After the effort and expense of setting up and coordinating a workforce development event, with the time away from the job, the expense of the instructor, (and don’t forget the expected coffee/donuts and lunch!), what happens next? Was the training worth it? Actually, as many organizational leaders know, it is often difficult to show concrete… Continue reading When Workforce Development Doesn’t Work…
Creative Training Techniques Engaging a class full of adults might seem like a daunting task but making the classroom an active place helps students use skills in the job. Active learning techniques are more effective than the long-standing tradition of simply listening to lectures, perhaps taking notes, and occasionally asking a question or two. Once… Continue reading Active Learning-10 Ideas to Keep Students Conscious During Training
The Biggest Secret to Making Training Work Congratulations! Students have walked out of an impactful and engaging training class, having given top marks to the instructor on smile sheets. Now you have arrived at one of the most crucial points in performance , the point at which you can make a terrific impact on the… Continue reading The Biggest Secret to Making Training Work
Three Ways to Quickly Improve Your Presentation Skills with Feedback You already know that great presentation skills are linked to career advancement, increased credibility and ability to influence your organization. Yet most people do not arrive in this world with well-developed presentation skills. This post will help you get better at presenting, fast. And… Continue reading Do You Want to Raise Your Expertise as an Instructor?
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I do think eLearning can be a good tool as part of an organizational learning strategy: it can save costs of travel for far-flung employees, and the cost can be very low if you have creative and somewhat tech savvy Subject Matter Experts to pull them together. Your company can even purchase ready-made classes by… Continue reading Can eLearning Be Effective As a Corporate Learning Strategy?
A typical asset in a company, such as a freezer unit, vehicle, inventory system, or computer gets regular attention. It is purchased, set up, tested, and evaluated. It is put on a maintenance schedule and may get additional repairs, upgrades, and assessments. People must be seen as assets as well. If they are not performing… Continue reading People Are Assets-Choose Them Wisely
Although soft-skills training courses often get a bad rap in organizations, we also know that, in many companies, it is the soft skills that can make or break a career. Soft skills cause some employees to stand out either negatively or positively. Effective communication, resolving conflicts and the ability to foster creativity and cooperation are… Continue reading Measuring the Effects of Soft Skills Training
Splashing Out Critical Training-Can it Work? When organizations need to change worker’s behavior quickly, they often drag everyone into the room for “mandatory training” for a long slide presentation and urgent messages about the needs of the business. This approach to training means that we are “telling” people what to do, but not teaching… Continue reading Splashing Out Critical Training:Can it Work?
Meet Donna. She becomes impatient and critical when paired with an instructor and lately shows nervousness and anxiety when her new supervisor comes by to discuss even more procedural changes. Her performance in the newer inventory system is tentative and error-ridden. She has been observed following the “old way” of working that was changed a… Continue reading When Learners Don’t Want to Learn
Contact Katy Caselli today for a free training consultation to audit your Learning and Development results and receive helpful advice to make visible improvements in the effectiveness of your organization’s training! Telephone: 919 564 6855 (0830-5:00 Eastern Standard Time) email: KCaselli@BuildingGiants.com
New employees are in a particularly interesting position. They want to prove themselves, look confident, and share their expertise. But for new hires, often, the team and leader are busy. They may attend an orientation class, and then be left reading standard operating procedures with no one to show them around or answer their questions.… Continue reading The Needs of The Newly Hired