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Corporate Learning: Make It Social

Think about the two or three most meaningful learning experiences of your career. What did you learn? Where did you learn these lessons or skills, and from whom? How did you come to realize that these would be among the most important learning experiences of your professional life? Chances are high that your top workplace […]

The Five Characteristics of Successful Employee Onboarding

I recently read that 33 percent of new hires look for a new job within their first six months. This may speak to a more transient workforce, but there clearly are other factors at play here. Why would someone new to a job almost immediately seek another new job? The answer, I believe, lies in […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fortune 1000 (Covance) Training Manager: How Web 2.0 Can Rescue Lumbering Organizations (Interview)

Jesse Theiler is a Senior Manager of Technical Training for Covance, Inc. where he leads a global team of technical training professionals.  In addition, he is a Six Sigma Green Belt, an ASTD member, a DDI certified facilitator, a formal mentor and an amateur triathlete. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Sociology from […]

Gary Wise of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital on Formal vs. Informal Learning and More

Gary Wise is a learning and performance improvement professional with a rich background in learning strategy development—integrator of holistic learning design methodology—and a passionate yet prudent advocate in application of Web & Learning 2.0 learning technology. With 30 years of formal background in training and performance consulting that drives emphasis on building measurable, sustainable performance […]

Top 10 Nuggets of Knowledge from DevLearn 2009

  1. “The word social is overused” Andrew McAfee – Executives think of Woodstock and free love. If you’re trying to be innovative within your organization, tread lightly on the word social and underscore other words like collaborative, engagement, productivity, transparency, and communication. 3. “mLearning is not about courses, it’s about content” Clark Quinn – A common misconception about […]