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Defend the Spend With Metrics and Reporting

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John Mattox

Sharing information with budget officers as a company would with shareholders helps learning and development teams defend the spend. In The Story Factor, author Annette Simmons tells a simple parable of linking everyday tasks to a larger mission. ... More »

Strategic Planning for the Instructional Designer

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Bruno Neal

Help forecast challenges and provide solutions by getting involved early in decisions related to the scope of design projects. Today you woke up with your mind full of ideas, almost mentally rehearsing your speech for the big event. After months going through instructio... More »

You'll Never Work Alone

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Pat Galagan

The age of the stand-alone expert is over. Anticipate collaborating to learn from and adapt the practices of other disciplines. In the age of collaboration, change can roll over your professional life like a tsunami if youre not proactive. Its one thing to keep an eye o... More »

The Amazing Era of Self-Service Learning

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Pat McLagan

The learning professional's role in self-service learning is to help learners make learning more effective, efficient, productive, innovative, and fun. This is the era of self-service. We pump our own gas, file our own taxes online, tally and bag our own g... More »

Role of Learning Professionals Changed in 2011

Paula Ketter

Another year has flown by, and when we examine learning and development in 2011, we find two trends that stand out among the many that are trying to find their place in this field. Collaboration and self-service learning—the major trends that found a strong footho... More »