Simulations and Scenarios: Realistic, Effective, and Engaging Learning Success examines how organizations use simulations and scenario-based learning in their talent development programs. TD professionals can use the information in this report to benchmark their organizations practices against those of their peers, guiding how they incorporate technology-based simulations, nontechnology-based simulations, and scenario-based learning into their work.The report also provides insights from subject matter experts.
For talent development, this is no different.The fields of artificial intelligence and talent development have been on a collision course for decades, and their convergence has already occurred. On the horizon, AI-powered innovations are transforming the workplace and the role of the talent development professional, affecting recruiting to training to compensation.
E-Learning: The Evolving Landscape examines organizations use of e-learning, comparing the practices of high-performing organizations and other organizations. It covers factors that influence organizations use of e-learning and barriers to using it effectively.
Why is that and what can be done to change this thinking?For years, managers convinced executives that soft skills could not be measured and that the value of these programs should be taken on faith. Executives no longer buy that argument but demand the same financial impact and accountability from these functions as they do from all other areas of the organization.In Proving the Value of Soft Skills, measurement and evaluation experts Patti Phillips, Jack Phillips, and Rebecca Ray contend that efforts can and should be made to demonstrate the effect of soft...
Taking shortcuts will lead to unproductive and likely costly outcomes. When I was a talent development manager at a public accounting firm, I administered the most disastrous learning event of my career.
Evolving Technology for Human PerformanceATDs 2020 Trends in Learning Technology collects insights about the latest emerging tech and trends that are transforming the talent development profession from top experts. No matter your role in talent development or the makeup of your organization, it is critical to regularly review new technologies and trends and evaluate if and how they fit into your organization.
Talent development executives have sought for years to deliver content that is relevant, accessible, business-aligned, and personalized for every learner. Aided by its cognitive computing engine, Watson, IBM has introduced a cloud-based learning portal it describes as a digital learning ecosystem that opens a new era in talent development.
For your sales enablement practice, you want to improve your sales productivity (your sales forces ability to generate profitable revenue) . Achieving this goal first requires a strong foundation of the concepts of sales enablement and sales effectiveness.
If youve been directing your organizations talent development effort during the last few years, you might think youre on a journey without a map. There are few published resources to guide you in a challenge that many experts promise will only become more urgent, and necessary, in the coming years.
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington (Catholic Charities D.C. ) operates 58 programs in 36 locations throughout Washington, D.C. , and Maryland. To create more opportunities to better support workforce training capacity, Catholic Charities D.C. created a mini-conference with adult education workshops and networking opportunities.
In Upskilling and Reskilling: Turning Disruption and Change Into New Capabilitiesthe latest research report by the Association for Talent Development (ATD)results show that just over a third of organizations provide both upskilling and reskilling. The report defines upskilling as training designed to augment existing skills with new or significantly enhanced knowledge or skills to enable individuals to continue and succeed in the same profession or field of work.
Dont fear lost knowledge through employee departuresbuild a foundation of knowledge management to realize business goals. It has happened before, and it will happen again.
Improve both the effectiveness and efficiency of your workforce with lean learning. Surprisingly, these themes are common across most industries surveyed, and theres a good reason for that: Talent development deals with people, and in the realm of human behavior, the constant is the people, not the type of industry within which the people work.
Take an insiders look at UPS Integrad, an innovative training initiative created by the companys learning organization to develop aspiring operators of its ubiquitous delivery trucks. UPS Integrad is at the heart of an intensive campaign within UPS to recruit, train, and retain qualified individuals as drivers of its package cars, and to provide a framework for career advancement within the company.
Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center is one of the largest private medical centers in Louisiana. The private, nonprofit, 800-bed hospital in Baton Rouge serves approximately 45,000 inpatients and 350,000 outpatients annually.The hospital has used external sourcing to fill many of its senior-level leadership positions, as this approach can bring in leaders from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives.
Learning transfer is the true measure of a programs effectiveness. Training is a success if the trainees achieve the expected levels of performance.
To build the kind of rapid learning cultures that thrive in times of transformation, organizations are experimenting with microlearningdelivering short, focused learning experiences throughout an employees day, week, and career.
Established in 1890, Emerson Electric is a manufacturing company that provides engineering services and solutions, including factory automation equipment, to clients worldwide. In 2014, the Emerson Learning Center team and Terrence Donahue, corporate director of learning at Emerson, saw an opportunity to transform the Leading at Emerson program to place more focus on how employees could apply the course content in their jobs.
One of the things I have learned from my study of learning science research is that using intuition to select the best learning solutions frequently fails. And in many cases, what they like is the opposite of what works best, which Ill explain later in the article).
A few people have recently asked me if I would tackle the issue of making learning easy and fun. He has things to do and not enough time to do them.