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Contract Trainer Networking Skills-5 Ways to Build Contacts

Posted by Nisha Amin on Apr 19, 2018 5:30:00 PM

TIPS FROM YOUR CORPORATE TRAINING COMPANY

Networking events can be stressful, challenging and if not done right, ineffective. However, in the business world, it’s hard to run a successful business without networking. Finding opportunities as Contract Training Professionals means making the right contacts.  Here are 5 tips that you can apply to help market yourself better.

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Topics: contract trainer, corporate training tips, contract trainer success

Maximize Learning Retention with the Magic of Microlearning

Posted by Rachael Jones on Feb 8, 2018 8:30:00 AM

LEARNING RETENTION TIPS FROM YOUR TRAINING COMPANY

Have you ever crammed for an exam? Considering one study revealed that upward of 95% of students have admitted to cramming, chances are you have! Many articles have been written about why cramming doesn’t work for long-term learning retention – reasons include stress, lack of sleep, and not giving yourself enough time to truly grasp the information. Some of the reasons cramming doesn’t work in learning retention are also why microlearning can help.

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Topics: corporate training tips, microlearning, learning retention

Corporate Training Program: Leadership Feedback Model

Posted by Lora Boiago on May 9, 2013 3:05:00 PM

We all have an idea of what leadership is. Leadership is the activity of organizing and leading a group of people (or an organization) to achieve a common goal. But what is a leader? Specifically, what makes up an effective leader? This question requires us to delve deeper and uncover the true qualities that make this great leadership possible.

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Topics: training consultant, training consultants, corporate training, corporate training program, corporate training consultants, corporate training trends, corporate training tips, corporate training programs

Top 6 Compliance Training Considerations for Your Organization

Posted by Lora Boiago on Mar 15, 2013 5:37:00 PM


Compliance training should be viewed as a strategic corporate maneuver.  Rather than a necessary evil, think of the creation of a compliance training program as an opportunity for you to further perpetuate your organization's core values and culture. Link customer satisfaction or brand stewardship to the behaviors of compliance training, rather than focusing on the policy clauses and maintaining controls.  

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Topics: corporate training, corporate training program, corporate training consultants, corporate training trends, corporate training tips, organizational change, corporate training programs, compliance training program, compliance training, organizational development, compliance training programs, how to hire training consultant

Learning Consultants Guide: 13 Leadership Tips for an Optimal Organizational Development Program

Posted by Lora Boiago on Feb 25, 2013 3:23:00 PM

 

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Topics: training consultant, training consultants, contract trainers, corporate training, corporate training program, corporate consulting, business consulting, corporate training consultants, corporate training trends, change management, corporate training tips, organizational change, learning consultants, organizational development, how to hire corporate training consultants

Corporate Training Tips for Creating a Blended Learning Onboarding Training Program for New Employees

Posted by Matthew Davis on Feb 15, 2013 3:58:00 PM

Creating a Blended Learning Onboarding TrainingProgram.

Blended learning corporate training programs are invaluable in assisting you when you have a new employee joining your team. As they begin, they seem like a great fit and you are excited about getting them up and running as soon as possible. How will they integrate into your work culture without disrupting the business or frustrating the rest of your team? How much time and energy do you spend with them, and how do you avoid the blind risk associated with throwing them right into the job?

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Topics: training consultant, training consultants, corporate training, corporate training program, corporate training trends, corporate training tips, blended learning orientation program, corporate onboarding process, new employee orientation, blended learning onboarding program for new employ, onboarding

5 Questions To Assess Corporate Training For ICD-10 Deadline

Posted by Jody Raines on Oct 10, 2012 9:11:00 AM

Revised: See our Health Care Training industry page for further informationg. Corporate Training for ICD-10 implementation has a new deadline. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has extended the deadline for implementing the new ICD-10 coding standard to October 1, 2015. What does this mean with regard to implementation of new ICD-10 training?

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Topics: training consultants, Instructional design, corporate training, corporate training program, custom training, corporate training trends, corporate training tips, hiring a training consultant, compliance training, HIPAA compliance training, HIPAA 5010, ICD-10 training, healthcare

Corporate Training: Top 5 Trends For Training Programs

Posted by Ashley White on Oct 2, 2012 9:38:00 AM

Corporate training companies continues to evolve and change, incorporating best practices and trends that prove to be effective. In keeping with nationwide trends in corporate training initiatives, most training consultants agree that there are 5 major trends that are best practices for training initiatives.

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Corporate Training Tips For Effective Positive Reinforcement

Posted by Jody Raines on Sep 18, 2012 10:01:00 PM

Corporate Training Programs are initated to provide a learning experience for workforce changes. To assure adoption of new programs, using positive reinforcement can strengthen and encourage performance along the lines of the desired outcome.  Most individuals react to positive reinforcement during corporate training initiatives by contributing and being more receptive to the program.

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Contract Instructional Design: 4 Stages Of A Change Intiative

Posted by Jody Raines on Aug 27, 2012 10:31:00 AM

Organizational change initiatives carry the burden for assuring the entire team understands and respects the new rules.  When mergers or acquisitions are on the horizon, change can create organizational confusion and this disharmony may result in organizational fallout.

Hiring contracts trainers to create training materials can facilitate changes during the life cycle of change initiatives.  Especially because contract instructional designer have a deep understanding of training methodology and can create training programs that will reinforce the new behaviors of the change initiative.

Understanding how change affects individuals psychologically and having the process in place to support and negate negative process can assure a smooth transition to new behaviors and activities.

The four stages of change include:

  1. Rebirth  - This is where the change must occur - and the organization has to move in a new direction.  In many organizations, there is resistance to the changes as well as inertia.  Performance has a tendency to deteriorate if the new initiatives are not met head on.  Mistrust of the new way of doing things may be due to misunderstanding of the new expectations.  Having a program in place to communicate what the changes are and what the expectations are for the new system can overcome issues before they happen. Dealing with a contract trainer can prepare the organization before the change happens and will facilitate adoption.
  2. Growth  - As the new processes are implemented, the positive results will fuel growth of adoption.  It’s important that the reinforcement of the changed behaviors is in place to assure that the organization continues to move forward and not backwards.
  3. Maturity - As the changes become the new norm, the organization then enters a phase of maturity of the change adoptions.  Individuals start to take the new processes in stride and the benefit of the change initiative become apparent.  This is when the tasks have been appropriately defined and the new structure is effectively implemented.  Maturity happens more rapidly when the organization is lead through the process of change implementation.
  4. Evaluation - Its important any time there is change to review and evaluate how the change is affecting the organization.  There are three possible outcomes of any change - they are renewal, stagnation or decline.  The best possible outcome is renewal - where the new processes take hold and the organization moves forward with growth.  The other two possible outcomes - stagnation or decline - are both unfortunate results when a change has been started and the follow through suffers. 

No matter how large or small the organization, it's important to think through and plan the types of changes that will be experienced for the company to survive.  Any change, regardless of type, from implementing new procedures and protocols to downsizing are potential pitfalls for a company to experience.  Having a process leader and implementing a change with metrics for adoption can improve the possible outcome and results from the change intiative.

Research Study on Managing Change Initiatives
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