Posts Tagged: virtual training

XaaS Cloud On The Ground: Insider Perspectives

Cloud computing, ironically, often seems vague, theoretical, and hard to pin down. Like a cloud in nature, it can be hard to wrap our minds around the concept. This month’s DorobekINSIDER LIVE with Chris Dorobek was a virtual training entitled “Get on the Everything-as-a-Service Train”. It featured a panel of experts who have seen cloud’sRead… Read more »

How To Conduct a Winning Online Training: Bonus Tips!

On Tuesday, Steve Ressler, President of GovLoop, Andrew Krzmarzick, Director of Learning and Development at GovLoop, and Jennifer Kaplan, Product Marketing Manager at GovDelivery, hosted an online training on “11 Tips to Transform Your Virtual Training and Events.” But we ended up with more than 11 – here are some bonus tips that will takeRead… 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 »

10 Reasons Why Government Training Is About to Be Completely Disrupted

I just finished reading a brand new report released by Katie Parris and Mario Morino of the Morino Institute entitled, “Just in Time: The Beyond-the-Hype Potential of E-Learning” – and I plan to give it a re-read sometime soon! If you are interested in advancing your career or are responsible for helping others to doRead… Read more »

5 Ways to Improve Government Training in 2014 and Beyond

When it comes to improving government training programs, “it’s a journey, not a destination,” said Mike Casey, Chief Learning Officer of the General Services Administration (GSA). Based on a recent conversation with Casey, I picked up 5 tips I wanted to pass along to people involved in government training activities. 1. Don’t Forget the Future.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 »

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 »

How Do You Convert a Classroom-Based Course for Social Learning in Government?

How do you successfully convert a classroom-based course to be delivered online while maintaining interactivity and knowledge transfer? This is Part 1. Read Part 2 here. That was the question GovLoop and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management set out to answer a few months ago when the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) approachedRead… Read more »

Themes from the Federal Mentoring Roundtable

I had a great time last week at the Federal Mentoring Roundtable. It was such a pleasure to see some old friends and to meet new faces. One of the things I enjoy most about attending events like this is getting to hear all the different situations people are encountering. As I was reflecting onRead… Read more »