Corporate Learning

Seasoning Your Learning Fare with Cross-Generational Mentoring

By | 2018-04-03T13:36:14+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|Categories: Corporate Learning, Culture, Leading Lean|Tags: , , , , |

Cross-generational mentoring is an excellent way to keep your Lean company ahead of the curve. Ken Blanchard, Chief Spiritual Officer of The Ken Blanchard Companies, a highly respected leadership coaching organization, attributes much of his success to cross-generational mentoring. In the May 2017 CLM.com newsletter, Blanchard reminds us that “given the accelerating pace of change, people [...]

How important is a manufacturing apprentice program?

By | 2018-03-28T13:47:39+00:00 March 28th, 2018|Categories: Corporate Learning, Lean Learning, Lean Training, Manufacturing|Tags: , , , , , |

If a manufacturing apprentice program is not one of the items on your company’s list of potential improvements, after learning about its many advantages you may wish to consider implementing one. In last week’s blog, we quoted Tooling U-SME Learning and Performance Improvement Leader (LPI) John Hindeman’s six reasons for starting a manufacturing apprentice program, as [...]

Learning is the Key to Successful Capital Formation

By | 2018-02-22T12:46:01+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Categories: Business, Corporate Learning, Culture, Lean Learning|Tags: , , , , , , , |

“Learning is the human capital accelerant of the enterprise,” writes Michael E. Echols, Vice-President of strategic initiatives at Bellevue University, in the April 2016 issue of CLOmedia.com. According to Echols, a significant segment of the country’s corporate culture believes that human capital formation only includes the process of training or developing new employees. Echols contends that [...]

Learning Professionals Must Be Learners

By | 2018-01-31T20:16:03+00:00 January 31st, 2018|Categories: Corporate Learning, Lean Learning|Tags: , , , , |

Learning is a Lifetime Pursuit for All Professionals Any professional who considers learning a lifetime pursuit will never be left behind in today’s highly competitive marketplace. This certainly holds true for learning professionals. In today’s Information Age, no one can afford to retire their brains and ingenuity if they want to stay current with their profession. [...]

Learning Objectives Part 2: Do your learning objectives match your company’s goals?

By | 2018-01-11T14:48:03+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Categories: Corporate Learning, Lean Learning|Tags: , , , |

Effective learning objectives for any endeavor start with a clear understanding of your goals. Whether your organization is launching a new product, restructuring an existing operational system or making other improvements, before taking that first step you need to know where you’re going, how you plan to get there and what your destination will look like. [...]

What Are Your Learning Objectives?

By | 2017-12-08T18:31:00+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Categories: Corporate Learning, Lean Learning, Learning|Tags: , , , , , |

Learning objectives are the cornerstone to any learning program. Like writing a good business plan or developing a blueprint for one of your projects, before starting out, you need to figure out where you’re headed and where you want to go. If your enterprise is experiencing problems, it’s likely that your destination is not aligned with [...]

Chief Learning Officers Can Set the Tone for Effective Change Management

By | 2017-12-08T18:31:00+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Categories: Change, Corporate Learning, Culture, Lean Learning|Tags: , , , , , |

Change involves learning, and change management requires leadership skills coupled with a firm grasp of the dynamics of learning.  An experienced Lean Leader often becomes the change agent and forecaster as well as the navigator for a company that is committed to following current trends and adapting to a changing marketplace. As we discussed last week, [...]

Do You Need a Chief Learning Officer?

By | 2017-12-08T18:31:00+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Categories: Corporate Learning, Culture, Lean Learning, Lean Training, Learning, Learning Implementation|Tags: , , , , , , , |

At some point in the evolution of your organization, you may be asking if you need to add a Chief Learning Officer (or Chief Lean Officer) - CLO to your management staff.  If your organization has already made a commitment to Lean Learning, the CLO who has been trained in Lean strategies and techniques can place [...]

Dispelling Myths About Workplace Learning – Part II

By | 2017-12-08T18:31:00+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|Categories: Corporate Learning, Lean Learning, Lean Training, Learning Implementation|Tags: , , , |

Three myths about workplace learning - Who owns the responsibility for employees’ learning? Of the three myths about workplace learning cited by Todd Tauber in the November/December 2016 issue of CLOmedia.com, the third—that the learning function (department or division) owns the responsibility for employees’ learning—is perhaps the one that can most easily be debunked.  Today, says [...]

Setting the Record Straight – Dispelling Myths about Workplace Learning

By | 2017-12-08T18:31:00+00:00 June 13th, 2017|Categories: Corporate Learning, Culture, Lean Learning, Learning|Tags: , , , , |

One of the most prevalent myths about workplace learning is that workers don’t have time for it. According to a webinar poll that Chief Learning Officer conducted with Degreed in 2016, even though most CLOs are conscientious about attempting to connect with their staff, only 20 percent are able to make this happen even at the [...]