TrainingPros Learning Highlights Blog

Apr
17

Learner Personas for Development

We are excited to have Rich Cordrey and Aubrey Johnson present our May webinar -- “Using Learner Personas to Humanize Development” on Wednesday, May 15th at 12 PM ET. Gain valuable knowledge and examples to humanize the learning and development function within an organization. See additional details below:

  • Topic: Using Learner Personas to Humanize Development
  • Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019
  • Time: 12:00pm ET (60 minute session)
  • Cost: Free, but space is limited. Please register early
  • Speakers: Rich Cordrey, Learning Performance & Technology Leader
    Aubrey Johnson, Training & Development, Onboarding Analyst
  • Register: Using Learner Personas to Humanize Development
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Mar
12

True Organization Development

Is Organization Development the same as Human Resources? Some organizations view both OD and HR as a single entity, classifying OD as a subset of HR. So, what’s the difference between OD and HR? Let’s define the two terms and the key responsibilities for each one. According to Wikipedia, “Organization development (OD) is defined as the study of successful organizational change and performance.” It incorporates the environment within an organization and its influence on their employees.

On the other hand, “Human resources is defined as the people who make up the workforce of an organization.” The role of an HR lead mainly revolves around the labor force which includes recruiting, onboarding and related activities. Although OD and HR are often coupled together, their purposes are distinct. While HR oversees employees, OD goes beyond to evaluate the core values, policies, and ideal structures and teams within a company. What are your views on OD and HR? How are they similar or different within your organization?

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Mar
06

Upcoming Events: Spring 2019

Put some spring in your professional development step by attending one or more of these L&D conferences this season. TrainingPros will be represented at a few of them, so contact a member of the TrainingPros team if you plan to attend. We’d love to make plans to meet with you.

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Feb
11

Spotlight on Marketplace Chaplains

I serve the greater Dallas-Ft. Worth market and have been working with Marketplace Chaplains in Plano, Texas for several months on a mobile learning solution. I am delighted to share some great news about recognitions for our client and their impact on talent development excellence.

Each year, the Dallas Association for Talent Development (ATD) chapter holds its Axis Awards event. Over 50 local organizations have been lauded for their outstanding work in these important areas: leadership development, instructional design and delivery, learning technologies, talent/performance management, change management, strategic planning and more.

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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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