Category: Insights

The occasional insight into learning and development and whatever sparks our fancy.

Seeking Alternatives to Training

Are you sure you need that training course? Here are some questions to ponder to make sure you’re giving the organization the appropriate solution.

Time To Develop Learning Programs

Anyone who has been tasked with building a training program has struggled with the question of “how long will this take?” I’m delighted to share my conversation with Robyn Defelice who has been studying this question. My conversation with her digs in to the value of these numbers and what they say (or don’t say) about the quality of training.

Give it a listen (or read the transcript below) and then share your thoughts on this conversation or Robyn’s article in TD.

Gus Curran and Rachel Gathagu on organizational learning strategies in NGOs

Organizational Learning Strategies

We’re lucky to have gotten to know the fine people at Humentum over the last few years. Today, we are excited to share a conversation that Brian had with Gus Curran and Rachel Gathagu from Humentum about organizational learning. There are some great observations about how to approach and measure organizational learning initiatives.

We’d love to hear about your experiences with organizational learning in the comments.

Melissa Marshall on technical presentations

Technical Presentations

If you follow TED talks on instructional design, you likely have watched or heard Melissa Marshall’s TED talk “Talk Nerdy to Me.” During her compelling

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Training Measurement Demystified

Happy new year and welcome to 2021!!!

How do you measure the success of your training programs? Yeah, that is a pretty complicated question for many learning professionals. However, we all know that it is critical to our programs that we show how and why they are working. The big gaps seem to be the mystery around how exactly we get that information.

We’re excited to begin 2021 with Brian talking to David Vance and Peggy Parskey from the Center for Talent Reporting and authors of Measurement Demystified, Creating Your L&D Measurement, Analytics and Reporting Strategy to find out more about how to measure training programs.

Can Curiosity be Taught? with Bethany Kline

Can Curiosity Be Taught?

Facilitating and training people, young or adult, to be curious is important, but is it really an outcome that can be trained and measured? Bethany Kline talks about her approach to scaling innovation across an organization by training learners to be more curious.

How to engage learners with Cara North

How to Engage Learners

When it comes to engaging learners, finding the magical formula can seem like catching a mythical creature. In theory, it is absolutely attainable, however, in practice, unexpected obstacles abound. Cara North shares her approach to unlocking these obstacles.

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