TrainingPros Learning Highlights Blog

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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Oct
30

Outsourcing Instructional Design

An instructional designer (ID) creates and develops learning materials for corporate training purposes, serving all learning formats ranging from in-person training to eLearning and everything in between. Here are three benefits to outsourcing your next instructional design project.

Instructional designers are experts in what they do. IDs have extensive experience in creating learning resources for companies within various industries for a wide-ranging audience. With exposure to multiple learning environments, IDs are skilled in selecting the best approach (typically either within the ADDIE or ISD methodologies) for creating learning content within a given setting.

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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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Apr
19

Off-the-Shelf Training

The trends in training have been moving away from instructor-led, classroom programs that are developed for a broad audience. Most commercial organization today deploy the majority of their training in eLearning modules that are brief and highly customized. Significant investments are made for on-the-job and just-in-time learning that suits our global and rapidly changing work environments.

So why would TrainingPros continue to offer off-the-shelf training programs? Because these courses give companies of various sizes the solution they may need for a particular need. And the biggest need that gets filled is budgetary. TrainingPros' course catalog has instructor-led training that is proven, high quality, and ready to deploy right away from entry level to management to leadership ranks. And because they are consistently produced and delivered, the per person and course cost is very low.

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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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