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Call for 2015 IACET Connection webinar presentations
IACET
IACET would like to invite you to submit a presentation proposal for our monthly Connection webinars. IACET's Connection webinars are available free of charge to Authorized Providers and individual members, and covers topics ranging from leveraging MOOCs for social learning to best practices in continuing education and training. Submission deadline is Friday, August 29th!
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A new way of working and learning: Adidas style
Forbes
At the Germany-based Adidas Group, management believes that learning should be "light, desirable, and fun." That's according to Matthias Malessa, the company's Chief Human Resources Officer and one of the pioneers of a brand new, innovative learning and development platform that debuts today.
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Evaluation can tell us whether we've got it right
Training Journal
The emphasis of training evaluation is now firmly on outcomes: what difference has the training made? In a perfect world, a cash amount can be put on the answer, although as we know we rarely live in a perfect world. But we should not forget that evaluation can be used for a lot more than just assessing a return on investment.
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How to encourage student retention with great training sessions
Administrate
These days trainers can face a tough task of holding a student's attention when there are so many distractions available. Retaining material is challenging for students even in the best of conditions, but it has become a lot more difficult in recent times due to the technology filled world we live in, with so many things clamouring for peoples' attention. So what should a trainer do to make sure his training material stays with his students? Well, we are of the mind that the best way to encourage the retention of material in your students is by delivering it in a memorable fashion.
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It's performance that matters
Learning Solutions Magazine
When all is said and done — leading, managing, technologizing, big data enabling, training, supporting and engaging employees — organizational success is fundamentally determined by how well people actually end up performing the day-to-day work of the organization. Human performance engineer Gloria Gery described the arena where this day-to-day work of the organization takes place as "the performance zone." More than twenty years ago, she challenged organizations to develop their capacity to enable high-level job performance within this zone.
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Insight: Skills shortage putting engineering and tech businesses at risk
Training Zone
Over half of employers in the engineering and technology sector are struggling with skills shortages, putting the future of their business at risk, according to a new study. Findings from the Institution of Engineering and Technology's annual report on skills have revealed that demand for staff remains high, with 51 percent of employers in the sector planning to recruit this year, yet of those, more are struggling to find the right talent compared to last year. Almost 60 percent of the 400 companies questioned believed that a shortage of engineers and technicians would be a threat to their business, while 44 percent said that new recruits do not meet their expected levels of skills.
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Are you turning stakeholders off with training jargon?
Kirkpatrick Partners
Learning and performance professionals must catch the ear of business stakeholders in order to establish the kind of partnership that will enable them to develop solutions that yield true business value. If you have been proactive and fortunate enough to secure a meeting with your business stakeholders, what did you talk to them about, and in whose language? What was the outcome?
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Become a contributor
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Would you like to be a guest blogger for IACET's new blog? We are now accepting blogs anywhere between 600 and 1,000 words about social media and training, writing learning outcomes, needs assessment and more. For a list of suggested topics, please click here.

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3 ways continuing education helps your publishing career
Digital Book World
In today's competitive market, having and keeping a publishing career is never a sure thing. There's always someone out there who is younger, faster, smarter or better qualified to do your job. This is especially true in an industry where technology plays an important and shifting role. When it comes to learning a new digital skill, it's always easier to cling to the way things have always been done, but technical concepts like search engine optimization, metadata and HTML are here to stay in book publishing. As paper books continue to give way to increasingly sophisticated digital options, publishers and authors need to be familiar with the ways these mechanisms affect and influence their work.
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Why modern learners need a new set of skills
EdSurge
Currently, there seems to be a gap between what our schools and universities teach and the lifelong learning skills students must learn to master on their own. And yet, the need for students to master lifelong skills has never been greater. Corporate leaders confirm their importance for promotion and advancement, while economists contend these skills hold the key to countering projected job losses due to automation. With all the buzz around the Common Core, MOOCs and blended learning, it's time to prioritize skills that prepare students to learn for life.
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