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Why Your Corporate Communication Plan Should Be Tightly Linked To Your L&D Strategy

Developing a tightly executed corporate communication plan that is part of your L&D strategy is a smart way to build consistency of mission and message across your organization. But it can be a challenge to walk the walk across all your organizational groups. The benefits of that consistency are numerous, and while it might take a little extra time to build in a larger group of stakeholders into the communication process (that would be your L&D team), the lasting impact is that of your employees being armed with the right training that will help support your overall communication strategy.


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What is the Optimal Length of a Training Course? (Trick Question)

The length of a training course can actually have a huge impact on the success of a learning objective. If it’s too long, you can easily lose your audience. If it’s too short, you run the risk of not landing your message or even covering everything you need to teach. But the question many businesses are left asking is what is the right length for a training course?


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The Benefits Of A Culture Of Learning

From a business perspective, it’s critical to grow. That growth drives financial success, innovation, and helps organizations scale in ways that can deliver greater services and products to customers over time. But growth for growth’s sake is rarely a smart strategy. Growth supported by a culture of learning is what will help your company stay relevant over the years.


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The L&D Professional’s Secret Power as A Consultant

Learning and development professionals have a unique place within an organization’s structure. They are often tasked with the difficult objective of educating a technical or project-based workforce while not experiencing that environment first hand. That’s why they are so appropriately placed to act the role of the consultant, where they work with other professionals in their field to build and develop talents, knowledge bases, skills, and abilities for the overall success of the company and the individual.


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Is Your Corporate Training Putting Your Employees to Sleep?

Remember that when you are building a training session, you have control over many aspects of the learning environment. Test the waters and see what you can change to create a more engaging and interesting experience for your learners.


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L&D Pro Challenges: Managing Stakeholder Expectations

L&D pros are challenged with limited budgets, small teams, and an overall gap in demonstrating return on investment (ROI). To tackle these challenges, and others, L&D professionals must demonstrate business impact. Challenges can come from projects, people, process, and even just from learning to manage stakeholder expectations. Here are 3 specific L&D challenges that are often revealed in the attempt to make sure everyone involved is getting what they expect out of the L&D experience.


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L&D Pro Challenges: The Process

Challenges can come from projects, people, and especially process. Here are 3 specific L&D challenges born from the process that you may encounter frequently, and a few tips on how to overcome those challenges effectively.


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L&D Pro Challenges: The People

Continuing the conversation around common challenges L&D pros face, we’re exploring the topic of people and how they have a large impact on the success and ability of your learning and development programs. L&D pros are often challenged with limited budgets, small teams, and an overall gap in demonstrating return on investment (ROI). To tackle these challenges L&D must focus on and demonstrate business impact. When it comes to the people involved in L&D projects, that can be a real challenge.


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L&D Pro Challenges: The Project

Here are 5 challenges that L&D professionals face when it comes to delivering excellent training and development projects, and a few tips to help work through those challenges.


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Our Training Didn’t Solve the Problem. What Now?

Sometimes we as learning and development experts learn more from our own programs than the students we aim to educate. It happens. Sometimes the training that was developed simply didn’t solve the problem. There are a number of reasons why that might be the case, but often the issue at the root of the problem is that the real problem was more complex than originally thought.

A failure is more than a failure in cases like these, because they provide two valuable assets that companies did not have on the outset: feedback and information. Sometimes, knowing what doesn’t work will help you better identify what will. Here are 3 steps to take when you realize your training didn’t solve the problem you set out to solve.