The Importance Of Upskilling And Reskilling In Covid-19 And Beyond

Who could have expected the COVID-19 crisis? It has upended everything, especially for business operations. The recent pandemic has impacted both the economy and the job market, and employers have been forced to change the way they work. The keyword over these last 12 months has been “survivability,” and for many organizations, this has meant […]

The 7 Top Learning and Development Challenges to Expect in 2021

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For many of us, 2020 was the most challenging year we’ve ever had to endure. But the challenges we faced throughout a global pandemic are not over yet. Not only are social distancing policies and work from home initiatives likely to stay in place until Covid-19 is fully resolved, but the ripple effects of all […]

How to Handle Training Budget Changes in 2021

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If 2020 was the year of change and flux, then 2021 is looking likely to be a year of picking up the pieces and adjusting to a new state of play. While the ripples of a global pandemic and upset markets have reached almost all corners of the organization, learning and development teams were amongst […]

The New L&D Gameplan: How to Safeguard Against Uncertainty in Uncertain Times

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During a panel discussion with Nick Howe, Chief Learning Officer at Area9 Lyceum, and Fernando Sanchez-Arias, Chief People Officer at CLICK Institute, we gathered valuable insight and actionable tips on how to navigate the future for L&D. Discussion points included what COVID-19 and all the disruption of the last few months means for L&D, why […]

Importance of Subject Matter Experts: The Pros and Cons of Working with SMEs

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It’s often seen as a burden on training professionals and instructional designers, but the importance of subject matter experts and working with them cannot be understated. But take heart – it’s not all bad! There are plenty of pros to working with subject matter experts, both for the SMEs themselves and for the training team. […]

4 Capacity Planning Challenges in L&D (And How to Overcome Them)

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Capacity planning may exist for your L&D team or it might be something you’ve never really considered. Either way, most training teams are estimating their availability to fulfill training requests with a quick mental calculation to see if they have room for more work. But guessing your team’s capacity only leads to frustration for all. […]

Training Analytics: 7 Metrics Every L&D Leader Should be Tracking

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Learning and development teams spend many hours developing training courses for employees. But without a sufficient feedback loop, questions are raised: is this training effective? Do employees find it useful? Are we properly supporting organizational goals and improving performance Without properly set up training analytics, it can be anyone’s guess as to whether the carefully […]

Why You Should Encourage Employees to Submit Training Requests

Wouldn’t it be amazing if there was some way you could demonstrate to senior management that L&D is not a group of order takers, but rather a team of analysts and evaluators on the pulse of EVERY learning experience under consideration across the organization? Does this sound too good to be true? It’s not, and […]