Learn More About the Training Top 125
 
Training magazine’s Training Top 125 Award winners are the organizations with the most successful learning and development programs in the world. Download the 2020 Training Top 125 application today!

Training magazine’s TechLearn Conference (TLC), formerly Online Learning Conference, is designed for learning and development professionals who want to leverage the latest in learning re

TechLearn 2019 is designed for learning and development professionals who want to leverage the latest in learning research and training technologies to improve workplace performance.
Live + Online

Training Live + Online Certificate Programs are available exclusively online, and fit around your busy schedule, while still providing the professional know-how and in-depth content you've come to expect from Training magazine.

Training Live + Online Certificate Programs are available exclusively online, and fit around your busy schedule, while still providing the professional know-how and in-depth content you've come to expect from Training magazine and Training magazine Events. Register early and save $150!

Like Virginia and Michigan, more and more U.S. states these days are turbocharging their workforce development initiatives, partnering with both educational systems and employers to ensure there are enough skilled workers to keep their economies growing.

Build Virginia

More and more states are launching major workforce development initiatives to grow their talent.

My father, management expert Ken Blanchard, recently celebrated his 80th birthday and released the newly revised third edition of the bestselling “Leading at a Higher Level.” As a part of the review and revision process, we checked in on some of the assumptions we have been making about good leadership to see if they still hold true.

The latest research shows how critical it is for organizations to have managers who are prepared to be positive leaders—managers who actively encourage productivity, engagement, commitment, and performance.

Nothing was noticeably wrong when energy utility consulting firm E Source launched its culture survey in 2017. “We weren’t trying to fix anything,” recalls VP of Operations Kym Wootten. Yet, it turns out that things actually did need fixing. The survey revealed gaps between employees’ ideal corporate culture and the E Source culture.

A look at what organizations can do to help employees love their work and propel themselves and their companies to success.

Learn More About the Training Top 125
Live + Online

Sponsored...

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: LEADING STRATEGIC MEETINGS

You wouldn’t continually allow people to steal your laptop, mobile phone or desk chair so why are we so loose with our time? Start treating meeting and teleconference time with the precision and discipline of a financial budget and you’ll see effectiveness and productivity skyrocket.

Learn more...

This Industry Insight article is provided by Rich Horwath, CEO of the Strategic Thinking Institute.

Global Industries Need Global Skills Standards

By Will Doherty, MBA, MA HRM, Cert Ed., MCIPD Political change in leadership, economic downturn, austerity measures imposed, cutbacks implemented—the consequences of these actions now are starting to filter into the HR and Global Learning & Development community. We are seeing reduced spending on classroom-based training, budgets reviews, cutbacks in resources, a recruitment freeze, restructuring, doing more with less, and a “nice but not today!” response to L&D requests.

8 Recommendations for Being a Better Business Leader

By Robert P. Hewes, Ph.D., Senior Partner, Camden Consulting Group 1. Have a Vision Know where your group or organization is headed and be able to articulate it well. Be able to paint a vivid picture of where you are heading. Develop the ability to describe your vision in 30 seconds (the classic elevator pitch), 3 minutes, or 10 minutes depending on the need.

Case Study: Leadership Development at SFCAPC

By Dr. Sarita Bhakuni, CPP Consultant When Katie Albright became the new executive director of the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center (SFCAPC) four-and-a-half years ago, she knew the first step toward getting the organization to function more effectively was implementing a major restructuring initiative. She formed a new leadership team composed of members with various levels of tenure and experience and positioned them to help the formerly small grassroots organization, which had transformed into a larger, more complex entity, perform in a more efficient manner.

Customer-Focused Management

By Hank Moore, Corporate Strategist In today’s highly competitive business environment, every dynamic of a successful organization must be pointed toward ultimate customers. Customer-focused management goes beyond service and quality. There is no business that cannot improve its customer orientation. Every organization has customers, clients, stakeholders, financiers, volunteers, supporters, or other categories of “affected constituencies.”

A Roadmap for Holiday Hiring Success

By Marianne Langlois, Global Process Executive, NorthgateArinso Fall is here, and retailers already have begun ramping up their hiring for the holidays. While some retailers have cut back seasonal employment, numerous other organizations have announced they are doubling entire workforces to help with the flow of incoming traffic and consumer demands. Whether a company plans on hiring one or 10,000 extra employees this holiday season, they all face similar challenges in finding, onboarding, and training these employees.

Coaching for Behavioral Change

By Marshall Goldsmith and Laurence Lyons My mission is to help successful leaders achieve positive, long-term, measurable change in behavior: for themselves, their people, and their teams. When the steps in the coaching process described below are followed, leaders almost always see positive behavioral change—not as judged by themselves, but as judged by preselected, key stakeholders. This process has been used around the world with great success—by both external coaches and internal coaches. Steps in the Leadership Coaching Process

What Is the Experience API?

By Dr. Kristy Murray, Director, ADL Initiative, and Aaron E. Silvers, Community Manager for ADL and a contractor with Problem Solutions

Embracing Social Networking

By Michel Koopman, CEO, getAbstract.com Social networking within organizations has risen so quickly it is now standard practice. Smart companies use it to facilitate and encourage the internal exchange and social learning needed to remain competitive and profitable.

SuperCompetent Speaking: Ensuring a Great Introduction

By Laura Stack, MBA, CSP Before you deliver a speech—whether it’s a conference keynote, a presentation to the board of directors, or a sales pitch to a new client—someone else usually will prepare the audience for your appearance. This introduction may be as simple as saying your name before you take the stage or as elaborate as a five-minute narrative with an accompanying video.

The Future of Training Is Already Here

By Daniel Burrus, Founder and CEO, Burrus Research Over the next five years, training and education won’t just change; it’ll transform. What’s the difference? Changing means continuing to do essentially the same thing, only introducing some variation in degree. Transformation means doing something utterly and radically different. For example, moving our music from cassette tape to CD was simply a change. But going from a CD to having all your music in digital format on your smart phone and with you at all times was a transformation.

Loews Hotels’ Secret to Being a Good Neighbor

By Margery Weinstein Loews Hotels’ Good Neighbor program, recently recognized by Condé Nast, is moving into its third decade as the longest tenured hospitality corporate responsibility program.

7 Steps to Add Mobile Training to Your Distance Learning Strategy

By Brendan Cournoyer, Content Marketing Manager, Brainshark, Inc. With smartphones and tablets having drastically changed the way business professionals consume information, you no longer have to work remotely to be considered “mobile.”

Creating High-Performance Teams

By Bruce Hodes, Founder, CMI Performance within groups typically does not just happen. For a group to really perform well, it needs practice. The group needs to understand the best way to organize itself for performance. This concept is commonly understood by sports teams and the military. They clearly see the need to give groups opportunities to practice. Boot Camps for the military and pre-season workouts for sports teams are the norm.

Creative Writing’s Role in E-Learning

ByJustin Gold, Instructional Designer, InfoPro Learning, Inc. “Maintaining a culture that respects the contributions and dignity of all employees is vital to our organization and is everyone’s responsibility.”—Preventing Workplace Harassment for Employees

Case Study: Accelerating New Employee Productivity at Savvis, A CenturyLink Company

When Jim Sokolowski arrived at Savvis Communications in 2010 to begin as director of Global Learning and Leadership Development, the company was experiencing double-digit growth, along with a change in senior leadership that brought a renewed commitment to human capital as a strategic enabler and competitive advantage. The challenge was to effectively build the organization’s learning function from the ground up. Taking on such an effort brought up the question of where to start as there were plenty of obvious places that demanded attention.

Relationship Selling—It’s Elementary!

By Barbara Randi, Training Account Manager, Signature Worldwide A few months back, I was privy to a conversation between a customer (client/guest) and a service representative (rep). It was obvious who was in charge. Although the customer, I will call him “Bill,” lacked knowledge of the item he was looking to purchase, he alone maintained control of the call and the so-called conversation. He asked the questions, receiving one-word answers. Quickly, the rep delivered some of the information the caller needed—the price of the item. Then he hung up.

Inside, Outside, Upside Down

By Devora Zack I’ve been informed by my readers that you want to chat about how our other favorite personality dimension—introversion and extroversion—affects management style.

Pages

Top 125 Countdown

Seiko

Training Top 125

Applying for the Training Top 125 can showcase your training effectiveness and help L&D earn a seat at the executive decision-making table. Learn more...

Digital Issue

Click above for Training Magazine's
current digital issue

Training Live + Online Certificate Programs

Now You Can Have Live Online Access to Training magazine's Most Popular Certificate Programs! Click here for more information.

Emerging Training Leaders

Company Assets

People are an organization’s most valuable asset,” the saying goes.

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

ISA Directory

Twitter