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How to Excel as a New Training Manager

Posted by Marsha Weisleder on 4/18/16 4:00 AM

So, you’ve been promoted to the position of training manager. Clearly someone has seen the spark of leadership in you. How exciting! Although leadership is difficult to define, I’ve seen many interpretations. These are some of my favorites:

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4 Tips for Dealing with Organizational Politics

Posted by Langevin Team on 2/15/16 3:00 AM

Training managers, you’ve probably noticed training is not immune to organizational politics. Not sure if you’re dealing with politics? Consider some of the following situations. Does most of your upper management believe everything needs to be delivered through e-learning? Are they good at supporting training in words but not in actions? Is training considered an afterthought in major organizational initiatives? Is your team expected to provide training to an entire group when only a few individuals truly require it?

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10 Tips for Instructor Preparation

Posted by Marsha Weisleder on 11/9/15 3:00 AM

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It’s 3:00 pm on a Friday and the training manager calls you to his/her office with the news…we need you to teach this new course on Monday. What? Well, the good news is you have the weekend to prepare but the bad news is you have the weekend to prepare! Can you relate? Talk about NOT being set up for success. Unfortunately, this is a reality in many corporations and certainly not ideal.

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Does Your Organization Support Training Success?

Posted by Lynne Koltookian on 2/18/15 3:00 AM

I often ask my workshop participants, “What three groups of people must work together for training to be successful?” They always know the answer – managers, trainers, and employees. In this blog I will talk about how managers can either help training succeed or lead to its downfall. In future blogs I will look at how trainers and employees can contribute to training success in your organization.

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Tags: managing training, evaluation

How to Decide Whether to Fix a Course or Scrap it

Posted by Steve Flanagan on 9/22/14 4:00 AM

My wife and I recently gave up city living and bought a farm. Fourteen acres of grapes, a big farm house and a huge barn, all in a beautiful country setting. We knew it was going to be an adjustment in our life style, but we really had no idea how much. The grape vines need a bit of work after some years of harsh winter weather and unfriendly bugs. We had to make some decisions about some of our varieties; do we prune, tie, fertilize, and nurture these plants back to health or do we pull them up and replant?

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5 Tips for Handling the “Problem” Instructor

Posted by Paul Sitter on 2/17/14 3:00 AM

As a training manager, have you ever had an instructor who didn’t “cut the mustard?” Maybe the instructor’s evaluations were a bit lower than other instructors, or you heard a critical comment from some of the participants or from a manager? What to do, what to do? You want to be fair to your employee, and if s/he is also an instructor who has subject-matter expertise in some of the offerings in your syllabus, you know they will be hard to replace.

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