Training Facilities – Own, Lease, Rent, Or None of the Above?

When you think of the hot topics in training, what comes to mind? Technology, leadership, onboarding, knowledge transfer? What about facility management? It probably wasn’t at the top of your list, but it’s a critical component of training programmes. The need for large, dedicated areas to conduct technical exercises, soft-skills role play and systems training...

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The Multicultural Aspects of Training: Communication, Translation, and Localization

There are several factors that go into deploying an effective international training program, most importantly communication, translation, and localization. Let’s start with communication, which is a key success factor to any effective training program. Communication between the program developers (which are typically decision-makers within the organization) and the trainers is essential. One best practice to...

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Onboarding and Knowledge Transfer: Where to Start?

My last two blog posts discussed the state of onboarding and knowledge transfer in today’s organizations. While these aspects of training are both extremely important to overall success, we must acknowledge that most learning leaders are not working with an unlimited budget. With this in mind, how should organizations allocate their investments in these areas?...

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Market Your Training Programs

Marketing and training are no strangers to each other. Constant pressure to demonstrate value to the organization and ensure training programs are fully utilized, has program managers recognizing the need for a well-defined training marketing strategy. Many learning and development departments already use marketing as an essential component to ensure the success of their training...

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Knowledge Transfer Challenges and Best Practices

Last week, we took a look at the state of onboarding programs in today’s organizations and made some suggestions for improvement. Today, we take a similar approach to a related topic: knowledge transfer. During my recent webinar, I asked participants to share their definitions of knowledge transfer. I received a number of interesting responses, all...

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