Try This Training Request Process Flow Chart for Efficient Training Intake

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Managing training requests efficiently is often far down the list of learning and development priorities. But taking control of the training request process can yield hugely beneficial results in terms of your team’s capacity, productivity, and alignment with organizational performance. To save valuable time for your training team and to make sure you’re prioritizing high […]

Why Change Management Needs Learning and Development

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Change management might seem like a vague term used by business schools or consulting firms to warn about the need to prepare for the unknown. Drivers of change can include a multitude of factors, including new competitors, the obsolescence of technology, recent government mandates, and even a pandemic. Most people fear the unknown. Because change […]

What is a Learning Advisory Committee?

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Figuring out exactly what training is needed to drive organizational performance is a consistent and prevalent challenge for L&D. It often means relying on business partners to tell you what’s going on in their department and taking your training cues from their recommendations. But the reality of this can be floods of training requests for […]

How to Tackle Unconscious Incompetence in the Workforce Through Training Solutions

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“We don’t know what we don’t know” or “fake it till you make it” are oft-used phrases to describe knowledge that we might need—but don’t currently have—in order to do our jobs. This phenomenon is also known as unconscious incompetence, and it’s hurting organizations in ways you might not even realize. Not possessing critical knowledge […]

How to Diagnose Organizational Training Needs Using Your Training Intake Process

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In LinkedIn’s 2020 Workplace Learning Report, understanding what skills to build or what courses to develop was listed as a top 10 challenge by 22% of learning professionals. Meanwhile, 21% cited demonstrating the value of learning as an obstacle and 17% said earning executive buy-in was a top challenge. These numbers paint a picture of […]

6 Ways to Promote Training Intake and Increase Engagement

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You may have already rolled out your training intake system, but is anyone using it? The lack of adoption of your new system is only one sign that it’s not working and is most likely due to awareness. Managers and business partners—those who are in a position to make a request—simply haven’t heard of it […]

The Road to a Learning Culture Starts with Training Intake

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The concept of a learning culture has never been more relevant or more essential than it is right now. When teams are dispersed and are lacking the usual form of in-person interaction, it makes casual on-the-job learning much more difficult. When organizations are challenged with budget freezes and having to navigate through tough times, it […]

5 Signs Your Training Intake System Isn’t Working

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You and your team worked so hard to roll out a training intake system to streamline and measure the entire scope of requested learning across your organization. But is it working? We’ve compiled 5 signs that can tell you whether your training intake system might not be working as optimally as it can be. Some […]

Why Strengthening Your Training Intake System Leads to Better Planning for L&D

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Productivity and how to maximize it is top of mind for many L&D leaders right now. With the demand for training skyrocketing due to unforeseen world events in 2020, training teams have had to quickly pivot with shifting priorities. Not only that, but they’re often having to manage these challenges with frozen budgets and staff […]

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 […]