How to Shape an Impactful Corporate Learning Strategy
By definition, something that’s “impactful” makes a mark on people. It may change their minds about something or cause them to act differently than they had. How can you shape an impactful corporate learning strategy? And, more importantly, why does your company need to do so? Read on for those answers, as well as other […]
Learning and Development Planning Guide [With Templates]
As the pace of business increases and unpredictable market forces continue to influence strategy and decision-making, it seems like it’s never been harder to create a plan and stick with it. Many organizations are still creating 3-5 year strategies, but they need to be more agile and flexible than ever. Successful businesses (and successful functions […]
The Challenge of Managing Training for the Hybrid Work Environment
As offices re-open and companies are requiring employees to spend at least a few days per week back in their former workspaces, managing training for this hybrid work environment will be a challenge. Even with virtual or eLearning in place, the hybrid work environment presents several obstacles to training delivery: For classroom-based learning, some learners […]
Is This Truly the End of Classroom-Based Training?
Though the sound of the drumbeat of its demise has been growing louder and louder, classroom-based training is not quite dead yet. According to Training magazine’s 2020 Training Industry Report—published in November 2020, while the pandemic was still underway—the majority (54 percent) of respondents indicated that they plan to return to some classroom training post-pandemic […]
What Is a Learning Organization?
A learning organization is one in which all employees are encouraged to explore new ideas and consider new ways to address the problems at hand. Learning new skills and knowledge is encouraged in a learning organization, and with everyone focused on both individual and group betterment, the organization is able to pursue innovation, enter new […]
8 Tips for Getting Started with Digital Transformation in L&D
Digital transformation has become one of the most urgent and critical business strategies for organizations big and small across all industries. But only 21% of North American and European businesses say that their digital transformation is “done.” Learning and development plays a critical role in supporting digital transformation across the organization. But what about the […]
What is LearnOps? And How Can it Benefit L&D?
In a recent study, ATD analyzed the most common barriers to faster production of training. The core focus of the study was to benchmark how long it takes to create different types of training, but the results also offered some insights into the current operational challenges faced by learning teams. The top three biggest barriers […]
What is a Learning Advisory Committee?
Figuring out exactly what training is needed to drive organizational performance is a consistent and prevalent challenge for L&D. It often means relying on business partners to tell you what’s going on in their department and taking your training cues from their recommendations. But the reality of this can be floods of training requests for […]
5 Ways You’re Going Wrong with Leadership Training
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. […]
Effective Learning Objectives Can Engage Everyone
Instructional designers want their courses to work. However, all the animations, videos, and gee-whiz visuals won’t work unless there are effective learning objectives. Sure, an engaging course might thrill learners at the moment, but if the course isn’t effective, then ROI disappears and your’e stuck at square one. How to write effective learning objectives? We’ve […]