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May
01

Training Coordination Service

Your learning department has been working incredibly hard on a large-scale training rollout. The program involves delivery to several company locations in multiple time zones. You have a learning management system to feed data into throughout the deployment along with shipping physical materials to the participants in advance. On top of all of that, you are running under a tight budget and time frame with little wiggle room for error – and your team is burned out from the program development! Where do you turn for execution?

Allow us to introduce the role of a contracted training coordinator. TrainingPros consultants that specialize in these roles are ready to expertly handle your large-scale program’s implementation needs. TrainingPros’ training coordination service can manage all aspects of your organization’s training programs. This service relieves the burden on your training delivery team and supports the direct learning efforts. These experts have extensive experience in managing all of the critical logistical and administrative details that training departments require.

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Jul
02

Learning Reinforcement Before The Course

Anyone who designs or delivers training for a living has probably heard statistics about low learner retention rates of the skills and information taught in a classroom or eLearning course. This has resulted in a lot of activity around training reinforcement. In fact, some have suggested that it is more important to provide after training support, such as job aids and just-in-time reference material, than it is to worry about the content of the training session. While I believe ongoing support is important, it is just a part of the whole of a successful learning experience.

The real keys to successful training reinforcement originate from planning and activities that occur before, during, and after the training. Because they are most often overlooked, I'd like to focus on activities that take place before the training that are part of an overall reinforcement strategy.

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Feb
21

Training Delivery

Like many of you who have been working in this industry a long time, I’ve seen new and exciting training delivery methods evolve over the years. First, we had the rush to computer-based training (CBT). Then we moved to web-based training (WBT) and the rise of synchronous and asynchronous learning events. Then, thank goodness, we moved to the concept of blended learning and the understanding that everything cannot be “online.” Now of course we have mLearning as well as exciting advances in knowledge management systems. I’ve been part of the training delivery evolution from the position of an instructional designer and change management consultant, an internal Learning Services Director, and now as a service provider to my clients.

There are two things I fundamentally believe about training delivery methods today. First and most obviously, we are living in an incredibly interesting time of technology innovation. The creative ideas of 20 years ago that bring learning, performance, and the work place together are becoming more and more possible because of technology. It’s simply easier and less expensive to deploy training using different media and technology platforms. Secondly, there will always be a need for instructor-led or “face to face” learning events. The design of these events will continue to evolve using methods such as “goal-based” learning or the “flipped” classroom. However, I think there will always be valid reasons to bring people together for the purposes of learning, especially in the area of leadership development.

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