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This template contains training survey questions that you can use for solicitation of employees' opinions and training program evaluation.
Research shows that pairing information with an activity can boost learning retention and create stronger engagement. However, we understand that it can be pretty time consuming to research activities all of the time! That’s why we’ve collected some of our favorites in this Mega Training Activity Guide Book. Check out some our favorite activities for New Managers, Onboarding, DE&I, and more!  Learners who participate in these activities are more likely to retain skills and information such as:  Delegation  Time Management  Active Listening  and much more!  Download our Mega Training Activity Guide Book for a full list of activities that strengthen information retention.
Training Today In the wake of a global pandemic, the world of education went virtual. As businesses reopened and hybrid or on-site work cultures made an exciting return from mid-2021, some virtual training opportunities continued their meteoric rise. L&D leaders witnessed greater effectiveness with virtual onboarding, compliance, procedural training, and other skilling programs. The training was better received by learners and training outcomes were far superior. Virtual procedural training is today embraced by diverse industries—manufacturing, healthcare, high-tech, and beyond. Professionals who have spent decades in interventional medical device education believe virtual procedure training is here to stay. Thriving in the new digital setting, it offers increasingly immersive learning environments to a globally dispersed and diverse cohort of students. Similarly, in the manufacturing industry employees report increased safety awareness, and develop conditioned responses, problem-solving skills, and muscle memory—most often even before they are on the job! The paradigm shift to facilitating and receiving virtual procedural training today is undeniable and has opened new doors in training methodologies and learning environments. Learning professionals new to virtual training may be wondering: What makes immersive learning environments like virtual reality and game-based learning top the charts for learning effectiveness? How have companies capitalized on this trend? What are the use cases and success stories of companies that are riding the wave? This eBook will go on to address such burning questions. Comprehensively explore ways to implement games and virtual reality to make training immersive and engaging, and deliver better learning experiences for your learners.
Cybersecurity training has quickly and quietly become a mainstay for required training programs at many organizations. As more employees find their jobs require some form of technology and data management, the need for proper training on how to keep company records safe becomes apparent. One industry estimate claims that the average employee in the US maintains 70 to 80 passwords for various systems throughout the course of their job. Without proper vigilance, it seems like only a matter of time before there is an exposure to a data breach. Complicating this issue is the strategy around learning objectives for cybersecurity training. Because it is so commonly viewed as an annual event, and so much of it is a refresher, engagement with the material is stereotypically low. Learning leaders should pay attention to strategy here. If training feels like a simple box-checking exercise that lacks meaningful updates or is delivered in a rote style, their employees are likely not to retain the information. Data and system architects can only do so much. Every employee with access to systems with sensitive data is inherently playing a role in safeguarding that data. And, just as the technology is always changing to maintain that security against new and developing threats, so too should the training efforts. In this eBook, we focus on how organizations can update their strategy to deliver more engaging and effective cybersecurity training. Topics include: Avoiding routine delivery Industries with specific challenges in cybersecurity training Creating conversations on best practices Tracking certifications in the LMS Understanding the costs of doing nothing
Exceptional learning leaders are acutely aware of the importance of how learning and development is viewed, utilized, and measured in an organization. Often, they must act as a strategist, sales consultant, and publicity agent for the learning programs they create. Getting and keeping buy-in from the necessary stakeholders in an organization is crucial to sustainable L&D programs. Ensuring that learning programs are relevant to the company’s reality requires an ongoing dialog with the key stakeholders. This eBook examines recurring goals, concerns, and opportunities that often show up with typical roles in the organization. We also break down ways to communicate the value of L&D that may ring true for them. (This eBook is the third of a 3-part series that examines the early and middle and ongoing stages of using an LMS and the roles that stakeholders in learning can play in the process.) In this eBook, we look at commonly recurring roles in many organizations, their viewpoint on learning and development programs, and how to get stakeholder buy-in on learning. Topics include: Aligning programs to broader, organizational goals How to sell L&D plans to the C-suite Appealing to line managers Engaging employees in learning objectives
Creating and updating a resilient learning strategy requires ongoing attention and care. Thoughtful learning leaders are in constant pursuit of ways to create "stickiness" around L&D. They look to make learning opportunities that serve both the learner and the broader goals of the organization. As these programs mature, strategy takes center stage when considering possible refinements, measurements, and advanced and nuanced programs. Well-designed L&D programs can do amazing things for employee engagement levels as they welcome opportunities to develop skills and knowledge. Learning initiatives are always evolving, like a flowing river. What worked for a company a year ago may no longer be the most effective approach due to changing goals, conditions, and methodology. Ensuring that learning programs are relevant to the company’s reality requires an ongoing dialog with the key stakeholders. This eBook dives into common experiences that learning leaders may have as their learning programs mature. (This eBook is the second of a 3-part series that examines the early and middle and ongoing stages of using an LMS and the roles that stakeholders in learning can play in the process.) In this eBook, we look at ways that learning leaders might adjust their learning strategy around development, deployment, and measurement as their programs mature. Topics include: Assessment of 1st year L&D goals Gathering feedback Crafting a plan for ongoing content acquisition Utilizing subject matter experts Program alignment
Existing and emerging text-to-video AI tools are making it easier than ever to create video content. And they’re only getting better.  In this guide, you’ll get a look at the types of tools that exist now and what’s coming soon, the leading players, and the benefits of text-to-video generators. The guide provides answers these questions: What is text-to-video AI software and how can I use it? What are some examples of this software and their strengths/weaknesses? What’s the benefit of using these tools for work? What’s next for text-to-video generators?
Today’s workforce is always on the move. This tendency toward motion can liberate or demoralize employees, depending on how and why it occurs. According to Dr. Edie Goldberg, an expert in the future of work and talent management, one of the key ways organizations can ensure their people remain happy is to provide them with the mobility they need to grow within their current workplace. Otherwise, their only option is to start looking for brighter horizons elsewhere. With the right tools and opportunities, you can keep talent engaged and excited about growth within your company. After all, it’s easy to stay right where you are when you feel like you have the entire world at your fingertips. Download this new eBook, co-authored by Cornerstone and Dr. Goldberg, and see how to grow your people and organization to creatively conquer the business challenges of tomorrow.
Effective learning strategies can supercharge business performance — but success starts with understanding the 'how' of learning. With responses from 1,262 managers and 1,238 non-managers in eight countries, our fourth edition of How the Workforce Learns assesses in-depth how real people are learning today. Dive into insights about what motivates your team's learning, popular content consumption habits, and four fundamental strategies to catalyze business growth.
A solid learning management system (LMS) helps businesses streamline corporate training, thus driving business results. But choosing the right vendor may be a daunting process that takes a lot of time and effort. The difficulty lies not only in the fact that there are tons of solutions in the market. You also have to consider a lot of aspects before you decide, including features, ease of use, costs, and your own business objectives. In this eBook, we’ll try to ease the stress of decision-making by offering a range of practical tips on how to choose an LMS. You can also leverage the free package of templates and checklists that are downloaded together with this guide to make the process even easier. We hope all this will help you pick a solution that best suits your business needs and is aligned with your budget and priorities.
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