As the first quarter comes to a close, TrainingPros is shifting focus from making learning easier to making it more fun. Our lead article is the first of several blog entries from our Harrisburg University partner Richard Kordel. Dr. Kordel offers a series on learning management systems (LMS) designed to simplify and instruct on this critical element to a superior L&D program. We invite you to follow along and learn. And our Service Spotlight this month features TrainingPros’ training coordination. The sole role of our training coordinators is to make your program rollouts easy and smoothly executed.
Switching gears into the second quarter, we are delighted to feature upcoming events this spring to really expand your L&D horizons. If your development needs to stay local, register for our upcoming Learning Views webinar on Alternate Reality Games. “Why Am I Negotiating With Aliens During Training?” will be delivered in a lively session on March 18th. More opportunities to learn about gamification and its important role in L&D will be rolled out over the next several months from TrainingPros.
Learning Management Systems
Recently I was asked to conduct a webinar on selecting a learning management system (LMS). The preparation for that webinar forced me to organize my thinking around what an LMS could do and should do. I have taught courses on the topic, and in those instances have enjoyed the luxury of a semester long exploration of all the various facets of an LMS - from origins to latest developments and with multiple stops in between. For the webinar, I tried to extract a worthwhile hour that discussed what people would need to consider when implementing an LMS. I fear that the webinar attempted to do too much in too short a time.
After the webinar, the platform vendor discovered that the recording that was made for TrainingPros had been corrupted and could not be made available for future viewing. This led to a request to encapsulate the content of the webinar into a blog post so that people interested in the topic could review what was said. On the surface, this seemed like a good idea, and I immediately agreed to it. After working on this request, I am now not so certain...
Alternate Reality Games Webinar
TrainingPros continues the Learning Views webinar series in 2016 in partnership with Harrisburg University, and we are excited to offer this event. Join this session to explore ways to take advantage of Alternate Reality Games to transform the impact of training solutions. We are excited to have two speakers for this event – Andy Petroski, Corporate Faculty and New Product Development Consultant, Harrisburg University and Charles Palmer, Executive Director, Center for Advanced Entertainment and Learning Technologies with Harrisburg University.
Topic: Why Am I Negotiating with Aliens during Training?
Date: Friday, March 18, 2016
Time: 12:00-1:00pm EST (60 minute session)
Cost: Free, but space is limited. Please register early
Speaker: Andy Petroski, Corporate Faculty and New Product Development Consultant, Harrisburg University and Charles Palmer, Executive Director, Center for Advanced Entertainment and Learning Technologies with Harrisburg University
Spring is coming, and several L&D professional development opportunities will be springing up all over the country in coming months. Check your calendars and make plans to participate in any of these upcoming events.
Learning Insights Radio has come back home to Atlanta. Learning leaders from around the metro area and guests visiting from other cities will be sitting down with Business RadioX every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. ET to discuss trends, opportunities, and best practices in their field. Listen in to the interviews we’ve hosted so far this year:
With our focus on making learning & development easier for our clients this quarter, we would be remiss not to highlight TraingPros' training coordination offering. Especially for companies that are rolling out significant programs that feature blended learning or multiple sessions, a training coordinator can make all the difference in success or failure.
Some of the areas where TrainingPros can shoulder the administration burden of delivering a large L&D program include developing training schedules, managing your learning management systems, and scheduling participants for classes. Other elements that require expert attention to detail may be related to instructor management – scheduling their time, managing vendor relationships, and coordinating travel. In addition, you may need assistance with managing print production or handling the logistics of eLearning modules.
A short-term training coordinator is just the flexible resource to assist your organization with all of the moving parts that come with a complex L&D delivery. To get started with a training coordinator placement, contact your TrainingPros relationship manager today.
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