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.

Top Qualities of a Stellar Consultant

At a recent Chicago eLearning & Technology Showcase (CETS) meeting, I was invited to speak and share the top qualities of being a stellar consultant. This subject is very important to me as I recruit and place expert learning & development talent for TrainingPros with our clients. There were plenty of high performers at that meeting along with learning leaders that demand these qualities. For those readers who are always up for continuous improvement, I have summarized my presentation below, or you can watch the brief recording on top qualities of a stellar consultant.

The first place I started is always my first place – what does the client want? I polled several of my top clients and received consistent answers: consultants who are responsive, have an eclectic mix experience (e.g. instructional design, project management, development, etc.), and have worked in a wide variety of industries (most mentioned were finance, healthcare, and advertising). My clients also noted that they wanted previous corporate consulting experience which demonstrates a contractor’s ability to assimilate and be flexible in various cultures. They look for excellent time management skills along with a current portfolio and candid references.

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A Career in Instructional Design

Are you an Instructional Designer or interested in learning more about this role? If so, this webinar is for you! TrainingPros is excited to bring you our October webinar in partnership with Harrisburg University – The Many Paths of a Career in Instructional Design. Join us on October 20th to explore the role of an Instructional Designer and so much more.

  • Topic: The Many Paths Of A Career In Instructional Design
  • Date: Thursday, October 20, 2016
  • Time: 2:00-3:00pm EST (60 minute session)
  • Cost: Free, but space is limited. Please register early
  • Speaker: Maria Jones, Owner at Aves Consulting, LLC
  • Register: The Many Paths Of A Career In Instructional Design
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Upcoming Events: 4Q 2016

Check out these great professional development conferences coming up in the fourth quarter to help you sharpen your skills before 2016 comes to a close. Below you will find a few proven events that offer a nice variety of subjects and prime locations around the country:

ATD Learn Now: Design for Behavior ChangeOct. 13-14, Atlanta, GAATD and Chapter Regional ConferencesOct, 23-24, Charlotte, NC & Nov. 13-14, Chicago ILeLearning Guild DevLearnNov. 16-18, Las Vegas, NVATD LearnNow: The Modern LearnerDec. 1-2, Tempe, AZ
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Upcoming Events: Fall 2016

Learning & Development conferences are a great way to broaden your skill sets, get inspired, and network with thought leaders and L&D professionals from all over the country. Grab a pumpkin spice latte and fall into these interesting and exciting development opportunities:

ATD Core 4 ConferenceSeptember 29-30, New Orleans, LAATD Learn from the BestOctober 5, Washington, D.C.ATD Learn Now: Design for Behavior ChangeOctober 13-14, Atlanta, GAeLearning Guild DevLearnNovember 16-18, Las Vegas, NV
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An Insider’s Look at Talent Systems

TrainingPros continues our Learning Views webinar series in partnership with Harrisburg University, and we are delighted to offer this event. Join us to hear from Keith Meyerson, Vice President of Talent Management, Santander Consumer, help attendees navigate the minefield of LMS or TM technology selection using real-world examples. This session will focus on how best to address the selection process as well as discuss the reality of what the systems can do versus how vendors sell them.

  • Topic: Secrets from the Darkside: An Insider’s Look at Talent Systems
  • Date: Thursday, September 22, 2016
  • Time: 12:00-1:00pm EST (60 minute session)
  • Cost: Free, but space is limited. Please register early
  • Speaker: Keith Meyerson, Vice President of Talent Management, Santander Consumer
  • Register: Secrets from the Darkside: An Insider’s Look at Talent Systems
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