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When you’re kicking off a new training project, how do you allocate resources and determine a deadline? There aren’t always clear answers. Luckily, with some industry benchmarks, you can confidently arrive at accurate conclusions.  This calculator template references data from those benchmarks, to allow you to: Forecast the total hours different types of training projects will take to complete. Pinpoint how many team members you’ll need for the project. Allocate resources  Estimate budget
Download this Practitioner’s Guide to learn how to redesign and modernize the academy model to effectively build skills, cultivate talent, and generate loyalty and retention among employees in this new world of virtual work and talent wars. Learn how to:  Rethink talent academies so they are relevant, attainable and invaluable for any business Design a learning program that is highly contextualized to roles and jobs, developing skills that employees can apply in real-time Execute on a foolproof 10-step plan for developing your own talent academy
It’s no secret, people want to do meaningful work, expand their career opportunities, and understand their impact. To remain competitive, you need to help people connect what they’re learning to the benefits of career growth and new opportunities to advance their careers and transform the business. In this guide you’ll learn three critical steps to establishing skills as the universal language for growth and success for your people and your organization.
You and your team put a lot of effort into creating training.    But to showcase your value to the rest of the organization, you need to speak their language. And ROI is the metric everyone understands.   Use this training ROI calculator template to: Calculate ROI for many types of training initiatives, such as onboarding, sales enablement, customer service training and more Show the impact of L&D team efforts on business performance Forecast time and budget savings as a result of training Produce ROI charts
It’s Time to Break the [virtual] Ice! And Avoid Awkward Starts & Silence! In an era of non-stop virtual meetings, there are few tools that have become quite as indispensable as the icebreaker. If you’ve tried to run meetings with Zoom, Google Meet, or other video conferencing software, you’ve probably noticed that screens can impose a distance which can be challenging to overcome. When participants don’t feel engaged, meetings are less productive. By learning to deploy the right icebreakers at the start of your virtual meeting, you’ll help participants stay focused, engaged, and energized, making your meeting a success.
Career growth used to mean climbing a linear ladder based on a fixed path of development. Today, career growth is more of a lattice structure that can be a personalized journey based on skills, progression, interest, and career goals.... that is, if you've got the right skill-forward, agile mindset. How much agility do you bring to career planning and development? Take the quiz to determine your career agility quotient.
New year, new training budget. Putting it together is easier said than done, though. From your team and vendors, to the tech you use and events you plan to attend, there’s a lot to consider. To simplify the process, this annual training budget template and tracker will help you: Plan your budget, and track spending, across different categories Get instant visibility if you’re under or over budget throughout the year Identify areas that need higher or lower budget allocation
As diversity & inclusion takes center stage in corporate strategy, learning programs will be a key element of driving progress within your workforce. What's needed is a learning approach that goes beyond simple awareness building to activate true behavior change. Download our strategic guide on D&I learning programs to explore key concepts related to D&I learning. Access the guide to take a closer look at: Why D&I learning programs? Why now? What D&I topics should companies focus on? Which technologies are most effective for D&I learning?
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 What's the best way to measure results of D&I learning programs? Navigate trends and topics in diversity & inclusion learning, and strengthen your strategy today.
Passing a certification exam is a key milestone for many professionals. Many sign up for their certification exams, yet fail to follow through and actually take them. Why is that? Some common reasons candidates drop out include: A fear of failure Poor preparation typically caused by an inadequate amount of prep time, ineffective and inconvenient learning programs, and dated or unengaging learning programs Feeling overwhelmed by the certification process   With so many reasons for candidates not to show up for exams, it can be difficult to pinpoint solutions that reduce dropout rates. But what if we told you that it doesn’t have to be difficult? Download this free guide to learn how to decrease the number of candidates not finishing your certifications.
The Talent Development Capability Model™ answers the question: What should talent development professionals know and do to be successful? More than 3,000 professionals participated in the research that identified 23 capabilities needed for success. Download this resource to learn more about the model and how you can use it to prioritize your professional development needs.
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