Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Five Must-Have Skills for Learning Professionals: An Update

The first post I wrote here was called Critical Skills Learning Professionals Need Now, back in October 2010. Since then, I’ve been on a quest to help people in the learning and development industry continuously learn new skills and stay current. Fueled by a personal quest to avoid professional stagnation and … 
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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Three Great Takeaways from ASTD 2012

When I registered for the ASTD International Conference & Expo 2012 over a month ago, I planned to write a recap post for two reasons: First, it’s a chance to share what I learned so people who couldn’t attend might learn something from my experience. And second, writing about what I learned...
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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Four Ways to Rethink Employee On-Boarding

Now more than ever, it’s critical for learning professionals to address the incredible costs of high employee turnover. The trends are well known: People are staying at jobs for less time than they use to. And that’s leading to extra costs, lost revenue, and generally, a tough environment for organizations to just stay afloat, much less thrive amidst this steady turnover and employee disengagement.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Save Training for Employees Who Truly Need It

Too often, organizations settle for one-size-fits-all training. They simply don’t have the time or money to create unique, customized programs for each learner. But the consequence is that they always seem to have a few people in each training session who really don’t need to be there.

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Conference Notes from #ASTD2012

In one week, I will be attending the ASTD International Conference & Expo in Denver, CO. I am looking forward to seeing old friends, meeting new ones, and learning a ton.

As I often do, I will take notes using Evernote to capture pictures with friends, cool ideas, images, and just plain-old fun stuff. And, as I have done in the past, I will share this note here so you can all enjoy.

If you have questions for me, or if you would like me to find out anything at the conference, send me a tweet and use the hashtag #astd2012.