A Primer on AR and VR Many of us in the learning profession have heard of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), but do you really know why and how this tech is helping our industry? As we start the new year, let’s do a bit of level setting about what AR and VR […]Read More
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Yes, You Can Do Both!
Be Responsive and Effective Can you have short, breezy learning opportunities that your learners take whenever and wherever they want that won’t make the training gods cringe? Now more than ever, learners don’t want to spend hours sitting through synchronous learning. They also don’t want to read volumes of text or sit through a lengthy […]Read More
Audience… Objectives… Chunk It Up!
Three Simple Steps to Create a Blended Learning Solution I think we’d all agree that 2020 forced a lot of change to training solutions in a very quick and reactionary manner. Did anyone not convert hundreds of instructor-led training (ILT) to virtual ILT on the fly? It’s now more important than ever to create and […]Read More
Networking In A Virtual World
Tips for Feeling Connected In an Isolating Time Whether you’re looking to grow professionally, change jobs, or stay relevant in a virtual world, here are a few practical tips I’ve discovered to help make the most of networking and professional association events and feel connected during this potentially isolating time. Prior to the Event Reach […]Read More
The Learning Leader Job Is NOT Easy!
Five Things Great Learning Leaders Do Holy smokes! When I started my career, you were considered a great learning leader if you could put on a darn good three-day workshop that had solid instructional design, conducted a pilot and train-the-trainer, provided great donuts, and ended with a little evaluation. This isn’t so any more. I […]Read More
What’s Your Theme?
Recently, I read a great Detroit Free Press column by Josh Linkner, a tech entrepreneur and author. He wrote about having a theme for the year rather than resolutions. Josh’s theme for 2019 is learning… how perfect for those of us in this field? Josh breaks down his theme into three learning areas, and each area […]Read More
Get Out in Front . . . A Different Way To Look at Leadership
Many of us performance consultants use a performance improvement model like Gilbert’s Behavior Engineering Model or Carl Binder’s Six Boxes to determine the root causes of performance problems. In other words, before we select a remedy, we want to ask: what’s the underlying reason for the problem? We know that a good diagnosis helps us […]Read More
A Look Back at Trends
I’ve been giving a presentation about learning trends this past year, and it seems to have really resonated with a variety of audiences. When I hear about a new trend, I like to consider the trend thoughtfully and ask myself the following questions: Does the trend have staying power? Is the trend just a new […]Read More
Welcome to 2016!
I’m one of those odd people who can’t wait to get back in the swing of things after the holidays. I hope you’re equally excited about the year ahead, both professionally and personally! ILG had such a wonderful year as a company in 2015 that I’m still basking in the glow. I’ll share this news […]Read More
Change Your Direction; Change Your View
One of my favorite things to do on a Sunday morning is to bike the path around the lakes by my house. It gets me outside, is a great workout, and allows me to clear my mind. I’ve taken the same route many times, and I never get tired of it.Read More