TrainingPros Learning Highlights

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.

5 Traits of an Exceptional Leader

There are numerous bosses in today’s corporate world, but many lack the qualities of a great leader. Leadership requires an attitude of humility and service while promoting commitment and growth within their teams. What are some challenges that you are facing in the leadership role? Here are five must-have qualities that every exceptional leader should possess:

Humility: A self-assured leader doesn’t require the constant praise and endorsement of others. They are confident in their expertise and abilities and also well aware of their deficiencies. A confident leader will not need to prove they are the smartest people in the room, yet their knowledge and expertise are recognized. How can you show humility as a leader? When situations arise, take a minute to observe your initial reaction. Do you tend to offer constructive feedback, or are you quick to show that you know all the answers? Choose to share criticism that is positive and helpful rather than reacting immediately. Finally, be flexible and unbiased in your opinions so as not to seem overbearing in your response.

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Learning Innovations for Younger Generations

Technology and social media have become an integral aspect of our daily life. Facebook, for instance, started out as a simple platform, where friends could exchange short messages and pictures. Today, the site boasts over 2 million members. Various other platforms along with Facebook have brought about drastic changes that directly affect not only the way we communicate, but also the way young talents are trained and taught in the workplace.

Saving time and money via new training formats are added bonuses to today’s organizations. An undeniable fact about the century we live in is that it is fast-paced and technology-oriented. The astounding digital improvements that have taken place in recent years have even made it possible to design customized training programs that can be distributed globally within split seconds. This innovative method can save thousands, if not millions of dollars. Besides being budget-friendly, the 21st century technology also enables young trainees to save time and energy by avoiding travel to various training spots as they can conduct their intern program online from the comfort of their home office.

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Instructional Design Services

If you’re familiar with Instructional Design, you probably understand its significance in today’s corporate world. The process involves evaluating the current position and needs of the learner as well as designing effective learning experiences for the evolving learner. Two things that expert instructional designers take into account are the research studies related to learning and using the right medium and tools to design learning solutions.

TrainingPros offers our clients a wide range of instructional design services. We can deliver applications across a variety of media from the traditional class-based training to blended learning strategies. Our services include the programs within the ADDIE or ISD model. Visit our website to view a list of the TrainingPros instructional design services in addition to a complete listing of other service offerings. How can we help you with your instructional design needs?

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Workplace Applications of Virtual Reality

TrainingPros is excited to present our July webinar – “Through the Lens: Workplace Applications of Virtual Reality.” Join speaker Charles Palmer, Director at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, to learn the history of Virtual Reality, technologies used to create and inhabit these worlds, examples of VR titles being used today from large companies like the NFL to smaller just in time solutions. We hope you can join us!

  • Topic: Knowledge Through the Lens: Workplace Applications of Virtual Reality
  • Date: Thursday, July 20, 2017
  • Time: 2:00PM EST (60 minute session)
  • Cost: Free, but space is limited. Please register early
  • Speaker: Charles Palmer, Director of the Center for Advanced Entertainment & Learning Technologies (CAELT) at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
  • Register: Through the Lens: Workplace Applications of Virtual Reality
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The Modern Learning Organization

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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