To ensure mindfulness initiatives are having a meaningful impact on the workforce and the organization’s bottom line, measure their effects. Learn more in this essay by Max Dubowy, an executive mindfulness coach and the CEO of Your Success Launch.
Rapid changes in technology will force companies to redesign themselves to engage and develop top talent and drive their competitive edge. Check out this article by the editors of Chief Learning Officer, and read the associated research report, "Predictions for 2017: Everything is Becoming Digital" (linked below) for some insights into the new year ahead.
Predictions for 2017.pdf
Do you use "movie trailers" in a flipped learning model to create interest and provide quick information for your virtual learning audience? In her blog post, Dana Peters, CEO of Mondo Learning Solutions and President of SEWI-ATD shares strategies and video editing software to help you reach your audience in a simple yet entertaining way.
This article was referenced by Diane Kelly, Director of PWM Professional Development at Robert W. Baird & Co. during our November 4th Leaders of Learning and Talent Development PDN. While the piece appeared in the Harvard Business Review back in 1991, its progressive views appear to still hold true in today's modern Adult Learning revolution.
Give it a read and feel to comment based on your own contemporary experiences!
Teaching Smart People How to Learn by Chris Argyris
There are four specific, key traits, behaviors, and actions you need to exhibit to distinguish yourself as a strategic leader. Could your approach use a makeover? For some sound advice, read, "What Does Being Strategic Look Like?" by Diana Thomas
Although there is considerable overlap between coaching and consulting skills, both have a place in the learning strategy development process. The key is to find, as in most areas of life, just the right balance.
While stating course objectives upfront has proven benefits for boosting the achievement of learning outcomes, it's rarely the most glamorous part of your training. Ensure your learners interact with the content in a different way by implementing these unique presentation methods.
You live in a world of dynamic and interactive multimedia. Why, then, are you still subjecting your learners to static and one-dimensional training materials? Augmented reality is now an affordable technology that can be easily integrated into your learning content to provide immediate context at the moment of need.
Check out this article by Alexander Salas, CPLP and Supervisor, Learning Management Systems at Centene Corporation to see how apps like Zappar, Aurasma and Blippar allow users to overlay digital media to create AR experiences through mobile devices.
"When people have ideas that can solve a need but lack the resources to put them into practice, they access that brilliant part of the brain where creativity dwells. They have to either come up with creative ways to find new resources, or get creative with those available." Read on to find out how "velfies" offer cheap, just-in-time support, can be accessed on mobile devices, and keep employees engaged during the learning process.
We all hit roadblocks at times and get stuck in the same ol'-same ol' routine. Our trainings can lack luster, our learners can feel uninspired, and our teams can run low on ingenuity. These 20 Problem Solving Activities to Improve Creativity from Andrew Tarvin at Humor That Works will kick you in the seat of your pants and get you on a resourceful, productive path to solving your talent development and workplace challenges!