It isn't often that an industry conference comes along at just a time when an organization can send its entire team. But this year, the stars aligned, and we were fortunate enough to be able to send our entire learning and development team to Denver for the ASTD International Conference and Expo.
About a month ago, I gave up my office and set up in the cubicles with the rest of my employees.
On Friday the Daily Mindflash once again hosted a Twitter chat with contributor David Kelly, in which we discussed his latest article, “Why We should stop talking about ROI in Training.” Once again, the chat was a success, with hundreds of questions, comments, and opinions pouring in to the hashtag #TrainChat related to the topic.
With the Encyclopedia Britannica abandoning its 244-year-old printed version in response to the dominance of Wikipedia, and Britain's education minister calling for a "wiki approach" to designing the curriculum for schools, wikis deserve a role in employee training and learning. But where, and how to start? Here's a quick overview.
Be sure to check out our weekly #TrainChat series, which take place every Friday at 10 a.m. PST (that's 1 p.m. EST), where we open up to the Twitter-verse on all things L&D.
Each year, Training magazine recognizes 125 businesses for their amazing employee training programs. These are companies that have made employee training a top priority and implemented innovative programs. Below, we take a look at some of the 2012 winners to see how they improved their own internal training and find out how other businesses might follow suit.
An emerging trend in learning and development is creating short, specific tutorials that can be created quickly, posted on an internal website, and distributed to employees -- who can use them anytime, anywhere, and used as references when needed.
The biggest problem I see with trainers and educators? Simple. They talk too much! They feel a need to lecture -- to impart their knowledge on trainees. Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) aren’t much better in this regard. They often think that their “expertise” means they must have all the answers to students’ questions.
Our own Bill Cushard hosted another lively Twitter chat on how organizations can use learning and training to restore trust and credibility -- a followup conversation from his latest post, "How Can the Mortgage Industry Regain Credibility? For Starters, a Rethink of Training and Learning." Here's a quick recap if you missed it. Join us this this week for the next #TrainChat, Friday at 10 a.m. PST.