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Don’t try to smooth over discrimination

We just recorded one of our best received webinars with diversity and inclusion expert, Maureen Brown. While she covered a variety of items, one of the most counter-intuitive ideas she talked about was how taking a smooth it over approach to discrimination might make it worse. The aggrieved person may acquiesce, but deep inside they are […]

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Micro-learning: not just about video

Micro-learning is short, focused training that should take the learner no more than 2 to 5 minutes to review. And it’s not just about video. Here’s eLearning Industry’s round-up of 15 types of micro-learning divided into three themes: read, view, learn. Read the full article for more details about the below: READ: infographics, interactive infographics, PDFs, […]

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Jane Bozarth on career development for L&D

I just posted about Jane Bozarth’s wonderful Nuts and Bolt blog.  Here’s a vimeo gem from seven years ago where Jane provides insights around career development for learning and development practitioners. A good quote from the video: “I think that folks in the field are really going to need to learn community building skills, interaction skills. They […]

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Jane Bozarth is awesome!

We love author, eLearning guru, and director of research for The eLearning Guild, Jane Bozarth. It’s hard to choose just one item from her Nuts and Bolts blog, so we’re linking you to all of them and letting you decide. You won’t be disappointed.

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What’s in a business case?

A solid business case is essential to showing why your proposed solution is a good investment to decision-makers. A business case should include: An executive summary An introduction and context around why you are proposing the solution—what is opportunity? The overall goal and SMART objectives (specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, time-bound) How the solution will benefit […]

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Cognitive bias and faulty judgement

Wikipedia defines cognitive bias as “a systematic pattern of deviation from norm or rationality in judgment. Individuals create their own ‘subjective social reality’ from their perception of the input.” Visual Capitalist’s Jeff Desjardins writes about cognitive bias and how an individual can make faulty judgements because of: Information processing shortcuts The limited processing ability of […]

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Ideas that change the world

Every so often someone impresses you with their ability to think outside the box and come up with an innovation that changes the world in some way. Stanford bioengineer, Manu Prakash did just that. He created a paper-based centrifuge that can spin biological samples fast enough to help diagnose infections like malaria and HIV. It’s […]

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How to talk about the things you don’t want to talk about

Our January webinar had leading negotiation and conflict resolution expert, Peter Hiddema, share insights on how to have constructive conversations about difficult things. Topics covered were: How to not assume the worst about people’s motives – without being a fool How to manage strong emotions, including yours How to flip the switch on deadlocked arguments How […]

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