Making the case that annual engagement surveys should be a thing of the past.
Instead of talking about leaning in at work, we should be emphasizing leaning out — getting outside the narrow confines of our own self-interests and seeing the workplace as a communal setting that works for everyone and not just a chosen few. Let’s lean on each other for a change.
Oftentimes we associate innovations with new inventions that produce fancy gadgets and knickknacks. However, innovations encompass innovative thinking and produce new mindsets and processes. In GovLoop’s annual discussion, DorobekINSIDER Live: Counting Down the Top Innovations in 2015, three experts focused on ways government has been improving its management procedures around information technology (IT), procurement, andRead… Read more »
I don’t know how else to say it: we crushed it in 2015! What started out as a response to 30,000 people attending GovLoop online trainings and OPM asking us to convert a classroom-based course in 2013 has become an award-winning learning development division at GovLoop. First, some quick statistics just to give you aRead… Read more »
It’s fair to assume that most of us have taken part in an online training or course recently. Maybe you completed your company’s security training online or got a little curious about HTML coding and signed up for a free online course. Just yesterday I clicked through an on-demand webinar about online optimization tactics. AsRead… Read more »
Benjamin Franklin wisely said, “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” And while we are now three centuries past Ben’s time, it’s still relevant to understand the distinction between teaching and learning. In fact, a popular buzzword in the learning and training space, “learner-centered’ design,” revolves aroundRead… Read more »
It’s almost Thanksgiving and if you’re like me, you’ve been busy gathering recipes to make a mouth-watering holiday feast. Turkey – check. Mashed potatoes – check. Stuffing – check. Green bean casserole – check. And don’t forget the gravy! But Thanksgiving dishes aren’t the only things with fulfilling recipes! We’ve perfected our recipe for onlineRead… Read more »
When it boils down to it, a good e-learning experience is actually all about the user experience. User experience is shaped by two variables: target audience and agency goal. Before you start designing a training, consider who your target audience is and what your learning objectives are. The answers to these questions will provide theRead… Read more »
At some point everyone has to take a training course. New hire training, new technology trainings, new information – the list goes-on. But unfortunately most of the training that exists is extremely boring. And that means fewer people complete the trainings or properly retain the important knowledge therein. So how do you make your courseRead… Read more »
If you’re a government trainer, you’ve probably heard a million and one excuses why people aren’t starting or completing your training courses. And while you can’t force everyone to do what you want (unless it’s required training), there could be several aspects of your course that are deterring the masses. Luckily, you can make yourRead… Read more »