Making an Impact: 24 Hours at a Time

August 29, 2014 by
Posted in General Topics


For the fourth consecutive year, GP Strategies organized a team to participate in the 24 Hours of Booty Columbia ride on August 23 & 24, 2014. The weather started out cool and rainy, but that didn’t stop the participants from getting on their bikes and putting in hundreds of miles to show their support in the fight against cancer. By Sunday morning, the participants were treated to beautiful blue skies and a perfect day to continue their ride and celebrate the impact they have towards putting an end to this ugly disease. Also, for the first time ever at the 24 Hours of Booty Columbia event was an organized “Kids Ride & Ice Cream Party” Sunday morning to give the younger supporters a way to be included in the event and get involved in giving back. Read the rest of this entry »


Training Takes Time: A Q&A Session on Leveraging SME’s

August 21, 2014 by
Posted in Learning Operations


Each year, more corporations are turning to an outsourced learning model for enterprise learning. While the desire is for this to be a turnkey approach, many companies overlook the subject matter expert’s (SME’s) role in outsourced learning. This can lead to frustration on behalf of both organizations. What are the responsibilities of and optimal roles each person can play in the change? How do we prepare these individuals for the change? I recently hosted a 20-minute webinar highlighting some of the most current thinking and explored tools and techniques to leverage the capabilities of your SMEs to maximize their engagement, including: Read the rest of this entry »

Long Live the MOOCs Conversation

August 20, 2014 by
Posted in Learning Content


During a recent 20-minute webinar, Steve Swink, Training Specialist for GP Strategies, highlighted some of the most current thinking around Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), a topic receiving much attention in both the academic and corporate worlds. When the question, “How does your organization leverage MOOCs?” was asked,  webinar attendees responded in a variety of ways. Read the rest of this entry »

Know Your Virtual Meeting Environment

August 14, 2014 by
Posted in Learning Content


Do you know what your meeting software can do? Most large companies use a meeting software package already. If you are planning to offer virtual instructor-led training (VILT), first you will need to know some information about the virtual meeting software. Even if you frequently attend virtual meetings, you may not ever use the features that instructional designers exploit in order to make VILT more interactive. Read the rest of this entry »

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