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3 Ways to Increase Knowledge and Skill Transfer During Training

Posted by Jeff Welch on 4/24/17 8:00 AM

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The goal of training is to have our learners retain the knowledge and skills they’ve gained in training so they can apply them back at the workplace. This concept is often referred to as “training transfer.” As corporate trainers, we need to ensure this transfer of knowledge and skill takes place by delivering content and facilitating classes in ways that maximize learner retention.

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3 Strategies to Spice Up Boring Training Sessions

Posted by James Summers on 4/17/17 8:00 AM

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What do you do when you’re preparing to facilitate a training session and the materials you’ve been given by the instructional designers feel a bit dull and boring? Here are three strategies to spice things up and deliver an engaging and interactive learning experience!

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3 Phases of Award-Winning Instructor-Led Classroom Training

Posted by Dawn Lang on 4/10/17 8:00 AM

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I recently attended a Broadway musical that relied heavily on audience participation. It was such an interactive and engaging experience, that I’ll never forget it! It got me thinking about how audience engagement is a key element for both playwrights and instructional designers.

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10 Quick Tips to Successful Training Room Set-Up

Posted by Marsha Weisleder on 4/3/17 8:00 AM

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My dear friend and colleague, Melissa, is coming to my new home in Atlanta for a visit! We don’t get to see each other very often so I cherish our time together. She has become such a great friend over the years and was even a bridesmaid at my wedding. When we’re together, people ALWAYS ask if we’re sisters—once we were even asked if we were twins!

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How to Create Useful Job Aids

Posted by Beth Brashear on 3/27/17 8:00 AM

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Recently, I bought a craft for me and my 3-year-old daughter to do together. It was recommended for her age so I thought, “This shouldn’t be too hard.” After pulling out all of the pieces and looking at the instructions, I realized this WAS going to be hard! The instructions only had four pictures which implied there were only four steps to this craft. By the time we got to the second picture, we were lost!

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6 Reasons to Add Buffer Time to Your Training

Posted by Lynne Koltookian on 3/20/17 8:00 AM

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Have you ever run through an airport to catch a connecting flight, heart pounding, chest heaving, only to end up missing it? If so, then you can relate to not having enough buffer time to get from one airport gate to the next. This experience recently happened to me—I made my flight, but it was too close for comfort and I was so frustrated that the airline hadn’t allowed for enough buffer time.

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The History of Training

Posted by Steve Flanagan on 3/13/17 8:00 AM

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At Langevin we define training as “giving people the knowledge and skills required to do their current job.” There’s been a lot of research on the history of training and development, and a quick internet search can provide you with a detailed account of how training people to do their jobs has evolved over time. The history of training is quite interesting.

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5 Instructional Techniques for Minimizing Distractions in Training

Posted by Linda Carole Pierce on 3/6/17 8:00 AM

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We can all relate to the constant chatter and distractions we encounter in our daily lives. One of those necessary distractions that has out-smarted us all, is our smart phone! Just like the American Express commercial says, “Don’t leave home without it.” And we see how everyone is forever connected to their phones.

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5 Tips to Be Your Personal Best in Your Training Sessions

Posted by Madonna Wagner on 2/27/17 8:00 AM

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Today is the big day! You’re a master trainer and have done everything to set this training program up for success. You’ve prepared your room, set the atmosphere, set up your flip charts, queued your slides, and run through every possible hypothetical in your head. Your game face is on, and your enthusiasm is turned up to high!

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Co-facilitate Your Training - 8 Tips to Make it Successful

Posted by Paul Sitter on 2/20/17 8:00 AM

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In the world of training, co-facilitation, or having more than one facilitator deliver the training in the same session, can offer many advantages. It gives the learners an opportunity to experience different training styles and personalities, and it can make the training more relevant and engaging. It can also provide the learners with a broader range of experience to learn from.

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Our very own world-class course leaders share their experiences, tips, best practices, and expertise on virtual training, instructional design, needs analysis, e-learning, delivery, evaluation, presentation skills, facilitation, and much more!

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