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May 27, 2019

TrainingIndustry.com
Weekly Recap

2019 Top 20 Content Development and Watch List
2019 Top 20 Content Development and Watch List  
Training Industry announced its selections for the 2019 Top Training Companies™ lists for the Content Development sector of the learning and development market to better inform professionals about the best and most innovative providers of training services and technologies.

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This Week’s Articles and Resources

3 Questions for New Learning Leaders
3 Questions for New Learning Leaders
In the first 90 days, your new team, your peers and your boss all form their dominant beliefs about who you will be in your new role.
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Grab Your Boss’ Attention: 5 Tips for Communicating Up
Grab Your Boss’ Attention: 5 Tips for Communicating Up
Many of the challenges that employees face in their relationships with their boss are related to communication.
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Offshoring: Shoring Up the Distant Team
Offshoring: Shoring Up the Distant Team
Outsourcing partnerships should attempt to improve their communication, collaboration and teamwork. Two recent research studies show how.
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Communication Development Takes Action: Are You Ready to Have the Conversation?
Communication Development Takes Action: Are You Ready to Have the Conversation?
No one has perfect communication skills; some just keep trying, while others stay the same in their place of comfort over courage.
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A Survivor’s Guide to Staying Relevant, Even as Technology Revolutionizes Work
A Survivor’s Guide to Staying Relevant, Even as Technology Revolutionizes Work
We can try to outperform machines, or we can recognize that they are changing the way that work is done.
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The Employee Experience and the Future of Work
Webinar: The Employee Experience and the Future of Work
How can you create a compelling experience that meets the needs and expectations for all generations in the workforce?
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Webinar: How to Innovate and Implement Training Effectively
Webinar: How to Innovate and Implement Training Effectively
You’ve tried the “do more with less” approach. It’s time to start doing things differently.
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Webinar: Designing a Learning Ecosystem for the Modern Learner
Webinar: Designing a Learning Ecosystem for the Modern Learner
In today’s landscape, continuous learning is key to maintaining relevancy and a competitive advantage.
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This Week in Soft Skills Training

The Most Powerful Soft Skill in Your Toolbox Isn’t “Soft” at All
The Most Powerful Soft Skill in Your Toolbox Isn’t “Soft” at All
When leaders recognize accountability as a hard skill, they can wield its power to achieve a slew of top-line business goals.  

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It All Starts With Noticing: Mindfulness and Soft Skills
It All Starts With Noticing: Mindfulness and Soft Skills  
Foundational to leadership action is awareness of self, others and the surrounding environment.  
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3 Steps in Closing the Behavioral (Soft) Skills Gap
3 Steps in Closing the Behavioral (Soft) Skills Gap  
The term “soft skills” is commonly used, but it is more accurate to define these skills as behavioral skills that are no less important than “hard skills.”  

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Soft Skills: The Catalyst to Achieving Organization-wide Change
Soft Skills: The Catalyst to Achieving Organization-wide Change
Consistent application of crucial soft skills ensures the success of any new and promising practice.  
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Hard Data Makes the Case for Soft Skills
Hard Data Makes the Case for Soft Skills  
Employer emphasis is often on developing hard skills, but it’s critical not to discount the importance and marketability of soft skills.  

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In Sales, Soft Skills Drive Customer Experience
In Sales, Soft Skills Drive Customer Experience
There is a gap between what will positively drive your customer experience and your technology-driven sales enablement.  
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This Week in Leadership and Coaching

Empathy in Leadership: Creating a Culture of Understanding
Empathy in Leadership: Creating a Culture of Understanding
Empathy in the workplace can help increase both individual and team performance — and it starts with leadership.  

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The SOON Funnel: 4 Coaching Questions the Best Managers Ask
The SOON Funnel: 4 Coaching Questions the Best Managers Ask  
In response to the demands of the knowledge economy, workplace coaching is no longer about giving directions.  
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Leadership Training Is Provocation and Practice
Leadership Training Is Provocation and Practice
We need leadership training that is engaging — that moves, touches and inspires leaders.  

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Learning Does More than Provide Personal Fulfillment
Learning Does More than Provide Personal Fulfillment Adults were learning at work long before anyone had coined the term “organizational learning.”  
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This Week in E-Learning 

 

5 Ways Virtual Training Labs Enhance E-Learning
5 Ways Virtual Training Labs Enhance E-Learning
The old e-learning paradigm – developed years ago in the model of traditional classroom education – is not always effective or affordable.
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Product Demo: How to Make Safety Training More Engaging
Product Demo: How to Make Safety Training More Engaging   
E-learning is transforming the way organizations provide safety and compliance training to employees.   

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This Week in IT and Technical Training

How an Interactive, Beyond-the-box App Can Bridge the Gender Gap in STEM Careers
How an Interactive, Beyond-the-box App Can Bridge the Gender Gap in STEM Careers
In technology fields, finding enough qualified women to hire and promote is a challenge.  
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8 Reasons Why Virtual Training Software Is Booming
8 Reasons Why Virtual Training Software Is Booming 
Virtual training is leading the way in providing optimized educational experiences for 21st-century learners.   
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Product Demo: Virtual Labs, Before and After
Product Demo: Virtual Labs, Before and After
Virtual training labs are a great way to provide your learners with safe hands-on environments to learn and practice using your software.  
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Product Demo: Learning Data Science by Doing
Product Demo: Learning Data Science by Doing    
There is a huge data skills gap in the workplace, as demand far outpaces the supply of skilled labor. Rapidly upskill your workforce with a learn-by-doing approach.  
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This Week in Learning Technologies

Becoming an Effective Learner in the Age of Digital Evolution
Becoming an Effective Learner in the Age of Digital Evolution   
The first rule of modern learner-centric experiences is that learners must be accountable for their personal learning journey.  

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Product Demo: Personalized Learning Without the Headaches
Product Demo: Personalized Learning Without the Headaches  
AI is the future of education, but can you get the benefits without hiring an army of data scientists and researchers?
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This Week in Sales Training

Sales Organizations Are All Different, so Why Are They Investing in the Same Training?
Sales Organizations Are All Different, so Why Are They Investing in the Same Training?
The numbers for quota attainment, rep tenure and productivity are on a downward slide.  
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5 Ways Technology Can Optimize Sales Training
5 Ways Technology Can Optimize Sales Training
Here’s how you can leverage anywhere, anytime technology to improve the performance of your sales team.  
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This Week in Content Development

Using Immersive and Experiential Training – Successfully!
Using Immersive and Experiential Training – Successfully!
Immersive and experiential training can produce real, transferable results more rapidly than traditional training.  
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The 5 Reasons Learners Love Virtual Training (and Dislike In-person Training)
The 5 Reasons Learners Love Virtual Training (and Dislike In-person Training) 
The way your learners feel about different approaches can make a huge difference in attendance as well as learning.
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What You Can Gain From a Training Needs Analysis
What You Can Gain From a Training Needs Analysis
A training needs analysis will help you make sure that the right people are in the right sessions.  
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Training Myths That Won’t Go Away
Training Myths That Won’t Go Away  
Ensure that myths aren’t hindering your initiatives and that you’re realistic when designing your next learning program.
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Upcoming Professional Development

Practicums
CPTM Practicums
Dallas – June 3-5, 2019
Virtual – June 10-13, 2019
CPTM Certificates
Certificate Courses
Managing Learning Technologies
– June 25-26, 2019

Leading Leadership Development
– July 30-31, 2019
CPTM Master Classes
Master Classes
Internal Consulting – July 16, 2019
Strategic Planning – August 27, 2019

 

May 19, 2019

TrainingIndustry.com
Weekly Recap

One Month Until TICE!
One Month Until TICE!  
Don’t miss your opportunity to meet with over 400 learning and development (L&D) leaders June 17-19 in Raleigh, NC. Join your peers at the 2019 Training Industry Conference & Expo (TICE) to discuss your specific challenges and discover new, innovative ways to overcome them.

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This Week’s Articles and Resources

What Everyone Should Know About Storytelling
What Everyone Should Know About Storytelling
Build on your existing skills, and find an easy way to craft and tell a good business story.
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Low Employee Morale? Pull Back the Tarp and Examine the Junk Below
Low Employee Morale? Pull Back the Tarp and Examine the Junk Below
The term “low employee morale” is like a tarp thrown over a pile of trash in the backyard.
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Can You Teach Motivation?
Can You Teach Motivation?
Rarely do organizations deal with the most critical determinant of whether people apply new skills: motivation.
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Unclogging the Communication Channel
Unclogging the Communication Channel
Communication succeeds when people connect on ideas, information or feelings and then arrive at a shared understanding.
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The Employee Experience and the Future of Work
Webinar: The Employee Experience and the Future of Work
How can you create a compelling experience that meets the needs and expectations for all generations in the workforce?
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Webinar: Develop a Strategic Vision for Career Planning and Pathing
Webinar: Develop a Strategic Vision for Career Planning and Pathing
Learn the key elements that drive career pathing and what it means for your company.
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Webinar: How to Innovate and Implement Training Effectively
Webinar: How to Innovate and Implement Training Effectively
You’ve tried the “do more with less” approach. It’s time to start doing things differently.
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Webinar: Designing a Learning Ecosystem for the Modern Learner
Webinar: Designing a Learning Ecosystem for the Modern Learner
In today’s landscape, continuous learning is key to maintaining relevancy and a competitive advantage.
Register Now »

This Week in Soft Skills Training

In Defense of Conversation as a Hard Skill
In Defense of Conversation as a Hard Skill
Traditionally, communication has been considered a soft skill that doesn’t require formal training.  

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Why Soft Skills Are the Competitive Advantage of the 21st Century
Why Soft Skills Are the Competitive Advantage of the 21st Century  
Businesses and the leaders who run them are placing more value on soft skills for three reasons.  
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Why We Should Start Calling Soft Skills “Employability Skills”
Why We Should Start Calling Soft Skills “Employability Skills”
While soft skills are widely required by employers, they are inconsistently taught in schools, universities and workplaces.  

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There Is Nothing “Soft” About Developing Leadership Skills
There Is Nothing “Soft” About Developing Leadership Skills How much better your organization would be if key people routinely demonstrated leadership competency?  
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This Week in Leadership and Coaching

The Importance of Self-Awareness in Leadership
The Importance of Self-Awareness in Leadership
Effective leadership consists of a myriad of characteristics, strategies and skills. One trait proves universal: self-awareness.  

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The Answer Is No Answer: The Path to Becoming a Leader
The Answer Is No Answer: The Path to Becoming a Leader  
Purposeful leadership is based on the five essential commitments each leader must make.  
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How Senior Leaders Avoid Errors of Ignorance
How Senior Leaders Avoid Errors of Ignorance
Effective senior leaders generally approach important decisions with curiosity. They seek to know and understand more.  

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The Four Dimensions of Character Fitness and How They Grow Leadership Agility
The Four Dimensions of Character Fitness and How They Grow Leadership Agility These dimensions of character fitness enable human creativity, accomplishment and sustainability.  
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This Week in Compliance Training

Partnering with Employee Resource Groups
Partnering with Employee Resource Groups  
ERGs bring people together to create an inclusive workplace aligned with the organization’s mission and values.  
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Product Demo: How to Make Safety Training More Engaging
Product Demo: How to Make Safety Training More Engaging  
E-learning is transforming the way organizations provide safety and compliance training to employees.  
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This Week in IT and Technical Training

Product Demo: Virtual Labs, Before and After
Product Demo: Virtual Labs, Before and After
Virtual training labs are a great way to provide your learners with safe hands-on environments to learn and practice using your software.  
Register Now »
Product Demo: Learning Data Science by Doing
Product Demo: Learning Data Science by Doing    
There is a huge data skills gap in the workplace, as demand far outpaces the supply of skilled labor. Rapidly upskill your workforce with a learn-by-doing approach.  
Register Now »

This Week in Learning Technologies

Digital Assistants and the Future of Work
Digital Assistants and the Future of Work   
Digital assistants are doing more than making our personal lives a bit easier; they’re also transforming the way businesses operate across the globe.  

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Is Your Training Department Ready to Train a Remote, Tech-driven Workforce?
Is Your Training Department Ready to Train a Remote, Tech-driven Workforce?  
Embrace innovation while keeping your workforce and customers trained for new technological developments.
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Product Demo: Digital Learning 2.0
Product Demo: Digital Learning 2.0   
Learning should be something that’s part of the job, something that flows with – rather than interrupts – work.  

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Product Demo: Personalized Learning Without the Headaches
Product Demo: Personalized Learning Without the Headaches  
AI is the future of education, but can you get the benefits without hiring an army of data scientists and researchers?
Register Now »

This Week in Sales Training

Coaching Time Management: The Underrated Tool for Sales Leaders
Coaching Time Management: The Underrated Tool for Sales Leaders
Time management is a critical skill for sales reps to acquire, and who better to help than their sales managers?  
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Is Your Online Sales Training Designed for the Modern Learner?
Is Your Online Sales Training Designed for the Modern Learner?
When you’re thinking about training your sales employees, avoid focusing on one generation in particular and instead focus on the modern learner.  
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Upcoming Professional Development

Practicums
CPTM Practicums
Dallas – June 3-5, 2019
Virtual – June 10-13, 2019
CPTM Certificates
Certificate Courses
Managing Learning Technologies
– June 25-26, 2019

Leading Leadership Development
– July 30-31, 2019
CPTM Master Classes
Master Classes
Internal Consulting – July 16, 2019
Strategic Planning – August 27, 2019
Conferences and Events
Conferences and Events
Training Industry Conference and Expo – June 17-19, 2019
Pre-Conference Master Classes – June 17, 2019

 

MAY 5, 2019

TrainingIndustry.com
Monthly Recap

APRIL HIGHLIGHTS

Career Pathways in L&D: The Path to Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
Career Pathways in L&D: The Path to Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
Realizing the real business impact diversity and inclusion can have, many organizations now have CDOs on their executive teams.
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Training Consistency: A Learning Leader Challenge
Training Consistency: A Learning Leader Challenge
As the workforce continues to grow and change, the L&D function is challenged with providing learners with consistent and relevant training.
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How Branding and Marketing Can Transform Learning & Development
How Branding and Marketing Can Transform Learning & Development
By creating effective branding and internal marketing campaigns, you can give your L&D programs a professional look and feel while driving visibility and engagement.
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The Leadership Success Formula
The Leadership Success Formula
While success cannot ever be guaranteed, there are a combination of strategies that leaders can implement to increase their probability of success.
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E-Learning Engagement in the Automation Age
E-Learning Engagement in the Automation Age
If reskilling workers to meet the demands of a post-AI workplace relies on digital learning, we need to pinpoint why e-learning has such an engagement problem.
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Selling Your Ideas: Applying Sales Strategies to L&D
Selling Your Ideas: Applying Sales Strategies to L&D
Whether selling an idea to a stakeholder, determining root causes of problems or convincing others training is not the solution, we must be able to influence others.
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Think Beyond the Bubble Sheet to Tell Your Learning Story
Think Beyond the Bubble Sheet to Tell Your Learning Story
We should leverage the skills that ensure a positive classroom experience to tell the learning story to our stakeholders, sponsors, owners and leaders.
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Internal Bench Strength: Who’s Up Next to Bat?
Internal Bench Strength: Who’s Up Next to Bat?
Before succession planning can take root, prepare to address transparency, talent management strategy and professional development resources.
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Badges as Signifiers, Not Goals
Badges as Signifiers, Not Goals
By focusing on the badges and not the underlying competencies, you introduce an accidental toxicity into learning, encouraging learners to pursue badges, not skills.
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Stuck in the Middle With You: Using Your Influence to Make an Impact
Stuck in the Middle With You: Using Your Influence to Make an Impact
You have impact that goes up, down and laterally throughout your organization. What you do has a ripple effect. Use your influence to make an impact.
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This Week’s Articles and Resources

Career Pathways in L&D: All Roads (Can) Lead to Training Management
Career Pathways in L&D: All Roads (Can) Lead to Training Management
You are a critical part of a high-performing organization. Remember to continue your focus on professional development to maintain your skill set and value.
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Building Your Personal Brand as a Learning Leader
Building Your Personal Brand as a Learning Leader
What’s your brand? And are you in charge of its marketing – or do other people and influences dictate what it stands for?
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Career Pathways in L&D: 10 Steps to Becoming a Successful Freelance Training Consultant
Career Pathways in L&D: 10 Steps to Becoming a Successful Freelance Training Consultant
Whether you’re considering becoming a freelance training consultant or are taking your consulting career to new levels, this guide is for you.
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Skills Are the New Global Currency
Skills Are the New Global Currency
Skills – technological and “human” skills – are quickly becoming the new professional currency, a benchmark for managers and HR leaders.
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Experiential Training and Aikido: Generating Lasting Outcomes for Conflict Skills Training
Experiential Training and Aikido: Generating Lasting Outcomes for Conflict Skills Training
Three Aikido principles are taught and used throughout the world to de-escalate conflict and build stability, flexibility and presence.
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5 Mistakes You’re Making Before and During Your Annual Review
5 Mistakes You’re Making Before and During Your Annual Review
We invest so much time on others’ career development that we often neglect our own. Let’s change that. Make sure you’re setting yourself up for success.
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A Step-by-step Guide to Asking for a Larger Training Budget
A Step-by-step Guide to Asking for a Larger Training Budget
Your department has objectives, you need money in order to complete them – and so your executives have to decide whether those objectives are worth it.
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Learning & Development: Time to Stick or Twist?
Learning & Development: Time to Stick or Twist?
As a result of performance support technologies, digital transformation is becoming more accessible to L&D. Are we ready?
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Leading Your Learning Organization Like a Start-up: Lessons From an Entrepreneur
Leading Your Learning Organization Like a Start-up: Lessons From an Entrepreneur
There are a lot of similarities between building a business and building a high-impact learning organization.
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Career Pathways in L&D: The Accidental Trainer
Career Pathways in L&D: The Accidental Trainer
Deadra Welcome, CPLP, CPTM, is the founder and CEO of Concerning Learning, LLC; author of “Don’t Get Left Behind” and founder of the Extraordinary Learning Academy.
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Webinar: Supporting the Training Investment at Your Organization
Webinar: Supporting the Training Investment at Your Organization
The learning function is still seen by many as nice to have, but non-essential and the first to suffer cuts.
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Research Report: The Anatomy of the Modern Learning System
Research Report: The Anatomy of the Modern Learning System
Research consistently points to the importance of efficient, well-designed processes in building high-performing training organizations.
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Upcoming Professional Development

Practicums
CPTM Practicums
Virtual – May 20-23, 2019
Dallas – June 3-5, 2019
CPTM Certificates
Certificate Courses
Managing Learning Technologies
– June 25-26, 2019

Leading Leadership Development
– July 30-31, 2019
CPTM Master Classes
Master Classes
Internal Consulting – July 16, 2019
Strategic Planning – August 27, 2019
Conferences and Events
Conferences and Events
Training Industry Conference and Expo – June 17-19, 2019
Pre-Conference Master Classes – June 17, 2019

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