Over the past five years, those of us in the learning and performance field have been posed time and time again with this question from our clients, “We are interested in gamification; can you do that?” Admittedly, though, this is rarely the right solution for the problem at hand.
By the way, the answer is, “Yes, we can do that. But are you sure you want us to?” Read the rest of this entry »
As companies do more virtual training and less classroom training, experienced classroom facilitators will often have to switch from one environment to the other. Professional training skills will transfer, but delivering a virtual instructor-led training (VILT) course requires some additional skills. It is also common for VILT courses to be delivered by subject matter experts instead of professional facilitators. Either way, the person who will be facilitating the course will benefit from some basic training on how to keep a virtual session engaging.
With advancements in core HR technology over the past several years, organizations are increasingly adopting and integrating robust talent management systems and product suites. Incorporating a holistic system within their talent strategy helps companies meet objectives that often include external enablement, talent development, retention, and compliance. However, despite organizational goals spanning the entire talent management spectrum, (learning continues to be the leader) and still has the strongest influence. It is the engine that drives virtually all other Human Capital Management processes.
During a recent webinar, I provided easy-to-understand insights on the following best practices as they relate to learning within your talent management strategy: Read the rest of this entry »
If a picture is worth a thousand words, it is easily worth an hour of training. As the time available for training continues to diminish, organizations need to be creative in how information is communicated to learners. An innovative solution to a challenging training project is to use visual learning, or communicating through images and video, instead of traditional training methods. While many training sessions have focused on interactivity and the benefits of sound in training, few have focused on how visualization of concepts can increase attention and transfer of knowledge.
In a recent webinar I hosted with the Association for Talent Development (ATD), we started by polling our audience to learn more about their preferred learning styles. This is what we discovered: Read the rest of this entry »