Emotionally Engaged—Is Training the Answer?

This week, I’ve been at the ASTD 2014 International Conference and Exposition in Washington, D.C. I’ll post soon about what went on there and some of the new and interesting developments in the training field. In this post, however, I’d like to discuss engagement. No,...

My New Book—ROI By Design—Available Now

In my last post, I mentioned that my book, ROI By Design—Unlock Training’s Impact Through Measurable Instructional Design, is now available from Amazon.com. The book has honestly been a labor of love and I hope that you’ll pick up a copy to read. When the...

Moment Of Impact

Can Your Trainers Design Training Guaranteed to Impact Your Organization? On this blog, we often talk about measuring training impact. However, the responsibility to create measurable training rests with your training professionals. Does your team know how to create...

What Are Your Big Plans for 2014?

I find it unbelievable that October is nearly over. Leaves are falling. The weather is getting cooler. The holidays are approaching.  I’m not sure where the year has gone. It’s  natural this time of  year to get nostalgic, take stock of the year behind us, and start...

You’re Hired! Now What?

I just read a really interesting blog post recently:  5 Conversations You Must Have with A New Boss. The post provides great information for new employees, but if you are a supervisor or responsible for on-boarding new employees, the post also makes a great read. This...

Practice Makes Perfect

There’s a difference between learning something and mastering something. That difference is practice. As a training professional, do you make sure your training programs include practice? Do you allow students to use their new-found learning within the context of...

Training Is Not The Silver Bullet Solution

Take a look at this article: How Trainers Can Add Value: More Problem Solving, Less Training. I was struck by the truth of this statement: “Training is often—and mistakenly—assumed to be the silver bullet that can solve performance issues, and training managers are...