7 Favorites Tools & Apps from our Expert Instructional Designers

You asked, and our instructional designers answered with their top tools and applications! We were surprised to find that most of our IDs chose to highlight organizational platforms over project tools. But if you’re in the project world, you know just how many moving parts there are to each project. One needs to keep things... View Article

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Keeping the “A” in ADDIE — Why It’s a Must

We’ve all been there: You’re called into a meeting and asked to develop training for a new desk-level procedure. The new process is a security issue, so they want it right away. “Okay,” you say. “Let me get started on the analysis. Who can I call to find out more about the workforce and what... View Article


Generation Z Are Not the New Millennials: How to Train Them

The first wave of Generation Z (born between 1995 and 2012) — also known as the iGen, Gen Tech, Gen Wii, Net Gen, Digital Natives, and Plurals — is entering the workforce, making them the youngest group behind Millennials to join your organization. According to research from Bloomberg, Generation Z will surpass their well-known predecessors... View Article


How to Get Your Remote Team to Collaborate Effectively

Virtual teams are becoming far more commonplace in the workforce these days. If you are new to this flexible, virtual environment, there are a few rules of thumb we recommend to ensure success! 1. Communicate! At ttcInnovations, our best practice is to respond within four business hours, whether by email, voicemail, or other communication. If... View Article


Scaling Instructor-Led Training: Yes, It’s Possible! Here’s How!

Remember your school days? Sitting in a cube all by yourself and watching video lessons interrupted by the occasional online quiz? Never interacting with anyone else? Those were the days, right? Of course, none of us remember our school experience that way. In school, students sit in a classroom with a real live person explaining... View Article


What Research Says About Powerful Storytelling in Training

“Tell me a story!” If you’re a parent or grandparent, or even an aunt, uncle, or family friend, you’ve probably heard those words shouted out around bedtime. Kids love stories! So you tell the story, put the kids to bed, and then what do you do? Watch TV? Read a book? That’s right — you... View Article


5 Tips to Cultivate a Culture of Intrapreneurism

I recently read a press release about Peter Fukunaga being awarded Corporate Intrapreneur of the Year by the Hawaii Venture Capital Association.  The Corporate Intrapreneur of the Year creatively challenges traditions and assertively makes changes in their company culture to ensure fellow employees in their environment and their field are engaged and provides the platform... View Article


5 Reasons to Use Innovators on Demand®

Whether you are starting a new training project or attempting to scale up and conquer a redesign of existing training content, hiring a learning and development team member may not always be the best option. Instead, consider leveraging contingent workers to help see you through the ups and downs ahead. Related: Pros and Cons of... View Article


Webinar Recap: The Five Guiding Principles of Effective Microlearning

In a powerful survey by ATD, 90% of learners reported better understanding of fundamental concepts after completing a microlearning component. 84% of learners said they were more likely to put new concepts to immediate use when microlearning was offered, and 59% of learners completed MORE training than required when offered via microlearning components. If you... View Article


How to Keep Your Resume Fresh

Your resume is your first impression. It’s a reflection of your skills, experience, and even style, so it’s important to keep it fresh and top of mind for any future employers or opportunities within your current organization! In her article, 5 Secrets to Guarantee a Stand Out Professional Resume, our Human Resources Specialist, Nicole, states... View Article


4 Benefits of a Mentorship Program

Mentoring and feedback are a win-win for both organizations as well as consultants and employees alike. Mentorship programs can set you up for success, organically illuminate company culture and stimulate an engaged organization. I will outline a few of the benefits of mentorship, the power of feedback and will also provide a glimpse into ttcInnovations’ approach.... View Article