2015 Online Learning Conference

 
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Training magazine’s Training Top 125 Award winners are the organizations with the most successful learning and development programs in the world—and the Top 125 has been the premier learning industry awards program for more than 12 years. The 2016 application will be available in April 2015.
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Purchasing Learning Technologies

Given that trainers are in the education business, how “educated” are we about one of our most significant purchases: technologies for learning?

Continuing Training magazine's exploration of awareness of learning technologies, we look at survey results on how trainers prepare for and participate in the purchasing process.

Training For the Worst

Emergencies happen. They can happen to anyone, anywhere, any time. Every week, somewhere in the world, there is an extreme weather event. Sometimes Mother Nature just rises up, and there you are in the middle of an unavoidable situation. Some situations are more predictable than others.

Disasters - whether manmade or the result of nature - are bound to occur, no matter how finely tuned a business is. Resilience training is key to making people more capable of bouncing back quicker and emerging stronger from these shocks and stresses.

Content Under Pressure

Game 7 of the World Series. Home team is down by one run, with a runner on third. Bottom of the ninth. Two outs. Two strikes. A bead of sweat trickles down the batter’s cheek. He tightens his grip on the bat and shifts his stance slightly. His eyes narrow. Ninety feet away, the pitcher stares in, then winds up, leg kicking high.

Today's employees often feel like they work in a pressure cooker that is ready to explode at any given moment. Some organizations are implementing training programs to help their employees better manage that pressure and improve their performance in the process.

2015 Online Learning Conference
Learn More About the Training Top 125
Training Live + Online Certificate Programs
Purchasing Learning Technologies
Training For the Worst
Content Under Pressure

Capital BlueCross Thinks Big

In 2014, No. 3 Training Top 125er Capital BlueCross doubled the size of its customer service group, requiring it to formulate and launch a new training approach in record time.

Training Top 10 Hall of Fame

No companies were eligible to be inducted into the Training Top 10 Hall of Fame in 2015. However, next year, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., will join the ranks of the current 11 companies in the Hall of Fame.

5 Steps to Earning Compliance

What supervisors need to know to get even their most challenging workers to comply with safety procedures.

Honesty and Communication Drive Employee Engagement

When leaders are consistently open and honest with their communication (regardless of the situation), they will gain credibility, respect, and employee trust while driving employee engagement and contributing to organizational success.

Project SEARCH at Wellspan Health

Project SEARCH provides students with disabilities with real-life work experience and prepares them for competitive employment while fulfilling the need of an employer, such as WellSpan Health, for a qualified workforce for the future.

February’s Top Reads

More than 11,000 business books are published every year—an overwhelming choice for busy professionals. Therefore, in partnership with getAbstract, Training brings you February’s top three business books recommended to our readers.

Striving for Customer Service Excellence

Experienced leaders understand you don’t need to reinvent the wheel to succeed. However, they also understand that from time to time it’s imperative to reshape or even customize that wheel. Here’s how tips from industry’s best helped customize the service wheel at DirectBuy.

The Importance of Improving the Quality of Compliance Training

Fewer than half (48 percent) of 207 companies surveyed by Brandon Hall believe they are highly prepared for a compliance audit. This is a challenge because 77 percent of companies overall say they face some sort of external audit at least annually.

3 Business-Related Skills to Master Emotional Contagion

The future of firms and companies belongs to those who have undertaken a personal and group educational path designed to develop the most valuable sort of skills: self-control, self-awareness, and conflict-resolution skills.

The TED Talk “C” Principles

By keeping your talks conversational, concise, and compelling, welcoming coaching and feedback, and remaining the central messenger, you are well on your way to making an impact by connecting powerfully with your audience.

Leadership Development at Paychex

Leadership Evolution, a year-long development program for high-potential managers, leverages three one-week classroom learning experiences. In between, participants complete 20 activities that encompass education, exposure, and experience-based development focused on Paychex leadership competencies.

Cartoons and War Games: Forecasting the Future?

A potent formula consisting of the imagination-generating techniques of Hanna and Barbera combined with the disciplined planning of the military may be just what the doctor ordered as organizational leaders explore the future.

Mind Your Language

Instead of filling people up with knowledge, we need to talk about activating new behaviors—a participant-centered approach.

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