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Organization: DriveWise & KnowledgeSurge Institute
Is there a mentor/mentee experience you would like to share?
When I was a young Air Traffic Controller in the Canadian Forces, I had an excellent Senior Controller Capt. Carla Legge who spent a great deal of time and patience mentoring me on how to be a good officer and controller. She taught me to be calm and patient when training someone and the importance of high quality training in high risk operations.
What is your biggest achievement to date — personal or professional?
I am proud that I was able to continually progress my career while maintaining a strong now 30-year marriage and raising a daughter who is my best friend and right hand at work.
What are your biggest professional challenges?
We are a family owned business so that has a few interesting dynamics for our staff. We are passionate advocates of advanced training methods such as virtual reality simulation which is new to the Transportation industry. Being an industry ground breaker is exciting but challenging.
What do you value most about I4PL?
Learning about new training methods/approaches/aids on a continual basis. The knowledge sharing and ability to continually expand my thoughts is exciting and revitalizing.
This month's recommendations comes from Ken Molloy MBA, CTDP.
Teaching at Its Best, by Linda B. Nilson
Written in a straightforward, easy manner, it has citations to citations to research papers to back up recommendations. Chapters can be read as one "offs." When an issue comes up, I can pull it out and find the topic I need help on easily.
Teaching in Higher Ed
While not all of the topics are applicable, I've been listening for the past year and always find something in the podcast that I can use in my work.
Is there a book or podcast that you'd like to recommend to other L&D pros? If so, please email Sarah Cooper and let her know the author, title, and why you think L&D professionals would find it meaningful. Recommendations will be featured in an upcoming newsletter.
The ABC's of xAPI with Chris Van Wingerden
When: April 26th, 2018 from 1:30pm — 2:30pm EDT
Fee: Members — No fee, Non-members — $50.00 + tax
This event counts towards 1 credit hour for certification maintenance.
Please note that there are two steps in the registration process. First, you are required to register on IMIS (The I4PL website) and then the second step is to register on the GoToWebinar platform. The second step will be sent to you 48 hours before the webinar that will then send a confirmation email with the dial-in instructions. For questions, please contact Amanda Young.
Training and Development Manager — Technology & Leadership
Stikemann Elliott LLP, Toronto, Ontario
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More job postings are online on the Career Centre. Members can post jobs as well as browse opportunities for their own job search and also get help with their resume.
How often are you running a meeting that just doesn't work? Do you struggle to find ways to tap into the group's potential? Are you looking for ideas about how to not only effectively engage meeting participants, but also create safe spaces for them at the same time? If so, the International Association of Facilitators annual conference taking place in Ottawa, Ontario, might be just what you are looking for! They have a great line up of Training Courses that can be applied to multiple areas of facilitation. Available now to I4PL members is $50 off of full conference registration to attend! Simply visit the website HERE and use the promo code I4PL50R. This code expires on April 20, 2018, so don't miss out and register now!
The 2016 and 2017 recorded conference sessions are now available! Relive your favourite sessions or catch up on ones you may have missed. Conference attendees and I4PL members receive 50% off the recorded sessions for a limited time, click here for more information and to purchase your sessions.
To view complete event descriptions, please go to the Events Page.
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Employee feedback typically tops the list of things a staff wants. Whether it's a big hullaballoo or a quiet "well done," everyone wants to be recognized for their achievements. But if an employee is in need of a course correction, they want to know that, as well. If your company is still waiting for the annual performance review to give employees feedback, you're way behind the curve. For employees waiting for recognition, and those needing guidance and correction, once a year meetings are too little, too late.
Microlearning in corporate training is not "e-learning-lite." So, just splicing the existing 30 minutes e-learning course into 5 nuggets does not create microlearning nuggets.
While some believe that augmented reality will surpass virtual reality as a more useful classroom technology, there's no denying that both can have a huge impact on learners and the educational process. Both are still relatively new, and the applications for the technology will only grow in the future. VR in the classroom might seem like something way out of your school's budget, but it's more realistic than you might think.
In 2017, Slice, a New York tech company that builds software solutions for independent pizzerias, had a management problem. The company's tech staff is based in Macedonia, where high unemployment rates mean most of their new hires have never held a formal job prior to Slice. "We have a lot of first-time managers who need coaching," said Rick Pereira, chief people officer.
Infopro Learning, Inc.
Namely, there are five critical moments wherein the right support infrastructure can boost time to competency and improve workplace performance. According to Mosher & Gottfredson, these "moments of need" provide a framework of support that covers the entirety of an employee's performance journey.
Learning Solutions Magazine (commentary)
Clark Quinn, a contributor for Learning Solutions Magazine, writes: "In a previous column I talked about the need to work smarter via an ecosystem. One aspect of that has been implicit rather than explicit, and I want to elaborate. The element I want to highlight is that to truly take advantage of opportunities, you have to draw upon people's cognitive and conative capabilities. And that's a culture issue."
Training Industry Magazine
Do larger training libraries really lead to better outcomes? There are many different opinions out there. Think about cost per course versus cost per course viewed: Why pay for thousands of off-the-shelf videos if they just stay on the shelf and are never viewed? This white paper addresses the challenges of a larger library and provides you with important questions to ask your potential vendors.
Are you designing your e-learning in the smartest way? The evaluation of content delivered to over two million learners shows that for a successful learning project, you need to think, plan and cultivate. Follow the 5C Design Framework from Elucidat for digital learning proven to deliver big results.
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