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transversal business acumen

The role of L&D in achieving transversal business acumen


Making big decisions fast and knowing when something is a major game changer and when it is just a fad is crucial to the present day leader. Achieving transversal business acumen throughout the organization is something that has to become a daily habit with the promotion of a continuous learning culture and a strong focus on employee empowerment.

lead your L&D team with vision

Lead your L&D team with vision in the year to come!


In order to take the organization to the highest possible level, leaders must engage their people with a compelling and tangible vision. While born inspirational leaders are rather scarce, the need for organizations to figure out and communicate their vision at every point of interaction with both customers and employees is becoming greater by the day. Vision is imagination and clarity all at once.

cafeteria learning

Have you heard about cafeteria learning?


Corporate learning often resembles this sort of artificial design meant to incorporate a little of everything and leave little or no room for personalization. That’s why Jillian Douglas and her team created a new approach to it: cafeteria learning. The concept of cafeteria learning refers to mixing the different learning approaches – experiential, action-driven and constructivist while adding a very important feature – choice.

make an LMS feel more personal

How to make an LMS feel more personal for each trainee


The introduction of Learning Management Systems in organizations has the advantage of making all of the processes more effective and easy to track. The downside of this can easily become the overall impersonal feel – when all is translated into numbers. To avoid this, any LMS designer ought to strive to incorporate features that will allow L&D professionals to tailor learning paths and interventions to fit the intended users.

e-learning trends for 2019

Top 5 e-learning trends for 2019 [INFOGRAPHIC]


As the year is coming to a close, there is one thing concerning corporate learning that holds specialists’ attention and that is the road it seems to be taking in the following year. It’s obvious that like all things digital, e-learning is subject to constant transformation, upgrading and becoming increasingly user-centered. Let’s just say 2019 will be a great year to be (and learn) online.

outsourcing training

What L&D professionals need to know about outsourcing training


Delivering good-quality training has become more of a challenge than it used to be and L&D departments are being asked to do more with limited resources. In this context, outsourcing training or buying off-the-shelf programs has a certain appeal. This practice is a stable tendency for today’s organisations. The key to doing it well is careful planning, attention to detail and an unrelenting attitude towards quality.

Millennial employees engaged in training

3 Tips on how to keep Millennial employees engaged in training and the organization


The Millennials make up the majority of the workers and they have unique traits that are not found in the generations preceding them nor in the one that is only now entering adulthood. The fact that they are constantly on their gadgets does not make them less qualified or less productive so it is important to figure out their unique behavioral code in order to keep them happy and engaged with your organization.

storytelling in modern organization

Successfully using storytelling in the modern organization

Instructional Designers

Storytelling is a very powerful tool, one that can be used in organizations everywhere. The ways in which storytelling can help smooth integrations, transitions and changes within an organisation are unlimited. Storytelling is all about moving people emotionally whether it is so that they remember an important piece of information, adhere to an organisational value or behave in a certain desirable way.

global virtual teams

Why L&D should prepare for training global virtual teams

Remote Training

Traditional teams are made up of people who spend a lot of time together and as a result develop a certain group dynamics. Globalization and the rapid technological advancements have led to a new type of team – one in which members may never meet face to face. With the right technology and proper management, global virtual teams will ensure a bright, successful future for organizations everywhere.

encourage Self-Directed Learning

Why L&D professionals should encourage Self-Directed Learning


Self-directed learning (SDL) comes with great flexibility as learners enjoy the freedom of structuring their learning. With this in mind, instructional designers ought to focus on providing experiential learning situations that can be easily translated from the screen into real life. Investing in the right technology and promoting SDL as an organizational value can only lead to positive results.