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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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Tags: 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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Tags: 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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Tags: 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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Tags: instructional techniques, instructional design, new trainers

Techniques for the Successful Transfer of Skills After Training

Posted by Beth Brashear on 4/22/19 10:02 AM

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Nothing is more frustrating than spending hours on the design and delivery of training, only to find out the skills are not being applied back on the job and, therefore, not making a positive change in the workplace. So, what can we do as instructional designers and trainers to ensure the transfer of skills occurs after training?

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Tags: instructional design, make your training stick, new trainers

How to Support Peers Who are New to Training

Posted by Langevin Team on 4/15/19 8:00 AM

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Being a trainer for the first time can be a bit overwhelming and downright nerve racking. So, what is the key to feeling comfortable in this new role, succeeding in learning and development, and not running for the hills? Keep your nerves in check, know your content and audience, and be organized. Share these tips with any new trainers in your department. They’ll be looking to their fellow trainers for guidance and will be relieved to know they are not alone. Let’s look at each tip in more detail:

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Tags: new trainers

How to Apply the Concepts Behind Common Training Buzzwords

Posted by Lynne Koltookian on 4/8/19 8:00 AM

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If you’re like me, perhaps your head is spinning with all the buzzwords that float around our training profession. But, don’t fret. To be an effective trainer for your learners and organization, the main thing is to understand and apply the concepts behind these buzzwords!

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Tags: gamification, microlearning

8 Essential Steps to Open a Meeting or Session

Posted by Langevin Team on 4/1/19 8:00 AM

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Can you remember the last time you were in a productive meeting, focus group, or facilitated session? One where everyone was engaged, concerns were raised and addressed, and progress was made? Well, you may find it difficult to recall because it is rarely the case. More often than not, sessions drag on and on, with people talking over each other, attitudes clashing, and no clear progress being made. It’s unfortunate, but facilitated sessions are often doomed before they even start.

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Tags: facilitation skills, facilitation

7 Steps to Ensure New Trainers are Successful

Posted by Langevin Team on 3/25/19 8:00 AM

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What do you do when your organization expands the training department to meet the increased training needs of a growing company? Most commonly, the first step is to bring in new employees. Often these new trainers do not have significant experience.

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Tags: instructional techniques, virtual classroom, instructor-led training

5 Ways to Make Learning Easier

Posted by Lynne Koltookian on 3/18/19 8:00 AM

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Have you ever applied for a home loan or refinanced your existing home loan? If you have, you know that it can be a long, tedious, and frustrating process. Often there’s too much time spent on the process, an abundance of paperwork to sign, too many fees, and there are too many people involved. By the end of the process, you may even wonder why you bothered in the first place. The process is much too cumbersome. This makes me wonder if anyone in the banking or mortgage business has asked the question, “How can we make this process easier for the customer?” If they did, maybe the entire process would be overhauled and simplified. Granted, they have many legalities that necessitate all the paperwork but, in my mind, everything can be simplified and improved if you put yourself in the shoes of the customer and streamline every step.

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Tags: adult learning principles, instructional techniques, instructor-led training, facilitation

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