The U.S. Army, GM and Raytheon Announce Training Initiative: Shifting Gears

by RPS July 29, 2014 Training

Partnering with The U.S. Army and General Motors, Raytheon today  announced that we’re teaming up to train transitioning Army soldiers to become service technicians at GM dealerships when they return to civilian life. The Shifting Gears Automotive Technician Training Program, a multi-year partnership between Raytheon Professional Services (RPS), GM, and the Army, will begin in [...]

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Millennial Training and How to Fix Dysfunctional Teams

by RPS July 25, 2014 Friday 5

Each Friday, RPS highlights five popular news stories from the world of training professionals. Visit our blog each week to see which stories were trending amongst your industry peers. Training Industry Millennials Need Soft Skills Training by Michelle Eggleston The millennials are here and they have a resume full of hard skills to offer. College [...]

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European Automotive OEMs cite e-Learning as Driver of Dealerships Results

by RPS July 24, 2014 Automotive

By Piet-Jan van Gerwen European automotive manufacturers have high expectations from their technology-enabled dealer training efforts and e-learning doesn’t disappoint. The findings, reported in Spotlight on Automotive: Driving Innovation in Dealership Training for the Automotive Sector, are based on a survey of 44 automotive manufacturers across 19 European nations and shows how e-learning played a [...]

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How To Give Feedback To A Manager And Be An Influential Leader

by RPS July 18, 2014 Friday 5

Each Friday, RPS highlights five popular news stories from the world of training professionals. Visit our blog each week to see which stories were trending amongst your industry peers. Chief Learning Officer How Much Feedback Do Managers Want and Need? by Joe Folkman and Jack Zenger Managers live their lives in a bubble of praise, [...]

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Augmented Reality Equals Enhanced Learning

by RPS July 16, 2014 Global Perspectives

There has been a tremendous amount of excitement around Augmented Reality (AR) for a number of years in the entertainment, advertising and retail sectors. AR has been brought forward to the masses, with the likes of Google Glass and Amazon’s Augmented Reality shopping experience now providing engaging, captivating and completely immersive user experiences. Augmented Reality [...]

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Training Inspirations from the Storming of the Bastille, 225 Years Later

by RPS July 15, 2014 Global Perspectives

July 14 marked an important day in France – “La Fête Nationale”, or that’s Bastille Day to all us English speakers. When the National Guard stormed the Bastille 225 years ago, they ushered in an era of transformation that impacted not only Europe, but also the New World. As the French and their comrades celebrated, [...]

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Why You Need a Mentor and Mindfulness in the Workplace

by RPS July 11, 2014 Friday 5

Each Friday, RPS highlights five popular news stories from the world of training professionals. Visit our blog each week to see which stories were trending amongst your industry peers. Harvard Business Review What Made a Great Leader in 1776 by Jeffrey Gedmin The ordinarily decisive George Washington was paralyzed by indecision. It was the summer [...]

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Leveraging Training to Shape Healthcare Paradigms in the USA

by Bryan Chance July 9, 2014 Healthcare

The continued implementation of the Affordable Care Act  (ACA) is changing the delivery of healthcare and the key patient quality and business metrics.  The ACA is driving an unprecedented move from volume being the key variable of success to value and population health management.  What will accelerate provider’s preparation for these systemic changes?  Training. Providers [...]

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Drive Superior Learning Outcomes: Steer With Performance Data Analytics

by Yvon Dalat July 3, 2014 Global Perspectives

There is a revolution taking place in the learning industry today: a shift from web 2.0 to web 3.0, from PC to mobile smartphone and tablet, from “success presumed” to data-driven training. It’s a revolution that’s changing the way adult learners receive, engage with, and apply training to improve their individual performance, add value to [...]

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Declaration of Training Independence

by RPS July 3, 2014 Training

When in the course of developing your organization’s training programs it will become necessary to evaluate your goals, training spend and methodologies. During that evaluation you may find that in order to achieve optimal results you need to introduce a variety of new training delivery methods – from simulation training to virtual classrooms to mobile [...]

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