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7 Tips to Help Learners Manage Change Effectively

Posted by Marsha Weisleder on 9/10/18 8:00 AM

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I attended a wedding just over a week ago. I just LOVE weddings! They are filled with so much positive energy and excitement. To be in the presence of true love, real joy, and a shared promise for the future. Yes, I'm a hopeless romantic. That's probably why I've seen every season of the Bachelor/Bachelorette franchise, but I digress.

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Tags: managing training, managing change

What is Learner Engagement?

Posted by Steve Flanagan on 9/3/18 8:00 AM

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I drove past my local town hall recently. The electronic sign read, “New Resident Engagement Platform. Join the conversation now.” I thought to myself, “What an interesting term—engagement platform.” It seems that everywhere we go people are talking about “engagement.” Whether it’s resident engagement, employee engagement, or learner engagement.

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Tags: adult learning principles

Managing Conflict in Training

Posted by Linda Carole Pierce on 8/27/18 8:00 AM

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I often ask participants to share their first thought when they think of conflict. Most often, the responses are negative. I follow up by asking, “How often do we deal with conflict?” Eventually, we reach the conclusion that conflict is a daily occurrence and a natural part of our lives. As we move away from all the negative aspects of conflict, we discuss the benefits and how ultimately it helps us to grow. Unfortunately, many people are uncomfortable dealing with conflict and prefer to avoid it. Skilled facilitators must be prepared to deal with conflicts that inevitably occur in any type of group or life situation. It helps to develop and master a healthy response to conflict when it shows up.

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Tags: instructional techniques, facilitation skills

How to Motivate Your Learners

Posted by Langevin Team on 8/20/18 8:00 AM

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Within the field of Human Resource Development, commonly accepted definitions of training, education, and development are:

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Tags: instructional techniques, facilitation skills

How to Manage too Much Content and Not Enough Time

Posted by James Summers on 8/13/18 8:00 AM

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Picture this… “tick…tock…tick…tock.” Why is that clock so loud? You’re starting to perspire, anxiety is consuming you, and you have far too many topics left to cover in the fifteen remaining minutes before your learners realize it’s the end of the day and start packing up to head out the door. Can you picture it? What do you do? Most of you have likely run into this situation. Well, don’t panic! I’m here to help you figure out how to get all that content in, in a small amount of time.

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Tags: instructional techniques, time management

How to Apply Adult Learning Principles in eLearning Modules

Posted by Dawn Lang on 8/6/18 8:00 AM

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Many organizations are using eLearning as one of their go-to training methods because of the many advantages it offers. The audience for these modules comes with many needs and wants. It’s essential for instructional designers to keep in mind how adults learn, as well as what motivates them, as they design eLearning experiences.

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Tags: adult learning principles, e-learning, instructional design

How I took my Presentation Skills to the Next Level

Posted by Marsha Weisleder on 7/30/18 8:00 AM

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We’ve all heard it before. One of the best ways to improve your presentation skills is to record yourself. When you’re done, review the recording to identify your strengths and weaknesses. Critique yourself against a checklist of skills. Evaluate items like speaking style, avoidance of speech fillers, confidence, friendliness, voice, posture, eye contact, facial expression and gestures, just to name a few. So, have you ever recorded yourself? Better yet, did you actually watch the recording?

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Tags: presentation skills

4 Tips for Delivering Feedback Instead of Criticizing

Posted by Jeff Welch on 7/23/18 8:00 AM

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Effective training is comprised of three core elements: presentation, application, and feedback.

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Tags: feedback, instructional techniques, job performance, public speaking skills, technology and training, facilitation, instructional design

How to Ensure a Repeat Course Continues to be Enjoyable

Posted by Beth Brashear on 7/16/18 8:00 AM

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As trainers, we all have that one course we teach repeatedly. You know the one I’m talking about. The course that brings about the little voice in your head that says, “If I have to teach this one more time!” We’ve all been there. I know I have! So, how do we ensure a repeat course continues to be enjoyable for us, the trainers?

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Tags: presentation and application methods, instructional techniques, instructional design, icebreakers, energizers

Top 5 Reasons to Run a Pilot Course

Posted by Lynne Koltookian on 7/9/18 8:00 AM

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Sometimes you might think that running a pilot for a newly designed course is like flossing your teeth. You are constantly reminded to do it, you know it’s very important, but you never seem to have the time to do it! I know, I know—I’ve been where you are. You have many tasks to accomplish in your job and very little time to do them all. You just finished Langevin’s Instructional Design for New Designers workshop and you come back to work and think, “I don’t have time to do all 12 steps of the instructional design process. Where can I take shortcuts?”

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Tags: instructional design, pilot course

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