How to Prove Your Learning Department is Indispensable

Ask a group of ten learning and development team members from different companies what their biggest frustration is and my guess is that most will say — budget cuts!  Why? Because in most companies, training cost is seen as a liability, not an asset! Although you and I know that employee training is vital to... View Article

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The 5 Best Social Media Groups for Learning Professionals

In my five-year career as a marketing professional, there has been one constant resource that I’ve turned to for guidance time and time again — and the best part is, it’s FREE to use! Who doesn’t love free, am I right?! When it comes to finding career direction and seeking industry research, social media groups... View Article


Today’s Learning Jargon Explained: What You Need to Know Now

Let me tell you a story of when my lack of knowledge on learning jargon led me astray. You may have experienced a similar did-that-really-just-happen moment in your early days of training. Well, the world evolves and so does our learning lingo. Joy! In an effort to help keep both your and my own foot... View Article


What Type of Learning Professional Are You? (as explained by coffee) [Quiz!]

Just as every type of coffee has its own unique flavor and perks — so do you as a learning professional! Whether you work in a team setting, collaborate occasionally, or consult on the daily — it’s important that you know your preferred brew (learning personality type) to “expresso” yourself in the best light. Expresso yourself... View Article


The Ultimate Guide to Millennial Team Building

To extract the very best out of your workforce, team building is essential. You can have a thousand brilliant employees, but if they are unable to come together and work cohesively, the fate of the company is at jeopardy. It is their joint efforts that determine the success or failure of a project. If you... View Article


Using Virtual Reality to Shift Your Learning Paradigm

When I started in corporate training, a long, long time ago, classroom training was the only game in town. Then came web-based training, and that was a paradigm shift. Then distant learning and eLearning—more shifts. With web conferencing and video conferencing, another paradigm shift for learning. But what about virtual reality (VR) training? Is it... 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


Video Assets that Trigger a Learner’s Senses

So, you’ve decided that videos are a valuable tool to have in your learning arsenal; after all, they appeal to all generation; specifically, the Millennials – can you say YouTube? You’ve done your research and you have found that videos don’t have to be expensive to make and they appeal to many of the learning... 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


The Differences Between Gen Z and Millennials in the Workplace

Just when you thought you were starting to get Generation Y (Gen Y, or “Millennials”) down, in walks Generation Z (or Gen Z). Gen Z, also known as “Post-Millennials” and the “iGeneration,” is the next group of young employees to enter the workforce. There are no precise dates for when Gen Z starts or ends,... View Article


How and Why to Inject Videos into Your Learning Strategy

I am hoping to learn Spanish this year. Back in the day, I would have bought a Spanish-English dictionary and trotted off to the library to check out some audio CDs that teach conversational Spanish. Now, however, I simply go to YouTube and search. I found Culture Alley, which is some pretty nifty video learning... View Article


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