Category Archives: Training

Commencement Goes Hollywood!

The trend to have celebrity commencement speakers, often Hollywood A-listers, is going strong. Roosevelt University was an early adopter when Oprah spoke at our graduation 16 years ago. As we look back at last year’s commencement speakers, here are two … Continue reading

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The Recipe for Success: Formal education leads to better results

When I began my studies at RU, it was with many years of experience working in the training and development field under my belt.  I was a competent training manager—serving as the liaison between the SMEs and developers, offering input … Continue reading

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Crossing the Digital Divide: Networking and career development for online learners

How do I grow my network of colleagues and gain industry experience sitting on my sofa at home taking online classes? Continue reading

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Does Diversity Training Work?

As our workforce becomes increasingly diverse, organizations look to training to increase communication and collaboration and reduce conflict. Diversity training is defined as any program designed to facilitate positive intergroup interaction, reduce prejudice and discrimination, and generally teach dissimilar others … Continue reading

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Multiple Intelligence Theory: A focus on the trainee

Guest Post by Camille Harris, 2015 MATD Graduate Have you heard the words, “she cannot be trained?” All too often, we are quick to blame the trainee when training does not result in the desired change. My organization has managers … Continue reading

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Virtual Training and the ARCS Model of Motivation

Guest Author: Kimberly Isley-Pesto Picture this: It’s 9:00 am and you are preparing to deliver training via WebEx. The session is scheduled to last one hour and you’re expecting 70+ participants. You begin having nagging thoughts about the challenges you might face … Continue reading

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Content Curation: A mostly curated blog post

  Back in the day—and by that, I mean 2012—there were rumblings about “curation” or “content curation” within the T&D world. For example, David Kelly wrote a brilliant blog post about it for ATD (then, ASTD). Some T&D practitioners may … Continue reading

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