The modern manufacturing environment is a far cry from the beginnings of the industrial revolution, when long hours and threats to life and limb were a matter of course during each shift.Details
Audience response technology has proven itself again and again in classrooms, training rooms and board rooms for years. But with the expansion of remote learning, many instructors have been challenged by an inability to assess and respond to their students’ learning in real time.Details
The movie poster from the 1957 film “12 Angry Men” features the tagline “Life is in their hands! Death is on their minds!” It’s a somewhat hysterical reflection of the plot, in which a lone juror in a murder trial attempts to sway his fellow panelists to change their votes and avoid a miscarriage of justice.Details
When worrying about compromised elections, it’s a safe bet that what doesn’t enter a person’s mind is elections in the corporate world.Details
Data from the National Women’s Law Center shows that any workplace is in danger of experiencing sexual harassment. However, those that have traditionally excluded women – such as the building trades and medical/technical professions – are the worst. In addition, women in low-wage professions like agriculture and food service are also especially susceptible.Details
The #MeToo movement and the resulting outpouring of sexual harassment allegations against those in business, entertainment and government has opened eyes to an issue that for many men lurked in the shadows, but for a large swath of female workers was an everyday nightmare.Details
Bullying is and has been an unfortunately reality of the school environment. Wherever children gather, it’s likely that one person or a group is displaying unwanted aggression against someone else.Details
Even in the smallest municipalities, the meetings of a governing body can sometimes feel like controlled chaos. Along with motions, proposed changes, public commentary and the final vote, it’s often challenging for a harried clerk to keep everything in order and – most importantly – legal.Details
If you ever want to see a classroom full of students simultaneously roll their eyes, speak the words “pop quiz.”
But it’s not just the students that groan. These impromptu assessments of student skills can take a toll on teachers, as well. Along with pulling together questions based on the subject matter, there’s the toil of presentation, paper collection, hand grading and returning results to students.
In just about any instructional environment, a teacher or trainer is typically faced with learners who represent a wide variety of experience and a diverse body of knowledge coming into a class or seminar.Details
Whether it’s the result of new technology, upgraded systems or new procedures, at some point it’s going to be necessary to train a large group of your existing workers.Details
Whether your preference is classic Looney Toons, the revolutionary work of Pixar, or the mind-bending offerings of “Rick and Morty,” it’s easy to argue that a little animation can make just about anything better.
The same holds true for business presentations and corporate training.
Every day, the news provides more reasons to be concerned about the concept of electronic voting. Whether it’s because of accusations of the U.S. election system being hacked by foreign powers or a general distrust for a system that leaves no paper trail, many people are more suspicious of computerized voting now than they ever have been.Details
Police officers face tough decisions on the street every day, and law enforcement training programs are designed to help them work out their responses ahead of time before real-life situations can turn deadly.Details