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Are we Measuring Learning with the Wrong Stick?

Are we Measuring Learning with the Wrong Stick?

By Sarah Cordiner When most trainers or leaders assess the effectiveness of training and education programs, they tend to focus on the just skills and knowledge outcomes.   However, there is a more powerful, life-impacting criteria that most trainers and educators are completely missing out of the assessment of their…
Learning in the Age of Physical Distancing

Learning in the Age of Physical Distancing

By Anders Gronstedt P.HD The COVID-19 outbreak is fast-tracking digital transformation everywhere, and especially in learning organizations. Classrooms have been uprooted and transported into the cloud practically overnight and we’re proud of our visionary clients, who have prepared for this moment. Walmart now asks new department managers to download and…
Did Our Work Change Overnight?

Did Our Work Change Overnight?

By Joe DiDonato The big question for us as trainers and coaches, is what will another month of lockdown do to our companies?  Just like the shift caused by this crisis in The Overton Window will change politics in the years ahead, the question for us is how will training…
Best Practices for Virtual Training

Best Practices for Virtual Training

The COVID-19 crisis has upended work and training for everyone. Globally, healthcare professionals and governments are mandating that people work from home whenever possible, and to observe social distancing. Baker Communications, Inc. is a highly successful, fully-remote company, and our customers have asked us to share some of the best…
4 Steps to Navigate In-person to Online Training

4 Steps to Navigate In-person to Online Training

By Jessica Lam, NovoEd 4 Key Steps to Move Training Online Jessica Lam How to quickly move in-person training to online experiences Companies are hastening the move to online training and development. In-person workshops that were never up for debate, are now being taken online. If your in-person training has…
SILVER LININGS Our Response To COVID-19 Matters

SILVER LININGS Our Response To COVID-19 Matters

By Donna Rice Hughes, President of Enough Is Enough Make the Best of a Challenging Situation with Kindness, Gratitude, and Optimism There’s no question that these coming days, weeks, and maybe even months are going to present new challenges with COVID-19, but with these new challenges come new opportunities. Our…
Reskilling and Upskilling for the Win!

Reskilling and Upskilling for the Win!

BY BRIANNA O’HARA As professionals responsible for employee and organizational development, we’ve had the privilege of watching closely as changes sweep both the workforce and the workplace. While change is constant, the pace and dramatic effects of recent innovations are unprecedented. In the past decade, we’ve witnessed how technology has…
How to Engage Organization Leaders

How to Engage Organization Leaders

BY THOMAS GREEK As learning and development (L&D) professionals, we must recognize the importance of engaging leaders of our respective organization to be a part of leadership and employee development programs. For this reason, Navy Federal Credit Union created the “Follow the Leader” series of programs and events designed to…
What Is Adult Learning Theory and Why Is It Important?

What Is Adult Learning Theory and Why Is It Important?

BY KATHY IRISH We often take for granted that people know how to learn. After all, we all had to learn while in school, right? But, that can be a dangerous attitude to take when it comes to corporate training initiatives, especially since adults don’t learn the same way kids…
Minas Energy Uses Online Learning to Create a Sustainable Future

Minas Energy Uses Online Learning to Create a Sustainable Future

With global energy production likely to peak around 2035, many organizations are making plans to transition to more sustainable energy supplies. Minas Energy partnered with D2L to create an online education program that shares Minas’ expertise in renewable energy projects and helps companies and communities deliver those projects successfully. THE…