult shifts. Some of the related skills required to do this are given below. The role of L&D will continue to evolve and expand.

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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. New graduates aren’t equipped with the critical skills that they need to execute their roles, and even experienced hires are failing us. They just may not know that they are the key to solving this problem.

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. More than 60% of workers over 55 believe individuals should stay in the same position for at least 3 years, whereas 47% of those under age 35 feel moving on is appropriate once they’ve learned enough to get ahead in their next role. How do customers/end-users/client needs differ across age groups?

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?

Role of L&D in Creating Effective Sales Enablement Strategies

Kea

In short, everything the team needs to know to drive customer decisions. One of its major roles is to fill in the gaps between sales and marketing content strategies. . The role of content management is, therefore, critical to ensuring the success of sales enablement. Why Do Sales Enablement Technologies Fail? Sales Reps are Doing Unproductive Tasks. Allowing Mentoring or Coaching.

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Know how your firm makes money

CLO Magazine

Why do you want to know?” I explained that I needed to learn the business to 1) establish credibility with stakeholders, 2) understand the connection between the business strategy and its human capital capabilities, and 3) role-model being a lifelong learner.

Transitioning from a technical role into leadership

Everwise

Transitioning into a managerial role comes with a host of challenges and opportunities. I quickly learned the lesson on how to provide assistance, so my team could be part of the solution rather than have them be told what to do,” she says, “and I have made sure never to make this mistake again.”. Sabrina Eldredge, VP of Product Management at PopSugar, concurs: “The most challenging part is knowing when to give the project/team room to breathe. Take On Mentoring Yourself.

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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. According to Forbes , although 52% of professional jobs are held by women, they’re substantially underrepresented in leadership roles. Create More Opportunities for Leadership Roles.

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.

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. 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.

Corporate Onboarding Programs: What You Need to Know

Roundtable Learning

Whether your organization conducts virtual onboarding or sticks to in-person onboarding, the goal is to prepare new hires to succeed in their roles. They want to understand how their role will help achieve department and organization goals. It can do so by: Reviewing the Role.

Redefining the role of Manager

Everwise

Of the many hats that managers wear , most can be boiled down to three distinct roles: manager, evaluator, and coach. Feedback has been disseminated from the top down, and in this culture, the roles of manager and evaluator have become deeply entrenched. They’re not concerned with convincing the coach of how much they know or can do already. The post Redefining the role of Manager appeared first on Everwise.

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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.

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.

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. Many women participating in EverwiseWomen comment that they don’t feel like they are “supposed” to be in leadership roles and like they got there because they “pretended.” How to Help: Role Models.

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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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. Many organizations have tasked such groups to make strategic investments that put the best people in suitable roles at the right time to drive performance. What’s a CLO to Do? Do they reflect the dynamic business plans of your organization?

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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. The present coach asks good questions rather than telling reps what to do. The caring coach wants to know the names of children and pets, and takes an interest in their hobbies.

How Do You Teach Innovation?

CLO Magazine

To do that they need a workforce that has the skills to solve customer problems by creating new and more innovative products and services. Companies that can do it have the potential to become leaders in their industries — while those that can’t risk joining the likes of Kodak, Blockbuster and other formerly successful companies that ultimately failed because they did not evolve in response to changing times. This is where executives play a critical role.

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

General Assembly

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. Developing new skills as a one-time investment may meet a short-term gap, but that gap will reappear in the future, given the pace of today’s development.

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. Start by identifying the roles and core skills for your organization. For each role, include skills across functional, technical, and soft skills categories. Using a skills management system like Avilar’s WebMentor Skills , invite employees to complete online skills assessments based on their role(s) within the company. Avoid being caught off guard by a future skills gap.

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.

Looking the Future in the Face

CLO Magazine

Ridner agreed, saying that the best leaders, “motivate their teams to do the best work possible and achieve the best outcomes.”. They’re more likely to do this, he said, not only because they were brought up in a culture where failure was more acceptable, but because it allows them to tap into that creativity, collaboration and flexibility to problem-solve. Bridging the Gaps. The face of leadership is starting to shift.

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?

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.

Matching Military Veterans With Business Veterans

CLO Magazine

Dutter serves as a mentor in the program, established through a partnership between Military Veteran Partners and B2B sales training company Empire Selling. But a report conducted by Phillip Carter and Cathy Barrera shows that veterans tend to leave their first jobs out of the service faster than non-veterans, indicating that they take the first job available rather than the “best fit” role. We) help them do a couple of things,” Swift said.

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 are you doing right now?

UG2 takes a hands-on approach

CLO Magazine

Fully 62 percent of organizations in these industries say they are struggling to fill key roles. And he’s got just the plan to do it. He believes that if UG2 can provide new hires with training on skills that are needed across different roles in the company, recruiters can open hiring to a broader pool of candidates who may not have specific experience but who have the passion to learn. Profiles & Case Studies case study skilled trades talent gap UG2