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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…
VA Acquisition Academy Shares Its Learning Formula

VA Acquisition Academy Shares Its Learning Formula

BY PAUL GREGORY The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is responsible for providing federal benefits to nearly 20 million veterans and their families. The VA Acquisition Academy (VAAA) trains the acquisition workforce to ensure it efficiently and effectively procures, manages and provides the goods and services required for our nation’s…
Embracing Unconscious Bias Training

Embracing Unconscious Bias Training

BY NANCY NAZAR Employees are reflective of the communities they serve. What’s more, research shows that gender and ethnically diverse teams have improved performance compared to those that are not; and where diversity of thought is valued, employees have greater feelings of inclusion. When company leaders exhibit behaviors, such as…
Achieving Leadership Buy-in for E-learning

Achieving Leadership Buy-in for E-learning

Everything we do in Learning and Development (L&D) needs to have a clear value proposition. Online learning, when well-designed, is usually part of a blended solution that provides value in terms of efficiency, scalability and overall effectiveness. As learning leaders, we need to ask questions, like: >> What is the…

The LXP vs LMS Debate

The Learning Experience Platform (LXP) market is valued at over $300 million and growing at 50%+ per year according to Josh Bersin. “The vendors are getting bigger; products are becoming complex; the players are moving in different directions.” Is it time to consider an LXP? LXPs come in different sizes…
What is Cognitive Learning?

What is Cognitive Learning?

Cognition is “the mental action or process of acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought, experience, and the senses.” Cognitive science is defined as an interdisciplinary study of the human mind used to characterize the nature of human knowledge. Cognitive Learning is defined by Metaari as empirical (observable and measurable) neuro-pedagogy,…
Managing People Is Getting Harder

Managing People Is Getting Harder

By Bruce Tulgan Undermanagement can be difficult to identify. After all, everyone at work is surrounded by metrics and meetings all the time. It may seem like management is ever-present. But what is missing in most workplaces is the human element of management: managers providing direct reports with the guidance,…