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Building a Successful Training Needs Assessment

Posted by Rachael Jones on Nov 30, 2017 10:22:34 AM

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You know the story – a skill or knowledge gap is identified in your company and the learning and development team is engaged to develop a new training program. Often the timeline is short and the budget is tight.

As a learning professional, you understand the first step to a successful training program is a training needs assessment. But management may decide it isn’t necessary and want to skip this important step to save money and meet the deadline.

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Topics: training needs assessment, training needs assessment questions

Why Hire an Instructional Design Company Before You Need One

Posted by Rachael Jones on Nov 22, 2017 11:50:33 AM

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When your learning and development team needs extra resources to help with a high-profile training project, you want to work with a company you’ve built a good relationship with, a partner you can trust. That's why it pays to choose an instructional design company before you actually need one. Here are 5 good reasons to outsource instructional services.

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Topics: instructional design company, instructional design companies, instructional design services

5 Tips for Selecting the Ideal Instructional Design Company

Posted by Rachael Jones on Nov 16, 2017 1:14:09 PM

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Learning Leaders know that even the best managed training projects can be easily sidetracked. Some common issues include resources being reassigned to other initiatives, unexpected scope changes, and setting unrealistic timelines at the beginning of the project.

When this happens, you need help – and fast! That’s why it makes sense for learning and development teams to partner with a trusted instructional design company they can count on for assistance at a moment's notice. 

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Topics: instructional design companies, instructional design company, instructional design services

5 Corporate Training Lessons from Airline Safety Videos

Posted by Rachael Jones on Nov 9, 2017 10:13:55 AM

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When you take a flight, do you watch the airplane safety video? Be honest.

Many inflight safety videos are good examples of what NOT to do in corporate training videos. They are often boring and if you look around the plane, pretty much no one pays attention to them.

Several years ago, Virgin America tried to address this issue by producing an animated safety video featuring wacky characters. The voice over was delivered in a mildly sarcastic tone, as if to say, “Yeah, we know you’ve seen this a hundred times but we still have to show it so at least we can try to make you smile”.

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Topics: corporate training, corporate training programs

Visit top training company at the I4PL 2017 Conference & Trade Show

Posted by Rachael Jones on Nov 2, 2017 8:01:00 AM


You're invited to join the TrainingFolks team at booth #501 at this year’s Institute for Performance and Learning (I4PL) Conference and Trade Show being held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, November 6-7, 2017.

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Topics: top training company, I4PL Conference and Trade Show