It’s Not About ‘Learning’…It’s About Business Accountability!

Business leaders place Learning practitioners under tremendous pressure to demonstrate that their learning efforts and initiatives are worth the budget they allocate to it. This is probably one of the biggest challenges facing those involved with any aspect of workplace learning. There are many reasons why learning practitioners are unable to connect their efforts with... Continue Reading →

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‘Snake Oil’ From the Bully Pulpit

Recently, a well-respected workplace learning peer posted an interesting and conversation-inducing discussion about dealing with a 'snake oil' person within your personal learning network (PLN). Personally, I found this blog post very insightful. I respect the message the post is attempting to communicate but a thought crossed my mind, "How prevalent is the issue of... Continue Reading →

Training Magazine’s Online Learning Conference 2014

UPCOMING CONFERENCES 2014 Training Magazine's Online Learning Conference 2014 Chicago Sept 21-22, 2014 Venue: McCormick Place South Room: S103D Training efforts are often viewed by management as a line expense for a specific period. Rarely is any type of training activity considered an investment apart from specific tangible elements. eLearning initiatives, however, are considered investments... Continue Reading →

Slaying the “Elephant” in the Training Room

Did you notice the real elephant in the room at these conferences? No? it is safe to say that many of the speakers we encounter at every conference simply rehash the ‘same old’ and well-worn thought process. Speakers do this hoping participants won’t notice that their work is, in reality, useless. So...what is your responsibility? Discover the answer in this blog post.

Time to Get Real About Workplace Learning!

(Originally published on ASTD Links March 4th, 2014 http://bit.ly/1gIJFJL) After circulating the conference circuit in the past few months, we’ve been dismayed to see that many learning professionals believe learning’s role can, and possibly should, remain disconnected to from business reality. By no means do we want to minimize some of the worthy learning integration... Continue Reading →

Get on the RADAR! Gaining Buy-in for E/M-Learning

The challenge for many workplace learning professionals is their ability, or more the inability, to get their leadership to recognize the importance and relevance of significant learning initiatives. If you are frustrated not gaining the attention you believe your initiatives deserve you are not alone. Through this tip, you will get on, what I refer... Continue Reading →

5 Quick Steps to Strategically Map Workplace Learning

This is the first of a series of "Quick Steps" that will empower learning professionals to align with their management's and organizational expectations for training and e-learning. So, please keep coming back to read the next "Quick Steps" in upcoming blogs. Many learning professionals believe business and strategic concepts are complicated. Let me share a... Continue Reading →

Identifying Learning Opportunities Through Financial Analysis

(Article initially published through ASTD Links Newsletter January 2013) Underlying every business concern is a fundamental question all leaders ask, “What do we need to do better?” Ultimately, corporate survival depends on how well they can answer this question. At first glance this appears as a non-threatening question but it is a challenge to answer... Continue Reading →

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