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Spectacular. Impressive. Dazzling. These are words often used to describe fireworks displays, but they also apply to our 2015 Emerging Training Leaders.

These 25 training professionals sparked their organizations with stellar leadership skills, business acumen, and innovation.

Model Learning

Trainers want to create new programs in the most efficient, costeffective way, but at the same time, they don’t want to sacrifice quality and learner and stakeholder satisfaction.

Lean, Six Sigma, and ADDIE can be a match made in training heaven—the first two maximize value by eliminating waste and minimizing variability, while the other provides a blueprint for the development of training.

The concept and plans for a promising new training program are inspiring—until you realize the excitement of the new venture means the start of an overwhelming project.

Trainers often have to do more than design and facilitate successful training programs—they have be effective project managers as they oversee the overall process.

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Making Online Labor Exchanges Work for You

Tips to help you to make an informed decision about whether an online labor exchange—or a similar channel—is a viable option for your project.

The Perfect Paycheck

Given that payroll receives all of its work from various HR, benefits, compensation, and accounting cross-functional partners, achieving the perfect paycheck seems daunting. But it can be simplified into three components: The Right Pay, The Right Price, delivered at The Right Time.

From Intern to Trainer

How can trainers make corporate internships programs a learning experience, not just for the intern(s), but for employees, too?

How to Improve Hiring Through Gamification

If a game behavior can be designed that matches a challenge with a particular skill, then it’s possible to successfully gamify the hiring process.

How to Lead as a Mentor

Leaders who see their job as helping employees be successful (mentoring) create a competent, confident workforce that is engaged, happy, and productive—and results are sure to follow.

Workforce Development Is Key to Continued Aviation, Logistics Industry Growth

By joining forces with colleges, universities, school districts, and other public partners on industry training and education, Hillwood Properties is making a day-to-day investment not only in the Fort Worth Alliance Airport and AlllianceTexas development but in the workforce of tomorrow.

Brand Equity: Pass the Mayo

When brands are strong in our minds, it is because they not only provide us with value, but they reflect our values. The Mayo Clinic is one that type of brand.

Using Talent Science for Competitive Advantage

Amidst all the noise about talent science, the clear call is for a specific definition of talent management and development within your organization. Customization is the key to using the science of talent to gain a competitive and strategic advantage.

Multiple Generations and Office Preferences

How can trainers help company decision-makers learn the work environment preferences of multigenerational employees, and then come up with needed solutions?

Virtually There: Defining the Modern Learner Experience

The where and the when of learning can’t be decided independently. Learner needs drive both of these concepts. But they do need to be determined before the instructional techniques and learning technologies are identified.

Collaboration and the Logic Model

One useful tool, particularly for structured collaboration, is a Logic Model and the graphical Results Chain, a simple graphic mapping out of the intended pathway to intended results.

Activities for Virtual Staff Meetings

As organizations increasingly employ remote workers, successful managers must adjust work processes, both large and small, to ensure that remote employees feel connected. Here are three types of audio-based activities—along with examples, resources, and potential pitfalls—that can help.


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