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.

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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Managing Project Review Cycles

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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Radio Show At ATD ICE Next Week

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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Upcoming Events: Summer 2017

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.

eLearning Guild FocusOn Learning 2017: Mobile, Games, Video June 20-22, San Diego, CAATD LearnNow: Developing the High-Performance ManagerJuly 20-21, Arlington, VAHCI 2017 Employee Engagement ConferenceJuly 24-26, San Francisco, CAeLearning Guild 2017 Realities360 ConferenceJuly 26-28, San Jose, CAATD LearnNow: Design ThinkingJuly 27-28, Chicago, ILATD LearnNow: Emotional IntelligenceSeptember 7-8, Alexandria, VAHCI 2017 Learning and Leadership Development ConferenceSeptember 18-20, Chicago, IL
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