Dare to Compare

Training Magazine and Wilson Learning Worldwide recently completed a survey of 544 learning practitioners, surveying how well the respondents felt the L+D department was achieving its objectives, what modes of training delivery they felt were worthwhile, and whether they were considered a strategic partner of the business or not. The summary categorized L+D organizations as "Strategic," "Emerging," or "Lagging". Here are some of the interesting results:
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Which Type of Employee Training is Most Effective?

External academic or leadership development programs, experiential learning (such as games, exercises, simulation, role-play, case studies, etc.) and traditional classroom-based instructor-led training were cited as the most effective approaches for developing global leaders. Source: 6th annual Global Leadership Development Survey conducted by Training, AMA, and i4cp...

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Are Participant Training Materials “Necessary?”

We recently had a lively discussion with a group of trainers regarding this statement: Participant "materials" (workbooks, job aids, infographics, etc.) are "nice to haves" but people rarely use them back on the job. The group unanimously agreed that rarely do participants use these items on the job, and, more often than not, they are left behind "in the classroom." This lack of respect for training materials is quite detrimental to adult learning for a number of reasons:
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CLO’s Reasons for Outsourcing Training

Outsourcing some of your training functions such as instructional design (ahem) and delivery can help reduce the stress of creating and delivering content in an ever-changing environment. But don't take our word for it, here are some comments from CLO's Business Intelligence Board members, when...

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Training Tailored to Millennials? Really?

Here is an excerpt from a recent TrainingIndustry.com blog article which suggests ways to “empower Millennials to succeed” in the workplace. Our question: how is this specific to Millennials? This is simply a list of best-practices for quality training…. "The millennial generation is focused on people...

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