3 Ways xAPI is Revolutionizing Corporate Training

Picture this: Everyone in your company has a fully personalized training experience. They get what they need, when they need it, and how they need it, catered to their own individual learning styles. Wouldn’t that be great? And wouldn’t it be even better if training professionals (that’s you!) could track ALL this information to create... View Article

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4 Soft Skills Courses You Can Sell to Upper Management — Today

For the last several years, training gurus have been touting the importance of soft skills training in the workplace and shouting that next year is going to be the year when the soft skills training revolution arrives. Most training professionals, however, are still waiting. Don’t get me wrong: soft skills are important. The American Management... View Article


Simple, Fast, and Relevant: 5 Tips for Integrating Training into the Workflow

So, you’ve worked hard to create a great corporate training department with a lot of resources for workers. You pat yourself on the back and say, “Now THAT’s a culture of learning!” And sure enough, when employees are working on a project and need immediate answers, they turn to… Google. Wait! What about all this... View Article


You – Yes, You! – Can Make a Professional Training Video

It’s hard to imagine employee training without videos. Chances are, every single person reading this article has watched at least one corporate training video at some point. It seems like trainers went directly from stone tablets to video cameras! Video is often part of an instructional design plan, and it can be a great way... View Article


User-Generated Training and a Culture of Learning

Okay, so you read the title of this article and started pulling your hair out, right? I hear you: “Is EVERYONE a trainer now?” “What do they know about learning theory?” “Will I still have a job if we start using user-generated content for training?” Worry not, fellow trainers! The answers to your questions are... View Article


5 Steps to Better Remote Training

Managing remote teams can be a bit of a challenge. It’s hard enough to keep everyone on task when a dog is barking in the background and three people on your conference call are in their cars. Now you have to train them?! Well, yes, you do have to train them. In fact, good employee... View Article


The Miracle of Self-Directed Training

The first time someone called me an “autodidact,” I did a double take.  But then I decided to look it up.” I discovered that an autodidact is simply a self-taught person. And I realized — hey, I am an autodidact! Most of what I know I’ve learned on my own through research, reading, and a bit... View Article


Boost Your Value! Become a Mini-SME

So there you are, tapping a pencil on your desk. Checking your email. Nothing. You look to see what’s happening in the local online paper. Check your email again. Nothing. What are you doing over there, my trainer friend? What are you waiting for? You’ve just joined, probably not for the first time, the ranks... View Article


5 Creative and Smart Ways to Spend Your Training Budget Surplus in Q4

Sometimes the stars align, and it just works out right: You have more money than time! The year is nearing its end, and you know you have to spend any leftover training budget. What’s a (suddenly) rich corporate training department to do? If you find yourself with a year-end budget surplus, spending wisely means you... View Article


5 Ways to Keep Your Trainers Happy — and Create Great Training

If you don’t work in training, it can sometimes seem like L&D professionals are never satisfied. Like Columbo in the 70s TV series, they’re always coming back for “just one more thing” as they open up all your systems and ask dozens of awkward questions. As a professional trainer, I say, “Mea culpa!” We do always... View Article


Forget the Crystal Ball: Use This 4-Phase Approach To Forecast Your 2020 Training Needs

Who wants to be a training Nostradamus? If you’re smart, you do. Great training professionals are always looking to the future. You have to keep an eye on everything: generational differences, new trends in training, technology, etc. — and that doesn’t even touch on all the things you have to watch within your own company.... View Article