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Don’t Get Lost: A Roadmap for New Curriculum Design

Posted by Ashley Christian on January 23, 2020

Once upon a time, long, long ago…wait…no, this was just last week…I was having a conversation with a client about an emerging need. They were looking for assistance in designing a curriculum to support the learning needs of three roles. They had collected what people were using today and felt they had a pretty good idea of what was needed and wanted to get right to it.

I had a few questions, including:

  • Why is this a need today vs. in the past?
  • Is there something about these roles that is changing or has recently changed?
  • What performance are you looking for as an outcome of people completing this training?
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Transitioning to a Fun Instructional Design Career with Self-Teaching and Education

Posted by Renie McClay on January 9, 2020

After 16 years in veterinary medicine, sales, and training and development, Kelly Roche decided to change careers and pursue learning and development. She found her first opportunities working as an adjunct instructor, instructional designer, and course developer. After a few years of self-teaching, Kelly decided to earn a Master of Education in Instructional Design. Now with this degree, she works as a full-time Instructional Designer for Lumeris, a value-based managed services operator for health care and providers.

Kelly's primary responsibilities include eLearning design and development as an instructional designer, where she creates soft skills eLearning for employees of Lumeris. She is responsible for all aspects of the design and development process, as well as researching survey tools that Lumeris will use to start implementing an evaluation process for all courses.

Throughout all her careers, Kelly's passion has been to help people fix a business or training problem. She enjoys working with clients to find a "gap" (business or training problem) that a product or training can fix.

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A Day in the Life of a Learning Solutions Architect at Caveo Learning

Posted by Sandy Stricker on December 6, 2019

It’s early. I mean really early. I am quite certain that I beat the rooster out of bed this morning. But, that’s ok, because I know that today I have an opportunity to make a positive impact for my client, their organization, and their employees. And I’m happy to say, I do that every day in my role as a Learning Solutions Architect (LSA) at Caveo.

According to Wikipedia, an architect is “a person who plans, designs, and reviews the construction of buildings.” Wikipedia goes on to say, “The architect, once hired by a client, is responsible for creating a design concept that both meets the requirements of that client and provides a facility suitable to the required use. The architect must meet with, and question, the client in order to ascertain all the requirements (and nuances) of the planned project.”

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Learning Leader on Transformational Lessons in Leadership Development

Posted by Renie McClay on November 21, 2019

Alejandro Cornejo joined Emerson at the start of 2019 as a Learning Center Facilitator. He facilitates leadership development workshops throughout the enterprise, and he is a core member of the Charles F. Knight Learning Center team in St. Louis, Missouri. Prior to Emerson, he worked at Bayer (formerly Monsanto) as part of the Inclusion & Diversity team within the Talent Acquisition, Compliance, and Contingent workforce organization. His responsibilities included the development and facilitation of various Inclusion and Diversity initiatives. He also served as the program manager for several local external leadership development and recognition opportunities for Bayer/Monsanto leaders.

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How L&D Can Get Real About Artificial Intelligence

Posted by Laura Riskus on November 7, 2019

What is AI?

The term Artificial Intelligence (AI) might invoke futuristic images, but it’s actually part of our present day and more approachable than you’d think. The fathers of the AI field, Minsky and McCarthy, described artificial intelligence as any task performed by a program or a machine that, if a human carried out the same activity, we would say the human had to apply intelligence to accomplish the task. AI can find patterns in big data to learn and show information to deliver solutions to complex problems.

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Applying Lessons Learned to Risk Assessment in Learning Projects

Posted by James Legatt and Brooke Cole on October 10, 2019

Risk assessment can be a time-consuming task when starting a project—it is valuable project time that many project managers would prefer to allot elsewhere. However, performing effective risk assessment at the start of a project can save valuable time during the project and create opportunities for overall process improvement. There are ways of fast tracking discovery, but mitigation strategies should always be customized to the project and include consideration of solutions, budgets, schedules, and most importantly, project resources. Risk assessment is appropriate whether the project is with external clients or internal stakeholders.

Risk assessment is not insurance against issues arising on projects. Rather, it is an awareness that issues may arise, and an opportunity to create appropriate responses to those potential issues. As project managers and supporting team members, we should seek to discover all risks—positive, neutral, or negative—before starting projects. In fact, risk identification before developing a kick-off presentation allows for an early opportunity to gather full team insight. Risk assessment is not pessimistic; rather, raising concerns is one of the most reliable traits of a project manager.

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Digital L&D Leader on Innovating Learning Solutions for Busy Learners

Posted by Renie McClay on September 24, 2019

Marc McConathy, Principal Program Lead in Digital Learning Innovation with Chick-fil-A is a Missourian transplanted to Georgia. He earned a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and after a stint working in media in St. Louis and Kansas City discovered his love of corporate learning mashed up with technology during 8 years at Sprint. He then served in several roles in learning development, delivery, and technology at Centurylink and Hyla Mobile (a start-up serving the wireless industry). He joined Chick-fil-A in 2015 to serve restaurant Operators in training their employees through web and digital systems. In his current role, Marc leads the Understand, Imagine, and Prototype phases of the Chick-fil-A innovation process to transform learning in the restaurants for operational and cultural change.
Marc resides in Peachtree City, GA with his wife and four sons.

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QA? More like Q-YAY: Why L&D Should Get Excited About Quality Assurance

Posted by Mary Zemaitis on September 12, 2019

You did it. You delivered a spectacular eLearning module to your client. You spent months interviewing subject matter experts, managing stakeholder needs, and transforming source material into a compelling course that will both engage the learners and deliver business objectives for your client. Your team deserves a round of applause (and maybe a round of drinks at happy hour) for everyone’s hard work.

Until you get an urgent email from the client. The audio is missing on the last screen. Links are broken. And *gulp* the client’s name has a typo.

Ugh. If only it had gone through quality assurance.

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Caveo's Sandy Stricker on Why Onboarding Doesn't Work

Posted by Caveo Learning on September 10, 2019

Onboarding failures are costly to your company in the form of money, time, and resources. If your new hires become quickly disengaged and unproductive, you may have a few hiccups in your onboarding to overcome.

Caveo learning solutions architect Sandy Stricker gives us solutions to the problems often seen in onboarding programs in the recent Training Industry, Inc. blog, 6 Reasons Onboarding Doesn't Work.

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4 Tips for Managing Stakeholders to Move Your Learning Projects to the Next Level

Posted by Paul Powell on August 29, 2019

Navigating learning projects with multiple stakeholders can be a complex and sometimes difficult endeavor. Tailor too much to a stakeholder’s needs and you may derail the project. Overlook their needs and you may miss critical project insights or find yourself on the outside looking in when the next project comes around.

So how can you consistently perform stakeholder management in a way that maximizes learning results and overall stakeholder satisfaction?

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