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IACET 101: Introduction to IACET Webinar
Thursday, May 7 from 2-3pm EST
Join us for an introduction to IACET's standard for lifelong learning and learn more about the standard's core elements, the rigor of the application process and why so many regulatory boards and licensing groups widely accept IACET CEUs.
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Dr. Rothwell Book Signing at the IACET Booth during the ATD Conference
IACET cordially invites you to stop by the IACET booth #1236 during the ATD Conference in Orlando, FL from May 18-20.

Dr. Bill Rothwell will be signing copies of his new book "Organization Development Fundamentals: Managing Structure Change" at IACET's booth #1236 on Tuesday, May 19, 2-3 p.m.

Organization Development Fundamentals provides a starting point for those interested in learning more about taking this proactive approach. The book explores the many facets of organization development and change management, including the theories, models, and steps necessary to complete the process. This is a perfect resource for professionals who are just starting out in the OD field or who want to brush-up on the basics.

Don't delay, register today for a free Expo Only registration, or register* for $100 off a Full Conference registration, courtesy of IACET. Be sure to visit us in booth 1236.

The $100 off a Full Conference registration will expire at 6:00 p.m. ET May 7.

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IACET Blog: Showing ROI on Training for Building Operators
Never written a Blog before? Well neither have I. But when I received an invitation from IACET, I decided to brave the new world of blogging by sharing my recent experience addressing the age-old question of ROI on training and education. Are we getting the performance we want from our learners, and how do we translate this into ROI for the decision maker — in my case, the learner's boss? My experience derives from the work of my organization, the Northwest Energy Efficiency Council, administering a national workforce training program to improve energy efficiency in the built environment. Comprised of residential, commercial and institutional buildings, the built environment consumes 40 percent of our nation's overall energy consumption, equivalent to $1,600 per capita annually.
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Virtual learning environments: User-centric, not compliance-centric
Training Industry
Life today is increasingly virtual, networked and global. Training practices and methods have changed to keep pace with this evolution, but not as drastically as you might think. ATD's State of the Industry report shows a decrease of only 4 percent in instructor-led classroom training over the past five years. At the same time, technology-based training has increased only 2 percent and online training has remained constant. So what is actually changing?
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Gamification vs game-based eLearning: Can you tell the difference?
eLearning Industry
Both gamification and game-based eLearning can offer your eLearning course a variety of benefits. However, it's important to know the distinction between gamification vs game-based eLearning, so that you can choose the approach that better serves your eLearning objectives and goals, but also meets the needs of your learners. Let's take a closer look at the basics of both gamification and game-based eLearning, in order to determine which methodology is more appropriate for your next eLearning course.
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The challenges of mobile learning in corporate training
Training Zone
Mobile learning and BYOD were undoubtedly two of the big buzzwords of 2014. But despite the benefits we keep hearing about and the fact that many organizations have deployed mobile learning solutions, just how effective is mobile learning as a tool for performance improvement? How do people that are using it really feel about it, and what challenges has it presented? In 2014, Interactive Services ran a research campaign to determine what the future of blended learning is. During the course of the research, some very interesting feedback was generated about the impact of mobile learning on global organizations.
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Making the case for employee engagement efforts
Association for Talent Development
By now, almost everyone in business is familiar with Gallup's stats on engagement: 13 percent of employees are highly engaged, with the remaining 87 percent either not engaged, indifferent, or actively disengaged. However, an organizational survey by Accor Services reports that while 90 percent of respondents believe that employee engagement is critical to success, only 25 percent have a strategy to address this critical human capital issue. Why Is Employee Engagement So Important? Gallup estimates that employee disengagement costs organizations an estimated $450 to $550 billion a year.
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This is what the ideal learning environment looks like, according to science
Quartz (commentary)
Sarika Bansal, a contributor for Quartz, writes: "My public high school didn't have air conditioning. Come June, when temperatures in New York soared past 90 degrees, it was a chore to pay attention in calculus. Who could focus on integrals when sweat was dripping down my back? So many kids started taking refuge in the cool guidance counselor's office that, on some hot days, she refused to see students altogether. From the first day of kindergarten to high school graduation, children spend almost 12,000 hours inside a school building. As such, it may not be surprising to learn that the physical classroom environment can have profound effects on a student's academic performance, sense of belonging and self-esteem."
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