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Adult Learning Versus Workplace Learning

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Adult learning has historically referred to educational opportunities outside the workplace, yet the same methods and models used in adult learning should remain applicable inside organizations. Workplace learning cant be complete without a segment that adheres ... More »

A Partnership Between Training and Marketing

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The human resources and training departments are common partners in corporate initiatives. It is also not uncommon for marketing and sales to join forces to meet certain business objectives. However, most companies overlook the culture benefits that come when traini... More »

Designing Classroom Exercises for Highly Technical Content

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Sarah Wakefield

Good training helps companies develop happy and productive workers. If organizations are going to spend thousands of dollars on conducting training for their employees and thousands more in lost productivity from taking employees away from their jobs for training, 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 »

Story-Based Design Principles

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Terrence L. Gargiulo

I feel we have a tendency to confuse communication with learning. Most of us spend the majority of our time in organizations communicating in the explicit ways expected of us. We think if we cant say it straight, or make a thought immediately digestible, then we have fa... More »