learning and development financial services

Learning and Development in Financial Services: Creating Impactful Compliance Training

If there is an area of learning and development in financial services that has experienced a cataclysmic change in recent years, it’s the compliance function. Decades of scandal and financial collapse have culminated in the recent deluge of new, more stringent, regulation. Increased regulation has resulted in massive investment and …

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How to Write Learning Objectives

A learning objective describes what learners should know or be able to do at the end of the course that they couldn’t do before. Sounds simple, right?

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Sneak Peek! Training Requests to Launch at DevLearn

  Synapse is excited to be launching our much anticipated Training Requests solution at DevLearn this year! Created to help learning and development departments keep up with training demand, this highly configurable solution allows for easy management of training intake. Configurable Intake Form The first step in effective training request …

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HR Tech 2019: The Highlights

As one of the industry’s leading events, the lead up to HR Tech 2019 was an exciting time. This year the conference was held in the beautiful Venetian Resort in Las Vegas, and it didn’t disappoint. Here at Synapse, we traveled down to Vegas not just to attend the conference, …

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What is social learning?

Social learning theory is a theory of learning process and social behavior which suggests that new behaviors can be acquired by observing and imitating others. Developed by Canadian-American psychologist Albert Bandura, social learning theory posits that people learn from one another via observation, imitation, and modeling. The theory has often …

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What is Generative Learning?

Generative learning is a theory that suggests that the learning process is based on the memory that is already stored in our brains. As new data is added to our long term memory, it becomes part of our knowledge base.  The theory of generative learning is based on the assumption …

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