Tag: training

Accepting Praise

Praise /prāz/: The expression of approval or admiration for someone or something. Ongoing performance feedback are buzz words associated with today’s workplace.  Gone for many companies are the one time a year performance feedback sessions where an entire year’s worth of work, metrics, and development are clumped into one massive feedback talk with 1-5 rating… Read more »

Contradictory Communication

Recently, I was driving a rental car to the suburbs north of Atlanta.  While I had an idea of where I was going, I decided to use my phone’s GPS to help guide me. En route, I realized that I needed to go to another location first so I entered new GPS information. I exited… Read more »

Understanding Adult Learning Theory Basics in the Workplace

In a previous three-part blog, we focused on in-person learning options, online learning options, and unique learning options.  We have also focused on understanding the different styles of adult learners.  To dig deeper, we are going to look at some adult learning theory basics to help understand how employees learn and what they need from… Read more »

Springtime Learning Opportunities

In our last blog, I discussed passion and how it is key in workplace learning.  To take professional learning driven by one’s passion to another level, we will look at some training options available Spring/Summer 2017 for your employees.  The in-person learning opportunities are located throughout northern and central Illinois while the online learning options… Read more »

Resources to help employees in need

I had the privilege of attending a people in need forum hosted in my county.  During the sessions, I heard courageous stories from people who have overcome personal challenges to lead successful lives. One of the biggest struggles many of them faced was not knowing where to turn to start. As I sat there, I… Read more »

My Top 5 Most Impactful Learning Experiences of 2016

Since I talk a lot about finding learning experiences for your organizations, I wanted to share a few of my most impactful learning experiences in 2016.  Each of these experiences helped me add to my professional and personal repertoire of skills and provided action items I was compelled to start using immediately.  And they did… Read more »

A Peek at 2017 Learning and Development

With many businesses well into their 2017 planning, it is important for business leaders to understand the current arena of learning and development and how it impacts their business’ bottom-line, morale, and culture.  Here are 4 key trends for organizational learning and development as we head into 2017. Need for effective leadership training is at… Read more »

Prep Time: Key to Maximum Training Impact

One of the biggest challenges organizations face with offering training programs is whether or not employees are retaining and using what they learned to increase their participation in the workplace.  This could be through increased productivity, better communications with their team, or improved strategic planning.  While the use of targeted metrics to measure goals has… Read more »

What is Your Learning Style?

Are there certain learning opportunities that make you more excited than others?  Does the term webinar cause you to shut down your computer because you cannot be involved in another one-sided topic discussion?  Or does the term podcast immediately conjure up the need to view a PowerPoint presentation?  All of us have our preferences in… Read more »