TrainingPros Learning Highlights Blog

Mar
16

Essentials for Virtual Training

Whether you are designing for facilitating classroom or virtual training solutions, the final destination for trainees should be accelerated, sustained transfer of learning. When faced with the challenge of converting classroom to virtual, following these critical 6 steps will ensure you achieve the same learning outcomes as effective instructor-led training programs.

1. Reevaluate learning objectives - Tips To Write Measurable Learning Objectives For Online Training

  • It is always easier to assess whether participants are “getting it” in the classroom. For virtual training, you may have to make a few adjustments.
    Step 1: Review the original ILT objectives to determine if knowledge increase, comprehension, application or analysis was desired learning outcome.
    Step 2: Decide if the learning objectives can be achieved with the virtual platform selected
    Step 3: Consider revising learning activities to achieve same outcomes as classroom-based sessions
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Apr
19

Off-the-Shelf Training

The trends in training have been moving away from instructor-led, classroom programs that are developed for a broad audience. Most commercial organization today deploy the majority of their training in eLearning modules that are brief and highly customized. Significant investments are made for on-the-job and just-in-time learning that suits our global and rapidly changing work environments.

So why would TrainingPros continue to offer off-the-shelf training programs? Because these courses give companies of various sizes the solution they may need for a particular need. And the biggest need that gets filled is budgetary. TrainingPros' course catalog has instructor-led training that is proven, high quality, and ready to deploy right away from entry level to management to leadership ranks. And because they are consistently produced and delivered, the per person and course cost is very low.

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Mar
07

Interview with Commvault’s Joe Ilvento

For several years, Joe Ilvento has served as the Chief Learning Officer and Worldwide Director of Talent Development for Commvault, a public company based out of New Jersey that leads the way in enterprise backup, recovery, and data management. We recently arranged for Joe to be interviewed by Business Radio X co-hosts Lee Kantor and Stone Payton on our TrainingPros Learning Insights Radio show. Joe Ilvento's interview can be heard on our SoundCloud channel, or we invite you to check out the highlights in this blog post.

Commvault serves a variety of industries around the world, so Joe’s CLO role is a challenging one that involves a great deal of global perspective and looking for the most effective training techniques. Joe starts with the business drivers – what various organizations are trying to achieve, what their objectives are, and how he and his team can meet those needs. On any given day, Joe will need to put on many hats – consulting, coaching, change management – as they go about setting strategy and looking at the best delivery methods.

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Feb
07

Instruction and Facilitation

Many years ago, all training was delivered in a face-to-face classroom setting. With the increase in global companies, more work forces interacting virtually, and the explosion of eLearning solutions, instructor-delivered training has decreased dramatically. However, the need for classroom delivery instruction remains and is unlikely to dwindle entirely.

Given the shift toward online learning, many organizations no longer maintain permanent instructional staff. TrainingPros has a talent pool with many professional instructors and facilitators who are available for short and longer-term engagements. Our instructors are skilled in delivering off-the-shelf training programs and are equally adept in leading coursework that is unique to your company. Our instructors also have the benefit of having worked with many organizations and are versed in the latest best practices on effective classroom-based learning.

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Dec
11

What the Dickens? L&D Ghosts

We're in the season to celebrate the holidays and welcome in the new year. It is also time to evaluate where our learning & development industry has been, where we currently are and what the future holds. This reflection is important so that we understand, as L&D leaders, where the opportunities are for incorporating new learning strategies that can help your business and, as L&D professionals, whether you have the skills, experience and credentials that will make you valuable to the marketplace.

TrainingPros has lived the past with our clients, seen the strategies they have implemented in the last couple of years and hear the direction they are going in the future. We also actively participate in the industry observing the prognostications of the industry luminaries. Based on these observations let’s enjoy a visit from the ghosts of L&D past, present and future.

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