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Use this report to help you consider the best tools and technologies for helping workers (aka "learners") get stuff done and get it done well. Identify tools you want to keep using, stop using, start using, or improve how you use them. Here’s what you’ll find: Information about what L&D professionals actually did in 2017, and what they plan to do in 2018. Emerging trends for 2018 and beyond. Top roadblocks to delivering effective training and how those have changed over time. The training topics L&D professionals view as most important in 2018. Our insights into the data.
Is your organization ready to take advantage of all the benefits the world of on-demand training offers? In this guide, we’ll look at the top three challenges companies face with training their workforces today, and how to effectively implement on-demand training options into the organization’s overall culture of learning and employee development. Click below to download this White Paper.
As learning departments are faced with resource and budget challenges along with increased demand to correlate L&D with business impact (specifically, ROI), the pressure has never been greater for learning and development teams to perform. it's important to see what the future of these departments have in store. In this paper, we share results of a survey from learning and development professionals, revealing the major challenges learning and development currently face, how departments are rating their performance, what will influence the way learning changes in the next 5-10 years, and what professionals will prioritize and work to improve in 2018.
Those leading a function have arguably the greatest impact on overall business performance, yet organizations continue to underinvest in developing this level of their talent pipeline. Many organizations are missing a huge opportunity to drive business growth. Why? With significant spans of responsibility, function leaders offer immense competitive value. While strategic executives determine the company's mission and direction, functional executives control expenses, manage resources, make decisions about specific projects that will be undertaken, and drive the success or failure of many strategic priorities. Learn why the development of function leaders is an imperative in the new MDA white paper, Developing Those Who Lead Functions: A Critical Leverage Point for Boosting Organizational Performance. Click below to download the white paper.
The Big Why We are at a critical juncture. At this very moment, the world is experiencing a monumental shift in the way everyone works and learns. A Fourth Industrial Revolution1 is ushering in cyber-physical systems involving entirely new capabilities for people and machines. We’re seeing the impact in retail, construction, manufacturing and healthcare. No industry is immune. These sweeping advancements in technology will require augmenting current skills and developing new ones to meet the demands of the future. Not just proficiency skills, but social and managerial skills that will have tremendous impact on how everyone, and every "thing," works together. The next 10 years will be completely different from the last 50. Yet the majority of organizations aren’t keeping pace, offering stagnant content and stale learning experiences. Click below to download the white paper.
Many studies show the more direct we are in our approach to learning, the greater the depth and length of retention. More specifically, the clearer we make our learning, the easier it becomes for someone to remember. So, the clear path to learning is making it simple. And making it simple means breaking it down into small parts. Click below to download this white paper.
Adobe Captivate 2017 is power-packed with a brand-new, easy-to-use workflow for creating responsive eLearning courses. This new workflow will allow you to easily create responsive projects, using fluid boxes instead of breakpoints, which makes it possible for you to design content for a single screen, and it works right on any device — any size or orientation. This white paper takes a step-by-step approach through a workflow to create a responsive project using Fluid Boxes. Click below to download this white paper.
In this whitepaper, you'll learn:   What learning culture "fit" means for training, development, and growth What issues arise when a company operates under the wrong learning culture How to measure the success and strength of your learning culture
Even in today’s digital-first world, there are still some people who wax poetic about reading a ‘real’ print book. They emphasize that it feels good to hold a physical book in their hands. Manually turning pages is a satisfying practice. When was the last time anyone said something similar about their training materials? People often ask ‘how can you demonstrate that digital materials are effective?’ But do they have a method for demonstrating print is effective? In this paper, you will learn trends in training content delivery, the benefits to digital beyond simple cost savings, and how digital helps content owners and trainers become more effective.
At the end of a really effective corporate MOOC the stadium cheers, the leadership high-fives, and you get to do your touchdown dance in the endzone, yeah baby! But what if you’re in the huddle trying to figure out how to run that MOOC, the one that will win the learning game for your learners and your organization? This playbook will walk you through the basic components of choosing a program to run as a MOOC and how to execute it effectively for the utmost impact on your learners and on your organization’s priorities.
Why involve your SMEs and leaders? In doing our work of implementing Microlearning, we often have to design creative ways to help our clients easily understand the process. One of the best approaches is to involve SMEs, stakeholders and leaders. Encourage them to visualize and brainstorm decision-making points. When they are involved, they provide valuable guidance and experience the process as well. They feel and visualize the ideas. The 23 models and post-it notes brainstorming makes the process both educational and well thought out. When team members meet to discuss plans, problems and solutions, they can refer to the 23 models as a possible source of solutions.  Click below to download this white paper.  
Here are 10 Big Impact Areas for Microlearning. Click below to download the white paper.
In today’s technologically charged business world, organizations must quickly adapt to emerging technologies or risk being left behind. Technology is necessary to remain competitive and at the forefront of change. As more training programs become virtual and learning moves beyond the event itself, a transformation to digital content delivery is essential to support today’s workforce.
Competing in the world of selling today means understanding the changing world of your buyers and adjusting your sales approach accordingly. The biggest change for sellers is that the game has gotten harder, and sellers need to execute at a higher level than ever before to compete. Committing to this level of change is the difference between college sports and pro. The players are bigger. The game is faster. The conditions are more challenging.
Maturity can be defined in many ways for a training organization. There’s maturity in the sense of tenure and respect within your organization, as well as maturity in the sense of trainees taking your information and applying it to their jobs. There’s even maturity in recognizing you have a lot of areas in which you need to grow. But what about your digital content program? There is a path to maturity that will let you progress nicely along without getting overwhelmed with all the options—shiny, fun new technology—available to you. There is a way to plan a digital content maturity path that will eventually lead to impactful and engaging training methods.  
Improving Outcomes in the Age of Online Training If there’s one challenge every corporate trainer faces, it’s this: Creating a collaborative online experience is hard. The benefits of in-person trainings don't always translate well into virtual environments. Too often, there's no way to measure engagement or create the feedback loops that are vital to success. Thankfully, there is a solution. New virtual training software features are making it possible to create true-to-life online trainings that improve the in-person experience. This white paper will help you gain a greater understanding of the complexities facing corporate trainers today and the steps you can take to achieve better outcomes online.  
Video works. It generates buzz and gets results. Here are just a few reasons why video production is worth your time and energy—now more than ever before. At least 65% of people learn by seeing 75% of the workforce will be Millennials by 2025* 70% of Gen Z watches more than 2 hours of YouTube daily *Millennials are some of the heaviest consumers of video as a medium to date. WHAT’S IN THE GUIDE: A brief business case for microlearning videos Typical training video production roles What to expect during pre-production, production, and post-production Terminology you’ll hear throughout the process
Team selling today is no longer required just for blockbuster business-to-business sales pitches. Whether you are in consulting, investment banking, or technology or are a financial advisor, home remodeler, or lawyer, pivotal meetings with customers and prospects now often involve more people — on both sides of the table. In fact, according to Harvard Business Review, "…the number of people involved in B2B solutions purchases has climbed from an average of 5.4 two years ago to 6.8 today."
With the next full season of your favorite show just a click and a mindless weekend away, what could that mean for learning? If binge-watching is the new norm, is binge-learning next? Organizations know they need to do a better job of providing rich and interactive learning experiences. Download the whitepaper for tips on taking the characteristics of binge-worthy TV and applying them to your learning programs, including:   Five simple steps to keep learners engaged and coming back for more How to determine the right formula for the length and delivery method of your learning and development programs Tips for enlisting a stellar cast of characters to deliver the lesson
You’ve found your team’s next superstar — that new hire with the right mix of expertise and enthusiasm with a ton of potential to help your business do great things. But unlocking all that promise takes more than just handing them a laptop and assigning them a desk.   More compelling than a handbook and more cost-effective than on-location events and seminars, video is one of the best employee onboarding investments a company can make. With the right video platform and onboarding program in place, employees learn more, feel more connected and remain loyal longer — all at a significant cost savings to the company. Find out more in this new free guide to using video to support employee onboarding!
xAPI - The training industry is about to get a lot more exciting. And it’s about time. Every other function in our organizations has better data than the training department does. Manufacturing, sales, marketing, finance and logistics all have rich datasets to mine about the leading and lagging indicators of success. Over here in training, we have completions, test scores & questions, and time spent in training, and maybe data from a few other isolated tools. The Experience API, or xAPI (perhaps you know it as the Tin Can Project), affords us the opportunity to leap-frog this situation, giving us not only better data but industry-wide interoperable data like no other function has.   
Your journey and career can seem confusing and hard to define. Think about where you are and how you got there, and you’ll see that career paths tend to be crooked and accidental. Each person is unique and will have interest in their career, changing over time. No one can guarantee their future, but laying out a Career Map primes the pump and changes the way everyone sees opportunities. Use this fillable template to strategically and intentionally think about your Talent GPS career. Presented by: Lou Russell, Director of Learning, Russell Martin & Associates (a division of Moser Consulting) Click here to order.
Work looks completely different in 2017 than it did just a generation ago. Where we work looks different, how we work has changed, and the skills any given employee needs are evolving faster than we can keep up. The pace of change has created a gap between the skills employees have right now and the skills they need to be successful. Deloitte researchers have highlighted this issue, pointing out the "declining half-life of skills critical to the 21st-century organization." Click below to learn more about these trends.
Performance Management Needs a Better ROI The verdict is in. Traditional performance management isn’t producing the results needed. "Despite years of research and practice, dissatisfaction with performance management is at an all-time high." "PUTTING PERFORMANCE BACK IN PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT", SHRM-SIOP WHITEPAPER Then there’s the employee perspective. Research by Tiny Pulse found that 64% of employees surveyed wanted a supervisor check-in at least every two weeks, with 42% of millennials wanting feedback every week. It’s time to move beyond traditional performance management. Leading HR experts recommend getting started on a fresh look at performance management, emphasizing real-time, agile and a focus on results.
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