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What do you do when your biggest learning, networking, and inspiration- sparking event of the year is interrupted by a global pandemic? It’s a thought that would have seemed ridiculously far-fetched just a year ago. Now, it’s one that nearly every organization, keynote speaker, and Training professional has had to grapple with.

ISA’s first-ever virtual Annual Business Retreat helped members rethink not just how they deliver training but also what their businesses and people need to be able to thrive in these extraordinary times—and into the future.

You may have employees who have been with your organization for decades. They have a record of accomplishment, are well liked, and a great value to the company. The problem is your workforce needs are shifting.

How to upskill and reskill employees to rocket them into the new world of work.

With distance learning surging during the pandemic’s stay-at-home orders, many organizations leaned on their learning management systems (LMSs) to provide access to training. So what’s next for the LMS?

Classroom training isn’t just a lectern and whiteboard anymore. Even before COVID-19 struck, corporate classrooms were being turned upside down and inside out to reflect the many ways individuals learn.

For three Training Top 10 Hall of Famers, the future of classroom training is all about architecting development experiences and optimizing the learning environment.

Resources and Tools for Training and HR Professionals to Cope with COVID-19

With most countries implementing social distancing and work-from-home policies due to COVID-19, companies now are pivoting—often 180 degrees—to manage, train, and motivate hundreds of thousands of employees from a distance. Here is a comprehensive—and continuously updated—listing of tools and resources from the training industry that can help.

Afraid to Lose? Conquer Your Loss Aversion for Long-Term Gain

As one of the many cognitive biases hard-wired into our brains, many of us simply do not want to experience loss. So we take what seems like a safer bet. But when we fail to take worthwhile risks, we also lose more over the long term.

No Distance Is Too Far When Coaching Sales Skills

To optimize productivity, sales managers should use personalized coaching solutions and focus on developing key skills such as discovery, whether the rep is sitting in the same office with them or is 25 miles away.

3 Myths about the Gamification of Learning

It’s important for training professionals to carefully consider their objectives and specific audiences instead of simply jumping onto the latest training craze.

How Competencies Can Help You Build a Strong Employee Team

Competencies can help your team to “see and understand” the same goal (working toward the bigger picture) because they make it easy to define your organization’s vision, goals, and mission statement into clear and observable qualities for employees.

Protecting Workforce Productivity During a Crisis

Adopting technology solutions that provide predictive analytics and strategically enable organizations to leverage existing talent can be used to identify employees with transferable skills, while at the same time planning for future needs by identifying knowledge gaps and recommending training where needed.


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