Tag: Training Strategy

Crowdsourcing Training Material

Many companies rely on their own staffs for training their fellow employees. In the traditional sense, this typically involves a designated trainer or trainers who are tasked with formal training, or it could involve the use of internal subject matter experts (SMEs) for one-off or ad hoc training on topics that represent their specific areas […]

Understanding Different Learning Styles in the Workplace (Part 2)

[Part 1 of this article appeared in the previous issue.] Things Each Type of Learning Content and Approach Must Do Keep in mind that while their modes of delivery may be different, all pieces of learning content must still do similar things. Regardless of their learning styles, all learners must be continually engaged and motivated […]

How to Sell Your L&D Programs to the C-Suite (Part 1)

Members of the C-suite (CIOs, CEOs, CTOs, CMOs, CFOs, etc.) are involved in a variety of decision-making activities in any given year. And they have a lot of responsibilities placed on their shoulders. Everyone internal and external to your organization is trying to get a bite-sized amount of the C-suite’s time, hoping to get the […]

Myths About Workplace Learning, Debunked

Many myths persist about workplace learning, and they can make it exceedingly difficult for learning and development (L&D) representatives to gain executive buy-in for new programs, course material, and learning technologies. These myths also make it more challenging to grow and expand the L&D arm of an organization, which will be a critical to any […]

Leadership: 'Bring Me Solutions, Not Problems' Is the Wrong Message

Topic:  Training Strategy Traditional management wisdom would say that it’s good to tell employees: “Don’t bring me problems, bring me solutions,” but some experts and educators are suggesting that this approach, rather than being empowering employees, does the opposite. It may actually cause employees to shut down and refrain from bringing issues to their managers’ […]

Placing a Focus on Emphasizing Strengths, Not Overcoming Weaknesses

If you think about the typical performance evaluation, where does the focus generally lie? When evaluating employees on a scale of 1–5 (where 5 is high), do managers tend to spend most of their time talking about the items they rated 4–5, or the items they rated 1–3? Most, perhaps unfortunately, tend to focus on […]

Is There a Makerspace in Your Future?

It’s something that’s taking place in schools around the country, but it’s a concept that many companies can—and are—incorporating into their own training efforts: makerspaces.

Overcoming Learning and Development Challenges

Any training professional will admit that the road to learning success is not always smooth. Wherever there are people, even the most well-thought-out training sessions can hit any number of stumbling blocks. There are those who do not want to learn and those who feel uncomfortable in a training session. Equally, there are some who […]