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How to Involve Managers in Learning Programs

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We all know that manager involvement in learning makes a difference, which is why managers are often seen as central to solving learning transfer problems. What the research doesn’t tell us is how managers feel about being involved.
Training and education do not have the power to fundamentally change behaviors and culture. While they are important components in driving the recognition that change must occur, and the skills needed to make the change, they are not the drivers of change.

In Defense of Conversation as a Hard Skill

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How an organization approaches conversation skills can have a significant impact on its company culture and bottom line. At the end of the day (or fiscal year), conversations are at the heart of everything we do. Conversations determine what happens.

Partnering with Employee Resource Groups

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ERGs often help drive engagement, talent development and business performance; provide development opportunities, peer mentoring and networking; and work within corporate partnerships that extend companies’ reach for recruitment and diversity.

Playing Hard Ball With Soft Skills

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Many employers underestimate the importance of soft skills, so how do L&D professionals gain buy-in from leaders and employees to play hard ball with soft skills?