Why Nonprofits Should Prioritize Development Plans

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 development plans? Development plans are customized learning and action paths that help employees improve their skillsets and achieve goals specific to the individual, as well as the organization. … Read More

Why Your Nonprofit Should Invest in a Learning Platform

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

Millennials are 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 Millennials, also known … Read More

How You Can Support Self-Directed Learners

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 self-directing their learning than partaking in formal training and development programs. Although organizations should be thrilled that their employees are becoming more self-directed learners, self-procured learning content can … Read More

Strategic Content Delivery

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

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

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

Combating Implicit Biases Through Competency Insights

You have looked over your team’s latest performance metrics, which reveals your top and lowest performers. What makes your top performers so successful? We often receive responses like: they are a hard worker, they are easy to work with, or they come from a strong background. Are these observations accurate depictions of their behavior? In contrast, why are your lowest … Read More

Filling the Content Gap

Imagine yourself in the shoes of a frustrated sales leader. You’ve just finished reviewing your team’s results from the latest quarter, and with a hefty sigh, you acknowledge that they are underperforming. This is disheartening, considering that in the last year, you have invested a lot of time, money and effort into developing what you thought was a comprehensive training … Read More

A Shift Towards Social and Collaborative Learning

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It is exciting to see that some organizations are realizing the potential of using social and collaborative strategies for the development of their employees. For example, course completion increased 85% on a Harvard Business School online education initiative when it introduced social learning. By implementing social and collaborative learning strategies into training and development programs,  forward-thinking organizations are fostering communities … Read More