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Formal training and assessments are a good first level of training, but what about learning needs that are ongoing, and more subtle? For decades, companies have looked to mentoring programs to provide a second level of training.

Mentoring—a seasoned expert guiding a newbie—is the oldest form of training. But some companies are finding ways to take mentoring to the next level with digital and online technology.

Today, consumers can provide brands with instant feedback before, during, and after nearly every interaction—and when they do, they expect a speedy response and an effective resolution. As a result, this “consumer first” mentality is starting to spill over into the employee/employer relationship.

Tapping into your employees’ collective voice can directly affect your bottom line, improve effectiveness, and boost engagement.


In theory, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) would appear to be a training slam dunk, allowing thousands of participants to learn and collaborate anywhere, any time at a reduced cost. But countless organizations have missed the mark with MOOCs in the last few years, never fully realizing the potential of this technology.

Best practices for developing Massive Open Online Courses and Small Private Online Courses.

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5 Fundamentals for a Successful vILT Program

Virtual instructor-led training (vILT) is here to stay and will continue to evolve as technology allows. The key to success is proper planning, preparation, and talent to bring it all to life.

Becoming a Better Achiever

You don’t have to accept your past performance as a measure of your future performance. But before you step forward to take the leap toward achievement, recognize that you can learn to become a better achiever.

Virtual vs. Classroom Training

Best practices for designing virtual training that performs equally as well as traditional classroom training.

Training Top 125 Best Practice: Onboarding at Cartus

Over the years of integrating nearly 400 global employees from a merger, Cartus established tried-and-true practices the organization now uses to onboard any group to its organizational processes.

Does Online Job Search Technology Work for Your Company?

When new positions open up, it’s not unusual for employers to receive hundreds, or even a thousand, or more, applications. The online universe promises such a great pool of applicants, it’s often too much of a good thing.

You Can’t “Bestow” Empowerment

Empowerment is not something that can be bestowed upon others in a gesture of managerial noblesse oblige. Rather, empowerment is a feeling of safety while exercising judgment on the job.

How to Identify Leadership Limitations Through a Gap Analysis

A Center for Creative Leadership leadership gap analysis of 2,339 managers found the six key skill sets that are among the weakest for current leaders—inspiring commitment, leading employees, strategic planning, change management, employee development, and self-awareness—are the most important skills leaders will need for future organizational success.

Your Purpose Matters

Purpose inspires, provides a clear focus for the day, and gives the courage to transcend life’s greatest challenges.

Digital Ecosystems: Good News for Training

According to Accenture, companies need to develop “more agile ways of working across ecosystems composed of looser, partner-based collaboration.”

A Leader’s Guide to Everyday Productivity

To not get trapped in an endless cycle of activities that aren’t aligned to desired results, leaders have to know themselves and how they can bring the most value to their organization.

How Can We Best Train Police—and Ourselves?

The best way to neutralize bias so people are aware of it, and are hopefully able to make an effort to not let it influence their professional decisions, is exposure to those they otherwise might not interact with.

Culture and Learning

We need to change culture from “how we do things around here” to “how we do things right around here.” Here are three things that need to be in place to create positive learning cultures.


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