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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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Supercompetent Speaking: Tailoring Your Presentation to Your Audience

By Laura Stack, MBA, CSP One of the most important tenants in speaking is know thy audience. Failure to do your homework can mean failure. At a minimum, your message will be diluted and won’t have the impact it could have. You always will do a much better job when you conduct better research.

Virtual Tech Alters 21st Century Corporate Learning

By Eric Vidal, Director, Product Marketing, Event Services Business Segment, InterCall Technology has altered the reality of today’s learners. The evidence is all around us. Employees (students), both young and old, constantly have their noses buried in large and small screens, often at the same time.

The Will to Win

By Rob Jolles While I was growing up, I was a fan of the late Vince Lombardi. Not only was he one of the greatest coaches ever, but he also finished his career with my Washington Redskins. He is the man who is forever linked to the following words:“Winning isn’t everything; it’s the only thing.”

Leveraging 3 Primary Management Styles

By Paul B. Thornton, Professor, Business Administration, Springfield Technical Community College Management style greatly affects employees’ motivation and capacity to learn. The most effective managers vary their styles depending on the employee’s knowledge and skills, the nature of the task, time constraints, and other factors. By so doing, they encourage and inspire employees to do their best at all times.

Practice, Creativity, Emotion, and the Brain

By Matt Norman, President, Dale Carnegie Training in the North Central U.S. As a professional trainer, I am all too familiar with a common pattern that creates an obstacle to learning and change: Companies train employees on new skills or behaviors. Employees intellectually grasp the new concepts presented during training. They make initial efforts to incorporate the new ideas into their work, but the new practices seem awkward. It takes extra effort to use them. Eventually, they fall back into their old, comfortable habits.

Cultivating Culture

Teaching employees not just how to do their jobs, but the way you expect them to treat co-workers and customers, requires leading by example and consistent communication.

Empower the Front Line to Lead

By Ray Attiyah Transitioning leadership of the day-to-day aspects of the business to the front line is rarely as easy as simply saying it needs to occur. The goal is not to dump responsibility in the lap of the front line and then dash to an office to start thinking of improvement opportunities. Effective leaders want to transition responsibilities so the front line is always capable of undertaking them. Then leaders can start planning proactive improvements for the front line’s systems and processes.

Media Screening: Avoid Brand Damage From a Bad Hire

By Bill Tate, President, HR Plus In today’s economy, where jobs are still scarce and the competition for open positions is fierce, how does a company know it has selected the perfect candidate for an executive position? Sure, you have completed numerous face-to-face interviews; the candidate has passed the background check, fingerprinting, and drug testing; and references have been called. But what else should you know?

DiSC in the Work Environment

By Merrick Rosenberg and Daniel Silvert   The degree to which people like their jobs is largely a function of the corporate culture in which they work. People spend a significant percentage of their waking lives at work, so matching work environment with style can lead to greater job satisfaction and a more rewarding career. Although no setting likely will satisfy every want or need, there’s a lot to be said for understanding the types of environments that bring out our best.

Is It Time for New Leadership Models?

By Stacey Harris, Vice President, Research and Advisory Services, Brandon Hall Group The global workforce is changing substantially. Millennials in the workforce have almost tripled in the last six years, according to several surveys, and are on course to comprise 75 percent of the workforce by 2030.

Closing the Skills Gap

By Dr. John Ebersole, President, Excelsior College President Obama frequently reminds us that the U.S. is losing the competitive edge provided by our highly educated, post-World War II workforce. In fact, he notes that if present trends continue, the next generation of American workers will be the first in the history of our country to be less educated than the one before it. According to the U.S. Department of Education, we currently have some 90 million adults in our workforce with no degree. Of these, 36 million have “some college” but no degree.

A Classroom in the Cloud

By Thomas M. Koulopolous One of my favorite YouTube videos is of a toddler with a magazine on her lap, looking perplexed as she tries to operate it by touch—to her a magazine is a defective iPad.

More Than a Generation: How to Connect in the Classroom

By Tim Toterhi For the first time in history, four generations are represented in the workforce. This sociological anomaly has led management gurus to hyper-focus on intergenerational relationships and communication dynamics. In pursuit of the ever-elusive increase in organizational performance, we’ve seen a proliferation of group profiles, value summaries, and various assessments to help identify motivation triggers for each demographic. But does the generation factor warrant so much attention?

Do You Need a Book Proposal?

By Virginia McCullough, Co-Founder, The Book Catalysts On the face of it, the answer to the question, “Who needs a book proposal?” seems obvious. A book proposal package is the primary tool nonfiction book authors use to market books to literary agents or publishers. However, if you’re self-publishing, you might assume a proposal isn’t necessary. Right? Well, yes and no.

Civility at Work

By Catherine Mattice, President, Civility Partners, LLC


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