Book Excerpt #1: Corporate Training Tips & Tricks—Save Your Money & Prove Your Worth NOTE: The following article is excerpted from Corporate Training Tips & Tricks: Save Your Money & Prove Your Worth by Katrina Baker. It is one of three articles by Microassist Senior Learning Architect Kevin Gumienny. To hear more training tidbits from Kevin and other learning and development professionals, we encourage you to get your copy of the book fromREAD MORE about Corporate Training Development: Beware Sniper Stakeholders
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Tips for supporting workplace policy changes As learning and development (L&D) professionals, we’re often called upon to help our organizations train employees on new policies or procedures. Change isn’t anything new, and is a constant in all organizations, but we’re often unprepared for it. A great deal of thought goes into the “brand new thing,” but how to best guide staff to adopt those changes is often an afterthought. And an abrupt introductionREAD MORE about Workplace Policy Changes? Add Some Change Management to Your Training
For a business to maintain its edge, all players in an organization need to perform their jobs at optimum levels. When things aren’t going well, management often looks to the training team to boost employee job performance and correct the problem. Business performance issues aren’t always training issues It is almost axiomatic for management that all performance improvement problems can be solved through training. As learning and development (L&D) experts, weREAD MORE about Performance Improvement: Is More Training the Solution?
Blended Learning Combination Helps Support Military Kids The Client: Military Child Education Coalition The work of the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) focuses on ensuring quality educational opportunities for all military children affected by mobility, family separation, and transition. The role of the MCEC is to help families, schools, and communities be better prepared to support military-connected children throughout their academic careers. Military children generally move six to nine timesREAD MORE about Elearning Spotlight: Military Child Education Coalition and Blended Learning
We had a great turnout during our recent webinar, Develop the Elearning Your Program Deserves—for the Training Results You Want. As promised here are the elearning development resources from the webinar. We covered a lot of ground in the webinar, so if I’ve missed any resources, please feel free to note it in the comments below. Elearning Development Resources NOTE: Many of the items below are also listed inREAD MORE about Elearning Development Resources: Develop the Elearning Your Program Deserves
Online Training for Public Health: Educating on Immunizations for 7 Million Children in the State of Texas Developing online training is rewarding for many reasons, not the least of which is that we get to work on some amazing elearning projects and cover a variety of topics. When an elearning project positively impacts our surrounding communities, the rewards are even richer. One of our favorite training projects educates multiple sectorsREAD MORE about Elearning Spotlight: Texas Vaccine Education Online
Tips for creating and delivering training that influences behavior Whether it is due to a new process, business goals, or regulations, any time you need to change your staff’s behaviors or ways of doing things, you’ll need to plan your training campaign carefully to ensure you’re positioning the participants for success. It is easy to fall into the trap of thinking training for behavior change should be an easy task. After all, itREAD MORE about Training for Behavior Change Can Be Harder than It Looks
What Goes into Developing Elearning? Nobody wants to waste time or resources developing interactive training for the masses, only to have it be less than stellar…or worse, ineffective. In addition to costs, inadequate training reflects poorly on your program, either by association, or because the full benefits of your programs aren’t realized for lack of knowledge or proper implementation. On the other hand, training that’s executed well engages your learners.READ MORE about Develop the Elearning Your Program Deserves—for the Training Results You Want
Pulling together a new hire training is a challenge most trainers will face at least once in their careers. It isn’t always a simple task. Deciding what to put in and what to leave out and making sure new employees are getting the information they need to do their jobs, all while trying to build and maintain their enthusiasm, can be daunting to say the least. Yet new hire training thatREAD MORE about New Hire Training: 5 Keys to Developing Training with Finesse
Why hire a learning and development company? You don’t need to. That’s kind of important to point out. Companies perform training functions internally all the time. They develop and deliver employee training, they create and deploy training for their customers, they write and distribute training for their channel partners. They may have a training department or they may leverage internal resources. And it can be effective. And yet… even veryREAD MORE about Learning and Development: Why Hire an Outside Company?