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Blog Roundup: Employee Engagement

According to a report from the Harvard Business Review, 71 percent of business leaders believe that employee engagement is very important for the success of their companies. But only 24 percent of these same leaders said they felt like their employees were highly engaged. Employee engagement is mission critical for most organizations, so we’ve pulled […]

Five Ways To Drive Online Corporate Training Participation

Five Ways To Drive Online Corporate Training Participation

I’m often surprised at how slowly most corporate training is changing as compared with other areas inside the enterprise. The corporate training classroom looks the same as it did twenty years ago in many cases – with students sitting at desks and the trainer sharing their knowledge at the front of the room. I don’t […]

The Future of Training is Still Up to Managers

“The ability to gain access to knowledge 24/7 just as we need it is a terrific leap forward…Tools like Bloomfire will help” The Future of Training is Still Up to Managers

Tips and Tricks to Ensure Leadership Training Sticks

Billions of dollars are spent annually on 'leadership' training for employees. Employers not only need to focus on the 'training' aspect but the steps taken after said training to assist in helping their employees retain that knowledge while excelling in their leadership roles.    An individual cannot just sit through 'leadership' training and expect to automatically become […]

The Future of Training and Development is About Connecting People (Interview)

Carol Bond is the Senior Training Analyst for the specialty benefits division at Principal Financial Group.  She oversees the training and development of leaders and underwriters.  On occasion she also works with sales and service personnel.  Carol previously managed an eLearning team and has worked in training management and consulting for the past 17 years. […]

Use the “Keirsey Method” to Supercharge Your Training Program like a Performance Improvement Consultant (Interview)

Jay Orlin is currently consulting to corporations on performance improvement projects, especially curriculum design and development. He also offers workshops on team-building and building customer intimacy. In the past, he has managed training for Intel, Nortel, Tandem, Altera, and Philips Medical Systems. You can connect with him on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/in/jayorlin. Q. Thanks for joining […]

How Trainers Can Do Internal Marketing Like a Successful Sales & Marketing Pro (Interview)

Dan Hanssel is a Buffalo native and UB graduate. He has spent his marketing career in the telecommunications and IT industries. At GTE Airfone, Dan’s team grew sales from $37 Million to $226 Million in under 5 years. As VP Marketing and Sales at Utilicom Networks, he helped a start-up to raise a $100 Million […]

Effectively Teach via “Democratic Discussion” like a Professional Speaker from Boeing (Interview)

Loventrice Farrow works at Boeing as a HR communications specialist with over 20 years in HR and organizational development. She is a dissertation away from completing her PhD in Organizational Leadership. She can be reached via Linkedin and you can find out more about her experiences there. Q. Loventrice, with all the work you’re putting […]

Essential Resource for Workshop Instructors from an American Express Training Manager (Interview)

Remberto “Rem” Jimenez is Manager of Global Sales Training & Effectiveness in the Global Merchant Services organization at American Express. Primarily, Rem supports over 300 sales professionals in North America, and consults with sales enablement and learning professionals across the greater organization on topics ranging from sales skill development, sales and reporting tools and resources, […]

Sales Manager Explains: No ROI, No Buy-In

Barry Braunstein, the current Regional Sales Manager at A2E Technologies, is a leader in embedded systems design services. He has over 30 years of sales, sales management, and marketing management experience in technical sales to both OEM’s and end-users for both large and smaller (start-up) companies such as Intel, Tektronix, Mentor Graphics, Wind River, and Digital […]

Organizing Talent and Knowledge: A Trainer Shares Her Experience

Denise Cooper, President Coach HR LLC has worked Monsanto, Budget Rent A Car, The Gap Inc. and Integrys Energy Group (formally Peoples Gas Company in Chicago). She received her MBA from Washington University and in 2008 received her Business Coach Certification from North Carolina State University. Her article on the Hartman Value Profile was published […]

Common Ground Is the Only Thing To Stand On When Creating Training and Development Initiatives

Trishia Jandu is an independent Professional Learning & Development Consultant specializing in traditional and technical learning, as well as development solutions. Trishia has worked with a variety of clientele to conduct training business needs analysis, develop learning strategies, lead instructional design teams in the development of blended learning solutions, implement Learning and Content Management Systems, […]

Combating the Loss of Knowledge and Experience When an Employee Leaves

Kristie Swenson works with Seed & Crop Protection Products for WinField Solutions, a Land O’Lakes, Inc. company. Her job encourages her to partner with cooperative agronomists and producers in order to share agronomic insights and to ensure understanding of product placement and usage. Agricultural literacy and youth development are two of Kristie’s passions. Kristie can […]

Can New Technologies Help Us Solve the Never-ending Problem of Employee Turnover?

Jon Doctor is the Manager of Collaboration Services at DRW.  For the 7 years prior to arriving at DRW, he worked as a consultant to the F100 where he implemented knowledge management platforms for several silicon valley software companies.  Since arriving at DRW, he has worked extensively with senior management to encompass learning as part […]

Discoveries in Cognitive Science Can Impact the Way We Teach and Learn

Ghislain Van Hoorde works as a consultant at Philip Morris R&D Switzerland. Over the last 2 years, he has been providing support and training to the employees using the corporate Electronic Document Management System (Documentum-based technology). He can be reached via Linkedin, where you can learn about his experiences in Germany and England. Q. Based on […]

The Entire World Has Become Our Conference Room: Ways Technology Has Improved Performance and Productivity

Paul Smith has worked in the fields of Education and Workplace Learning & Performance for over 18 years. He has designed, implemented, evaluated, and delivered instruction to almost every age group, career level, and learning style. He has achieved professional success in the fields of sales, journalism, and education.  In addition, he has lead change […]

eLearning Consultant’s Trusty Guide to Using HTML in Web-Based Training (Interview)

Craig Weiss is the owner of E-Learn Info, which provides advisory services to eLearning vendors and individuals who are interested in eLearning solutions and services. He manages and is the author of the blog E-Learning 24/7, which many consider the leading business intelligence blog on eLearning. Starting in February 2011, he will be writing a […]

Veteran Trainer from McDonald’s U Describes The 2020 Workplace (Interview)

Dan Camp has been with McDonald’s for 22 years, starting as a crew person at 16 in Colorado, holding various management, supervisory and consulting positions, and most recently, leading a team running 21 company-owned restaurants in Las Vegas, including casino locations on the world-famous Las Vegas Strip. As a training manager at McDonald’s Hamburger University […]

IBM Manager Expands on His Informal Learning Management Report (Interview)

Sachin Gaur works at IBM as a Business & Technical Leadership Partner, part of the India HR organization, facilitating the identification and development of Business & Technical Leaders for the largest business unit of IBM India with more than 40,000 people. His key responsibilities also include succession planning, managing informal learning and placement of key […]

Star Trainer Recommends “Emotional Intelligence” and EQ for Effective Instruction (Interview)

Dr. Diane Hamilton is a professor and teaches bachelor-, master-, and doctoral-level courses for six online universities. She has a degree in Business Management and has more than 25 years of business- and management-related experience, specifically in the computer, software, pharmaceutical, corporate training, mortgage/lending, and real estate industries. She also writes, and her books cover […]

How to Train New Hires as Effectively as Time Warner Cable (Interview)

Kevin Davis is the Training Delivery Manager for Time Warner Cable Corporate Learning, Development, and Inclusion. He manages the delivery of new hire and recursive training for their U.S. and international enterprise-level call centers. His team’s goal is to effectively deliver complex technical information to call center agents, while providing consistency across a diverse learner […]

HP Training Manager: How to Turn Training Seen as “Cost” into Training Seen as “Investment” (Interview)

VS Girish Kumar is the Center Training Manager in Hewlett-Packard’s (HP) Training and Knowledge Management department. He is responsible for being a change catalyst by managing new hire on-boarding and training, managing content from knowledge transfer to business-as-usual, and developing a road-map for knowledge management towards maturity. You can contact Kumar directly via Linkedin. Q. […]

The Current State of Collaborative Learning, from Humana’s Learning Consultant (Interview)

John Bellotti is a Learning Consultant at Humana Insurance, responsible for designing curricula on Humana’s dental and individual lines of insurance. He has also designed for other products, and he currently focuses on supporting call centers from the analysis stage through to implementation and evaluation. Q. As a consultant in a training organization, I’m guessing […]

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Corporate Training and Development 101 from Marriott International’s Senior Director of Global Leadership Development

Tim Tobin is the Senior Director of Global Leadership Development at Marriott International. In this role, Tim is responsible for designing, implementing and evaluating Marriott’s global leadership development programs for Vice Presidents and above. He is also involved in succession planning for General Managers. Prior to joining Marriott, Tim built an award winning corporate university […]