This is where you’ll find the Training Industry weekly newsletters from the past few weeks.

September 2, 2019

TrainingIndustry.com
Monthly Recap

The Business of Learning, Episode 20: Social Learning and Content Curation
The Business of Learning, Episode 20: Social Learning and Content Curation
Social learning creates an issue of control and curation. How can you balance the benefits of social learning with the need to have content appropriately vetted and curated?

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Managing Learning Technologies
Managing Learning Technologies
This certificate course will help you gain the knowledge and expertise you need to use learning technologies effectively, including how to select, purchase, implement, maintain and retire learning technologies to improve the business impact of your training organization.

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2019 Top 20 Training Delivery Companies and Watch List
2019 Top 20 Training Delivery Companies and Watch List
Training Industry announced its selections for the 2019 Top Training Companies™ lists for the training delivery sector of the learning and development market.

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AUGUST HIGHLIGHTS

Securing an Internal Champion: A Learning Leader Challenge
Securing an Internal Champion: A Learning Leader Challenge
Internal champions can help learning leaders gain the executive support and buy-in they need to deliver learning initiatives that drive change.
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Effective Executive Leadership Training in a Dynamic Business Environment
Effective Executive Leadership Training in a Dynamic Business Environment  
Reaching the top of an organization doesn’t necessarily mean someone is prepared and skilled for the job.
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Fostering Trust in a Virtual Workplace
Fostering Trust in a Virtual Workplace
Trust is even more important for virtual relationships than it is for colleagues in a face-to-face environment.
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Creating Deep Cultural Change Through Inclusive Training
Creating Deep Cultural Change Through Inclusive Training  
You can help ease tensions and encourage trust and psychological safety between the genders.
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Sustainability in Training Design and Delivery
Sustainability in Training Design and Delivery
While organizations focus on sustainability, it is not always something that we strive for in learning and development, but we should.
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How L&D Leaders Can Improve the Employee Experience
How L&D Leaders Can Improve the Employee Experience  
Understand the motivations of your workers to ensure that employees embrace and fully engage in development opportunities.
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Millennial Professionals Are Demanding Co-learning. Here’s What They Want
Millennial Professionals Are Demanding Co-learning. Here’s What They Want
Savvy organizations are budgeting for co-learning that combines expert knowledge and peer-to-peer mentoring across companies.
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The Emotional Intelligence Traits Sales Representatives Need
The Emotional Intelligence Traits Sales Representatives Need  
It’s no longer enough to be a transactional sales representative. Sales professionals must have strong emotional intelligence.
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This Week’s Articles and Resources

How L&D Leaders Can Support and Enable Culture Change
How L&D Leaders Can Support and Enable Culture Change
Think of culture change as a set of dials that need to work in harmony to find the right balance.
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Meeting the Demand for New Skills in the Workplace With Skills Mapping
Meeting the Demand for New Skills in the Workplace With Skills Mapping  
How do you go from the skills your organization has now to the skills it will need down the road? How do you know what those skills are?
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Partnering on Performance Management: 3 Elements to Engage Employees
Partnering on Performance Management: 3 Elements to Engage Employees
Here are three pieces of performance management to help it become a partnership and engage those you lead.
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4 Training Tips to Successfully Launch Complex New Software Products
4 Training Tips to Successfully Launch Complex New Software Products
The cloud is the great enabler, and when it comes to complex software training, companies can use it to overcome distance, time, cost and technical limitations.
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Webinar: Today’s Top Leaders’ Superpower
Webinar: Today’s Top Leaders’ Superpower
Given record unemployment, organizations are struggling to attract and retain top talent. But there’s one strategy that accomplishes this goal and much more.
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Webinar: Rethinking Design Thinking to Drive Creativity and Innovation
Webinar: Rethinking Design Thinking to Drive Creativity and Innovation
For organizations looking to future-proof and define themselves as leaders in the experience economy, innovation is the key to reinvention.
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Webinar: Skills Development in Financial Services
Webinar: Skills Development in Financial Services
Preparing the workforce for the future will enable financial services organizations to drive performance, growth and innovation.
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TICE Virtual Conference: Developing an L&D Blueprint
TICE Virtual Conference: Developing an L&D Blueprint
Discover the various factors to consider when developing an L&D plan for your organization in this free half-day event.
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Webinar: 9 Characteristics of Top Employee Training Programs
Webinar: 9 Characteristics of Top Employee Training Programs
Build the nine predictive elements of a top program into your development strategy, and create a program that will help solve your unique challenges.
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What’s Your Organization’s Digital Learning Type?
Webinar: What’s Your Organization’s Digital Learning Type?
The five digital learning types describe how your organization likely operates and the associated growth culture strengths and cautions related to each type.
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Product Demo: Just-in-time Training With Microlearning
Product Demo: Just-in-time Training With Microlearning
High-impact, video-rich microlearning can help employees retain and develop competencies to drive real business results.
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Address the Skills Gap Challenge With Micro-credentialing
Webinar: Address the Skills Gap Challenge With Micro-credentialing
Learn how micro-credentialing supports ongoing professional development and personalized learning pathways.
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This Week in Leadership and Coaching

3 Critical Skills to Teach in Leadership Training
3 Critical Skills to Teach in Leadership Training
Leadership training is not just nice to have; it’s fundamental to sustained business performance.

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Nudging the Stats on Employee Engagement
Nudging the Stats on Employee Engagement
There is a direct correlation between effective management training and employee engagement, culture and the bottom line.
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How to Handle the Tasks No One Wants to Do
How to Handle the Tasks No One Wants to Do
As a leader, it falls to you to determine who on your team does each job. How do you handle the tasks no one wants to do?

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Webinar: Retain Your Top Talent by Strengthening Your High-potential Programs
Webinar: Retain Your Top Talent by Strengthening Your High-potential Programs
Only 7% of Fortune 500 executives believe their organizations can retain high-potential employees (HiPos).
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This Week in Content Development

How to Deliver Stronger Training Outcomes: A Blended Learning Approach
How to Deliver Stronger Training Outcomes: A Blended Learning Approach
Learning delivery models should be in line with learners’ needs and avoid the assumption that just because a methodology is a buzzword, it actually works.  
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Training Delivery Trends That Impact Instructor Development
Training Delivery Trends That Impact Instructor Development  
Training delivery has grown into dynamic, agile learning methods. These changes mean that instructors are now students on a journey to prepare for the future.
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3 Tips for Successful Learning Content Creation
3 Tips for Successful Learning Content Creation
To make an enjoyable, engaging and useful course, you must first think through the e-learning content creation and identify the information you are missing.  
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Modern Training Delivery Methods for Maximum Content Retention
Modern Training Delivery Methods for Maximum Content Retention  
Moving training online is only the first step to content modernization. Organizations must also make e-learning more dynamic, engaging and comprehensive.
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This Week in Sales Training

Beware These 10 Sales Training Mistakes
Beware These 10 Sales Training Mistakes
A haphazard approach to onboarding, training and coaching — as well as common mistakes in these areas — can torpedo sales effectiveness.
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Webinar: Virtual Sales Training Done Right
Webinar: Virtual Sales Training Done Right
Virtualize your training workshops successfully with fresh instructional design, cohort learning, virtual group sessions and other key engagement techniques.
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This Week in Learning Technologies

The Power of a Holistic, Integrated HCM/LMS Solution
Wearable Devices in L&D: 4 Benefits to Consider   
From fitness trackers to smart glasses to head-mounted displays, the wearable technology industry (part of the Internet of Things) has boomed in recent years.  

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VRifying Your Training: Creating High-impact VR Training Programs in a Flash
VRifying Your Training: Creating High-impact VR Training Programs in a Flash  
Innovations in learning technology are turning heads and broadening ideas of what’s possible.
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Leveraging Intelligent Assistants for Just-in-time Learning
Leveraging Intelligent Assistants for Just-in-time Learning   
Intelligent assistants are transforming the learning process by efficiently onboarding new employees and integrating just-in-time learning.  

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Is Video the Swiss Army Knife of Training?
Is Video the Swiss Army Knife of Training?  
Videos should not be your only method of training delivery — but they should definitely be part of your learning mix.
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Product Demo: Spreadsheetpalooza vs. Training Management Platform
Product Demo: Spreadsheetpalooza vs. Training Management Platform   
Managing training can be an acrobatic administrative task. At a certain point, the critical mass of chaos merits changing the tools you use.  

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Engage Your Learner on the Elevator
Engage Your Learner on the Elevator  
For content to have a chance at success, it needs to be deliverable to end users in the time it takes them to use an elevator, from waiting for it to arrive to leaving it.
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Webinar: Artificial Intelligence for Business Leaders
Webinar: Artificial Intelligence for Business Leaders   
After this webinar, you’ll understand the basic concepts of AI and how they can help you make more data-driven decisions.  

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Webinar: How to Harness the Power of Social, Data and Networks
Webinar: How to Harness the Power of Social, Data and Networks  
Connected learning is a game-changer. It’s a holistic, joined-up approach that is more aligned with learning as an organic, human activity.
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Upcoming Professional Development

Practicums
CPTM Practicums
Virtual – September 16-19, 2019
Los Angeles -October 21-23, 2019
CPTM Certificates
Certificate Courses
Managing Learning Technologies – Sept. 10-11, 2019
Leading Leadership Development – Oct. 2-3, 2019
CPTM Master Classes
Master Classes
Strategic Planning – August 27, 2019
Internal Consulting – September 24, 2019

August 25, 2019

TrainingIndustry.com
Weekly Recap

The State of the Sales Training Market
The State of the Sales Training Market
This report contains both a snapshot of sales training practices as well as company profiles of Training Industry’s 2019 Top 20 Sales Training Companies. It will help you identify the best providers and meet your organizations’ learning needs.

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This Week’s Articles and Resources

Outsourcing Training Delivery: A Strategic Approach for the Modern Learning Organization
Outsourcing Training Delivery: A Strategic Approach for the Modern Learning Organization
The continuous need to upskill the workforce requires L&D to be agile and ready to enable learning in a variety of ways.
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15 Performance Questions L&D Should Ask Before Delivering Training
15 Performance Questions L&D Should Ask Before Delivering Training
We must align L&D to business and learner needs, which means ensuring that there is a clear line of sight between L&D and organizational performance.
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Great Stories (and Organizations) Have Form and Purpose
Great Stories (and Organizations) Have Form and Purpose
Successful companies don’t simply deliver goods and services. They put on a performance that has a purpose and tells a story.
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Don’t Forget to Pencil in Self-care
Don’t Forget to Pencil in Self-care
It was not long ago that the topic of “self-care” was considered selfish, indulgent and wasteful. But self-care is vital to our productivity.
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Managing Employee Development: Today’s Top Leaders’ Superpower
Webinar: Today’s Top Leaders’ Superpower
Given record unemployment, organizations are struggling to attract and retain top talent. But there’s one strategy that accomplishes this goal and much more.
Register Now »
Webinar: Rethinking Design Thinking to Drive Creativity and Innovationt
Webinar: Rethinking Design Thinking to Drive Creativity and Innovation
For organizations looking to future-proof and define themselves as leaders in the experience economy, innovation is the key to reinvention.
Register Now »
TICE Virtual Conference: Developing an L&D Blueprint
TICE Virtual Conference: Developing an L&D Blueprint
A crucial aspect of the role of learning leaders is the ability to develop an L&D plan that builds employee capabilities while fostering a positive culture.
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Webinar: 9 Characteristics of Top Employee Training Programs
Webinar: 9 Characteristics of Top Employee Training Programs
Employee training is not effective in a one-size-fits-all approach. Organizations have unique challenges that they must address for their program to be successful.
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Webinar: Raising the Bar With Smart Software Training That Scales
Webinar: Raising the Bar With Smart Software Training That Scales
Learn how to use virtual training labs to quickly and cost-efficiently scale, while achieving high learner satisfaction.
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Webinar: What’s Your Organization’s Digital Learning Type?
Webinar: What’s Your Organization’s Digital Learning Type?
Intentionally becoming aware of your organization’s digital learning type will help you better align across functions and execute for best results.
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This Week in Leadership and Coaching

5 Strategies to Build Mental Preparedness to Lead Change
5 Strategies to Build Mental Preparedness to Lead Change
Leadership is not a job. It is a mindset of keeping an eagle eye on what is happening around you and seeing every moment as a strategic opportunity.

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Leverage Power Moves to Rise Into Leadership and Bring Others Along
Leverage Power Moves to Rise Into Leadership and Bring Others Along
To reach actual parity in senior leadership, your talent development strategy needs to consider the obstacles women face.
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Leaders Influencing Leaders: 10 Tips for Presenting to Executive Audiences
Leaders Influencing Leaders: 10 Tips for Presenting to Executive Audiences
Leaders seeking to influence senior executives often focus on what they want from those executives without thinking about what the executives need from them.

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Women’s Access to Leadership Development: A Tale of Two Experiences
Women’s Access to Leadership Development: A Tale of Two Experiences
Learn how leadership training opportunities differ by gender and how learning and development can help close the gender gap.
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Webinar: Why Leaders Need to Be Consistent and Flexible
Webinar: Why Leaders Need to Be Consistent and Flexible Learn how leaders can be more effective in their attempts to influence by integrating four competencies.
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Webinar: Retain Your Top Talent by Strengthening Your High-potential Programs
Webinar: Retain Your Top Talent by Strengthening Your High-potential Programs
Only 7% of Fortune 500 executives believe their organizations can retain high-potential employees (HiPos).
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This Week in Learning Technologies

The Power of a Holistic, Integrated HCM/LMS Solution
The Power of a Holistic, Integrated HCM/LMS Solution   
Outdated, siloed systems make it nearly impossible to align talent development with individual performance or broader business objectives.  

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Why Won’t Organizations Commit to Workplace Learning?
Why Won’t Organizations Commit to Workplace Learning?  
Providing only a course player and a library of content doesn’t address the real issue of organizational learning.
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Webinar: 5 Ways to Drive Culture and Improve Engagement by Maximizing Your LMS
Webinar: 5 Ways to Drive Culture and Improve Engagement by Maximizing Your LMS   
There’s so much more to an LMS than ticking boxes to prove that staff are trained and competent.  

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Product Demo: Simplify Video for Corporate Learning
Product Demo: Simplify Video for Corporate Learning  
Video is a unique beast. Simplify video management, sharing, recording, live-streaming and search.
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Product Demo: Spreadsheetpalooza vs. Training Management Platform
Product Demo: Spreadsheetpalooza vs. Training Management Platform   
Managing training can be an acrobatic administrative task. At a certain point, the critical mass of chaos merits changing the tools you use.  

Register Now »
Webinar: How to Harness the Power of Social, Data and Networks
Webinar: How to Harness the Power of Social, Data and Networks  
Connected learning is a game-changer. It’s a holistic, joined-up approach that is more aligned with learning as an organic, human activity.
Register Now »

This Week in Content Development

Stick the Landing: Avoid These 7 Training Delivery Fails
Stick the Landing: Avoid These 7 Training Delivery Fails
A well-written learning and development (L&D) plan is great, but execution and delivery is everything — and it’s where many training programs fail.  
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U.S. Workers Want to Upskill, and Businesses Need Them to. So, What’s the Problem?
U.S. Workers Want to Upskill, and Businesses Need Them to. So, What’s the Problem?  
Connect the optimized delivery of new digital platforms with managerial coaching and on-the-job learning.
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The Case for Blended Learning: A Cost/Benefit Analysis of Optimal Training Delivery
The Case for Blended Learning: A Cost/Benefit Analysis of Optimal Training Delivery
When it comes to delivering a cost-effective, results-driven program, blended learning is the answer in almost any situation.  
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How to Develop Learner-first Training Strategies and Goals
How to Develop Learner-first Training Strategies and Goals  
A learner-first approach supports and enhances learners’ potential through fundamental content choices, teaching approaches and the design of the LMS.
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5 Ways Employee Training Games Improve Learning and Development ROI
5 Ways Employee Training Games Improve Learning and Development ROI
If you’re going to spend all that time and money on creating great training programs, it’s imperative that you make the training stick.  
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The Business of Learning Episode 10: What Do Learners Want?
The Business of Learning Episode 10: What Do Learners Want?  
Find out what learners want, why we should care, and how to deliver engaging and effective training accordingly.
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This Week in E-Learning 

 

Making E-Learning Accessible
Making E-Learning Accessible
With nearly 4% of all workers having a disability, it is important to design content that is accessible for everyone, including those with impairments.
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Implementing a Microlearning Strategy Is Easier Than You Think
Implementing a Microlearning Strategy Is Easier Than You Think   
With the rapid pace of change — in team size and structure and in workplace technology — learning needs to be scalable and efficient.

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The Business of Learning Episode Three: Preconceptions of 70-20-10
The Business of Learning Episode Three: Preconceptions of 70-20-10
The 70-20-10 model for learning and development is frequently used within the training profession, but how accurate is it for modern learning?
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Product Demo: Just-in-time Training With Microlearning
Product Demo: Just-in-time Training With Microlearning   
High-impact, video-rich microlearning can help employees retain and develop competencies to drive real business results.

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This Week in Sales Training

The Emotional Intelligence Traits Sales Representatives Need
The Emotional Intelligence Traits Sales Representatives Need
It’s no longer enough to be a transactional sales representative. Sales professionals must have strong emotional intelligence.
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The Psychology of Decision-making: How Sales Professionals Earn Buyers’ Respect
The Psychology of Decision-making: How Sales Professionals Earn Buyers’ Respect
Without finding their footing in the group of decision-makers, sales professionals can’t ask incisive questions that reveal the customer’s needs.
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Upcoming Professional Development

Practicums
CPTM Practicums
Virtual – September 16-19, 2019
Los Angeles -October 21-23, 2019
CPTM Certificates
Certificate Courses
Managing Learning Technologies – Sept. 10-11, 2019
Leading Leadership Development – Oct. 2-3, 2019
CPTM Master Classes
Master Classes
Strategic Planning – August 27, 2019
Internal Consulting – September 24, 2019

July 21, 2019

TrainingIndustry.com
Weekly Recap

Training Industry Magazine: New Edition Available Now
Training Industry Magazine: New Edition Available Now  
The July/August 2019 issue of Training Industry Magazine examines how to effectively leverage learning analytics to prove the value of training.

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This Week’s Articles and Resources

Training Is a Passport, not a One-way Ticket
Training Is a Passport, not a One-way Ticket
From developing sales skills to cultivating a more holistic view of diverse teams and individuals, there was much for learning leaders to take away from TICE 2019.
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12 Data-backed Ways to Increase Productivity
12 Data-backed Ways to Increase Productivity
When you’re productive, you’re not working harder. As trite as it sounds, you’re working smarter. You’re working more efficiently.
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How Invincible Is Your Organization When a Recession Hits?
How Invincible Is Your Organization When a Recession Hits?
Rather than fall into damage-control mode in the midst of a downturn, it’s critical to strengthen your business today to be in a better position if and when it happens.
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Webinar: How the Workforce Learns in 2019
Webinar: How the Workforce Learns in 2019
The shift from relying on L&D to self-directed learning has left many organizations wondering about the role of L&D in a worker-driven world.
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This Week in Measurement and Analytics

 

The Most Important Audience for Training Evaluation? It’s Not Who You Think
The Most Important Audience for Training Evaluation? It’s Not Who You Think
The learner’s manager has the greatest impact on whether learning is used and applied on the job.  
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5 Considerations to Keep in Mind When Measuring Training ROI
5 Considerations to Keep in Mind When Measuring Training ROI
It’s important to measure both results and expenses in order to justify future training budgets.  
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Benchmark Data: A Crucial Success Factor for Measuring L&D Effectiveness
Benchmark Data: A Crucial Success Factor for Measuring L&D Effectiveness
Benchmarks establish a performance standard, which helps L&D professionals assess the quality of their training programs.  
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The Anatomy of the Modern Learning System
The Anatomy of the Modern Learning System
This report explores how processes should align in a complex modern learning organization faced with pressures to improve performance and control costs.  
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This Week in Leadership and Coaching

Closing the Gap: Technology’s Role in Sales Coaching and Management
Closing the Gap: Technology’s Role in Sales Coaching and Management
Sales managers need the tools and resources to coach their sales teams to success.

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3 Techniques Leaders Can Use to Create Accountability
3 Techniques Leaders Can Use to Create Accountability
Leadership requires accountability, both in yourself and the people for whom you are responsible.
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7 Tips for a Phenomenal Leadership Team Retreat
7 Tips for a Phenomenal Leadership Team Retreat
With all the time, energy and resources involved in hosting a retreat, it’s important to plan one that will have lasting impact.

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 How Group Coaching Helps Organizations Grow
How Group Coaching Helps Organizations Grow
Organizations might consider group coaching as part of a wider change initiative or to sustain learning after a training program.
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How a Man Who Didn’t Think He Was up to the Job Helped Put Man on the Moon
How a Man Who Didn’t Think He Was up to the Job Helped Put Man on the Moon
James Webb’s decisions as NASA administrator were innovative and effective.

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Skates, a Puck and a Strong Shot of Leadership
Skates, a Puck and a Strong Shot of Leadership
Here are seven organizational leadership lessons learned this season from watching the St. Louis Blues.
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This Week in Learning Technologies

Product Demo: Looking Ahead to the New Learning Landscape
Product Demo: Looking Ahead to the New Learning Landscape   
Organizations are challenged with better serving today’s learners, outperforming the competition and leading their market in learning innovation.  

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Product Demo: Build Your People, Not Your Processes
Product Demo: Build Your People, Not Your Processes  
Create highly personalized learning and training environments with authoring tools, complex compliance management, and integrated learning analytics.
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This Week in E-Learning 

 

How to Boost Onboarding Using an LMS
How to Boost Onboarding Using an LMS
You can turn the onboarding journey into a more fun and efficient process with the help of e-learning and a learning management system.
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Product Demo: Just-in-time Training With Microlearning
Product Demo: Just-in-time Training With Microlearning   
High-impact, video-rich microlearning can help employees retain and develop competencies to drive real business results.

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Upcoming Professional Development

Practicums
CPTM Practicums
Virtual – August 5-8, 2019
Chicago – August 19-21, 2019
CPTM Certificates
Certificate Courses
Leading Leadership Development – July 30-31, 2019
Managing Learning Technologies – Sept. 10-11, 2019
CPTM Master Classes
Master Classes
Strategic Planning – August 27, 2019
Internal Consulting – September 24, 2019
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