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Training Evaluation Series Part 2: Formative Assessment

There are few words that universally create a more immediate and visceral response than the word “test.” That’s because, in most educational settings, we’ve got testing all wrong. Often, tests are used as a primary measure of success and in some instances can have lifelong ramifications—like the ACT and SAT—on one’s future. The same holds true for training evaluation. We

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Corporate Heros: Psychological capital and performance improvement

Just as organizations benefit from a healthy stash of financial capital, human performance is enhanced by reserves of psychological capital (PsyCap) that supply the strength and capability to carry on, even when things are tough. A spin-off the positive psychology movement (see Positive Psychology: Shifting from what’s wrong to what’s right), PsyCap is defined as an individual’s strength, perceptions, attitudes

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Training Superglue: Design elements that make learning stick

Are the following statements about learning true or false? The best way to learn from a textbook is to read it over and over. Learning material is retained if it is easy. Practicing a skill over and over leads to successful performance. Creativity is more important than knowledge. Testing is an ineffective learning tool. You might be surprised when you check

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The CPLP: Driving Success

Celebrating its 16th birthday this year, the CPLP exam has established itself as the certification of choice for workplace learning professionals who meet the testing criteria of five years of experience in training related areas (your MATD counts toward this). The CPLP certification offers training professionals a way to demonstrate and communicate their mastery of the ATD competencies. Even though our curriculum

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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 on both design and execution.  But there was something missing—the foundational knowledge as to why things needed to be done

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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 how to work together effectively (Bezrukova et al. 2012) But does diversity training deliver? A recent review suggests that the

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