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Developmental Learning Theory

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Yael Hellman

Understanding adult learning theories gives you a concrete grasp of which training methods and activities will work and which won’t—and why. More »

Who's Afraid of Kirkpatrick's Four Levels?

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Ann Armstrong

Ann Armstrong defines evaluation, describes the benefits, identifies different evaluation models, explains why evaluation is often neglected, and espouses the need for internal evaluators with evaluator competencies.  More »

Characteristics of an Effective Survey

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Patti P. Phillips

Regardless of the type of survey instrument you plan to employ, there are certain characteristics surveys must meet. Each of these criteria is presented in more detail throughout Survey Basics, but a brief summary of the criteria is presented here. More »

Training that Goes the Virtual Distance

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Dr. Karen Sobel-Lojeski

When developing a training strategy to improve virtual team performance, innovation, or leadership, targeting solutions using the simple notion of a remote worker will lead decision makers astray—and is likely to end up costing significant time and money.  More »

Key Trends Shaping the Profession

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Justin Arneson

The principal goal of the 2013 Competency Study was to update the knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors first identified in the ASTD 2004 Competency Study. This work resulted in the identification of eight key trends currently driving change for training and devel... More »