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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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The 5 “W’s” of Using Review Techniques in Training

Posted by Dawn Lang on 2/13/17 8:08 AM

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As a Langevin Course Leader, I want all our workshop participants to get the most out of the training they attend with us. That’s why using creative and memorable review activities during the courses we teach, is so essential! These activities help learners store and retrieve information, especially after they leave the training session.

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How to Use the “Five Whys” Technique in Performance Consulting

Posted by Marsha Weisleder on 2/6/17 8:00 AM

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Oh, to be able to solve a problem! Not always an easy task, yet probably one of the most valued in your organization. I'm sure we've all heard this phrase before, "Don't come to me with a problem, come with the solution." So, where do we start? As change agents within our organizations, it’s up to us to ask questions and present possible solutions to performance gaps.

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8 Tips to Increase Learner Participation and Involvement

Posted by Beth Brashear on 1/30/17 8:00 AM

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When I’m delivering a workshop, and ask the question, “What is your biggest frustration as a trainer?”

I almost always have one or two participants say that “lack of participation from their learners” is a big one. When you apply principles of adult learning to your instructional design process, you can include proven strategies that will increase learner participation. Starting the course with high impact and welcoming the participants as they arrive will pave the way for a positive learning experience.

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6 Benefits of Having a Producer in your Virtual Classroom Training

Posted by Lynne Koltookian on 1/23/17 8:00 AM

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Everything seems to be virtual these days. Banking, buying goods and services, face-to-face communication, and of course, even online learning. Most of the time, we can accomplish our online activities easily on our own; however, when you deliver synchronous/virtual classroom training for your organization we highly recommend using a producer.

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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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