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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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Does Your Training Work? Try a “Warmer” Climate

No matter how thoughtful and well-designed the training, you still need to make sure all the right factors are in place to care for and nurture it through that critical and precarious incubation period. If the climate is suitable for learning transfer, the training sticks, thrives on its own, and ultimately blossoms into fruitful returns.

Tenaris’ Feedback Actions Campaign

Nearly 50 percent of Tenaris’s white collar employees indicated on two separate surveys in two years that their performance reviews were not helping improve their job performance. In response, Tenaris implemented the Feedback Actions Campaign to improve the annual performance evaluation process for more than 7,000 employees.

Everyone Needs a MESS (Meeting Enforcer Sensor System)

Sixty-seven percent of employees report that more than half of the meetings they attend are of no value, according to a recent study. Apparently, we’ve cured many diseases, but not one for the common meeting.

Why Questioning Work Is the New Time Management

When people become comfortable questioning and challenging assumptions about work, it often becomes clear that redesigning the work—doing it in a new way than was originally specified—is often the best option.

Do You Have a Results-Focused Workplace?

If employees understand that they solely will be judged by the outcome of their labor, rather than the appearance of their labor, there will be a focus shift.

Virtually There: Developing the Competencies of Virtual Classroom Facilitators

As you move your programs to the virtual classroom, start by making sure your instructional designers are virtually competent. Then, task your trainers with the following goal: facilitate virtual classroom learning experiences that meet or exceed the learning outcomes expected in a traditional face-to-face experience.

Common Questions about Host Leadership

Host leadership is about building relationships—at work, in the community, in society, at home—to engage others. This engagement is the key ingredient that leads to increased performance and results.

My Best Boss

Research shows that common characteristics of what makes a good boss include: My best boss listened. My best boss backed me up. My best boss respected me.

Versatility: The Engine of Success

Versatility is the ability to recognize differences in communication preferences and to adapt to make others more open and receptive—creating more effective and productive relationships.

CallMiner at Afni

A partnership with speech analytics company CallMiner has helped contact center provider Afni harness the power of big data, become more effective in coaching its agents, and identify opportunities for targeted training.


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