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Cultural Considerations Case Study: Training Development Methods to Consider

Cultural Considerations Case Study: Training Development Methods to Consider

This case study examines how a challenging training design to produce video for a culturally diverse learner population was successfully developed. Producing effective video training can be fraught with challenges.

Developing a Competency-based Program for a Greenfield Oil and Gas Operation

Developing a Competency-based Program for a Greenfield Oil and Gas Operation

Developing a competent workforce entails identifying and defining the competencies required to perform one’s job, and training and assessing people according to standards and criteria associated with each competency.

<em>Performance Improvement Journal:</em> October Issue

Performance Improvement Journal: October Issue

The October 53.9 issue of the Performance Improvement journal is filled with learning materials, tools, models, visuals, tips, tricks, and reviews that are great food for thought that will keep you striving for excellence. Below you will find the titles, authors, and abstracts in the current issue of PIJ available for download via the Wiley Online Library; access PIJ online from the Member Resource Center. To access, you must log in.

Designing Motivating Learning

Designing Motivating Learning

Many believe that what truly and deeply motivates the workforce is money. Although part of the equation, money is not enough to engage employees and create a desire to improve on productivity. It is not enough to create an agile and transformative workplace with the ability for product innovation, market expansion and improved customer service.

How We Talk About Training

How We Talk About Training

As my company merged technology groups and we began engaging across many functional teams to discuss training employees, partners, and customers, I found myself clarifying several facets of training that were otherwise tossed around during meetings as if everyone understood what they meant. It was refreshing when one of the managers new to me asked, “What is the difference between a boot camp and a roadshow, and why would you choose one format over the other?”

Pragmatism: Making the Most Out of Training

Pragmatism: Making the Most Out of Training

When we use the words training programs or seminars, we almost always are referring to those classroom-type sessions, usually with a projector up front and a captive class listening (if not snoozing) to an assigned speaker or instructor. A skilled instructor would encourage participation–by asking questions and maybe including timed breakout sessions where participants are asked to work in small groups.

Are Traditional Measurement Methods Outdated?

Are Traditional Measurement Methods Outdated?

I often think back to the time when I was new to the world of training and development, coming from a professional business world where I was responsible for multimillion dollar budgets and profit and loss. Leading teams and assisting clients around the clock was just normal. It was a very fast-paced and challenging way to launch one’s professional career; however, what I learned during those formative years allowed me to bring meaningful and measurable training results to my clients.