Determining What Is Necessary

June: Learning executives need to take certain variables into play when determining the degree of executive support for learning initiatives. This podcast was sponsored by CPP, the exclusive publisher of the Myers-Briggs instrument and a group of people committed to improving the performance of individuals and organizations around the world through team building, leadership and coaching, conflict management, career development, selection, and retention; https://www.cpp.com.

Demystifying the EI Quick Fix

November:
There is a great deal of disagreement as to whether a workshop alone can upgrade emotional intelligence competencies. Here are the facts.

This podcast is sponsored by Learn.com, the knowledge platform. Learn.com puts knowledge to work for organizations of all sizes around the globe with its cloud-based learning management platform. Learn.com dramatically improves the way businesses capture and share knowledge, communicate and align their goals and objectives, and evaluate and develop their most precious asset: their people. Learn more at www.learn.com.

Culture Seasons the Learning at Johnsonville Sausage

Johnsonville Sausage has a big reputation with sausage lovers around the country. Established in 1945, the company has always put a big emphasis on learning. On its website it tells job seekers: “At Johnsonville we believe very strongly in lifelong learning. We are leaders in our industry, and to build from this position, we must constantly learn, improve and grow.” Learning Executives Briefing spoke with Don McAdams, director of organizational development and learning.

Culturally Accessible E Learning

April:
E-learning has become an important tool for training a dispersed workforce because of its relatively low cost, variety of content, and pervasive formats. However, how effective is e-learning as a solution when unprecedented numbers of employees are from different cultures or countries, and at least 25 percent of multinational companies have employees speaking 10 or more different primary languages?

Crisis Management

October:
At Pierce Transit, a strong learning team and active executive support merge to drive initiatives that spur innovation, change, and strategy during a financial crisis.

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Contradiction or Paradox

September:
Although clearly important, informal workplace learning is generally beyond the pale. Only 8 percent of chief learning officers surveyed had any comprehensive strategy in place to manage such workforce learning. Of equal or even greater importance, 11 percent were not convinced that it could be managed at all. Only 2 percent linked in-formal learning to informal organizational structures.

Certificate or Certification That Is the Question

November:
There are some pretty important differences between earning certificates versus certifications. Professionals need to begin asking themselves which is needed to accomplish their performance and business goals.

This podcast is sponsored by Learn.com, the knowledge platform. Learn.com puts knowledge to work for organizations of all sizes around the globe with its cloud-based learning management platform. Learn.com dramatically improves the way businesses capture and share knowledge, communicate and align their goals and objectives, and evaluate and develop their most precious asset: their people. Learn more at www.learn.com.