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C-Level Talent

The adMare Executive Institute aims to grow C-level talent for the Canadian biopharmaceutical sector. Here’s how this 10-month program works, and the results it is generating.

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INDUSTRY SOLUTIONS: How to Increase Engagement with Custom eLearning

Historically, instructor-led training (ILT) has dominated learning modalities. But in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, employee training and development teams are under pressure to quickly recreate instructor-led experiences in a virtual setting. Doing so usually requires the capabilities to build custom eLearning activities, but for many Learning and Development (L&D) teams, that may seem impossible on a short timeline.

However, in addition to high-tech solutions such as gamification and immersive technologies, there are also low-tech solutions that can help.

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Solving Today's Skill Gaps

In many ways, solving a skill gap is like solving a puzzle—not only do you have to make the pieces fit, you have to make sure you have all the necessary pieces from the get-go.

Top 125 In-Tuition

A look at Training Top 125 tuition practices in 2012-2013, including who offers the program, participation rates, spending levels, courses covered, conditions, and payment practices.

Is Your Training Mix Right?

Getting the training mix right continues to be a challenge, from deciding who to train, how to train them, and evaluating the results.

Share the Spotlight

By Kent Sipes We’re trainers—we know what we’re talking about. But since we’re often asked to train about subjects in which we don’t work every day, maybe we’re like physicians: Some of us are general practitioners, while some others are specialists. General practitioners know “the big picture,” while specialists…specialize.

Instructional Videos Get Employees on the Same Page

Whether you present the opportunity as a purely creative endeavor, an opportunity for recognition, or let a gift card do the talking, asking employees to showcase their expertise on a training video complements the work they already do. It elevates their role as leaders within the company and likely can provide growth opportunities.


Rebounding from last year’s slump, average training salaries swelled 4 percent to $78,623 in 2012-2013, according to Training magazine’s Annual Salary Survey of nearly 1,500 readers. The average increase in salary in the last 12 months (not including a promotion or change of employer) dipped slightly from 2.81 percent in 2011-2012 to 2.74 percent in 2012-2013.


In a year roiled by government sequester; deadly wildfires, floods, and tornadoes; and the continued economic toll from Superstorm Sandy, total 2013 U.S. training expenditures—including payroll and spending on external products and services—remained relatively flat at $55.4 billion (down just slightly from $55.8 billion last year), according to Training magazine's 2013 Training Industry Report.

Assessing Interpersonal Skills

By Patrick Alain Interpersonal skills are arguably one of the most important factors in the success—or failure—of any career or company. A lack of them can impede or even derail the career of even the most talented employee, so always make sure you cover this in your reviews.

Virtual Work: A New Year’s Resolution

By Terence Brake, Head of Learning & Innovation, TMA World We’ve reached that time of year when some of us make resolutions—losing weight, taking off more time to be with the family, going to the gym, eating more broccoli, and volunteering for good causes. We resolve to do something to make our own—and sometimes others’—lives better, healthier, and more productive. Those of us who work virtually can make a difference in the quality of lives by making and keeping one commitment:

Can Arrogance Be Subliminal?

By Pranab Chakraborty, Senior Manager, Corporate Human Resources Development Team, Wipro Technologies Harry is a young engineer who recently joined a company and is undergoing its orientation training program. Today he is going to attend some training on “Business Etiquette,” and he doesn’t know what to expect.

See Something, Say Something

By Brent O’Bryan, SPHR, VicePresident, Learning and Development, AlliedBarton Security Services “The nail that sticks out gets hammered down” is an old Japanese saying that took hold in our post-World War II corporate America culture. This phrase encourages an unspoken rule of conformity combined with an authoritarian hierarchical structure. Today, it is important for business leaders to consider the impact this has in American workplaces.

Supercompetent Speaking: After Your Presentation

By Laura Stack, MBA, CSP Once you’ve completed your presentation successfully, you may think you’re done. But don’t let go just yet! You still have to handle what some observers call “the presentation after the presentation.” What are the actions and practices that will help you maximize the impact of your presentation and/or improve future ones? Some of these items are plain common sense, though others may not be quite as obvious:

Tips to Help You Sell More

By Kirt Manecke One of the most valuable lessons you can learn from this book is to LISTEN to your customers. Ask probing questions—then listen attentively to your customer’s answers.

Do We Empower Learners Too Much?

“Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers.”—Josef Albers By Kristy Westfall Moyer, Training Account Manager, Signature Worldwide

Excellence for the Sake of Excellence

By August Turak I was working as a consultant for a Washington, D.C.-based company called Data Broadcasting Corporation (DBC) when the CEO asked to see me. He was unhappy with the results the sales department was generating under the current vice president of sales and asked me to take the job. I was intrigued by the opportunity. The following Monday I arrived at our first formal meeting wearing a cowboy hat. I told them I was introducing a contest. But first I told them a story.

Engagement 2.0: Motivation Isn’t Enough

By Tim Houlihan, Vice President, Reward Systems, BI WORLDWIDE It’s no secret that to maximize results you have to drive focus, support personal goal setting, and facilitate emotional commitment in a system with transparent measurement and relevant feedback. Motivation isn’t enough.

10 Ways to Be a Great Leader

By Chris Sabido, Partner, Emerge Great leaders understand that the only way for a team or company to reach its full potential is to bring out the best in all of the people who work in the organization. When they are able to help others be their best, things that all companies seek—such as increased profits, passion, engagement, creativity, and innovation—naturally emerge.


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Rising Stars

The 2016 Emerging Training Leaders are leading lights at their organizations, shining examples of how strategic-minded, results focused, and people-oriented Learning and Development (L&D) profe

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