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Coaching subject-matter experts to facilitate learning

Subject-matter experts (SMEs) are individuals with a deep understanding of a process, a technology or a part of the business. They are an indispensable asset for companies, as they can find creative s...

How becoming a learning organization will benefit your business

Any company interested in surviving the turbulent waters of the modern marketplace must always be learning. Stagnant methods, training, and information become dated as quickly as a weather forecast. T...

Be the mentor you wished you had with these 3 strategies

“A single conversation with a wise man is worth a month’s study of books”, says a wise Chinese Proverb. Take it with a grain of salt, though. Avid readers like Bill Gates will most likely tell you tha...

Just how effective is using technology to facilitate in-house training?

No matter what industry you’re in, and no matter what size your company is, all companies can benefit from using technology to create a positive culture of learning, and facilitate important additiona...

Why a staff transformation has to happen before a digital transformation

If you’re looking to implement new technology in your business and do away with the old, ineffective systems, you’ll need to do more than simply slap a new software on your employees’ computers. Real ...

Boosting learning outcomes through competency-based training

Competency-based learning is an excellent approach for companies that want to bridge the skills gap and have the best talent for each role. It also powers career development and provides employees wit...

The Situational Mindsets Model in leadership training and coaching

Visionary leaders with the right people skills are essential for employee satisfaction, a healthy work environment and the overall performance of any company. Training, mentoring and coaching the lead...

Essential skills to look for when hiring for a trainer position

The role of the trainer has changed significantly over the last few decades; our corporate landscape demands employees who not only can do their jobs, but also that they are well equipped to contribut...

The 5 habits of master virtual trainers

Virtual training is a wonderful career option for digital nomads, who prefer to work while traveling and getting to know what the world has to offer. If you consider training as a career option, but y...

Training 20-somethings: Learning approaches for Generation Z

Generations come and go, each with their values and lifestyles that shape markets, companies, and schools. Studies have identified four cohorts, each with their own sets of professional and personal v...

Top tips for small businesses on upskilling their workforce

A version of this post was origially published on January 22, 2018 in HR News. Being a small or medium-sized business can make it difficult to train employees to the level of efficiency that bigger, m...

How to integrate culture-specific elements in your online courses

Online training gives access to a truly global market, in which potential trainees from different countries, language backgrounds and ethnicities can interact and learn from one another. While linguis...

Will Artificial Intelligence make face-to-face training redundant?

Artificial Intelligence is one of the most important things humanity is working on. It is more profound than electricity or fire. These are the words of Google CEO Sundar Pichai, speaking at an event ...

Characteristics of a successful virtual leader of an invisible team

When I first came across this concept of ‘invisible team’, I instantly thought of the instance in Lord of the Rings when Aragorn has to go into battle with an immense army of ghosts. He does so wonder...

4 Things that help boost employee engagement

As an internal corporate trainer and learning consultant I have often been faced with the challenge of coming up with a training session or workshop meant to "make people happier about their jobs". Th...

The three keys to success for influential leaders

For the longest time, leadership in organizations was thought to be a matter of command and control. The adjective ‘fierce’ was often attributed to those who were deemed to be real powerful leaders. W...

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