Setting L&D Up for Success: From Training Request to Course Design

We’ve written before on the importance of standardizing training requests. But without an organized, proven process that aligns with the goals of the business, training requests remain haphazard and arbitrary. L&D need to find a way to structure their forms to facilitate an easy transition from training request to course …

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Is it a Training Issue? 5 Critical Questions to Ask Requestors

How often have you heard a manager utter the phrase “we need to get training for X”? Probably quite often. How often have you then developed a course as requested, only to find that there is little to no performance improvement as a result? Part of the remit for L&D …

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Aligning Training Project Intake to Business Strategy

With any employee being able to initiate a request for training project intake, the L&D department can quickly become overwhelmed. Nowadays, every employee feels empowered and enabled to seek training in order to do his or her job better. Knowing that L&D is considered a strategic resource within an organization, …

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7 Tools for Creating Training Request Forms: a Comparative Guide

The jig is up for training intake. L&D teams are starting to realize that bottlenecks in the training design process begin in this very first stage, and it’s time to do something about it. Creating effective training request forms is the first step. Manual processes and ad-hoc requests are slowing …

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Top Learning and Development Trends to Expect in 2020

We here at Synapse have our fingers on the pulse. So, we’ve been looking at what learning and development trends L&D leaders should be anticipating for 2020. One thing is certain: technology continues to play an ever-more important role. Technology has been impacting the development and delivery of learning experiences …

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Synapse 2019: A Year in Review

Milestones are marked quickly in a start-up, and 2019 was undoubtedly a year of milestones for Synapse!  We had so much good news, change, and development this year, especially when it came to growing our fantastic team. We’ve been busy working playing hard in 2019 and are ready to dive …

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