TrainingFolks Blog

Instructional Design Services: Visualize Through Storyboarding

Posted by Lora Boiago on May 15, 2013 4:07:00 PM

Previously, in our Course Development Tips – How to Build a Good Design Plan post, we wrote about the importance of having a good design plan in place before jumping into development to ensure the success of a corporate training program.  For an eLearning course, instructional design services should also include creating a visual storyboard as part of that plan.  A great storyboard will save time, money and avoid clients being surprised or disappointed by the end results.  A visual storyboard is, in essence, a bridge between what is envisioned and what will be.

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Topics: Instructional design, corporate training, corporate training program, instructional designers, instructional designer, eLearning, instructional designer service, instructional designer services

Training Consultants: Design a Balanced Train-the-Trainer Program

Posted by Lora Boiago on May 10, 2013 12:56:00 PM



Definition: A train-the-trainer model enables experienced personnel to show a less-experienced instructor how to deliver and facilitate courses, workshops and seminars. A well executed train-the-trainer program can build a pool of competent instructors who can then teach the material to other people.

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Topics: training consultant, training consultants, corporate training, corporate training consultants, train-the-trainer

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

Course Development Tips – How to Build a Good Design Plan

Posted by Lora Boiago on Mar 22, 2013 5:19:00 PM

 

"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works." - Steve Jobs


It seems like a logical progression - design your corporate training program, then develop it.  But often, a good upfront corporate design plan – if it exists at all - is pushed aside as we rush to develop the course first.  This results in the content being written and forced to fit into the course development schedule as opposed to the course development emerging from a good design plan.

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Topics: Instructional design, corporate training, corporate training program, instructional designers, instructional designer, corporate training consultants, corporate training programs, course development, course design, how to hire instructional designer

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

Critical Thinking And Conflict Resolution For Managers

Posted by Jody Raines on Dec 18, 2012 9:01:00 PM

Conflicts can be resolved more easily if critical thinking skills are utilized.

Conflicts result in social and economic costs. Conflict resolution by managers can reduce wasted expense and streamline processes.  Training managers in critical thinking skills can result in more successful conflict resolution. For example, using mediation for conflict resolution can result in reduced litigation. Training conflict resolution techniques involves using critical thinking skills to circumvent escalation and prevent additional issues.

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Topics: corporate training, corporate training program, corporate consulting, conflict resolution, critical thinking, training conflict resolution techniques

The Value of Management Training Consultants: Mergers & Acquisitions

Posted by Jody Raines on Dec 12, 2012 1:56:00 PM

Management training is an ongoing and complex challenge. Especially during a merger or acquisition, there can be battle lines that arise based upon the pre-existing entities.  For any company or organization, if not handled appropriately this can be deadly. Regardless of industry or size, all companies have something in common - they survive by maintaining satisfied customers through their employees and managers. The importance of developing, training and rewarding a company's people through management training cannot be over estimated, and having a third party management training consultant who can be impartial and objective can provide much needed expertise and guidance through choppy and difficult times. 

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Topics: training consultant, training consultants, Instructional design, contract trainers, corporate training, change management, managing change, merger integration

Tips For Maintaining An eLearning Program

Posted by Jody Raines on Nov 8, 2012 2:44:00 PM

Corporate training programs include eLearning initiatives as a valuable tool to share information among remote workers.  Using technology has made creating the program much easier than it had been in the past, yet there are opportunities to reduce the expense of change when it comes to maintaining the eLearning program.

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Topics: training consultant, training consultants, Instructional design, corporate training, eLearning program, eLearning change management