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ISA SPOTLIGHT: $300 MILLION INVESTMENT IN DELOITTE UNIVERSITY PAYS DIVIDENDS

In a small Fort Worth suburb in North Texas, you’ll find a 700,000-squarefoot learning and development center called Deloitte University. DU, as it is known, represents a $300 million Deloitte commitment to develop leadership skills and incubate innovative solutions to complex business challenges worldwide.

More than 200,000 learners have passed through DU’s doors in Westlake, TX, since opening six years ago. The campus boasts 800 guest rooms and 32 classrooms and is an inspiring place to get away from daily tasks and focus on business innovation and leadership development. HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®) was the first outside organization to meet on campus in 2012 and has since held several board meetings there.

Today, the university offers courses that can help individuals earn professional certifications, including credentials offered by HRCI.

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Q&A: Getting the Questions You Want

By Matt Abrahams, Co-Founder and Principal, Bold Echo Communications Solutions The sound of silence… that uncomfortable lull at the end of your presentation when you ask for questions, and it takes a moment or two for someone to get up the nerve to speak.

4 Principles of Communication

By Tim Rymel, M.Ed., President, Corporate Kindergarten As professional trainers, we are generally good about applying the basics when presenting or creating learning materials. We know how to use agendas, objectives, and examples, but did you know our learners are naturally wired to look for specific things during the learning process? According to researcher Paul Grice, there are four basic principles of communication that come naturally to us as humans:

Podcast: Insights on Manager Led Development of Employees

Only 45 percent of managers are effective at developing their direct reports. Research shows, however, that managers who ARE effective can improve staff performance by 25 percent and significantly increase retention/commitment. So, what makes the difference? Quite simply, manager-led development. Managers who deliberately help employees maximize the learning potential of every project while connecting them with proper training and other development opportunities offer the winning development combination.

Performance Management: The New Rules

By Elaine D. Pulakos, President, and Rose Mueller-Hanson, Manager, Leadership and Organizational Consulting Group, PDRI, an SHL Company

3 Leadership Lessons for 2012

By John Elsey, President and CEO, Forum Corporation Occupy Wall Street—a movement that consciously chose not to have “someone in charge”—taught us more than the fact that people are angry about the increasing disparities between the rich and the poor. As the CEO of a leadership development company, I found the global protests to be a fascinating case study in leadership at a time when the world needed it more than ever, whether in politics, social entrepreneurism, or business.

Webinar: The Trainer as Peak Performer

  Today's webinar presenters, Jean Barbazette and Maria Chilcote, share the implications of striving to be an effective trainer: If we hold the keys to unlocking performance within the organization, then WE need to be at our best as trainers! Consider how you can “train by example”:

Open Communication Boosts Profit

By Del Williams Mishandling communication can cost a manufacturer—from missed orders, quality issues, and running out of material to increased scrap, absenteeism, and turnover, to misunderstanding customer need and selling the wrong product. Separate silos of information can arise between functional departments, to the point where it’s almost necessary to introduce Engineering to Production and Sales to Accounting.

Training Gets More Social

By Lorri Freifeld, Editor, Trainingmagazine Training’s 2012 New Year’s resolution is to expand its presence throughout social media. This January, you will see rich content published on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube, and Google+, all linking back to our new “Daily Update” tab on http://www.TrainingMag.com. To help you “join the conversation,” here are a few tips for a positive social media experience:

Building a Bridge to the Life You Want

By Rich Horwath Think about where you are today. Do you enjoy your job? Is your mind active and fully engaged? Are you physically healthy? Are your finances solid? Are your relationships inspiring and supportive? Now think about the bridge that led you to your current position. Was it planned and well thought-out, or was it more similar to Alaska’s infamous Gravina Island Bridge, often referred to as the $398 million “bridge to nowhere”?

Field Leader Training at SMUD

By Margery Weinstein Sacramento Municipal Utility District’s Field Leader Training program was designed to develop leadership behaviors among Field foremen, who were not used to coaching staff. The driver for this customized program was the need to increase accountability, communication, feedback, and safety throughout the Field workforce. The initial effort consisted of three modules, each building on the last. Participants were expected to attend all three modules of training. The objectives for this program were:

The Alphabet of Good Coaches: Part 2

By Bruce D. Stasch, Marketing Manager, Work Effects In Part I of this article (http://trainingmag.com/article/alphabet-good-coaches-part-1), we discussed some attributes that make for a successful coach. Good coaches must have a positive attitude, a sense of determination, and an ability to help you to find an approach for even the most difficult situation with creativity and intelligence. This article will discuss 14 additional characteristics that set good coaches apart from unsuccessful ones.

Webinar Preview: Buried Alive: Human Productivity in the 21st Century

  This clever metaphor from Franklin Covey captures the essence of being buried alive in too many responsibilities--many of them not even important. Ever been assigned more than you could possibly accomplish? Chances are you can relate. Use this video to open a department meeting or client evaluation. It will leave your beleaguered audience craving a solution.

The Agony and the Ecstasy—Building Innovation Capability

By Peter Mulford, Executive Vice President, BTS Does your organization have the managerial know-how to innovate? If so, do your managers know the behaviors they must change in order to cultivate a culture of innovation? For most companies, in our experience, the answer is no. And the problem is neither a lack of resources nor of creativity itself, but of management capability—specifically, the capability to convert new ideas into value creation. The good news is that building innovation capability is not easy, but it can be done. Here’s how.

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