Evolving Training Into the Perfect Hole

A colleague recently asked me to respond to a question that has been a source of constant challenge [for me at least] in my last three corporate training gigs that span about 15 years or so. I cannot imagine my experiences are that dissimilar to many of us who work in the business of Training. Here was his question, “What’s the biggest hurdle to getting stakeholders (employees, employers, clients etc.) involved and engaged with workplace training – and how do you overcome it?” Personally, I believe this question distracts us…

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Is It Time for a New Training Diet?

EDITORIAL NOTE to Living in Learning Blog Readers: I have low tolerance for "articles" that are not forthright with their intentions and blind-side me with an unexpected sales pitch. This posting is a valid issue confronting training traditions that many of us still follow, and...there's a little selling of potential solutions near the end. This posting was originally written for a business magazine as an informational piece with mentions of both consultative implications and a potential product solution. If you have read my posts on the PDR Learning Continuum, you will see some of…

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Buck Tradition & Bust a Few Paradigms

Sounds downright subversive, maybe even a wee bit scandalous does it not? Very likely, this title may imply behavior that is a little risky too. Personally, I think it is high time we view risk as a catalyst, not a restrainer...and that could be “too much caffeine” doing the talking. Seriously, it is time to act on the risks that threaten training as we know it. Please do not confuse passionate posturing of an idea with a radical rant, though what you read in this post has earmarks of both.…

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