Training Delivery

Trends in Professional Development – Self-Serve Learning

February 7, 2017

Humans are naturally curious creatures. When my kids were little it was such fun to watch them learn about their world. Give them a cardboard box, plastic spoons and nesting measuring cups and they would experiment endlessly. Somewhere along the line, many of us got our curiosity drilled out of us – probably due to […]

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Scavenger Hunts as an Easy and Cost-Effective Way to Build Teamwork

July 12, 2016

This post is brought to you by Strayboots, a company that provides customized mobile-enhanced scavenger hunts for corporate team-building events.  See below for full disclosure. When you were a kid, did you ever participate in a scavenger hunt at a birthday party? There’s nothing like the thrill of the hunt, trying to find obscure items […]

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How to Increase Your Training Impact through Business Simulations

September 14, 2015

This post is brought to you by Simulation Studios, specializing in creating business simulations and gamification solutions for leadership development, business acumen, and business silo reduction.  See below for full disclosure. Picture this: a group of promising young leaders is seated in their classroom, awaiting the arrival of their instructor. It’s the second week of […]

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Blueprints for Nine Essential Business Meetings

August 10, 2015

Let’s just put it right out there: pretty much everybody loves to hate business meetings. I’m on the record in support of meetings if they’re held for the right reasons and are run effectively. So, count me in the minority of people who think (some) meetings are OK. The problem is, we humans can muck […]

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Truths in HR, Employment and Training – HR Carnival

February 26, 2015

“Truth” is a funny word, because, c’mon – one person’s “truth” is another person’s delusion. That’s why I was intrigued when Dwane Lay of the Dovetail Software blog asked us to submit what we’ve learned to be true about the HR profession for this week’s Carnival of HR. I chose to focus on the training […]

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6 Truths about Training and Development

February 23, 2015

Helping people learn new things is super-fun. It isn’t always easy, but it’s always gratifying. For over two decades, I was a corporate trainer, conducting in-person learning programs and later, webinars, to a wide array of employees. I’ve facilitated programs in warehouses, stuffy conference rooms, outdoors, and with simultaneous translation to groups of non-English speakers. […]

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You Are Never too Old to Learn Something New: A Kirkpatrick Tribute

May 22, 2014

This morning I received a message from Donald Kirkpatrick’s LinkedIn account informing me that he passed away a few weeks ago. For those of you unfamiliar with Dr. Kirkpatrick, he created the Kirkpatrick model of training evaluation. For those of us in the training and development industry, his work set the stage for evaluating the […]

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HR Answers Articles on Interviewing, Training and Talent Development

March 6, 2014

Here’s the round-up of articles for my February HR Answers page. This month I highlighted two different interview formats: the panel interview (in which a group of interviewers interview a job candidate at one time) and group interviews (in which the employer interviews groups of people for the same job at one time.)   These […]

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11 Articles on Interviewing, Employee Onboarding and Leadership

February 20, 2014

Looking for some useful articles on interviewing, new employee onboarding and leadership? Check out last month’s articles on my HR Answers page – I was in the mood to write!   First, I did a set of articles on the ways that organizations and the hiring managers who work there can improve their hiring practices: […]

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4-Part Series on Effective Management Coaching

December 11, 2013

For the month of November, I tried something new with my HR Answers.com page – I wrote a series of articles that elaborated on an existing article in the Answers library called Essential Management Coaching Skills for the Best Results. The result is a series of articles on four key attributes of coaching: communication, relationship […]

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