Advertisement


Post Tagged with: "Training"

CALL FOR PAPERS: Performance Improvement Journal Special Issue: Current theories and models that help support and guide human performance technology and performance improvement

CALL FOR PAPERS: Performance Improvement Journal Special Issue: Current theories and models that help support and guide human performance technology and performance improvement

I invite you to submit a paper to a special issue of Performance Improvement journal (PIJ), published by the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) in partnership with John Wiley & Sons. Dedicated to performance improvement practitioners and scholar-practitioners, the journal publishes articles on important developments and trends in workplace improvement; integrative reviews and viewpoints including research articles; and evidence-based practices, models, and techniques, covering all phases of the human performance improvement process.

A New Book By Glenn Hughes

A New Book By Glenn Hughes

The SMART goal framework is documented in more than 400 books, taught in countless workshops, and used by organizations around the world. It is popular, but it does not appear to be working. Half of American employees are unclear about what they are supposed to do at work, while 78% of employees are dissatisfied with the performance review process.

Training Is Not Always the Answer: Designing Performance Support

Training Is Not Always the Answer: Designing Performance Support

When you are asked for a training solution, do not just agree! As we all know, training is often not the best solution. Stop and find out more about the problem to be solved and the results to be achieved. If the goal is for employees to correctly perform a task on the job, a performance support solution may be what is needed instead.

Rethinking, Revisiting, Reimagining Performance Improvement: Toward Maturity in Performance Improvement Solutions

Rethinking, Revisiting, Reimagining Performance Improvement: Toward Maturity in Performance Improvement Solutions

Performance improvement and performance opportunity–driven activities are typically undertaken by organizations to alleviate or attenuate hurdles within the organization and to create value. The lens adopted to improve performance is varied with no single accepted definition and generally undertaken along with myriad strategies and tactics to enhance performance.

Is Ongoing Learning the Focus of Performance Improvement?

Is Ongoing Learning the Focus of Performance Improvement?

A considerable amount of attention is currently being placed on “outdated” performance management systems. As such, there is a mounting need to “reinvent” workplace performance reviews and systems.

<i>Performance Improvement</i> Journal: February Issue

Performance Improvement Journal: February Issue

Take a look at this issue–it is filled with learning materials, tools, models, visuals, tips, tricks, and reviews 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.

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.

Why Do We Do What We Do? Unpacking Box 6

Why Do We Do What We Do? Unpacking Box 6

We see each other at the local gym three times per week. We have not formally met, but we have exchanged familiar greetings and head nods on many occasions. You are training for an upcoming 10K run and would like to have someone to both train and run with you in the event.

SkillCast: Learning Unleashed: Less Training, More Learning

SkillCast: Learning Unleashed: Less Training, More Learning

People have an innate ability to learn. We learn from the moment we are born to the day we die, and most learning actually takes place outside of the classroom. Research shows that very frequently, when learners enter a classroom, they turn off their innate ability to learn in order to be taught. This webinar shares successful, proven methodologies–with hands-on exercises for trainers to use to assist learners to take control of their learning.

It Is in the Cards!–Three Templates for Training Games with Cards

It Is in the Cards!–Three Templates for Training Games with Cards

For the past 25 years, we have been designing, conducting, evaluating, and revising a series of training activities with cards. We have used these accomplishment-oriented and evidence-based games with corporate participants around the world to explore principles and procedures associated with such interpersonal topics as building trust, change leadership, coaching, conflict management, critical thinking, customer service, feedback techniques, leadership strategies, motivation techniques, and workplace civility.

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.

The Elements of Predictive Evaluation

The Elements of Predictive Evaluation

Are you constantly fighting to show and justify training’s value to your organization? Does your organization view training as an expense versus an investment with predicted return? Is your training function misaligned with the decision criteria used by senior executives when deciding where and how to make investments?

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.

CPT News:  The Value of ISPI Certification

CPT News: The Value of ISPI Certification

As a U.S. Coast Guard officer, I was continuously involved in training. Shipboard emergency drills and exercises had to be developed, scheduled, observed, and critiqued. Crews had to work constantly on their shipboard qualifications and professional development. Junior officers had to be coached and mentored, not only in the hard skills of navigation and engineering but also in the soft skills of leadership and ship handling.

Training in Small or Rural Fire Departments

Training in Small or Rural Fire Departments

Training is a primary mission function of all small or rural fire departments. It is essential that all volunteer members responding to emergencies be trained to safely and effectively carry out the mission of the department. Training, with evening or weekend drills, helps to reinforce proper skills of the job.

Patron Spotlight:<br/>Innovative Learning Group (ILG)

Patron Spotlight:
Innovative Learning Group (ILG)

InnovativeLearning Group (ILG) helps employees perform better by creating powerful, practical training solutions that are smart, engaging, and designed to significantly improve business results.