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Culture Shock Demystified

By Daniel Harbecke Culture shock is a really uncomfortable, nervous feeling.  Here we have someone from another part of the world, and something is going wrong in terms of understanding and we don’t know how to fix it.  We start … Continue reading

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Constructivism: Two Theories You Need to Know

By Daniel Harbecke Constructivism is a popular learning theory in Training & Development, and has an abundant variety of interpretations.  Two of them, social constructionism and Personal Construct Psychology, may give you some added perspective in developing your training programs. … Continue reading

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Following Mezirow: A Roadmap through Transformative Learning

By Daniel Harbecke There is a fundamental divide between understanding a concept and applying it in practical use – any experienced teacher can confirm this.  For those who lack this sort of background, there’s always Bloom’s Taxonomy of Cognitive Learning, … Continue reading

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Virtual Training: Making It Work for Real-World Success

By Daniel Harbecke “The future,” as Jeff Goldblum once said in a popular PBS program, “is where we will spend the rest of our lives.” If so, our future home is coming upon us faster than ever before. The advents … Continue reading

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Social Learning and Social Media: That Is the Question?

By Laurie Schellenberger Have you asked yourself these questions lately: How can I add more social media to training in my organization? How can I get my supervisors to support this method of learning? Do we have the tools and … Continue reading

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Improving Managerial Performance: One Reflection at a Time

By Sydney Hannah-Holliday In case studies of Human Performance Improvement interventions, I’m always curious to see the interventions Learning Professionals provide at each level of an organization’s executive structure. From what I’ve observed, emphasis for performance intervention is placed primarily on … Continue reading

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Training was GREAT – Just ask Me!

By Darryl Calhoun The “smile sheet” or the “happy sheet” is that necessary sheet of paper that the facilitator distributes at the end of the training class that helps determine whether the participant had a good training experience. It might … Continue reading

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24 Years, 4 Months – Avoiding Another Enron

By Linda Koppe 24 years, 4 months is the sentence given to Jeffrey Skilling, former head of Enron Corporation, after being found guilty of multiple counts related to insider trading, making false statements, and securities fraud. When I heard the … Continue reading

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To Be or Not to Be a Mentor or Coach

By LaTosha Newton When it comes to managing and developing talent within organizations, a consideration is to use human resources management interventions: either a mentor a coach. In terms of career development, being assigned a coach or mentor can be … Continue reading

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Using Small Groups to Achieve Big Training Results

By Lisa Klaban Recently, a colleague was telling me about a design problem she was having. She needed an instructional method that would align with one of the session objectives, but wanted something that would be engaging and fun. When … Continue reading

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