A Simple Framework for Prioritizing Your Training Projects

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Our Customer Success Team shares an easy approach for how to prioritize your training projects. When training our customers on the Planning Board, we always get comments about how easy and intuitive it is to use. One feature that always gets customers excited is the ability to prioritize their projects, using our simple colour-coded labels: […]

Back to School: Training Your SMEs On Cognota

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Our Customer Success Team shares three simple steps to set your Subject Matter Experts up for success in Cognota. School is back in session! We’re excited to share some easy ways that you can train, support and teach your Subject Matter Experts to leverage Cognota.  In working with our clients, they’ve highlighted the importance of […]

8 Tips for Creating Learner Personas That Supercharge Your L&D Efforts

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The ability to climb inside the minds of learners to truly understand how they learn can help learning leaders design courses that deliver substantial ROI. As there is no one-size-fits-all course, there is similarly no one-size-fits-all way to learn. Creating learner personas has been gaining traction in the last few years as a way to […]

5 Ways You’re Going Wrong with Leadership Training

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Retention of top talent is a common marker of high performing companies. However, an influx of new generations has arrived in the workforce. With them, they’ve brought different career priorities, employee engagement metrics, and training expectations. So, it’s become trickier than ever to hold onto the top talent that organizations work so hard to attract. […]

8 Essential Questions to Ask During Training Project Kick-Off

If your training project kick-off meetings often end in confusion and crossed wires, it’s time to switch things up. Your kick-off session is the most important meeting in the project. So, if you’re finding yourself sending countless follow-up emails to clarify certain points or if foreseeable issues are cropping up halfway through the project, chances […]

Why did the SME cross the road?

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The punchline? They didn’t – and they won’t. Selecting the right subject matter expert for your training project is only half the battle. Once you know who you want to work with, you need to get them on board. Not only that, but you need to make sure they stay on board for the duration. […]

National Lazy Day: 5 “Lazy” Instructional Design Tips

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Ever heard the phrase “don’t work hard, work smart”? It’s not about shirking duties or cutting corners, it’s about finding the most logical and efficient way to get done what needs to be done.  Well, to celebrate today’s National Lazy Day, we’ve put together some “lazy” instructional design tips to help you work smarter, not […]