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

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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


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


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


3 Ways to Reinforce Culture & Values in Your Training Curriculum

Are your employees representing your company’s core values? Unfortunately, few companies take the time and effort to really answer this important question. After all, company values are meant for posters on the breakroom walls, right? Wrong. Businesses that think company culture and core values don’t affect the bottom line are missing out on a vast... View Article


Our Top Session Picks for #ATD2019

The ATD International Conference & Exposition is upon us once again, and we are so excited to share that a few of our Innovators will be in attendance! Each year, our team looks forward to meeting up with fellow learning and development professionals to discover the newest trends and get a refresher on traditional learning techniques.... View Article


How to Scope and Manage a Project Budget — Tips from a Master PM

“Operations keeps the lights on, strategy provides a light at the end of the tunnel, but project management is the train engine that moves the organization forward.” — Joy Gumz So how do you get the train moving and keep it going down the right track? As someone with an extensive background in project management... View Article


Designing with Visual and Audio Accessibility in Mind: What You Need to Know

A few years back, I was on a team designing a program for employee career development. One of our tasks was to create a profile that showed an employee’s readiness to move to the next level. As we thought about ways to create something useful that would be a quick indicator of an employee’s progress,... View Article


How to Work in the “Why” and Provide Meaning to Your Training

“Why” is key, but think about when to ask why — confused yet? I am starting a new project, developing training for a group of new hires. Of course, the project is moving at the speed of light. (That’s the new norm, right?) I’m reviewing the information that has been provided to get started: Assigned... View Article


The Future of L&D IS Augmented But Not in the Way You Think

CalTech Regional Bank is implementing a custom mortgage servicing platform. They have 35 branches throughout the southwest with more than 500 employees who will be affected by this implementation in their daily work to meet the needs of home loan customers. What CalTech didn’t account for in its project charter was the impact of this... View Article


7 Learning Podcasts You Need to Listen to Right Now

A couple years ago, we rounded up our favorite podcasts for instructional designers and learning professionals. To this day, it’s still one of our most popular blog posts, so we thought we’d revisit this topic and update our list. Quite a few new podcasts have rolled out since then, and now there’s a learning podcast for... View Article