January 24, 2007
Let me ask you all this one question, which I was asked recently by
a well-known governor. If we could change just one thing in the
U.S. school system, what would it be?
Is there any chance that we can break the Bryan Chapman critique
that we as a community of educa...
January 19, 2007
I just got results back from two pilots with the goal of evaluating
the same, 15 hour training program.
In one pilot, the program sponsor cajoled a bunch of colleagues
into doing the program. He oversold the fun aspects of it, and
undersold the real work and time re...
January 12, 2007
I love doing a good training audit as much as anyone. But you can
do a lot yourself. When I review training budgets for clients, one
tool I use is to break spending into three categories:
1. The money spent to to fulfill obligations.
These are the funds...
January 11, 2007
Some great posts are already out there around the Big Question for
Quality vs. Speed. You can find them listed in the post. One
thing that is definitely clear from the posts so far is that there
seems to be a really difference of opinion around:
According to Training in America by Garnevale, Gainer,
and Villet (1990), two out of three workers say that everything
they need to know was learned on the job, rather than through
the classrooms. Thus the workplace is the most frequently
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