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.

Communicate with Clarity & Confidence

As a TrainingPros relationship manager in the NJ/NY Market, I’m looking forward to serving as one of the presenters at the Union County Means Business Women’s Conference on May 17th in New Jersey. The session “Powerful Presence - Communicate with Confidence & Clarity” is one topic that resonates with many who strive to make a positive, powerful first impression. Bear in mind, one’s choice of words, tone, and body language all factor into the impressions we leave others. Impressions make an impact. What type of impact are you making? What type of impact do you wish to make?

Let’s start with the obvious: yes, depending on the situation, one’s choice of words does matter. Words set a tone. Certain words are divisive - such as the word “you.” Think about it: how do you feel when someone says “You were of no help at all” or “You seem to be struggling with the process, aren’t you?” Research has shown that the accusatory ‘you statements’ can put the other person on the defensive and can create anger and discontent with others which potentially causes disagreements and conflicts. When ‘you statements’ are used, we are telling the individual what he or she did not do, whether it was right or wrong. Basically we are accusatory and showing judgment. On the other hand, ‘I statements’ are a positive way to show assertiveness. “I prefer that we move the meeting date” or “I feel overworked and stressed and would appreciate some additional help on this project.”

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Knowledge Mining For The "Now" Age

TrainingPros is excited to present our June webinar – “Knowledge Mining for the "Now" Information Age.” Join speaker Steve Albanese, Founder and CEO at LearnBolt, to learn about SME Knowledge Mining and LearnBolt. Registration is now open. We hope you can join us!

  • Topic: Knowledge Mining for the "Now" Information Age
  • Date: Thursday, June 22, 2017
  • Time: 1:00pm EST (60 minute session)
  • Cost: Free, but space is limited. Please register early
  • Speaker: Steve Albanese, Founder and CEO at LearnBolt
  • Register: Knowledge Mining for the "Now" Information Age
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Project Management Status Reporting

Have you ever been in a situation where you were unable to provide an update on the status of a project to a client? Or struggled to communicate the risks and issues that occurred within the team? If so, check out our short video on Status Reporting.

TrainingPros has partnered with Young Resource Group to bring you a series of short videos on project management best practices. Gordon Young, Learning and Staffing Lead at Young Resource Group, shares a few important tips on how to effectively track a project through status reporting.

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Virtual Teams: Handling Difficult Conversations

How do you handle conversations about performance and conflict resolution in virtual teams? Join speaker Vernon Roberts, Founder and Principal with Evoke Virtual, to learn how to address difficult conversations virtually. Registration is now open for our April webinar – “Handling Difficult Conversations on Virtual Teams." We hope you can join us!

  • Topic: Handling Difficult Conversations on Virtual Teams
  • Date: Monday, April 24, 2017
  • Time: 11:00am EST (60 minute session)
  • Cost: Free, but space is limited. Please register early
  • Speaker: Vernon Roberts, Founder and Principal, Global Learning & Consulting Services, Evoke Virtual
  • Register: Handling Difficult Conversations on Virtual Teams
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Project Management Video Series

TrainingPros is teaming with Young Resource Group to bring you a series of short videos on project management. Gordon Young shares several helpful tips to assist you in effectively managing your project through Planning & Scheduling.

The ultimate goal of every project is to successfully meet the needs of its stakeholders. However, the lack of planning undermines the requirements of a project and can cost the company valuable time and money. Planning and scheduling of a project are vital steps to ensure that tasks are fulfilled and delivered in a timely manner.

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