Innovators on Demand® Celebrates One Year!

On this day last year, we launched Innovators on Demand®, a new way to empower and augment learning teams with just-in-time training experts. Our ready-to-innovate L&D professionals are the perfect complement to our signature custom learning solutions. They’re also an ideal standalone talent solution for rapid development with Extra Hands You Don’t Have to Hold®.... View Article

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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


Meet the Innovator: Ryley Stout

Ryley Stout is on on our amazing HR team! When she isn’t on the job as our Human Resources Manager, she plays the role of Super Mom to her two young boys. Ryley is also related to our CHRO, Dana Janssen, which largely contributes to why the ttcInnovations feels like family – because in some... View Article


What Every Instructional Designer Needs to Know About Project Management

In today’s fast-paced environment, companies are expecting workers to do more with less. In learning and development, where budgets are already tight, it’s not unusual for instructional designers to not only develop but also manage their own projects. Developing a training program and managing the project at the same time can be a bit overwhelming... View Article


Case Study: Triumph with a Tight Turnaround

It isn’t every day you’re asked to deliver an eLearning solution in just two weeks (let alone in three languages!). When one of our long-time clients called on us to revamp their project at lightning speed, our team got to work! We quickly assessed our client’s needs and put together a game plan. Download our... 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


How to Ensure a Turbulence Free Global Training Rollout

We all appreciate when something goes smoothly — no one likes a bumpy ride! A global rollout of any kind of initiative can be turbulent, but there are things you can do during the approach to make sure it’s a smooth flight with a successful landing. Whether it’s an updated process or a new system,... View Article


Centralized vs. Decentralized Training: Is One Model Better?

It’s time to stop arguing about decentralized vs. centralized training — and start training. “We can’t let the field offices develop training. They’re not trainers!” “Well, those trainers don’t know anything about what we do! How are they supposed to train us on our processes?” If you’ve ever worked in training for a large organization, chances are... View Article


Five Ways to Engage Students with Scenario-Based Learning

In scenario-based learning, learners work through challenges or exercises presented along a specific story line. Good scenario-based training is aligned with the job performance expectations for the learner once they complete the course. Why Scenario-Based Learning is Effective Effective learning scenarios mimic the tasks associated with a given job. Thus, learners bring a set of... View Article