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Telling Stories in Learning: Tips for Using Storytelling in Adult Learning

Posted by Peggy Palmen on July 24, 2019

Good Stories are Engaging

I am a sucker for a good story. When I was a kid, I would get so immersed in a book that I would hide under my covers at night and read via flashlight.

Fast forward to adulthood, and I am a Learning Consultant who regularly uses stories in my deliverables. My hope is that a good story will captivate my audience, help content resonate, and make learning stick. Scenarios and animations are two of my favorite ways to use storytelling in adult learning.

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Learning from the Bottom Up: A Business Leader's Perspective

Posted by Renie McClay on June 27, 2019

For nine years, Mike Cooley was the CEO of The Quinlan Companies, a document management and silver reclamation company. His path to the top leadership position was not a typical one that included finishing high school, going to college and working up through the ranks. Growing up, Mike came from a broken home and bounced around a lot. Unstable and unsafe situations caused him to leave home at age 15 and learn how to survive on his own. Once at Quinlan Companies, he learned the company from the bottom up, with duties including making training decisions and initiating cross-training programs in order to improve efficiencies. He is currently the Senior VP of Operations at Ciox Health.

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Developing Empathy and Understanding through Learner Personas

Posted by Barb Opyt, Sandy Stricker, Louann Swedberg on June 19, 2019

Has this ever happened to you?

The Subject Matter Expert (SME) was adamant: The training program had to include every possible thing that could go wrong with the process and the consequences of those failures. Was a focus on possible failures the right way to engage our learner?

As learning professionals, we want our SMEs and stakeholders to feel that we are bringing their vision to life. But what do you do when you know that the proposed content or treatment of the content won’t help the learners that we are here to empower?

How might you proceed?

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Learning Leader on Safety and Emergency Preparedness Training

Posted by Renie McClay on June 6, 2019

Kelli Traylor is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and Staff Development Specialist for Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care (KCH & PC), which provides expert care, peace of mind, comfort, guidance and hope to the people of the community.

A Kansas native and life-long resident of the Kansas City metro area, Kelli received her master's degree in Social Work from the University of Kansas.

Kelli's passion for end-of-life care and a career path in hospice was ignited when she started off as a paramedic with Johnson County Med-Act. In her current role as Staff Development Specialist, she handles employee onboarding, speaking presentations in the community, scheduling students, providing and coordinating educational events, chairing the KCH & PC Safety and Security Committee—basically, a little bit of everything. Kelli was previously a social worker in the field for KCH & PC, and has taught CPR for over 20 years.

In her spare time, she enjoys the Royals, the Chiefs, and KU basketball, and resides in Mission, Kansas with her partner and Ruby the dog.

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Caveo Named to 2019 Training Industry Top 20 List of Content Development Companies

Posted by Caveo Learning on May 23, 2019

For the third year in a row, Training Industry, Inc. has named Caveo Learning to its 2019 Training Industry Top 20™ Content Development Companies List!

Selection to the list is based on the following criteria:

  • Industry visibility, innovation, and impact
  • Capability to develop and deliver multiple types of training services
  • Company size and growth potential
  • Depth and breadth of subject matter expertise
  • Quality of clients
  • Geographic reach
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Caveo's Barb Opyt talks Soft Skills in Training Industry article

Posted by Caveo Learning on May 2, 2019

Industry research has found that employers are more often concerned with performance gaps in soft skills—skills such as collaboration, critical thinking, problem solving, and communication—over technical hard skills—skills such as how to use equipment, and performing work tasks and procedures.

Caveo learning solution architect Barb Opyt discusses the difficulty of soft skills training and how to overcome the challenges in Why Are Soft Skills So Hard? on the Training Industry, Inc. blog.

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Be Conscious of Diversity and Inclusion when Developing Learning Solutions

Posted by Renie McClay on April 26, 2019

Edwina Nunez-Gordon is Caveo’s PMO Manager and formerly Deputy Director of Instructional Design at the CUNY School of Professional Studies. Having over ten years of experience working in learning and development, the majority of her career has been spent leading teams in the development of training departments. Edwina’s biggest impact has come from fostering cultural change within organizations by driving tough conversations and implementing effective solutions for process and programs. Edwina holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Psychology and is a certified project manager.

Outside of work, Edwina spends her time with her husband, two human children, and one canine child; loves exploring new activities in the city; and as an avid obstacle course racer, she enjoys the occasional mud run.

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Caveo Named to 2019 Training Industry Top 20 List of Training Outsourcing Companies

Posted by Caveo Learning on April 25, 2019

Caveo is thrilled to announce that Training Industry, Inc. has named Caveo Learning to its 2019 Training Industry Top 20™ list of Training Outsourcing companies!

Selection to the list is based on the following criteria:

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Developing Learners' Skills in Alignment with Company Leadership

Posted by Renie McClay on April 18, 2019

This is part of our ongoing series, Interviews with Learning Leaders.

Karen Kay is a Senior Principle Program Lead for Chick-fil-A, Inc., a Goizueta Business School graduate, a certified Project Management Professional and Prosci Change Management Professional. Karen has more than 10 years of experience consulting in the public and private sectors, with a focus on improving organizational effectiveness to drive bottom-line results. She is motivated to equip and empower employees and leaders for success.

Karen has focused her time at Chick-fil-A on consulting innovation by helping position people, processes, and technology to best support current and future needs of Chick-fil-A Operators.

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Caveo's Sheri Winter welcomed as HBA San Diego Chapter Director-At-Large for Membership and Volunteer Engagement

Posted by Caveo Learning on March 22, 2019

Caveo is proud to announce that Director of Client Development Sheri Winter has been named Director-At-Large for Membership and Volunteer Engagement of the San Diego chapter of the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association (HBA)!

Sheri joins the HBA San Diego board after a recent move from the East Coast, where she was an HBA member and volunteer.

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