How often do we look back at the impact of our training programs a year (or more) after launch? Not often enough.
Here’s a story of how one organization turned conference inspiration into post-conference action.
Learning, training and teaching is designed to modify behavior. If it doesn’t do that, we are simply practicing the art of speaking to ourselves with an audience.
For anyone who has ever thought a training department is always a net-drain on financial resources, this case study offers quantitative evidence of how wrong you can be.
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Last week I had an opportunity to facilitate a session at the LINGOs annual member meeting. After the presentation, my co-facilitator, Shannon Cavallari from PATH, shared her observations about what helped her most in the days leading up to our presentation. Following are her reflections, written immediately after our presentation: It’s a wonderful feeling; this … Continue reading Case Study: The Power of Training Preparation
Last week, a colleague had an unfortunate run-in with technology at the start of his presentation. What’s one piece of advice you’d share with this subject matter expert? The Scenario “I had been asked to deliver a 30-minute lecture on the anatomy of the eye and I was concerned about two things: 1) How on … Continue reading Case Study: Technology Fails
My boss and I have been wanting to attend a course on project management for some time and were looking forward to a week-long workshop later this month. Until it was canceled. So we made a pact to complete a series of eLearning modules that covered the same content. We agreed to meet weekly to … Continue reading Case Study: eLearning Engagement
I had an opportunity to attend a day-long training session called Hiring Winners which was delivered by a facilitator from Washington Employers. And over the next month, an amazing thing happened. I found that I was immediately using concepts and skills developed during this session. Following is a brief description of how this course seems … Continue reading Transfer of Training: A Case Study
When a technical expert approaches me to ask for help in putting together a presentation, I consider it one of the highest forms of a compliment I can receive. Last week, I received such a compliment, and the result can be viewed as a model for instructional designer/SME collaboration. The Context A colleague had been … Continue reading When SMEs Know Best: A Case Study of Instructional Design/SME Collaboration