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Jul
02

Top 20 Spot for Custom Content

TrainingPros has earned a Top 20 spot on the Training Industry 2020 Top Training Companies™ lists for the custom content development sector of the learning and development (L&D) market. This was announced by Training Industry, the leading research and information resource for corporate learning leaders.

“We are thrilled to be selected for this prestigious industry list, which is a nod to our skilled professionals who help companies roll out world-class programs,” said Leigh Anne Lankford, president of TrainingPros. “We’re proud to have an extensive team of L&D experts who work with our clients to develop and deliver the solutions needed to improve organizational performance through custom content projects (via e-learning or in-person instruction), including initial needs assessment, detailed design, storyboarding, authoring, and testing of online and mobile solutions.”

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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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