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Setting the Stage for a Successful Leadership Development Program

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Daniel R. Tobin

Many steps are required to make any leadership development program successful. First, HR representatives, executives, and your CEO must want to build an LDP. Once youve reached agreement on this, you must identify a manager for the program and hold a planning meeting. T... More »

Tips for Successfully Training in a Global Virtual Environment

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Neal R. Goodman

When we add a virtual environment to the challenges associated with training across cultures, misunderstandings can easily be exacerbated, often because they will go unnoticed by the facilitator for a longer period of time. As discussed in an earlier In Practice article... More »

What Is the New Social Learning?

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Tony Bingham

To understand social learning, we must first understand social media. Social media is a set of Internet-based technologies designed to be used by three or more people. Its rarer than it sounds. Most interaction supported by technology is narrowcast (one-to-one), often w... More »

Overcoming Barriers and Valuing Evaluation

Laleh Patel

An ASTD-i4cp study underscores the progress organizations are making in the area of learning evaluation, as well as the gaps that need closure. Findings from the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) and the Institute for Corporate Productivitys (i4cp) ... More »

Because You Can’t Learn to Ride a Bicycle from a Book

Clark Aldrich

Thinking about the design elements of serious games and simulations is not as complex as you might believe. Educational simulations are a broad genre of immersive learning simulations focused on increasing participants mastery level in the real world. They differ from c... More »