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Training Conference & Expo, the industry's leading train-the-trainer event, is produced by Training magazine and Lakewood Media Group, LLC.

Join Training for the 42nd Annual Conference & Expo. This train-the-trainer event is for anyone charged with increasing workplace performance.
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Training magazine’s Training Top 125 Award winners are the organizations with the most successful learning and development programs in the world. Download the 2019 application today!

 
Online Learning Conference:  October 8 (pm) – 10

Join Training magazine in Chicago for the annual face-to-face event focused on eLearning tools, technologies and techniques to improve workplace performance.
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“Change is not merely necessary to life—it is life.” —Alvin Toffler, author of “Future Shock”

L&D needs to be immersed in the organization’s strategic and operating priorities, so it can provide practical, meaningful programs that support and drive change.

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INDUSTRY INSIGHT: STRATEGIC ONBOARDING—HELP NEW HIRES BELONG AND DELIVER RESULTS

When new hires choose your company as “the one,” it’s a big deal for them and you. And it’s personal. There’s nothing they want more than to belong — to fit in, understand their role, learn the ropes, and add value to the organization right away.

Because it’s personal, one-size onboarding isn’t going to work. Organizations should look at the new hire onboarding process as a complete experience. In fact, onboarding should begin from the moment the candidate says, “Yes.” That means personalizing the offer letter and pre-boarding experience and creating more than a task checklist about workspaces, computers, and paperwork. Strategic onboarding rapidly engages enthusiastic new hires into the life of the organization and keeps them continuously engaged with every career move or transition.

Why is it so important to get onboarding right?

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Creating Customer-Focused Teams

By Bruce Hodes, Founder, CMI What is a Customer-Focused Team? The word “team” is overused in business; it gets applied to any group of humans in a work setting. However, when you define a team as everything, you end up with nothing.

EMD Serono Reinforces Leadership Impact

By Margery Weinstein A 2009 employee engagement survey at EMD Serono, Inc., highlighted for the company’s Research & Development (R&D) organization the need to focus on four areas, which if taken together, would help “create an environment in which our people can realize their potential.” The four areas included:

Want to Unleash Peak Performance? Water The Bamboo

By Greg Bell, Founder, Water The Bamboo Center For Leadership
Have you watered your bamboo today?
When I ask that question, I often get some rather puzzled looks. What does cultivating a crop of giant timber bamboo have to do with training, human resources, or even leadership for that matter?

Salary Survey 2012: More For Less

The wild ride continues: After rising slightly in 2010-2011, average training salaries nose-dived nearly $8,000 to an average of $75,657 in 2011-2012, according to Training magazine’s Annual Salary Survey of 1,281 readers. The average increase in salary in the last 12 months (not including a promotion or change of employer) rose slightly to 2.81 percent in 2011-2012, up from 2.57 percent in 2010-2011. Some 43 percent of respondents said their salary was low relative to their responsibilities, while another 49 percent said it was equitable.

L&D Best Practices: Nov./Dec. 2012

Training magazine taps 2012 Training Top 125 winners and Top 10 Hall of Famers to provide their learning and development best practices in each issue. Here, we look at strategies for communication/customer service, employee retention, and sales training.
COMMUNICATION/CUSTOMER SERVICE
By Jon Kaplan, Director, Training Center of Excellence, Discover Financial Services

Learning To Be LEAN

By Gail Dutton
“If it’s not adding value, eliminate it,” says Juan Amador, director of LEAN Six Sigma at Underwriters Laboratories (UL). That’s the idea behind LEAN Six Sigma, but although leadership often “gets it,” selling the idea to employees can be challenging.

Training Without Borders

By Margery Weinstein
Like many companies, your organization likely is expanding to international markets with overseas employees or affiliated workers who need training. Before you worry about developing learning plans and content for each market from scratch, consider what three 2012 Training Top 125 winners do to make their training materials ready for overseas learners. With the right plan and enough flexibility and cultural understanding, your core training messages can cross oceans and continents.
Consistent Lessons, Culturally Relevant Delivery

Training magazine Events: Exploring Three Impossibility Frontiers

By Tony O’Driscoll, Executive Director, Duke Corporate Education
As we set our sights on the Training 2013 conference in Orlando, we wondered what guidance Walt Disney himself might have for us.
What insights could Walt provide to help guide our unending quest to help organizations and the individuals working within them become the very best? Time and time again we kept coming back to a single quote of his: “It’s fun to do the impossible.”

Soapbox: The Information Battlefield

By Nate Kelly, Senior Strategist, Cerner Corporation
In 1970, Malcolm Knowles identified six characteristics of adult learners that became—and remain—the backbone of many Training departments’ learning strategy. In today’s learning environment, which resembles more of an information battlefield than a classroom, those characteristics might be the most important weapons trainers can wield as they compete for the time and attention of would-be learners.

Last Word: Fear... A Retention Nightmare

By Jeff Kortes, President, Human Asset Management LLC
In the last several weeks, managers I work with have told me people in their organizations are still fearful despite the fact that they have seen an improvement in business in the last year. So what is driving this fear?

How-To: Power Up Your Brainstorming

By Ross Tartell, Ph.D., Learning & Development Manager – North America, GE Capital Real Estate
You need new ideas. The pressure is on and the competition is tougher than ever. When the rate of external change exceeds the rate of internal change, it’s time to power up your brainstorming to generate creative ideas.
Traditional brainstorming has been around for decades. But new variations have developed on the old brainstorming theme. Here are three examples I have found useful. Try one of these approaches the next time ideas need to flow:

How to Create Lasting Change

By Jason W. Womack, MEd, MA
Here are my suggestions about how to make change last:

Look at what you are doing now.

Make a decision to change one thing.

An excellent way to improve your current situation is to initially accept things the way they are. When you know where you are, you then can make thoughtful adjustments.

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