TrainingFolks Blog

TrainingFolks Reaches Out!

Posted by Lora Boiago on Jun 12, 2013 11:12:00 AM

 

Last weekend, the team here at TrainingFolks banded together to help extend the lives of Canadians by participating in Becels RIDE for Heart.  

The funds raised will be used to support life-giving research, social change programs and health information initiatives, moving the Heart & Stroke foundation closer towards its ultimate goal of eradicating heart disease and stroke.  

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Topics: training consultant, training consultants, instructional designers, instructional designer, custom learning solution, custom learning solutions, contingent workforce service, contingent workforce services

Training Consultants: Dealing with Conflict

Posted by Lora Boiago on Jun 6, 2013 2:50:00 PM

                                                                                                                             

If you work with people, you will experience conflict at some point.  Conflict is a unavoidable and inevitable fact of life.  Whenever two or more are gathered, there is the potential for conflict.  This is especially true in the competitive fast-paced, deadline driven environment of today’s business world.  It may be that, at some point in your career, you will be called on to resolve or mediate a conflict.

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Topics: training consultant, training consultants, management training program, management training programs

4 Training Consultant Tips for Setting-Up Cross-Functional Team

Posted by Lora Boiago on May 24, 2013 5:05:00 PM

Prior to beginning the process of building and leading of cross-functional teams, training consultants urge you to stop and consider how often to you take the time to consider the effects of combining members based on personality, experience and age?  How about considering the level of interdependency you needed in order to achieve success? 

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

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

16 Visual Presentation Techniques Used by Top Learning Consultants

Posted by Lora Boiago on May 2, 2013 4:23:00 PM

Have you ever wondered how much of an impact adding audio/visuals can have on your presentations?  How about the most effective types of audio and visual techniques?  We looked into the best practices and techniques used by our top learning consultants and asked them what they thought.  Fact is, incorporating an appropriate balance of visual and audio into your meeting agenda will significantly increase effectiveness and level of engagement.  Surprisingly, many professionals fail to use whiteboards, flipcharts and handouts as aiding tools during important presentations.

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Topics: training consultant, training consultants, corporate training program, corporate training programs, learning consultants, learning consultant

Training Consultants Guide: How to Facilitate Effective Meetings

Posted by Lora Boiago on Apr 26, 2013 4:08:00 PM


Training Consultants: Despite the majority of our day spent dealing with e-mails, phone calls and memos, meetings are still one of the most effective methods for us to share and exchange information, get feedback, plan and collaborate on important decisions.

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Topics: training consultant, training consultants, training developer, training developers

Why Outsource Training Consultants?

Posted by Lora Boiago on Apr 22, 2013 11:36:00 AM

Training Consultants - The complexity of locating, hiring, and managing a team of qualified training consultants, especially on short notice and with a need to cover multiple locations, can be daunting.

If any of the following scenarios seem familiar, then you are probably also wrestling with the associated stresses of coordinating large-scale training programs:

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Topics: training consultant, training consultants, merger integration, compliance training program, outsourcing training, outsourcing training and development

TrainingFolks Speaks Out!

Posted by Lora Boiago on Apr 15, 2013 9:42:00 AM

Building a Cost Effective Succession Strategy with Leadership Training

Presenter: Gail McGuire, VP Professional Services

Date: Thursday, May 2, 2013

Location: Raleigh, NC

Details: The Electrical Safety Authority, in partnership with TrainingFolks, developed and established a Senior Leadership Academy (SLA).  SLA provides an incentive for Inspectors who are interested in developing their skills to support a well planned, consistent and cost effective succession strategy for leadership positions at ESA.
The Academy provides interested Inspectors with training that prepares them to move into Senior Inspector positions and front line supervision roles, which play a critical role in the successful implementation of ESA’s Harm Reduction Strategy. The SLA provides participants with the skills and full formal mentoring, designed to support these priorities and the organization.

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Topics: training consultant, training consultants, learning and development tradeshow, management training, learning and development tradeshows, training program, succession planning, leadership development

How To Know When You Need Sales Consulting?

Posted by Lora Boiago on Apr 12, 2013 11:16:00 AM


Organizations of all shapes, sizes and industries need guidance and training in generating and closing sales.  Sales consultants promote and sell products or services to clients and customers.  Ensuring adequate training of these consultants is imperative to an organizations success, as they are the liaison between that organization and clients.  Excellent sales consultants maintain contacts and build lasting relationships based on trust and integrity. 

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Topics: training consultant, training consultants, sales consultant, sales consultants, sales training consultant, sales training consultants