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Welcome to the 2011 BEST Awards!

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The ASTD BEST Awards recognize organizations that demonstrate enterprise-wide success as a result of employee learning and development. We are looking for organizations that get it: They use the learning function as a strategic business tool to get results. More »

The Nuts and Bolts of Manufacturing Project Planning

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Any project plan begins with an analysis. Who is your customer? Are you focusing on one department and one production line, or is the project something that could apply to other departments and divisions? Make sure you have a clear idea of your scope and who will fund t... More »

Assessing Competencies Starts With a Measurable Competency Model

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William J. Rothwell

To assess competencies, learning and performance professionals, not just performance professionals, must work with a competency model that is measurable. A measurable competency model identifies the competencies of the position or job, as well as the behavioral indicato... More »

From Making It Stick to Making It Last: How to Keep ROI and Results-Based Training Efforts on Track

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Holly Burkett

Keeping a results-based evaluation and return-on-investment process on track is one of biggest implementation challenges for evaluation professionals. In many ways, its equivalent to training for a marathon. You start small with manageable goals, stretch your muscles, c... More »

Engage Your Virtual Training Participants

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Cindy Huggett

In a T+D article, synchronous learning expert and author Jennifer Hofmann wrote, Teaching online is like teaching after lunch. In case youre not familiar with the post-lunch phenomenon, classroom trainers jokingly refer to it as the Teflon hour because nothing sticks. I... More »