Category Archives for "Training"

How to Plan Effective Training

Planning For Training Planning for training takes more than pulling information together. Having conversations with constituents will ensure the training is effective. Does your company have a need for internal training? Perhaps on a new procedure, product or software? Regardless of the topic, planning for training is not just about pulling the content together.  Planning […]

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Turning Subject Matter Experts into Expert Trainers

3 Tips for Selecting Trainers It takes more than being a SME (subject matter expert) to be a great trainer. Having information down cold is an important attribute of a good trainer, but it’s just the beginning.  Trainers with “the edge” are continuously reading the room, engaging participants, managing time, and checking for knowledge transfer. […]

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Needs Assessments for Learning & Development

It’s prime time to be conducting needs assessments to plan meaningful learning & organizational development initiatives for the coming year. Here are three tips for crafting thoughtful questions that will get to the heart of what you need to know. 1. Inquire at all levels Use surveys, focus groups and interviews to seek information from […]

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Presenting vs. Training

The best trainers certainly have excellent presentation skills. However, presenting is just one element of effective training.  Simply put, training is the transfer of knowledge.  But how do you know if the transfer of knowledge occurred?  Using both types of knowledge checks, embedded and post check, ensures that learners are following you along the way, and […]

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New Employee Orientation and Onboarding | What’s the difference?

New Hire Onboarding and Orientation ~  Sometimes these words are used interchangeably, but they are distinctly different. This article explains the difference, and the benefits of each. Definitions New Hire Orientation is a training event that may take anywhere from two hours to multiple days.  It is typically a classroom experience where new hires meet people […]

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