4 Ways to Futureproof Your Learning Career

The evolution of our economy and social construct is now moving at a faster pace than at any other time in history. New industries are emerging every day while others are becoming obsolete. In the past, people could stay with a company for a long period of time, which allowed them to really hone their... View Article

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Which 2018 Financial Learning Trends Are Worth the Investment?

In the financial industry, learning and development organizations are looking heavily at overall trends and how to execute them within their own environments. However, the continued scrutiny around information security and constantly changing regulatory requirements can turn a straight and narrow path to advancement into something that looks like a season of Amazing Race. But... View Article


How to Avoid Herding Cats When Working With Subject Matter Experts

As an instructional designer, training manager, or learning and development leader — one of the most important resources available to you are subject matter experts (SMEs). Yes, they can be creative, inspiring, and a pleasure to work with — or they can be non-responsive, passive aggressive, and make you want to pull your hair out. As you... View Article


Webinar Recap: Staff Aug for First Timers

A few weeks ago, we scheduled a webinar — “Staff Aug for First Timers” — to help learning organizations that had never used staff augmentation as part of their strategy. We were going to answer any and all questions about engaging and utilizing staff aug resources (AKA, Innovators on Demand™) — on a live platform.... View Article


3 Ways Staff Aug Can Save You Time and Money

In my last blog, I talked about three different scenarios you could find yourself in and how staff aug might be the right solution. I’ve already dispelled some myths about staff augmentation resourcing, but I wanted to take it one step further by sharing some real-life staff aug success stories. Related: The Surprising Truth & 3... View Article


The Surprising Truth & 3 Myths Busted About Staff Aug

Have you ever encountered one of the following situations?  Betsy, one of your instructional designers, has been put on bed rest a month earlier than expected to go on maternity leave, which means she will be on leave for 90 days. John, a learning project manager, gets a promotion to a new position in October... View Article


Staff Aug, Outsourcing, and Choosing the Best Fit for YOUR Needs

If you don’t have a well-loved and trusted training supplier that you work with today, I know it can be scary to hand over your precious learning and development project to outsourcing strangers. But don’t worry, I have some great questions you can start contemplating before you engage with a new supplier!  Training Development Resource... View Article


5 Habits That Will Help You Reach Your Goals

How do you get from point A to point B when you need to make changes to reach your goals? Are you a person who jumps in head first and goes for total immersion, or do you make incremental changes to begin moving in the direction you want? Either way, change is difficult, uncomfortable and... View Article


Five Inspiring Videos to Kick You into High Gear

It’s six months into the new year! Can you believe it?  Over this past weekend, I dared to take a quick peek at the goals I created in January. I have a lot to accomplish both personally and professionally and staying on top of these goals has been challenging even on the best of days.... View Article


4 Motivational Books That Can Supercharge Your Life and Get You Moving Toward Your Goals

The world is a busy place. The weight of our responsibilities and situations can turn us into anxiety-ridden individuals who lose track of our dreams, desires and need to make a difference. I was recently reading an eBook written by Brendon Burchard and he asked three simple questions that will help me continue to stay... View Article


Five Tips for Creating Video Clips with a Smartphone

With the workforce drastically changing — a larger percentage of younger employees, and that number continuing to increase until 2025 — I’m constantly noodling on the learning needs and requirements of this younger and more tech-savvy generation. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that continuous learning opportunities are uber-important to this generation... View Article