Category: Career Development

ILG_Millennials Blog Image_r1

Step Up Your Game: Five Ideas for Developing Millennials

One of the biggest challenges companies face today is finding effective ways to train and retain millennials. Millennials are sometimes described as “lazy” or “entitled.” On the contrary, millennials are driven, possess essential skills, and hold a lot of potential. I can write this confidently because I’m a millennial. And as a millennial who works […]

Read More
Sarah_Networking_Image

Flipping the Networking Script

As a business development executive at Innovative Learning Group, I can’t help but love talking to people! Learning the likes and dislikes of others boosts my energy and fulfills my need for connection. To me, the world becomes less crowded when we engage in genuine conversation. But while I have the gift of gab, I […]

Read More
Dawn_Banner

It’s Career Day! How Enlightening Teens About Careers in Training Provided Unexpected Inspiration

Recently, I had the opportunity to volunteer at a local high school for Career Day. Talking to teens about training can be a little bit daunting! Those of us in the industry experience the relevance daily, but effectively communicating said relevance can prove challenging. Even for students bent on heading to college, the thought of […]

Read More
mike_banner_2

The Hedgehog and The Fox

Philosopher Isaiah Berlin’s essay The Hedgehog and the Fox has generated discussion and debate for more than 60 years. Berlin titled his essay in homage to a fragment attributed to an ancient Greek poet, Archilochus. We probably take it too seriously. Berlin himself lamented as much. So let’s have some fun. It’s sort of an […]

Read More

If You Offer It, They Will (Not?) Pull

Recently, I was talking to some corporate L&D people about microlearning and performance support, and the conversation turned to pushing such content to employees versus having them pull it themselves. The L&D folks said that they were returning to a push approach because employees weren’t pulling content without being nudged, prodded, and reminded to do […]

Read More

Putting On My Conference Lenses: How I Plan To Maximize This Professional Development Opportunity

The home page for the Association for Talent Development International Conference & Exposition (ATD ICE) explains how this conference may help you excel as a talent development professional. As the president of the ATD Detroit chapter, however, I read this page a little differently. When contemplating whether to attend the conference this year, I wondered: […]

Read More