The Connected Employee

February:
In our plugged-in world, it might seem that the need for face-to-face networking skills is obsolete. Not so. Designing an enterprise-wide strategy for teaching these skills and helping employees manage their social capital can and does benefit the bottom line.

The Complexities of Global Leadership

Editor Paula Ketter details what to expect in the May 2017 issue of TD magazine.

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

February:
The ARRA has presented countless opportunities for organizational, business, education, and community renewal nationwide. The experience of Yuma Private Industry Council highlights notable opportunities for creating organizational renewal and growing a skilled workforce.

This podcast was sponsored by RWD, a leading provider of human and operational performance improvement solutions that help employers maximize the return on their investments in people, processes, technology, knowledge, and customers; http://www.rwd.com

Tangible ROI

February:
Bachrach & Associates Inc. (BAI), a professional development firm for financial professionals, recently took a close look at the business results of their advisor clients. Those results revealed statistical confirmation of tangible ROI attributable to the design of its blended learning and reinforcement approach.

Taking the Burn Out of the 360 Degree Hot Seat

Conveying 360-degree feedback is a great opportunity to help leaders build meaningful plans for future development. This podcast is sponsored by Bloomberg Businessweek. Develop Your EDGE with Bloomberg Businessweek. Bloomberg Businessweek EDGE is a robust, fully-developed, weekly training solution focusing on 6 key leadership competencies.  EDGE is a powerful, cost-effective program that combines the global, insightful content of Bloomberg Businessweek with interactive and self-assessment activities to develop the next generation of leaders. Learn more at www.businessweek.com/edge.

Sweet Success

The recipe for success at Just Born contains equal parts of executive commitment and reinforcement of a unique company culture. Meloney Sallie-Dosunmu, Just Born’s senior manager of organizational effectiveness and talent management, spoke with Learning Executives Briefing about the challenges of maintaining the unique company culture, while helping the company and its associates grow and achieve success.

Surviving a Meltdown

Corporate crises have been in the news far too much in the 21st century, but the tale of Satyam Computer Services and its CEO sent shivers through the IT world. Ed Cohen spoke to Learning Executives Briefing on the role his Satyam Learning Team played in first communicating the crisis, then helping the workforce deal with its unexpected ramifications.

Studying Up

December:
The training profession and higher education have a long history of being intertwined. Both play major roles in workforce development as well as economic development. Each provides a unique perspective that the other does not. While academics may debate the differences between education and training, there is no doubt that both are needed in today’s competitive global economy. The need for well-trained and well-educated employees is clearly an important issue.

Social Networking

July:
In today’s economy, organizations are searching for ways to do more with less. Combined with the rapid pace of change and complexity in organizations, there is an increased need for just-in-time learning solutions that cannot wait for the discipline and rigor required by traditional instructional design.

See How They Learn

January:
Learning opportunities are everywhere, it seems. All it takes is a little imagination to connect the dots. Indeed, these scenarios serve as reminders that in today’s era of instant computer access to training, some of the best avenues for creating learning and modifying behavior can still be decidedly low tech.

Scouting for Leaders

March:
There is a major transformation taking place at Girls Scouts of the USA and it has nothing to do with cookies.

This 95-year-old not-for-profit organization’s sweeping efforts to increase its appeal and relevance to 21st-century girls focus on leadership development and provable outcomes that benefit girls, families, and communities. Historically known as a premier leadership development organization, Girls Scouts is remaking itself with a revamped business developmental strategy.

Say Good Bye to the Blame Game

June:
Initially, human performance improvement (HPI) professionals were viewed as trainers, and many professionals new to the field are still viewed through that same lens. But the field is broader now since experts can opt to analyze the entire operation instead of observing work flow on the shop floor or in the back office.

ROEs Rising Star

Return on expectations is rapidly gaining popularity in many organizations thanks to its efficient capability to demonstrate the value of learning for the most crucial stakeholders. This podcast is sponsored by Bloomberg Businessweek. Develop Your EDGE with Bloomberg Businessweek. Bloomberg Businessweek EDGE is a robust, fully-developed, weekly training solution focusing on 6 key leadership competencies.  EDGE is a powerful, cost-effective program that combines the global, insightful content of Bloomberg Businessweek with interactive and self-assessment activities to develop the next generation of leaders. Learn more at www.businessweek.com/edge.