Learning & Development: How To Do It Right (2020 Update)

Docebo

With high stakes riding on the success of our training and development strategies, it’s time for us to unpack the importance of polished learning programs and, even more crucially, better understand how our training programs have failed in the past. Playbook: Just Do It (Right).

Why It’s Your Job to Close the Skills Gap and How You Can Do It

Pract.us

You’re the best person to bridge the skills gap for your team. Economists and researchers like to argue about whether there’s any evidence for a skills gap, but as a recent article in Inc. points out, if you cannot find qualified candidates for your business, it doesn’t matter what the rest of the country is doing. You have a skills gap. Those who agree that there is a skills gap love to argue about whose fault it is. And it’s your job to do so.

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What You Need to Know: Online Training vs. Traditional Training

Unboxed

What You Need to Know: Online Training vs. Traditional Training. Did you know that eLearning boosts knowledge retention? Luckily, you can overcome this hurdle by investing in an interactive online training program that uses microlearning.

LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS THAT WORK

PDG

Part of that is because leadership content is easy to understand, but hard to actually do. And that’s where things get dicey, because sometimes these behaviors are very hard to do properly. It certainly doesn’t help that a lot of leadership programs are a parade of models, disjointed, without context. These models are not stand-alone solutions; they are tools in a toolkit. The tools need to help you do that. by Rich Mesch.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Beginning Instructional Designers Toolkit

Learning Visions

Tuesday, May 01, 2007 Beginning Instructional Designers Toolkit I want to incorporate a reading list for the next level of the 30-minute masters (taking a crash course in Instructional Design). These are terms that I have learned (some relatively recently) and thought, why didnt I know this ten years ago if its so important? Perhaps we just include this in the wiki and the informal learners can go off and do their own research (because we learn best by doing, right?).

Ranting on the Gender Pay Gap in e-Learning

Usable Learning

In it, she referenced the significant gender pay gap: According to research results, men on average make $10k more than woman. Yes – even in the eLearning biz: There continues to be a consistent gender gap in pay between men and women. This gap is most notable in part-time employee pay, where women receive an average hourly rate that is 49.4% <rant starts here> A few days later, this article showed up in the New York Times: A Toolkit for Women Seeking a Raise.

The Top Benefits of Training to Employers (Plus, How to Upskill Effectively!)

Unboxed

Did you know that the benefits of upskilling employees extend beyond simply helping boost your bottom line? When you upskill your employees, you’re closing skills gaps and priming your employees to become more productive. . Download] Free Virtual Training and Upskilling Toolkit ?.

5 Steps to Conduct a Training Needs Analysis

eLearningMind

What did you do the last time you needed to travel to a new address? It’s tempting to go full steam ahead, especially when you’re excited about a new training program, but proceeding without a training needs analysis could expose weakness in your strategy. Artwork by Kevin Bannister.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Getting Started in Instructional Design

Learning Visions

Ill share with you what I know and point you in the direction of some great resources where you can learn even more. For me, instructional design is about designing "engaging and effective" asynchronous learning experiences (web-based training programs). Ive always had the good fortune to have a team of graphic designers and programmers who do that heavy lifting. A few months ago, I started compiling a reading list at Beginning Instructional Designers Toolkit.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Debunking the Learning Styles Myth

Learning Visions

Wednesday, May 16, 2007 Debunking the Learning Styles Myth As you may know, Ive been on a focused mission to better understand so-called learning styles and their place -- or not -- in e-Learning. There are generally many ah-ha moments as people understand the why of the rationale folks do things so differently from the way they do. I prefer to get the big picture view first, and often a diagram or metaphor will do that for me. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

5 L&D considerations for returning to the workplace

OpenSesame

What training do you want your employees to complete PRIOR to returning to work, will this be required? . Do teams need to be trained on new goals? For our leaders and management – what do they need to know? . It’s time to start planning our return to the workplace.

7 tips for developing a successful learning analytics strategy post-Covid

Learning Pool

L&D stands poised at a moment of opportunity to up its game in using data and learning analytics, but many learning professionals are held back by worries about their own capability gaps and their organization’s readiness to embrace data-driven learning. Here’s some help to do that.

How to Support Culture and People during Learning Transformation

Watershed

However, differences across employees’ regions, cultures, and/or knowledge and skill gaps posed a challenge to changing mindsets. We also created employee toolkits to help apply the new vision. What was the purpose of the employee toolkit?

How to Crush Your Next Software Rollout

TechSmith Camtasia

So, how do you manage user expectations and experiences while ensuring the tech side also goes smoothly? Get the Complete Toolkit. You’ve already chosen the software program or enterprise software you need, now you need to address how to get it to your users.

4 Key Benefits of Custom eLearning Solutions

Obsidian Learning

So what does my laundry have to do with custom eLearning? The decision comes down to: What do I REALLY want? What do I want to achieve? When you consider the unique nature of your organization, taking into account its processes and standards, and attempt to overlay off-the-shelf Learning and Development products, you will almost certainly see gaps. If the gaps between the performance vision and reality are obvious, they should be relatively easy to address.

5 Advantages of a Competency-Based Approach to Solving Workforce Issues

Avilar

Those who are evaluating talent management tools and systems for their organizations will often ask: Do we (really) need a competency management system? A competency-based approach starts with the question, “Can a person do what they need to do?” What do they need to learn?

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Getting Started With Learning Data and Analytics

CLO Magazine

Maybe there’s an executive demanding more visibility into your program, or perhaps you just want a better understanding of how things are going so you can find ways to make them better. You’re ready to get started with learning data and analytics, but where do you begin? Data is a powerful tool in the CLO’s toolkit, but figuring out how to start using it can be overwhelming. Do you have a learning system that is already producing data?

Why Should Employees Pick Your Company?

CLO Magazine

The site also includes advice on how to create a network, do interviews and prepare for the future. “It According to Martha Soehren, senior vice president, chief talent development officer for Comcast, the company created a new Individual Development Program toolkit with three main areas of focus: What problems do you want to solve? What experiences do you want to build? Comcast is also focused on helping to cultivate its workforce with a variety of programs.

Using an LMS to Modernize Your Hospitality Training

eThink Education

Fortunately, a Learning Management System (LMS) can be used to provide engaging and measurable hospitality training programs even as organizational needs evolve. The tried and true methods of your hospitality practices can and should still be applied in your modernized training programs.

Free learning & development webinars for June 2020

Limestone Learning

Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 11AM – 12PM PT: How Training Managers Can Use Self-Development to Improve Their Programs (Free for ATD members) As a training program manager, you spend so much time and energy developing others that focusing on your self-development may feel less important, but it’s not.

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Learning at Large Ep1: Building a learning culture for 45,000 salespeople

Elucidat

I’ve known Paul for a number of years, but I got a lot from our chat together—and hope you do too. Paul and his team support over 45,000 salespeople with personal learning programs, adopting a strong design approach and a focus on tangible learning outcomes. Simon: So, Paul, just to get started then— can you tell us a bit about yourself, what you’re doing at Utility Warehouse, and your role there? Saying, “Do we actually understand the genuine problem?”

Covid-19 Aid: Free Tools and Resources for Virtual Learning and Remote Work

Talented Learning

Also, if you hear about other offers that learning professionals would appreciate, please let us know. Remote Work ToolKit. Google is also doing its part to support workers and educators who need to communicate effectively in distributed environments.

3 Things to Look for in Your LMS Reports

eFront

Learning management systems (LMS) have become an essential part of an effective classroom — helping teachers bridge the gap by automating processes and collecting data that helps them differentiate learning. Managers must know what to look for in their LMS reports in order to take proper action. Many corporate learning programs include assessments as part of their required training, but they often ignore what the assessment data reveals.

Free L&D webinars for December 2018

Limestone Learning

Monday, December 3, 2018, 10AM –1AM PT: Taking charge of your professional development (Free to ATD members) As a learning professional, do you spend so much time developing others that you don't make time to develop yourself? Doing so, however, is often easier said than done. How do organizations improve the employee experience and keep their people engaged? Do you feel stuck in a dead-end job with limited opportunities to advance?

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

Learnnovators

He also knows ‘what works’ in the world of strategic talent. Learnnovators: How do you look at the radical shifts happening in learning paradigms (such as social learning, flipped classroom, Bring-Your-Own-Device , etc.) Where do you see today’s organisations in the midst of these radical shifts? We know that adults at work develop the majority of their skills and capabilities through experience, practice, interaction with others and reflection.

The 70:20:10 Model – Today, Tomorrow & Beyond

Learnnovators

He also knows ‘what works’ in the world of strategic talent. Learnnovators: How do you look at the radical shifts happening in learning paradigms (such as social learning, flipped classroom, Bring-Your-Own-Device [BYOD], etc.) Where do you see today’s organisations in the midst of these radical shifts? We know that adults at work develop the majority of their skills and capabilities through experience, practice, interaction with others and reflection.

Elearning innovation: examples, tips and technology

Elucidat

So then, how do you keep your ideas fresh, your production process smart and your elearning strategy current? I know this sounds obvious, but too often I hear learning impact measured in business KPIs. Trend prediction: “A recognition that classic, instructional e-learning doesn’t deliver – it doesn’t close performance gaps and it doesn’t provide a satisfying learning experience. It all depends on what your ultimate objective is, what the gaps are, and who your learners are.

Free L&D webinars for September 2018

Limestone Learning

Businesses should always look for an easy-to-use toolkit that facilitates rapid creation and distribution of eLearning at scale. During the session, you will learn: About the latest eLearning trends, tools, and strategies to consider when building an engaging and future-proofed training program. Arguably, these resources can teach us the skills we need to improve the way we operate and the way companies do business. Buying programs and support options.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Essential Reading for Instructional Design?

Learning Visions

They might refer to theory, but they dont get bogged down in it: e-Learning and the Science of Instruction by Ruth Clark and Richard Mayer Michael Allens Guide to E-Learning by Michael Allen Gadgets, Games & Gizmos for Learning by Karl Kapp Last May, I started a bit of a list in this post: Beginning Instructional Designers Toolkit. In addition to van Merrianboer and Norman, dont miss Writing Training Materials That Work: How to train anyone to do anything by Foshay and Silber.

Listen: Parexel’s Greg Friedman shares how learning benefits from an organizational development spin

CLO Magazine

But learning how to do so effectively is one of the most critical skills a CLO can learn. Executives like the shortcut of, ‘I have an issue, put training program X together,’” said Greg Friedman, vice president of HR, organization and leadership development at Parexel , a Boston-based specialist in clinical drug trials. Justin Lombardo: Hey Mike, how you doing? Mike: I’m doing well. I’d say it’s worth doing. Do they? What do you do?

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Free L&D webinars for May 2018

Limestone Learning

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 11AM – 12PM PT: The ROI Dilemma: Measuring Results of Your Learning Programs (Free for ATD members) Significant resources are being allocated to training and development across most organizations, but many companies still find themselves unsure of results. L&D can’t prove ROI using the same methods other parts of the business do. What should an organization have in its toolkit? You feel stuck and don’t know what to do.

Free L&D webinars for April 2019

Limestone Learning

Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 8AM – 9AM PT: Avoid Buyer’s Remorse: A Guide to Procuring Learning Technology (Free for ATD members) Why do so many learning technology projects fail to deliver sustained value to their organization? Brandon Hall Group and Blue Circle Leadership created a toolkit that provides resources for leaders who are working to expand the pipeline of women technology leaders so your organization can compete in the global marketplace for the best talent.

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11 Must Read Books for E-learning Professionals

CommLab India

“Always do more than is required of you.” It helps you: Identify the gaps of learners i.e., where they are and where they need to be. Facilitator’s and Trainer’s Toolkit – Artie Mahal. The authors capture their and others’ experiences for what you need to know to be successful with mobile learning. If you are considering moving your training programs online, this eBook is for you. Do you have other interesting books?

Free L&D webinars for March 2018

Limestone Learning

Thursday, March 1, 2018, 9AM – 10AM PT: Open-Source vs. Closed-Source LMS: Why the Technology Your LMS Uses Matters When looking for a new Learning Management System, there are a multitude of questions that must be asked, starting with: What do I need my LMS to be able to do to allow us to reach our eLearning goals? Thursday, March 1, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: Making of a Mindful Leader (Free for ATD members) Did you know that 68.5 Importance of specific program features.

Free learning & development webinars for September 2017

Limestone Learning

It’s a great time to take stock, assess knowledge gaps, and focus on new learning. Participants will learn how to: Determine when team coaching is beneficial Develop basic and sustained team coaching approaches Utilize the best tools and techniques for team coaching Measure the results of team coaching Take part in this webcast to dig deeper into the benefits and challenges of team coaching and how to make this practice an important part of your toolkit. What do we do with them?

Free L&D webinars for February 2018

Limestone Learning

However, you do not need to have read the report to follow and benefit from the webcast. Plus, get a free PowerPoint toolkit to kick-start your efforts. Disruptive Ideas to Sustain Manager Development (Free for ATD members) You’ve launched a stellar manager development program. How to do sustainment right. More importantly, Mark will demythologize programming so you can start learning on your own. What is Deep Dive Thinking and how do modern learners learn?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Getting an Informal M.Ed

Learning Visions

I already have a job doing it! Even though Ive been doing this ("instructional design") for over ten years, Im starting over. Im putting my beginners mind back on; Ive realized how much I dont know about this stuff. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, May 09, 2007 Getting an Informal M.Ed

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