3 Rs of Smarter Training Design: Reuse, Recycle, Renew

With many training and development departments stretched thin or nearly non-existent, the task of creating new online training is daunting enough. Who has time to think about maintenance?  And yet, allowing your programs to go stale poses some significant operational risks. I say – go green! I’ve put together a few easy to implement training design best practices that will get you off the training reproduction line by using the 3 Rs: Reuse, Recycle and Renew.

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Getting Into Your Training Groove (even when you don’t dig your topic)

No matter how dull a training topic might be, it shouldn’t be a barrier to creativity, it should inspire ingenuity.  But there are some topics that are just hard to get excited about.  When your job is to create an engaging experience, how do you ignite that creative spark to help you turn the world’s most boring material into the world’s most amazing training?

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Reaching the Reluctant Trainee, Part 2

In part 1 of “Reaching the Reluctant Trainee”, I explored two basic types of reluctant trainees – the Skeptic and the Technophobe -and gave you some tips and techniques I use to get to know my training audience better.  In most cases, a fear of change drives the reluctant behavior, but only when you’ve identified the specific barriers

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Mint.com Veteran Joins Mindflash.com as President and CEO

Donna Wells to lead online training software company, now in private beta SANTA BARBARA, Calif., May 11, 2010 — Mindflash.com, in its mission to provide the best online training software for small businesses, today announced that it has appointed Donna Wells as its new president and CEO. Wells previously served as CMO of Mint.com, the

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Reaching the Reluctant Trainee, Part 1

If you’ve always assumed that your training audience should be purely motivated by the goals & objectives you provide, I’ll wager that you’ve also come across a few holdouts that resist online training no matter how many goals or objectives you throw at them. These are the trainees who will not be won over by logical arguments about improved performance or smarter workflows.

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