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Impactful learning experiences can make the difference between a learner who feels disconnected from learning and one who is empowered to do great things. However, to cultivate such experiences in our eLearning programs, we must first grasp what drives individual learners and the particular conditions that make or break their experience of education. Inclusive environments stand out as one of the most important factors, and in this eBook, we offer practical advice to promote their presence through: Racial and cultural diversity Inclusive spaces Mental health and wellbeing Harness the actionable strategies outlined in this user-friendly resource to begin creating a greater impact within your hybrid and digital learning programs!
Did you know that only 4% of CEOs see a clear ROI on their L&D programs? It’s not that the training programs aren’t successful - in fact, the average ROI of some L&D programs is $7 for every $1 invested. Many L&D professionals don’t have the information they need to create measurable reports on ROI to demonstrate program value - which may put the future of their programs at risk. In this workbook, you’ll explore a variety of ways to measure the impact of your training program. You’ll find: Prompts for reflection about your training program Steps for measuring ROI KPIs to consider for each category
Generative AI, the latest iteration of artificial intelligence (AI), cuts across industries, dominating today’s business news with continually evolving iterations and applications. Learning & Development (L&D) organizations are exploring ways to leverage this new tool in the hope of automating certain tasks, thereby freeing employees to concentrate on higher-level concerns. This white paper explores generative AI from the perspective of Training magazine’s Training Hall of Fame members—L&D industry thought leaders who explored the topic during an in-person meeting at the 2024 Training Conference & Expo earlier this year. It discusses where they see the potential value in generative AI, as well as the challenges of this new, seemingly omnipresent, technological tool. The white paper includes Training Hall of Fame case studies, tools they are using, lessons learned, and a roadmap for AI L&D success. About the Training Hall of Fame Created in 2008, the Training Hall of Fame comprises organizations that attained a spot in the Top 10 of Training magazine’s Training APEX Awards for four consecutive years. The Training APEX Awards recognize outstanding employer-sponsored workforce training and development. Training Hall of Fame companies are: Birmingham Water Works Board BNSF Railway Booz Allen Hamilton Dollar General Corporation EY Keller Williams Realty, Inc. KLA Corporation KPMG LLP Leading Real Estate Companies of the World McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. Medical Solutions Nationwide PwC Rosendin Sonic Automotive Verizon
In today’s fast-paced digital world, course creators face the significant challenge of cutting through the noise and capturing learners' attention amidst a flood of information.  With the average attention span dwindling, it’s essential to craft courses that are not only informative but also visually engaging and memorable. In this guide, you will discover how combining the powers of Animaker and Articulate Storyline to add animated storytelling to your courses will make it the most impactful course you have ever built.  Download the guide and start creating engaging courses that will: And 2X the Course Completion rate! Increase course engagement rate by 100% Positively impact the company’s revenue by 30%
In today’s diverse workforce, where approximately 1 in 5 adults fall under the umbrella of neurodivergent, it’s imperative to acknowledge and embrace the rich tapestry of conditions that shape our learning landscape. Neurodivergent individuals, including those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dyslexia, and more, sometimes have unique requirements in order to achieve their highest potential. While the idea of reevaluating and improving learning programs to accommodate neurodivergent employees may initially seem like a significant undertaking, there are many simple adaptations and considerations that require minimal time and money. Effective training for neurodivergent employees doesn’t have to be complicated, and it can ultimately improve engagement and knowledge retention for both neurodivergent and neurotypical employees. Get the eBook or download the full toolkit to find out how your organization can foster an inclusive learning environment that empowers every individual, regardless of their neurotype, to thrive and contribute fully. In this eBook, we focus on adapting learning programs to better address the needs of neurodivergent employees. Topics include: Defining neurodivergent and neurodiversity Differences in experience Offering choice & personalization Ways to create more inclusive learning environments Setting your neurodivergent employees up for success
Digital learning offers the learner the flexibility to encounter various stakeholders and personas in a safe space. In this guide, explore how to implement avatars to facilitate deep learner interactions that encourage discovery.
An eLearning storyboard will help you organize and present course content in a way that engages the learner and provide your stakeholders and SMEs a preview of how the course will flow. Use this written storyboard template to get started with your eLearning course. Or download the visual, PowerPoint-based template.
Communicating with subject matter experts (SMEs) and stakeholders are the two biggest challenges that freelance IDs face (apart from money issues) according to our study. There’s lots of misunderstanding, irritation, and even sabotage on the part of the SMEs. The following guide will help you get the most out of your relationships with SMEs and stakeholders and reduce all risks to a minimum.
In an era of labor shortages and quiet quitting, an increasing number of companies are using gamification to engage and motivate employees. However, gamification can lead to adverse workplace learning environments when used the wrong way. Discover which red flags to look out for in this eBook. This eBook also offers practical tips for using gamification ethically and gives insights into healthier and more effective ways of leveraging impact with gamification. Game on!
Ready to uncover the hidden force that's impacting performance at your organization? This report offers insights and actionable recommendations for transforming your organizational culture into one that thrives under any market conditions.
How can you use psychology to unlock exceptional leadership? Download the Psychology of Leadership. This ebook dives into the core essence of leadership and social psychology, exploring essential concepts such as active self-awareness, inclusive leadership, and the power of genuine connection. In addition, you’ll learn how leaders can better navigate the intricate dynamics of motivation for both themselves and their teams. The Psychology of Leadership ebook also shares valuable insights for into effective change management strategies, essential for steering your teams and organization through evolving landscapes. Whether you're an executive, HR professional, or manager looking to strengthen your leadership skill set, this is your guide to developing the leadership prowess needed to thrive in today's dynamic business environment and meaningfully understand, connect with, and motivate your people.
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 Guidebook. 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 Guidebook for a full list of activities that strengthen information retention.
Dr. Bev Kaye will be introducing us to her Love ‘Em or Lose ‘Em approach on May 29th! It now celebrates its 25th year.  The ideas are designed for you to help your managers hang on to their talent!  If you need some quick tips sooner the article attached might help!
AI is the way of the future. In fact, as you’ll learn in this paper, nearly 97% of L&D survey respondents say their organization is open to using it. But where can AI make the most impact for training teams and what solutions are available today? If these are the questions you’re asking, you’ve come to the right place. Qstream proudly sponsors Training Industry’s report, The AI Advantage in L&D: A Strategic Guide, which offers valuable insights and actionable strategies including: Insight into AI adoption & sentiment across L&D folks A helpful, less scary, explanation of the type of AI that has taken the world by storm The different training functions where AI technology can be leveraged for better results A thorough analysis of AI for training content creation, a top use case Best practices for implementing AI & pitfalls to avoid Download your free report today!
Being a good learning and development leader can mean wearing many hats, and one of those "hats" is often being a good storyteller. That’s because any program initiative, year-end report, or new training roll-out needs to be "sold" to a specific audience. After all, organizational learning is firmly rooted in the persuasion business. Learning leaders should use every resource at their disposal to help craft their story and using learning analytics is no exception. However, knowing how and why to use learning data in their favor can be tricky. This eBook breaks down the 4 elements of any great story and how they typically present themselves in an organizational learning setting. It also suggests useful metrics to study when looking at key analytical data to present and how they might be effective in crafting a learning story. And, finally, the typical audiences for these learning stories are broken down with ways of effectively communicating with each group. In this eBook, we explain how and why learning analytics can help shape the story of learning progress in an organization. Topics include: Identifying the elements of a great story Strategy tips for crafting an L&D story Useful metrics to study for both Push & Pull training methods Ways to reach specific audiences with data Potential dangers to avoid with data reporting
An in-depth study by Google looked at the 8 traits deemed most important for employees to possess. 7 out of those 8 were soft skills. Soft skills can be difficult to teach, but should be explored, practiced, and learned through trial and error—which makes gamified learning the perfect vehicle for soft skills training. Download this eBook to learn how to build scenarios-based branching games to train your workers on soft skills.
Start creating better courses by avoiding common visual design mistakes. In this guide, we've compiled the 15 most common visual design mistakes that instructional designers and eLearning developers encounter in their courses. Explore real-life examples of each issue and equip yourself with our tips on how to avoid and rectify them, enhancing the visual appeal and effectiveness of your courses. Download our guide and learn how to fix: Poor composition Ineffective layout Inappropriate fonts Bad gradients …and eleven other common pitfalls!
Did you know that 33% of new hires quit before they reach six months at their new organization? Onboarding is a vital part of the employee orientation process and can improve retention. New hires need the right tools and information to become a productive member on their team and at the organization. However, for many, onboarding stops after Day 1.  In this infographic, you’ll learn:  How to begin onboarding before an employee’s official start date  What should be done prior to arrival, on the first day, the first week, and the first month of employment  Why onboarding should continue for up to 6 months or more
Learning and development leaders face the perennial challenge with linking learning measurement and broader business objectives. For many organizations, the metrics on learning effectiveness have been for the sake of improving its own process. But L&D doesn’t exist in a vacuum. The impact learning has throughout the organization is increasingly a curiosity for C-suite. In this research summary, more than half of the respondents state that they have linked learning to business outcomes, and as a result, are now seen as a strategic business partner. Simultaneously, nearly half stated that they lack the budget, tools, and time to deliver that level of analysis and map learning activities to business change. This study features market research and surveys that illustrate where a sampling of the L&D industry is succeeding and falling short. Brainier has teamed with The Brandon Hall Group to create this Research Summary. In this research summary, we focus on how organizations can make progress toward deeper analysis of learning objectives and the role they play in driving business impact. Topics include: The current state of learning measurement Complexities to the analytical process Key Questions to consider Strategy suggestions to avoid common mistakes How The Brainier LMS can help
A study by the National Center for Education Statistics revealed that well-designed instruction can increase learning outcomes by up to 25%. Unfortunately, it also showed that only 40% of companies believe their learning strategy is effectively measured.  Far from being a mere employee perk, corporate learning plays a strategic role for any business striving for competitiveness, innovation, and agility.  In this eBook, we take a hands-on approach to learning strategy, specifically six pillars that can take your initiative to the next level. You can also optimize your learning budget, resources, and outcomes and demonstrate the value and impact of your learning programs to your stakeholders.  It’s time to get started. The competitive landscape demands nothing less.
Starting a career in instructional design can be exciting, yet challenging. To help you get up and running, we've collected all of the guides, checklists, resources, and tips you'll need in your new profession. And we made all of them interactive, so your first steps in eLearning will be not only enlightening but fun!
You may have heard the adage, "Employees don’t quit jobs - they quit managers." DDI, a leadership research firm, conducted a study finding that there’s truth to that claim, with 57% of former employees citing that they left their position due to poor management. BizLibrary is dedicated to helping your organization avoid this issue by giving your new managers the skills and resources they need to be successful from day one! Download our infographic for a step-by-step guide on how to develop a New Manager Training program!
With the world of work rapidly shifting to a skills-focused lens, you need to evolve your approach to developing workforce capabilities before necessity does it for you. Transforming into a skills-based organization (SBO) is a complicated, emerging process, but with the right tools and strategies, a little guidance, and a future-focused mindset, your business will reap the benefits.   In this 15-minute introduction, you’ll get prepped for the SBO journey with answers to your initial burning questions, including:  What are the benefits of an SBO?  How do you become one?  What can you do today to start your transformation?
What a wild time it is in Learning and Development right now! Just like in nearly every other industry, L&D has undergone a profound transformation due to recent significant events such as the pandemic, the surge in remote work (and gradual return to the workplace), heightened expectations of the employee experience, and the overwhelming interest in artificial intelligence (AI). Amidst the whirlwind of these events, there are four key trends that seem to capture the attention of learning leaders: a stubbornly uncertain economy, the next wave of inclusion, blended learning delivered more efficiently, and the "headless" LMS. Through these emerging trends, it is evident that if learning leaders wish to find continued success in their L&D programs, they must remain committed to placing personalized experiences at the forefront. Now is the time to make learning even more personalized, relevant, and accessible. Download this free eBook to find out how. In this eBook, we focus on significant trends driving change in L&D. Topics include: How Generative AI plays a role in L&D Ongoing challenges in an uncertain economy How DEI&B is evolving Taking a blended learning approach How LMS companies are going "headless"
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