Category Archives: Guest Student Post

Guest post: Training skills and culture can tame the Wolves of Wall Street

By Mike Hilty Every year, I try to watch all the movies nominated for Best Picture for the Academy Awards. Some movies I have no interest in watching (looking at you, “Captain Phillips”), some are a pleasant surprise (“Her” and “Nebraska”), and … Continue reading

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Guest post: How women can become even better leaders

Although Women’s History month ended in March, I’m extending the conversation with ways for women can be better leaders in the workplace. A recent T&D magazine article, ‘Women, Seize Your Leadership Role’ by Lynda McDermott, stressed the importance for women to … Continue reading

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Congratulations to our December 2013 graduates!

The blog is on hiatus until spring semester begins, but, in the meantime, have a good holiday.

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Guest post: Discomfort is the Key to Learning

By Mike Quinlan   I believe in making groups or teams I am working with uncomfortable.  I’m not a big proponent of the “Facilitator’s Guide to Group Hugs”.  I know, sounds weird, as if I thrive on the misery of … Continue reading

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Instruction is Only Worth 10%

By: Angela T. Moustis It’s true, trainers.  You are not as critical to the learning equation as you might think.  According to the Center for Creative Leadership’s 70-20-10 Rule, only 10% of learning and development comes from formal training.  Formal … Continue reading

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Are you set up for success? Here are 11 ways to boost your career prospects in the field of training and development

Returning to school to advance your career may seem daunting, especially if you are working and have family obligations. It can be even more challenging for career-changers like me who are pursuing a master’s degree full-time and not only sacrificing … Continue reading

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Have a Great Webinar

Guest Blogger: Leticia Chavez I am sure we have all experience attending webinars that perhaps we feel were a waste of time and didn’t learn anything.   You know which ones; the ones that were over two hours and the presenter just … Continue reading

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Should Your Organization Rush to Jump on the Gamification Bandwagon?

 Guest Blogger: Nancy Solberg Over the past few years we have seen our company swing from one extreme to another in our training delivery methodology. We initially relied on Instructor-led training as our primary choice, which had a tendency to … Continue reading

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Showing Value Beyond Formal ROI

Guest Blogger: Brandi M. Jerde As training students, we have learned about Kirkpatrick and Phillips and their methodologies for measuring ROI.  Yet, I was surprised to learn from my fellow students how few organizations actually measure ROI for their training.  … Continue reading

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eLearning Authoring Software

by Irene Wolven Many companies are moving from classroom training to eLearning in an effort to reduce the cost of training.  This movement has caused an increased in the development of eLearning courses.  There are several eLearning authoring applications available … Continue reading

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