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Great training programs start with the evaluation in mind
Kristopher Newbauer, IACET president
All training professionals understand that evaluating training is an important component of our work, particularly to ensure that we are doing our jobs well. In fact, evaluating the impact of learning is one of the ten core competencies of workplace learning and performance professionals by the Association for Talent Development (formerly ASTD).
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Reaching the millennial generation
IACET
Join our inaugural event discussing the millennial generation in the workplace. A panel discussion will follow a keynote address about Building the Bridges between Boomers, Generation X and Millennials and we will continue the conversation about the shift in workplace paradigms between the generations in roundtables.
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2014 learning portals top 20 list
TrainingIndustry.com
Selection of the Top 20 Learning Portal Companies was based on the following:
  • Breadth of functionality and capabilities criteria
  • Commitment to the corporate training industry
  • Industry visibility, innovation and impact
  • Number and strength of clients
  • Geographic reach
  • Company size and growth potential

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Congratulations to our IACET Authorized Providers Accredited in August 2014
IACET
Balance Educational Services, LLC Manchester Center, VT
Big Apple Occupational Safety Corp. New York, NY
Efficacy Implementation, Pearson North America Upper Saddle River, NJ
NIGP, The Institute for Public Procurement Herndon, VA
Safety Net Inc. Brooklyn, NY
Soft-Train, Inc. Santa Ana, CA
ThinkReliability Pearland, TX

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There's still time...
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 has been extended to Sept. 30!
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How to educate Americans for jobs? Ask the Germans, employers urge
The Hechinger Report
Two years. That's how long it takes William Lamkin's fast-growing electrical contracting company to teach new hires with four-year university degrees the tricks of the trade. These college grads "have learned the book stuff, but they don't have real-world experience," said Lamkin, vice president of Industrial Electric. "They don't know how to work with other people, or subcontractors — how to actually do business." Bringing them up to speed while paying them a salary is time-consuming and expensive, and even then there's no guarantee that they'll be good enough to keep. Which only complicates the original predicament: In spite of the still-soft job market, companies like Lamkin's can't find enough qualified workers.
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Integrating Neuroscience into Mobile Learning
TrainingIndustry.com
Integrating Neuroscience into Mobile Learning, presented by Xerox.

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6 ways to build a culture of learning
Forbes
To stay relevant in today's business world requires a fierce desire to learn, to improve, and to adapt. To do so, it's important — vital — to question everything (just be tactful if it's your boss that you’re questioning). Organizations are only as good as the people who work there, the people who make the brand what it is. To get — and stay — ahead of the competition, it is critical to put yesterday's "wins" aside and focus on winning today.
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Can online courses replace a campus education?
PBS Newshour
Massive open online courses, or MOOCs, that anyone can take from anywhere in the world, are the future of higher education or the vehicle of its demise, depending on your perspective. Hari Sreenivasan talks with the man who first created the MOOC, professors who say they undermine the goals of a college education and others who see a way the college classroom and the new online format can be blended.
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8 steps to create a successful virtual training strategy
eLearning Industry
An increasing number of organizations, either public or private, are utilizing virtual training to develop employee skill sets and keep them up-to-date with the organization's policies and procedures. However, in many respects, creating a successful virtual training strategy is an art, and various elements should be present in order to implement an informative and engaging experience for the employees. But what are these elements, and which techniques should be utilized when developing a virtual training strategy that offers the best return on your investment?
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Adapting eLearning for mobile: Learning from wonderful mistakes
Learning Solutions Magazine
Robin Williams once said about his acting career, "...there is still a lot to learn and there is always great stuff out there. Even mistakes can be wonderful." Mistakes can indeed be wonderful. Our adventures into designing mobile learning are fraught with them, particularly when we try to squeeze our eLearning modules onto a smartphone.
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How to make young people ready for the workplace
Training Zone
In July 2014, the CBI published a survey taken from 291 companies, between them employing 1.5 million people, stating that 61 percent of the business community was concerned about the resilience and self-management of school leavers. A third had concerns about young peoples' attitude to work. This echoed results from an earlier interview survey (City & Guilds Oct 2013) of 1005 UK employers, from small to large organisations. The results here were also far from encouraging, with employers stating that young people were less equipped for the workplace compared with even five years ago.
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6 tips for an impactful onboarding program
Training Industry
Many companies recruit new employees to join their teams and welcome them into their offices and training centers. But what can these organizations do to help them have a meaningful learning experience and put them on an accelerated path to success? Every extra day new employees spend on the learning curve is a day they're not generating revenue for a company. To expedite the ramping process and reduce the amount of time before those new hires can start contributing, organizations should consider these six tips for an efficient and impactful onboarding program.
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Become a contributor
IACET
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.

Need help? Click here on how to write a good blog. Submit your blog entry to IACET at info@iacet.org today!

 

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