2019 Learning Trends – Our Take

Learning Trends - Development Strategy

As we start the new year, we take the time to reflect on the learning industry, and how we can best support organizations in their training and development initiatives. Currently, we see a wave of 2019 learning trends and predictions taking over popular industry sites. We notice that many of these articles are mentioning learning trends that realistically, are only … Read More

Why Your Current LMS is Failing You

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Organizations often invest in learning management systems (LMS), that they later find aren’t quite what they had expected. Unfortunately, LMS platforms aren’t always what they are made out to be on a company’s website or in a demo. It can be really frustrating to find that the investment you made in an LMS isn’t meeting your organization’s needs or goals. … Read More

What To Look For In Your Next Training and Development Partnership

Training and Development Platform

When evaluating what training and development platform to implement in your organization, it is important to think about what kind of people you want to work with. New clients often tell us about the past frustrations they have had implementing training and development platforms. They tell us about their difficulties communicating with the developers and the lack of support after … Read More

Why Nonprofits Should Prioritize Employee Development Plans

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Employee development plans aren’t just important in the for-profit sector. Although they are less common in the nonprofit sector, nonprofit organizations and their employees can greatly benefit from implementing development plans. What are Employee Development Plans? Employee development plans are customized learning and action paths that help employees improve their skillsets and achieve goals specific to the individual, as well … Read More

Why Your Nonprofit Should Invest in a Learning Platform

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If nonprofit organizations don’t provide employees, volunteers, and members with the training and development opportunities they need, their missions will struggle. Below, we explain how nonprofit organizations can utilize a learning platform to transcend geographic boundaries, increase alignment, and track compliance, all while lowering the bottom line. Often, training and development opportunities are minimal at nonprofit organizations. In fact, only … Read More

Millennial Expectations Are Driving Better Learning Experiences

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The millennial generation is expected to make up approximately half of the global workforce by 2020, according to PWC. Naturally, millennials are becoming dominant influencers in the workforce. It’s necessary for organizations to understand millennial values and expectations at work, and perhaps more importantly, how this influences their approach to corporate training strategies. Millennial Values and Expectations at Work The … Read More

How You Can Support Self-Directed Learning

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Today’s hyperconnected and tech-savvy workforce is turning to sites like Google and YouTube more than ever to drive their learning on the job. Studies show that personnel spend a lot more time with self-directed learning than partaking in formal training and development programs. Although organizations should be thrilled that their employees are becoming more self-directed learners, self-directed learning content can … Read More

Strategic Training Content Delivery

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Your organization might have killer training content, but it holds little value if it is not delivered in an engaging way. To get your employees on board, you must first prioritize accessibility and convenience of your training program. From there, you can excite learners by implementing interactive elements, captivating visuals, and competitive elements. When planning your next training and development … Read More

The Value of Having a Culture of Continuous Learning

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Today, employees are demanding more frequent and readily accessible development opportunities. In fact, 76% of millennials say that professional development opportunities are one of the most important elements of company culture. Organizations neglecting these requests are seeing higher turnover rates and lower engagement and performance rates. Positive organizations on the other hand, are responding by enabling continuous learning resources, helping … Read More

Personalized Learning – One Size Doesn’t Fit All

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It is obvious that no two employees on a team are exactly alike. They have different learning styles, skillsets, responsibilities, and ways of thinking. Such diversity is a key element to a high performing team. If this is understood, why are training programs being developed to be “one size fits all”? Organizations should be fostering diversity by supporting individual differences. … Read More