Are Millennials and Technology the New PB&J?

By Michelle Eggleston

Peanut butter and jelly are notorious counterparts that complement each other beautifully when layered between two slices of bread. Can you have one without the other?

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The Need For A New Approach to Measuring Training’s Impact

By Kaliym Islam

Industry leaders appear to be divided about the correct way to address the need for training professionals to communicate the business impact of learning to the larger organization.

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Certification Design Frameworks

By Tracey M. Flynn

The design of a certification program’s requirements is usually based on our frame of reference from the industry in which we are most familiar or on our education experience.

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Targeting Your Influence Part 3

By Don Brown

A healthcare manager-practitioner participating in one of my live sessions laid a challenge down last week, “What is my return for taking the time to target and map the core of my team? What can I expect to get back and what’s in it for my organization?”

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What Makes a Great Training Organization?

By Doug Harward

As a training manager, we all seek to understand what we can do or implement, that would transform and revolutionize how training impacts the business. There is no shortage of ideas coming from training consultants, corporate executives and college professors telling us what we should do. Plus, there are lots of awards programs giving credit to training organizations for exceptional performance.

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Salespeople, Coaching and Gamification

By Ken Taylor

We have completed three related research pieces over the last year and a half, focusing on sustaining the impact of the sizable investment that corporations make in sales training.

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When Trainee Tracking Leads to Negative Results

By Amy Duvernet

Research findings published in academic journals can be complex and hard to access. Trust me, I struggled with my fair share of those articles in graduate school, and know firsthand how daunting they can be to interpret. My goal with this and future blog posts, is identifying relevant training research and boiling down the results, and providing actionable recommendations.

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The Millennial Invasion

By Michelle Eggleston

The millennial generation is 80 million-strong and is set to make up 50 percent of the workforce by 2020. This is the largest generation to infiltrate the workplace since the baby boomers.

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Let the Change Initiative Speak

By Dr. Andrea Shapiro

We all know that change is inevitable. Whether it is parchment scrolls replacing clay tablets or tablet computers replacing desktops, new technologies are certain to displace the old reliable favorites. Nonetheless, from our own experience—as well as from research—we know that most change initiatives in companies fail (see From Vicious to Virtuous Cycles). In an organization, it is almost certain that many employees will ignore the latest initiative and some employees will even push back against it. After all, it is more likely than not for the initiative to be gone before too long. This implies that many needed, technically appropriate change initiatives, which could strengthen a company’s future, simply fall by the wayside.

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Gamification At The Curriculum Level

By John Carlos Lozano

Are your gamification efforts focused solely at the course level? You may be missing opportunities to guide and engage learners.

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