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learner-centered training

The shift to learner-centered training

L&D leaders

Recent times have seen a radical shift of power from educational institutions to the learner due to emergent developments in free online learning, which provide the learner with a greater autonomy and a wide range of choice. But only learners who are able to assume a full and empowered learning stance will bring sustainable results and a positive ROI of L&D activity.

capture and hold learners attention span

How to capture and hold learners attention span

Course design

Instructional designers especially feel the need to up their game and release training material that has the power to attract, engage and ultimately lead to information assimilation. Knowing a thing or two about neuroscience can help, since the attention span is not really the issue but rather how it is captured and held.

creating professional looking videos for training

Top 3 tips for creating professional looking videos for training

Course design

In the case of e-learning, users find it easier to go through if a lot of the material is either film or animation. Static screens with lots of text on them are something of the past. In the face of this increasing appetence for video, L&D professionals need to get up to speed and become competent in creating relevant content fast.

business agility

3 Crucial steps in ensuring business agility

L&D leaders

Companies have to be agile in order to stay relevant and be successful. They can do so by upgrading on all levels – getting diverse leadership teams, gathering and processing the right data and preparing their whole ecosystem to consistently move precisely when that is required.

Agility – the superpower of the modern employee

Agility – the superpower of the modern employee


Organizations need their employees to be agile and strive to provide the appropriate tools and training programs for this to happen. Here are the three basic skills necessary to develop agility: listening, being empathetic and navigating uncertainty. Every employee has to train for that absolutely necessary superpower: agility.

gamification in training to the next level

Taking gamification in training to the next level

Course design

Gamification has already proved to be more than a fad. Organizations have to be constantly in tune with these developments and adjust to them in order to be able to attract and retain the right people. Learning is not all about fun and games but fun and games can surely be beneficial to learning.

followership for millennials

On followership for Millennials in the workplace

L&D leaders

There is a lot of talk about leadership and how it should be cultivated in organizations but few discuss the complementary skill that has to go with it: followership. To some extent it is rather ironic that the generation that managed to change the face of corporations is also lacking the ability to rally and follow direction in the workplace.

best practices for talent management

Top 3 best practices for talent management

L&D leaders

Talent management is a rather new thing on the organizational grid. As is with most important or valuable things, talent is rather scarce. Finding it, developing and retaining it are all challenges that HR professionals and team managers face together. So let’s explore a few best practices for a successful talent management program:

Behavioral bridges

6 Behavioral bridges the most effective leaders know how to build

L&D leaders

The main problem modern leaders face is that they have to reach very high goals while at the same time maintaining their teams engaged, determined and happy. There are at least six ‘behavioural bridges’ that can be built on in order to marry orientation towards getting results with a genuine care for the human component.

just in time training

Help your employees cut the mustard with just-in-time training

L&D leaders

In today’s complex and competitive business environment time seems to shrink and there never seems to be enough of it to allow for properly complete tasks. And to make things worse, new challenges arise constantly and workers need to meet expectations in a timely manner. Training just in time (or ‘on demand’) is the solution organisations all over the world are turning to.