Posts Tagged: online training

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GovLoop Academy: Learn It All Online!

The world of online trainings is shifting quickly for government employees. The days of in-person events, conferences, and travel are disappearing. The Office of Personnel Management has been curtailing budgets for trainings, meaning that trainings will need to be moved online – saving the government money and time. Virtual training has the potential to rockRead… Read more »

Training Comes In All Forms

The following is an interview with Matt Schneider, Operations Director, U.S. Public Sector Collaboration, Cisco. To learn more about how your agency can excel with virtual training, be sure to check out our guide: The Virtual Training Playbook for Government. In the past 40 years training has undergone a complete transformation. No longer do employeesRead… Read more »

ASDFJ??? Do You Know What You Need To Learn?

I have some bad news. There is no such thing as paint-by-numbers training. In fact, trainings come in all sizes and shapes. But there are some basic tenets that make an effective online experience. In GovLoop’s new guide, Your Virtual Training Playbook, we talk about how each type of training still starts at the sameRead… Read more »

11 Tips for A Kick-Butt Virtual Training

BORING! That’s the description I would give of most webinars or e-learning courses. The content is often tedious. The moderators like to impersonate Ben Stein’s vocal drone. And the slides decks are covered in text. What’s even the point of listening to a training if you could just read the slide deck? But virtual trainingsRead… Read more »

GSA Makes Smart Move in Shifting SmartPay Conference to Virtual Event

A couple months ago, an article on the Federal Times caught my attention as it declared, “GSA cancels 2014 Expo, SmartPay goes virtual.” Curious, I reached out to the GSA SmartPay team to learn more about their move from in-person to online for this event. Below is a summary of my interview with them. Q1:Read… Read more »

Government’s 21st Century Learning Community

What do you do as a government employee when you have a question on the job? You likely have four options: You “Google” it. You ask a colleague. You look for a relevant document on your desk, desktop computer or shared drive. You try to see if there’s an upcoming training that can help you.Read… Read more »

Virtual Conferences in Government: 6 Tips and 4 Benefits

In the midst of sequestration cuts and strained budgets, virtual events are emerging as a creative solution for delivering professional training in government at a low cost. Planning and organizing these virtual events and training, however, is a new experience for many agency professionals. Hoping to glean some tips on how to make the transitionRead… Read more »

Could You Be the Next Cyber Attack Victim? Online Training

President Obama recently signed the Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Executive Order, mandating the development of standardized cybersecurity preparedness and a response plan for each government agency. Public sector leaders can agree that cybersecurity is important, but it is also a field rife with challenges. That’s why GovLoop and Juniper hosted an online training that discussedRead… Read more »

How Do You Convert a Classroom-Based Course for Social, Online Learning? (Part 2)

In a previous post, I highlighted how GovLoop worked with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to convert a two-day Department of Defense (DoD) course entitled, “Performance Management for HR Practitioners.” In this post, I wanted to share the recommendations that we made to OPM as I think they offer some lessons for otherRead… Read more »