One of the most talked-about business strategies to emerge in the last decade is known as the Five Moments of Learning Need. Designed by performance support experts Bob Mosher and Dr. Conrad Gottfredson, the training framework suggests that there are five consistent steps to learningDetails
The tragedies of mass shootings never seem out of the news cycle for long these days. It’s an unfortunate reality of modern life that, no matter what the cause or motivation, some people will attack a school or workplace intent on taking as many lives as possible.Details
Smartphones and other connected devices eliminate the need for dedicated equipment in classes and lecture halls. Businesses and academic institutions have for years taken advantage of the numerous benefits of audience response technology for lectures and seminars.Details
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.