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4 Key Steps for Writing Training Materials

Posted by Langevin Team on 7/8/19 8:00 AM

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Have you ever read a novel that was so riveting you simply couldn’t put it down? I would hope that most of us have had that experience. Alternatively, most of us have also read work-related material that did not have the same effect. In fact, sometimes we need to read a paragraph several times before uncovering its true meaning. Instructional designers and trainers are consistently challenged to translate complex content into simple, clear, concise language for the learner.

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Topics: instructional design, writing skills for trainers

How and When to Design Performance-Based Testing in Training

Posted by Dawn Lang on 7/1/19 8:00 AM

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Setting your learners up for success drives many of the decisions you make as an instructional designer. But, designing your “performance tests” is probably one of the last things you design before you start developing your product.

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Topics: instructional design

5 Reasons Instructors Love On-Site Workshops

Posted by Steve Flanagan on 6/24/19 8:00 AM

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Most often, the opportunity to conduct an on-site workshop is an opportunity instructors relish. While it’s a chance to learn about a specific organization and industry, it’s so much more than that.

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Topics: train the trainer

Gift of Gratitude from a Treasured Client

Posted by Beth Brashear on 6/17/19 8:00 AM

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For the past two years, I’ve been blessed with facilitating training for the Chaplains and Chaplain Assistants at the US Army Chaplain Center and School in Fort Jackson, SC.

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Benefits of a Workshop at Your Location

Posted by Dawn Lang on 6/10/19 8:00 AM

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Are you building your training department? Do your designers and trainers need a structure based on best practices? A Langevin workshop delivered at your location is a convenient, cost-effective way to get the results your organization needs.

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Topics: train the trainer

How to Build Rapport with Clients

Posted by Marsha Weisleder on 5/27/19 8:00 AM

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You have an important meeting with a new client and you want to make a good first impression. This client needs your help with a performance problem to determine whether training is the right solution. You’ll want to put on your problem-solving hat, but it doesn’t end there. You also need strong interpersonal skills if you want to be successful. One of the first things you can do is build rapport with the client.

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Topics: build rapport, consulting skills

How to Select the Best Training Strategy

Posted by Langevin Team on 5/20/19 8:00 AM

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As a training manager, you’ll likely work with your trainers at some point to select the best training strategy for a given piece of content. Some of the options include e-learning modules, face-to-face training, virtual training, job aids, and on-the-job training. So many choices!

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Topics: managing training, training strategy

4 Key Steps to Mastering Your Influencing Skills

Posted by Langevin Team on 5/13/19 8:00 AM

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We often hear that it’s difficult to get what you want and to persuade others to want what you want. Yes, it can be a challenge depending on the scope of the situation and your role, but it’s not impossible. We often fail because we are simply “winging it” and have not thought things through or developed a plan. A wise business professional understands how important it is to have a strategy in order to be persuasive and convincing. A big part of that strategy is understanding the power of influence. In our workshop, How to Influence People and Events, as well as our Certified Performance Consultant program, we focus on four key steps to mastering your influencing skills.

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Topics: managing training, performance consulting, influencing skills

4 Key Elements for a Successful Training Department

Posted by Steve Flanagan on 5/6/19 8:00 AM

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Managing the training function in todays fast-pacedhigh-demand business climate can be daunting. It can also be very exciting! For a training manager to be successfulcertain items need to be in place. Let’s look at four key elements for successful training department. 

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Topics: managing training

Strategies for a One-Person Training Department

Posted by Beth Brashear on 4/29/19 8:00 AM

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Are you a one-person training department? Well, not any longer! Training is a partnership. Think of it as a 3-legged stool, where one leg is the training department, one leg is the management team, and one leg is the learners. Just like the legs on the stool offer support, all three groups must work in sync to contribute to a well-supported training department.

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Topics: instructional techniques, instructional design, new trainers

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