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Top 10 Hall of Fame Outstanding Training Initiatives (July/August 2014)

For the first time since the creation of the Training Top 10 Hall of Fame in 2008, Training magazine required all Hall of Famers to submit an Outstanding Training Initiative that would be shared with our readers throughout the year. Here are the details of Ernst & Young LLP (EY) and SCC Soft Computer's submissions.

L&D Best Practices: July/August 2014

Training magazine taps 2014 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 mentoring and competency maps.

PART 4: MasTec Tackles the LMS

How this utility infrastructure construction company designed and developed a customized learning management system (LMS) to manage its new training programs.

Training on the Move

Some people like walkabout sessions to stay in shape and get creative juices flowing. Can it work for training?

Playing for the Same Team

While independent contractors often pinch-hit for employees in the corporate world, they don’t always receive the same training as the rest of the team. It can make a big difference.

Once Upon A Time In Training

Employees not grasping your trainers’ lessons? The content may need a kick-start from storytelling. Illustrative anecdotes go a long way to helping learners get the point.

Home Improvement?

 Working from home can drive employee engagement and performance, but companies first must provide telecommuting training and reinforcement.

Bridging the Skills Gap

Employers want certain skills. Employees don’t have them. Why? And what can organizations and Training, employees, and the educational system do to eliminate the disconnect?

The Leadership Deficit

Nearly 80 percent of 547 respondents indicate that current business challenges require a different leadership style, but only 21 percent believe their organization’s leadership practices are effective, according to a new study, “The Leadership Deficit,” from APQC, a nonprofit leader in benchmarking and best practices research, and sponsored by THEaster Consulting.

Get Off the Log!

Great leaders know that nothing changes, improves, grows, or progresses until someone executes. So how do leaders break the “sitting on the log and calling it work” syndrome?

Productivity Coach’s Corner: 3 Questions to Answer in a Year

Leaders in learning constantly question. They question their process. They question their systems. They question themselves. As you make your mark as an effective and efficient learning professional, here are three questions you must ask yourself.

Sticky Notes: One-on-One Time

If you want to develop leaders, teach them to make an abiding commitment to doing what the best leaders (at all levels) do best: the fundamentals. That means consistently engaging every direct report in an ongoing, high-structure, high-substance, one-on-one dialogue.

No Excuses

6 tricks for jumping off the excuse train and forging the path to your goals.

Leadership Leaders

Companies that appear on the 2014 Training Top 125, Training Top 10 Hall of Fame, and Best Companies for Leaders lists offer insight into their successful leadership development strategies.

Leading From Strength

Leading from strength requires self-awareness and reflection, as well as an understanding of the organization and its current operating environment

Building Your Dream Team

Technology has made team collaboration easier and more effective, but assembling the right mix of people and skills for a project remains a challenge for many organizations.


Training Top 125

2017 Training Top 125 winners demonstrated a strong focus on effective training and employee development tied to corporate strategic goals and business impact.

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Emerging Training Leaders


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Spring is—finally—in the air.

By Lorri Freifeld

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