Category : workforce-training

Investing in your Personal ROI without being Self-Centered

There is absolutely nothing wrong with a “what’s in it for me” attitude. As long as, I’d argue, that attitude doesn’t end there—in pure selfishness.

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Spearheading an Organizational Culture of Learning

Creating an organizational culture of learning is imperative.

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How to Use 1-on-1 Training Without Breaking the Bank

When you hear the words "one-on-one training," your first impulse is probably to throw your hands in the air and explain about your squeezed budget. But fear not. We understand resources are tight. But even in today's era of less-than-luxurious learning and development spending, there's still a case to be made for tailor-made, personalized training.

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What Angry Birds Can Teach Us About Instructional Design

You're probably familiar with Angry Birds, the massively popular iPhone game. What is it about this game that's so addictive? And how can learning and development pros tap into that stickiness to get people this excited about training programs?

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Five Reasons I'm Sending My Entire Team to Our Industry's Biggest Conference

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.

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How to Create Your Own Khan Academy for Training

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.

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Great Training Starts With Asking Great Questions

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.

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How to Win Over the Training Skeptics In Your Organization

As a chief performance officer, my job is to transform my company’s human capital into financial capital. I need to get employees to act on what they hear and learn during company educational programs. We do some great work supporting employees, helping them build emotional and personal connections to the workplace. But even still, one of my great frustrations is that sometimes people respond, and sometimes they just don’t.

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Customer Service Skills

Teaching ‘people skills’ can be difficult, but e-learning is helping make it easier than ever

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Three Ways to Make Sure Your Company’s Training Isn’t Boring

When I first started as an education director, our company’s only training program was really routine and systems-focused. Employees used to groan and roll their eyes when I talked about it. People thought workplace education was a requirement — a chore — and über-boring. And it was.

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