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The Disconnect Between Training and Thinking

In the last few decades (since the 1990's) the timbre of training has taken a distinct turn away from thinking skills (such as Why? and What if?) and toward how-to skills. This has been precipitated by the rampant growth of eLearning, which is essentially self...

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Interview with Author: Kassy LaBorie

Kassy Laborie, Director, Virtual Training Services, Dale Carnegie What motivated you to write this book?  I have over 15 years of experience converting activities into the live online environment. I get new ideas all the time, every time I deliver an event. I didn't want to lose...

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$2500 in Scholarship Money available!

In honor of our 25th Anniversary, The Training Doctor is offering a $2500.00 scholarship to a working professional who is getting an advanced degree in workplace Training or OD. Please see our Philanthropy page for the application and qualification requirements. Deadline: July 1, 2016 Scholarship awarded: July 16,...

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Workplace Loner? You’re not alone!

More than half of Americans (52%) prefer working individually. Despite the trend toward more collaborative work teams, only a third (33%) of those surveyed voluntarily want to work that way. One-tenth (9%) prefer to work one-on-one with a supervisor or boss. Younger Americans believe that they will spend...

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If you'd like to view some of the concurrent sessions from the recent DevLearn Conference (October 2015) you can view them here, thanks to eLearning Guild.  ...

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At the World-Changing Ideas summit in 2014, Google's vice president, Alfred Spector, pointed to research showing that even average students can reach the top 2 percent of their class if they have a personal tutor to adjust lessons to individual learning needs. Source: Chief Learning Officer...

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Adults Learn Best Through Experiential Techniques

One of Malcolm Knowles basic premises is that adults learn best through experiential techniques.  In other words, hands-on, active engagement in the learning process produces better results. Sometimes this is not an easy thing to achieve; so much of today's work is knowledge-based- how does one teach...

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Online Learning Conference Coming Up!

Have you checked out the Flipped Classroom concept that Training Magazine is promoting for their upcoming Online Learning Conference (Oct 6 - 8)? Check it out - it has some great resources that you can check out even without being a registered participant for the...

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Quotable: Marcus Buckingham

We've studied the best team leaders, and they don't write performance reviews, they don't give feedback. I don't want feedback. I want attention. And the best team leaders seem to understand that what we really want is coaching attention. Don't give me feedback. Don't tell...

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