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What Does “Learner-Centric” Really Mean in 2018?

Learning and development is a very dynamic space in corporate America. But like so many other industries, there’s a lot of buzzwords that are thrown around rather carelessly at times. One of those key words in the L&D space has been around for quite some time, and that is “learner-centric”. What does this mean now, in the dynamic learning and technology space we’re working within? Here are a few thoughts that will help bring this abstract concept to life.


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Best Practices For Rolling Out Corporate Wellness Initiatives

Employee wellness is something that many employers are focusing their efforts on these days. Everyone knows that healthier employees are happier and overall more productive. But bringing wellness into your corporate culture can be a challenge. It takes strategic initiatives and thoughtful culture change to really invest in the wellness of your team. If you’re wondering how you can successfully implement a company wellness program for your employees, our recent client success story is a great example.


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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.