An overview of the most read blogs on the Talentstorm blog in 2021…
Three main career stages are highlighted, moving from training delivery, design and co-ordination to managing a function and setting the strategy, to organisation development. Much of a role in L&D is about things other than training design and delivery, which is often the first thing people think a career in Learning & Development is about. Additionally, the arrival of digital learning means that there is always more to learn and do for L&D professionals.
The original definition of blended learning revolved around online elements supporting the traditional face-to-face elements, with each complimenting the other. In an all-digital world should the face-to-face element simply get replaced with online delivery, or does the whole blend need revisiting?
With lockdowns and remote working in place for the foreseeable future for many, the longer-term impacts on our careers need some consideration. Three areas to focus on are: setting a clear direction in order to self-manage your own learning, keeping up connection and learning out loud.
Key findings from a study on using an on-line coaching process focused specifically on enabling individuals to take charge of their personal/professional development and to have access to tools and resources to enhance their self-directed learning.
In a world where we are bombarded with learning content and information, how can we make sense of the noise? Combine this with the rapid shift to 100% virtual training, there’s an urgent need to make sure the ‘human’ element isn’t missed out.
Suggestions for success with hybrid meetings include having a strong chairperson to keep all involved, sending out as much information up-front as possible, keeping the tech ‘equal’ for everyone, and ‘resetting’ the meeting when necessary.
Using a video or two to supplement a training course is nothing new, however flipping it round so the video content is the training, and not just one video but a series of micro-learning videos – and we have a whole new approach to skills development. Workers can ‘learn as they go’ as well as experience something that is more akin to a ‘consumer grade’ experience.