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

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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


Mobile Learning: How Small Screens Can Lead to Big Results

So you’re feeling pretty proud of yourself because you’ve finally implemented responsive web design in your training! Your trainees are happily pecking away on their phones, and all is right with the world. Right? Wrong. You can put that celebratory glass of wine down. You’re behind again. Just when you thought you were all caught... View Article


How to Create Low-Cost, High-Impact Microlearning

Today’s audience expects their learning content on-demand, in bite-size chunks, and highly relevant to their immediate needs. As a result, many companies are choosing to replace instructor-led classroom training with online microlearning. In this blog, we’ll explore effective methods to create impactful microlearning while keeping the costs low. What is Microlearning? Microlearning has been defined... View Article


3 Ways to Bring Gamification to Your Training – On a Budget

When I was teaching high school, there was often nothing more important to my students than the upcoming BIG GAME. No, I’m not talking about football. The long-anticipated release of a new video game would often have gamers “coming down with the flu” on the big day to be sure they got a good place... View Article


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


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 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