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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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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

3 Common Challenges Training Managers Must Overcome

Posted by Steve Flanagan on 11/26/18 8:00 AM

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In today’s demanding and fast-paced professional environment, the role of a training manager is certainly not getting any easier. Training managers must be able to balance sparse training resources with the priorities and needs of the organization.

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Topics: managing training, job performance

How to Choose the Correct Training Strategy

Posted by Lynne Koltookian on 11/19/18 8:00 AM

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Do you remember the Indiana Jones movie, The Last Crusade? There’s a scene towards the end of the film where a knight tells one of the main characters to carefully choose a gold chalice from a collection of chalices. If the man chooses the right chalice, he’ll be granted eternal life when he drinks from it. If he chooses the wrong chalice, he dies! Luckily, our choices in the training profession are not life or death decisions. However, our decisions about choosing the right training strategy to fit our training needs can mean the difference between success and failure. If you are a training manager, this is important.

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Topics: managing training, training strategy

How to Market Your Training

Posted by Marsha Weisleder on 11/12/18 8:00 AM

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Do you know anyone who works in advertising? Typically, you’ll find really creative individuals who come up with catchy commercials and ads. The amazing thing is that we, as trainers, have a lot in common with them. You see, we both want to reach an audience, convey a message, and ultimately change behavior. While they want you to run out and buy their product, we want our learners to use their new skills back on the job.

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Topics: marketing training, managing training

Path to Becoming a Training Manager

Posted by Langevin Team on 11/5/18 5:36 PM

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Training managers typically come into the instructional world following one of two paths. In one case, a person advances within the training department, perhaps acting as a subject-matter expert, then a training analyst, then a trainer, then an instructional designer and, finally, with a broad background in training skills, the trainer moves into the training manager position. On the second path, a person with a track record for effective management, possibly with no training background, becomes the training department manager or director. Both paths have their own challenges.

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Topics: managing training

4 Factors to Consider When Selecting a Vendor

Posted by Jeff Welch on 10/1/18 8:00 AM

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A vendor is described as an individual or company who offers a product or service for a cost. Organizations often partner with vendors to achieve a strategic goal or to obtain a product or service that is not available internally.

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Topics: managing training, project management

Who is Responsible for Ensuring Training Success?

Posted by Lynne Koltookian on 9/17/18 8:00 AM

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When I deliver Langevin workshops, I often share with clients that it takes a triple play at an organization to ensure training success. What do I mean by this? For training to be successful, every organization needs three groups of people working together to ensure positive results. The three groups responsible for ensuring training success are: managers, training professionals, and employees. Each one of these groups has specific responsibilities to ensure training works for everyone.

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Topics: managing training, make your training stick

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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Topics: managing training, managing change

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