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Welcome to the TrainingPros blog, Learning Highlights. Entries from our President, Relationship Managers, learning & development thought leaders, and other guest bloggers can be found across a broad variety of topics such as industry trends, talent management, training delivery methods, eLearning, learning decision making, management systems, reinforcement, metrics, and performance support. If you have a blog topic you’d like to see or would like to contribute as a guest blogger, please contact us and use “Learning Highlights” in the Subject field of our contact form.

In a recent TrainingPros Learning Views webinar, The Modern Learning Organization, I discussed the concept of Modern Learning and the shifts required to move from traditional training to Modern Learning. According to the Association for Talent Development (ATD,) US companies spend over $165B annually on training and development related activities. However, according to the 2017 LinkedIn Workplace Learning Report, only 8% of Executives say that their company is achieving impact from employee development. In fact, adoption studies show that current approaches have a learning transfer rate of only 10 – 20%. This means that for every 100 people that take a class or on-line learning module, only 10 – 20 people will do anything new or different on the job. I think we can all agree that this is an unacceptable state of affairs. I outlined how Modern Learning can address this issue.

Modern Learning provides way of thinking and a set of capabilities that both increases impact, and meets the demands of the modern workplace. During the webinar, I shared 5 key shifts organizations can make to advance their practice and jump on the journey to Modern Learning.

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Have you ever experienced an endless cycle of edits and changes on a project? And this leaves your team with less time to complete the project or quality is sacrificed? If so, check out our project management video on Managing Review Cycles, and we invite you to view all our videos on project management on our TrainingPros YouTube channel.

How much time should you spend on the review cycle for your training project? In this particular video, Gordon Young, TrainingPros partner with Young Resource Group, recommends one hour of review for each planned hour of training delivery. He also highlights some of the challenges that cause delays in the review cycle within a project and ways to overcome them.

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TrainingPros’ Learning Insights Radio show will be on the ground at ATD ICE 2017! This event takes place in Atlanta, GA on May 21-24, 2017. Learning leaders and industry luminaries will be on site sharing their insights, best practices, and more live from the TrainingPros booth (#329). Listen to the live stream of interviews on BusinessRadioX or come by the TrainingPros booth to listen in person to learning leaders from companies like ADP, Starbucks, and Synchrony Financial.

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The days of summer aren’t going to be very lazy if you’re interested in professional development. Conferences on both coasts and in the Windy City offer several opportunities to network, grow, and sharpen your learning & development skills across a wide spectrum.

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As a TrainingPros relationship manager in the NJ/NY Market, I’m looking forward to serving as one of the presenters at the Union County Means Business Women’s Conference on May 17th in New Jersey. The session “Powerful Presence - Communicate with Confidence & Clarity” is one topic that resonates with many who strive to make a positive, powerful first impression. Bear in mind, one’s choice of words, tone, and body language all factor into the impressions we leave others. Impressions make an impact. What type of impact are you making? What type of impact do you wish to make?

Let’s start with the obvious: yes, depending on the situation, one’s choice of words does matter. Words set a tone. Certain words are divisive - such as the word “you.” Think about it: how do you feel when someone says “You were of no help at all” or “You seem to be struggling with the process, aren’t you?” Research has shown that the accusatory ‘you statements’ can put the other person on the defensive and can create anger and discontent with others which potentially causes disagreements and conflicts. When ‘you statements’ are used, we are telling the individual what he or she did not do, whether it was right or wrong. Basically we are accusatory and showing judgment. On the other hand, ‘I statements’ are a positive way to show assertiveness. “I prefer that we move the meeting date” or “I feel overworked and stressed and would appreciate some additional help on this project.”

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