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5 qualities of leaders who are winning the war for talent

Sardek Love | April 27, 2016 | Tool

How to maximize retention, productivity, operating revenue, and profitability.

Understanding International Talent Trends Key to Succeeding in the Global Economy

Maria Ho | October 26, 2015 | Article

Global Trends ATD publishes its first truly global study on the state of talent development. The published research, Global Trends in Talent Development, offers comparisons along key metrics across regions (Asia-Pacific; Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA); North America; and Latin America). 

Personalized Learning: Overcoming the Learning and Development Engagement Problem

Cheryl Lasse, Stuart Rogers | August 06, 2015 | Webcast

Two daunting trends—the increasing skills gap and the lack of employee engagement—are affecting the perception of learning and development (L&D) in organizations. Employees, managers, and executives are becoming increasingly disengaged from the L&D department and its offerings. It’s time to turn it around!

Science of Learning 101: The Latest Research on Needs Analysis and Learning Climate

Patti Shank | July 22, 2015 | Article

needs analysisIn “The Science of Training and Development in Organizations: What Matters in Practice,” Eduardo Salas and his fellow authors assert that “decisions about what to train, how to train, and how to implement and evaluate training should be informed by the best information science has to offer.” Specifically, their research examines two steps to be especially critical for pretraining effectiveness: needs analysis and preparation of the learning climate. 

Dealing With Ambiguity During Change

Josh Smith | May 28, 2015 | Webcast

Learn how Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC) developed a hands-on leadership simulation event to prepare leaders to make critical decisions during unprecedented ambiguity and industry change. HCSC is the largest customer-owned health insurer in the United States and fourth largest overall, operating through its Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Building an Innovative People-Driven Organization

Ruth Palombo Weiss | May 13, 2015 | Article

people-drivenAs the top challenge for 2015, a report put out by the Conference Board notes CEOs view human capital in all its forms—from dynamic leadership to a skilled workforce cadre—as the primary fuel that will drive the engines of growth within their organizations. Rebecca Ray, co-author of Creating Opportunity Out of Adversity: Building Initiative has found that over the years people have done a variety of things to address different aspects of business. 

Accelerate your Executive Career through Personal Branding and Marketing Yourself

Rita Allen | April 14, 2015 | Webcast

The term marketing makes most people think of products, services, and commodities. How about marketing ourselves—our talents, accomplishments, and value—inside our organization and within our profession, industry, and community? Are you or your staff members comfortable talking about yourselves in this way? More importantly, are you prepared to talk about yourself in this way—packaging your talents and accomplishments, showcasing them, leveraging them, and presenting them to your organization and community? Identifying, creating, and articulating a personal brand empowers people to own their career and seize opportunities. Personal branding and the ability to market ourselves is an essential ingredient for successful career management. Learn how to create a framework to embrace and develop this core competency.

Action Learning Around the World

Michael J. Marquardt | January 28, 2015 | Article

Companies worldwide are benefiting from the use of action learning to generate business solutions and develop leaders.

Live Online Learning: 3 Keys to Virtual Training

TechKnowledge 2015 FR105
Cindy Huggett | January 16, 2015 | Video

When rolling out live online training to your workforce, what needs to happen to ensure it goes smoothly? This session will cover the three key steps every organization should follow in a virtual training implementation. It will provide practical examples from organizations that have successfully implemented live online training, along with specific tips for success. Whether its a complex blended learning program for a large global audience or only a single synchronous session, proper preparation is essential. Therefore, this highly interactive session will help you prepare your participants, your facilitators, and your technology for live online learning. It will also provide checklists and guidelines that you can put to immediate use.

The Global Virtual Classroom 5 Keys to Success

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Darlene Christopher | January 15, 2015 | Video

Is your virtual classroom ready for global learners? According to recent ASTD research, globalization is one of the most important trends affecting the workforce. So how can you make sure your virtual classroom training is appropriate for all learners, regardless of their location? When you prepare for a global audience as a facilitator or designer, you need to think globally about every aspect of the training from the learner perspective, and make adjustments geared to those perspectives. During this session you will explore the five key areas for global virtual classroom success: logistics, content, learning styles, rehearsal, and facilitation. You will leave with strategies and tips to successfully design and deliver training for the global virtual classroom. The speaker has designed and delivered hundreds of training sessions via virtual classroom to World Bank Group staff in every region of the world. She will share practical examples from a variety of courses that were converted for delivery in a global virtual classroom.

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