8 Tips To Draft A Leadership Development Program RFP For Accurate Estimates

Dan Keckan

The only way to get spot-on estimates is to draft a winning RFP. In this post, I share tips to write leadership development outsourcing requests that get results. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

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How Can Associations Improve Member Education? Ask a Learning Tech Analyst

Talented Learning

In this environment, you’d think associations would be bursting at the seams with participants in member education programs. So, at a time when member education programs should be thriving, many have been losing ground. Let’s tackle this topic in today’s “Ask Me Anything” column… “Ask Me Anything” About Creating More Successful Member Education Programs. Developing programs in a vacuum is a sure-fire way to miss the mark.

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Got LMS Implementation Questions? Ask a Learning Tech Analyst

Talented Learning

That’s one reason why we clarify buyer requirements in a formal RFP. 10) Should we test systems with a proof-of-concept or pilot program before jumping into implementation and deployment? The Tier 2 team is included only at key milestones such as RFP evaluation, demonstrations and proof of concept review. When to issue an RFP (or not). Tips for creating a viable LMS shortlist. Welcome back to our “Ask Me Anything” column!

7 Things About eLearning Your CEO/Executive Director Wants to Know

Association eLearning

Make sure you’ve submitted an RFP (request for proposal) to a few LMS providers that offer the features your specific association or organization needs. Who’s going to run the program? You’ve decided that it’s time to move your courses online. Membership numbers seem stagnant and renewals are decreasing. As an Education Director, you see the writing on the wall, and have decided that eLearning is the answer your association’s needs.

Successful Learning Management System Implementation eBook

WBT Systems

In order to help organizations create “meaningful, truly impactful eLearning experiences”, eLearning Industry asked us to contribute our tips to help ensure a successful implementation from day one. Your requirements list will help you to list the metrics by which you will measure the success of the technologies and resources you will use to deliver your program, and the suitability of different LMS platforms.

New Year Resolution: Invest in Association Learning Technology

WBT Systems

Back at the office, this process is paralleled as the new year kick-starts strategic planning sessions to set goals for association management, covering everything from membership growth and retention to updating education and certification programs. Whether your association is planning to launch new education or certification programs, or revitalize and restructure existing programs, our suggestion for your new year resolution is to invest in association learning technology.

Extended Enterprise LMS Buyers Companion – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

Think of learning programs that reach beyond employees. Check key issues and opportunities… 2) Starting a customer education program: The inside story. Here’s what you need to run a successful sales partner training program… 5) Marketing never ends: How does product education help? The top question we hear as LMS selection consultants: “Should we use our employee LMS for external learning programs?” When to issue an RFP (or not).

Virtual Learning: Rewriting the Playbook in Turbulent Times

Talented Learning

Below are tips and action items from three different viewpoints: 1) Tips for Learning Systems Vendors and Consultants. 2) Tips for Learning Practitioners. 3) Tips for Everyone Working From Home. 1) Tips For Learning Systems Vendors and Consultants. 2) Tips for Learning Practitioners. This includes programs that serve external audiences. What kind of results have these programs achieved? 3) Tips for Everyone Working From Home.

Podcast 26: How to Extend Learning Content Availability – With Troy Gorostiza

Talented Learning

And with that comes the need to build partner programs. Those programs can be a source of new revenue streams with training that leverages your existing content assets. When to issue an RFP (or not). Tips for creating a viable LMS shortlist. WELCOME TO EPISODE 26 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW! To learn more about this podcast series or to see the full collection of episodes visit The Talented Learning Show main page.

Free learning & development webinars for May 2017

Limestone Learning

And discover how Prime helps you stay informed about employee progress and the efficacy of training programs. Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 11AM – 12PM PT: Engaging Learners: How to Think Like a Marketer (Free for ATD members) Think about all the times you have launched a new program, tool or initiative in your organization. Ways to remove participation obstacles and create clear pathways to your programs. How game-based learning augments existing learning programs.

Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

But successful programs depend on effective pricing and packaging. When to issue an RFP (or not). Tips for creating a viable LMS shortlist. It’s hard to believe another year has come and gone, let alone another decade! I’m not one to dwell on the past. But I do believe the past can inform the future. So before we move on, I invite you to join me in revisiting this year’s most popular topics in extended enterprise learning.

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Is Your LMS License Model Misaligned? How to Avoid Costly Mistakes

Talented Learning

Throughout the last month, I’ve reviewed 12 RFP responses for 3 different LMS business scenarios: association learning, commercial training and corporate channel/customer education. This model is a low risk/low cost way to get started with an LMS but it tends to become expensive as organizations grow and learning programs must scale accordingly. Want more tips to ensure LMS selection success? Making Sense of LMS License Models.

Latest Positive Trends In E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Tip: Ask to see one piece of VR content/course they did for a customer. Tip: Expect higher than usual prices compared to say what you might be for a course. Tip: The challenge is how to view it. Tip: You can easily build a micro-learning course in any authoring tool. Upcoming Presentation : The correct criteria for your LMS RFP, which is at ATD, May 23rd in Atlanta, GA. How do we define brilliant? Is it the product with the most amazing capabilities?

LMS Demo Do’s and Don’ts

Talented Learning

The first buyer is a cloud software company developing a channel partner certification program. After receiving the vendor RFP responses and confirming we were only evaluating highly qualified partner options, we invited the four vendors in each opportunity onsite to present their company and solution. It will tip the scales every time.

Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits: 2017 Edition

Talented Learning

Digital innovation is making it easier than ever to support commercial training strategies, so companies of every size and industry segment are discovering how learning programs can fuel growth and profitability. What’s the fastest path between you and an LMS that will elevate your learning programs? With so much at stake for business-oriented learning programs, no one can afford to make an LMS buying decision without understanding what’s “inside” that platform.

Top 10 Association LMS Features – 2020 Edition

Talented Learning

The realities of 2020 have accelerated their transformation at every stage of the learning systems life cycle from business case, requirements definition, RFP, contracting, deployment, content development, improvement – everything. Good association LMSs can do all that, but also do it differently for different groups, programs, members or certifications. Tips for meaningful reporting and success metrics.

The LMS Sandbox: How to Play For Keeps

Talented Learning

6) Request for Proposal (RFP). Here are 6 LMS sandbox tips for both buyers and sellers: 1) Determine if you need a traditional LMS or an instant free trial solution. What’s the fastest path between you and an LMS that will elevate your learning programs? Join LMS analyst and selection consultant, John Leh and Aaron Olney, VP Sales and Marketing of eLogic Learning as they share top tips for LMS evaluation success.

Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 2 (M-Z)

LearnUpon

Objectives: Course or learning objectives define the knowledge or skills learners are expected to gain from a training program. RFP (request for proposal ): Document prepared by organizations to help assess LMS vendors during a selection process. Training professionals are now often required to demonstrate the ROI of learning programs and software to leadership teams. Last week, we decoded tongue-twisting eLearning terms from A-L.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

API (Application Programming Interface). API provides an interface that allows developers to interact with programs and applications, including learning management systems. Often paired with an LMS, this software is used to develop content for online learning and training programs. A certificate confirms that a learner has successfully completed a training program to a predefined standard. A CEU is a measurement used in continuing education programs.