Month: October 2019

National Skills Commission and Skills Organisations: The story so far

Two outcomes of the Joyce Review were recommendations to establish a National Skills Commission and to pilot new Skills Organisations in two key industries: human services care and digital technology. Here’s what’s been happening since. Introducing the National Skills Organisation The National Skills Organisation, to be launched in July 2020, will provide leadership for the …

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Training Top 125 Best Practice: Mariner Finance LLC’s Branch Manager Trainee (BMT) Program

Throughout the program, participants are mentored by employees who are certified to be mentors and understand what is important to Mariner Finance. Article Author:  Edited by Lorri Freifeld Mariner Finance LLC’s Branch Manager Trainee (BMT) Program quickly prepares recent college graduates for a role in management. From 2017 to 2018, the program continued to grow …

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A Comparison of Agile and Project Success Methodology (PSM)

Many Agile implementations today suffer from the improper use of standard project management methodologies, or poor management/leadership practices in general. Article Author:  Clint Padgett, President and CEO, PSI The Agile methodologies for planning, managing, and executing projects have been utilized for approximately 18 years, although certain components now lumped under the Agile heading have been …

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Office Talk

Author:  Margery Weinstein A workplace Learning professional sometimes has to step into areas beyond skills training. One such area is office conversation. In manager training, employees should learn when to put an end to a conversation, conversations to avoid starting, and how to gracefully manage conversations that could turn volatile.  An article a couple weeks …

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Marketing Techniques to Steal for Stellar E-Learning Course Design

Your e-learning course might have the most pertinent of information and might be the holy grail of training content, but if it doesn’t sell itself, the potential goes to waste. You want your course to be studied, not skimmed; memorable, not forgotten. Article Author:  Danielle Wallace, CTDP, Chief Learning Strategist, Beyond the Sky Let’s talk …

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How Well Do You Accept Feedback?

How you can score an “A” on receiving feedback. Article Author:  Michelle Tillis Lederman, CEO, Executive Essentials I have always disliked the phrase, “constructive criticism.” It never sat right with me. I always thought it just seemed like a way to make yourself feel better about picking on me or someone else. I prefer to think about …

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