Posts Tagged eLearning

Dear Abby for the workplace

There’s very good advice found in Alison Green’s ASK A MANAGER website and in her books. Alison’s been answering people’s work-related questions since 2007. She gets questions on topics like how to make your boss adore you, how to take criticism gracefully, what to do when your manager won’t manage, how to not suck at firing people, […]

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Finding the right authoring tool

There are many authoring tools in the marketplace above and beyond the three biggies: Storyline, Lectora, and Captivate. But how can you select a tool that is right for you? Read Kirstie Greany’s article: 7 Questions You Need to Ask When Choosing an Authoring Tool. Here’s the seven questions in a nutshell: Is it easy […]

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Alison Green has biases

Yes, we already posted about advice columnist, Alison Green; however, the biases she lists in her Ask a Manager website are worth their own post: “I believe the whole point of managing is to get things done. Everything else follows from there. I believe that employers and employees should just be straightforward with each other and not […]

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When not to invest in training

This is a good Ron Carucci article. He writes about when companies should invest in training their employees and when they shouldn’t. The first step is to understand whether the need is skills based or a knowledge deficit—which can be addressed with a well-designed training program. But if the problems are systemic, then the training […]

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Six ways to make learning stick

Redwood’s tagline is learning that sticks. So we thought we’d share Kirstie Greany’s interview with Learning Psychologist, Stella Collins: HOW TO MAKE BRAIN-FRIENDLY LEARNING THAT STICKS. Here are her six ways (and accompanying quotes): L is for linking. “It’s about warming up the right set of neurons so they’re ready to receive new information.” E […]

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The power of empathy

Harvard Medical School’s Dr. Helen Riess is an expert on the neuroscience of empathy, including developing online evidence-based online empathy training. She says, “We are all connected on a neurobiological level far more than we have previously realized. Consciously or not, we are in constant, natural resonance with one another’s feelings. When we are engaged […]

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17 eLearning Trends of 2019

We’re highlighting Asha Pandy’s eLearning Industry’s article about eLearning trends in 2019 for a reason. It’s well thought out and she has structured the trends into four groupings as follows: ONE: Trends That Help Learners Learn and Apply This Learning to Show Better Performance or Behavioral Change: Mobile Learning Digitalization of ILT (to Blended or Fully […]

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Get a government grant

We recently facilitated a webinar with RDP Associates’ Brian Cookson and Greta Bianchi on the topic of getting a government grant for training and development. They succinctly highlight the types of funding and grants that are available, including for hiring and training. Here are three things you need to know when making a decision to apply: You […]

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Stop making New Year’s resolutions

Welcome to 2019! Meg Salter, author of Mind Your Life: How Mindfulness Can Build Resilience and Reveal Your Extraordinary, recommends setting goals and intentions rather than New Years’ resolutions. Goals (tangible, objective outcomes that are to be achieved in the future) are your destination, while intentions (purpose or values that are in the present) describe your […]

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Speaking truth to leaders

When speaking uncomfortable truths to leaders, leadership, talent management and OD expert, Leslie Michener recommends the do’s and don’ts shown below. Leslie also delivers more insights and stories in this webinar, including the relationship between truth and power in the workplace, what to do before you speak your truth, and what to do when you speak your […]

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