Tag: training

Top 8 Principles for Good Design

Good visual design adds a tremendous amount of instructional value to materials used in training. ‘Not so good’ design actually distracts and can restrict how much people learn. However, for many people, the notion of ‘good’ graphic design is extremely subjective. People tend to like what they like. As a graphic designer at Innovative Learning […]

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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 […]

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L&D Roads Bad? It’s Time to Repair Our Infrastructure!

I’m frustrated! As a Michigander, I hear a lot about the state’s infrastructure and the extensive work needed to improve it. There are crumbling roads, deficient bridges, and congestion plaguing our streets and highways. But what’s really frustrating me are the problems I see with the state of the learning and development (L&D) infrastructure. How […]

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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 […]

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Butter Up Your Training With VILT

Seven Tips for Successful Virtual Instructor-Led Training If you haven’t attended a virtual instructor-led-training (VILT), sign up for one now!  As learning and development professionals, having some VILT knowledge and experience will increase your tool set and give you an opportunity to show your organization how to embrace this cost-effective, flexible, and efficient way to […]

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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 […]

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