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., especially within those industries that are supported by professional associations. 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.

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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.

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. Peer support would close the loop for learners by giving them constructive feedback.

Discovering Superflow via a Mindset Reset with Meditation, Mindset, and Lifestyle Mentor Emma Goldie

LifterLMS

Learn about discovering superflow via a mindset reset with meditation, mindset, and lifestyle mentor Emma Goldie in this episode of the LMScast podcast hosted by Chris Badgett from LifterLMS. Chris Badgett: She’s a meditation, mindset, and lifestyle mentor. You know what I mean?

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.

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. But if we can’t get training to our people as needed, they will inevitably start losing faith in our ability to train and support them. We’re already struggling to close a widening skills gap and can’t have our people lose faith. They just may not know that they are the key to solving this problem.

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.

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?

Can Your LMS Do THIS?

Avilar

But did you know an LMS can help match employees to job openings? Track employees’ long-term schedules, to support a program that rotated employees to new positions/experiences every three years. This unconventional use of the LMS supported the agency in finding and developing qualified personnel to fill important vacancies and take on greater responsibility in the organization. And, interns had a complete learning transcript that supported their work experience.

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

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

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.

5 Ways Associations Can Support Lifelong Employability

Blue Sky eLearn

Then there are always the people who feel like they already know it all – or at least know it all when it comes to their profession. The soft skills gap continues to grow between generations. Mentoring and Reverse Mentoring. I believe most people are familiar with mentoring. Your younger members could be mentored by older members in the association to provide guidance and advice to help younger members get their careers going.

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?

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.

Kuljit Chadha | AI-powered right skilling suite that supports enterprise learning

Disprz

Here are a few highlights of the podcast: Do you see any difference in the way blue-collar and white-collar employees consume learning? There are a couple of ways to do that. The data from these business systems are used to identify where the training gaps are.

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.

MARGIE MEACHAM – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

MARGIE MEACHAM : In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly every organization had to pivot to virtual and self-paced training over the past year, forcing us all to rethink how we do our work and collaborate in a digital world. One way to do that is with a chatbot.

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.

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. Provide virtual tours, tutorials, and phone support to new learners. Keep track of their progress and provide support to those who fall behind.

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.

The individual or the organization: Identifying the root of employee underperformance

CLO Magazine

While these activities and outcomes are important, they do not provide a clear story about what causes an employee to underperform or what intervention is best for improving the employee’s performance. We’ve all seen managers jump into rescue mode and ask, “What do you need from me?”

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.

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.

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. Other challenges they face include time constraints, lack of organizational support, and difficulty reaching reps in the field. The present coach asks good questions rather than telling reps what to do. The caring coach is one who takes an interest in knowing reps and asks questions about their lives outside the office.

Are You Shifting to Self-Directed Learning? Here’s How to Do It Right

Instilled

Self-directed learning is on the rise but do you have the right technology in place and the necessary flexibility to support learners? Read on to find out why successfully embedding a culture of learner-led training needs a learning experience platform to support it.

4 Things L&D Professionals Need to Know About Modern Learners

OpenSesame

If you do the math, that can add up to over 500 hours over the course of a year – yikes. Next-gen learning technology should be able to support learning practices such as gamification and personalization which can help to cut through the noise and increase learner motivation and engagement. . It’s also key for filling organizational knowledge gaps that form as baby boomers retire. .

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.

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.

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?

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.

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?

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.

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

How successful do you think you have been in transforming your clients’ workplaces (including your present organization) to learning organizations? In the past, L&D‘s focus had been to design training programs based on defined learning needs, skill gaps and business goals. The practice of “working out loud” can eliminate this gap by encouraging sharing, capturing tacit knowledge and creating a collective organizational hive-mind. Art is knowing which ones to keep.”

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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.

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. Military Veteran Partners aims to help by supporting veteran businesses and employment opportunities. “We While veterans may have developed strong leadership skills during their time in the military service, many of the soft skills they have acquired do not transfer easily into the civilian workforce, Cloetingh said.