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5 Ways to Create Knowledge Transfer

14 May 2024

5 Ways to Create Knowledge Transfer

Author: Clifton Clarke

No one likes to waste time.  If there is anything we’ve all learned from the Covid-19 crisis, it is that time is very valuable, and in business, that means MONEY.  It also may shock some of you to know that even training professionals don’t like wasting time.  We look for ways in which we can train your employees as fast as possible with the best results possible.  This, for us in the industry, is called Knowledge Transfer.  In other words, how do we make...
Using AI in Training

9 April 2024

Using AI in Training

Author: Clifton Clarke

Everyone is talking about AI! Artificial intelligence is changing our landscape on every level. In the training world, facilitators are starting to rely on its benefits. Here is your cautionary warning and some things to look out for when using AI for training:

Tell Your Story!!

12 March 2024

Tell Your Story!!

Author: Clifton Clarke

Have you ever heard these words? “Picture it, Sicily, 1919…” or “Back in St. Olaf, we…” Those phrases made a whole generation laugh and still entertain us today on the television show, Golden Girls, which ran from 1987-1992 on NBC.

Have Fun in Training This Year!

6 February 2024

Have Fun in Training This Year!

Author: Clifton Clarke

It’s a new year, start it off with FUN in your training classroom!  Any learning professional will tell you that the most effective way to transfer learning in the classroom is through an activity.  No number of cute graphics on the PowerPoint or how many jumping jacks a trainer can do to start the class (this is an actual thing), will make the learning stick like a fun game.  There’s a term for this and that term is “GAMIFICATION.”  Sounds cool...
New Year Means Focus on Training

2 January 2024

New Year Means Focus on Training

Author: Clifton Clarke

Alas, 2024 is here and usually that means resolutions.  I am a firm believer in building habits so that resolutions and goal setting can happen throughout the year, not just for the turn of the year.  Depending on how your 2023 turned out, it’s probable you have goals for your teams for 2024.  Make sure one of those goals is training.  Here are three reasons why:

Top Five Ways to Support Your Employees When They Have “The Holiday Blues”

12 December 2023

Top Five Ways to Support Your Employees When They Have “The Holiday Blues”

Author: Clifton Clarke

Before you say there is no such a thing as the holiday blues, I have had it, and it is serious. I am a person that loves the holidays, particularly, the ones in December. Every year I see the play “A Christmas Carol” at the Meadowbrook Theater near the university in Rochester. I eat dinner in downtown Rochester with the friends I have made from my years of working and traveling. I stop by Toyology and pick up some gifts for my nieces and nephews or the family I adopted, and I end...
Top 3 Ways to Teach Kinesthetic Learners

21 November 2023

Top 3 Ways to Teach Kinesthetic Learners

Author: Clifton Clarke

This is part three of a series about the elements of a presentation that should be included for the three types of learners.  Previously, we covered auditory learners (those who learn by hearing) and visual learners (those who learn by visual elements).  Kinesthetic learners, also known as tactile learners, thrive when they can actively participate and engage in the learning process. These learners benefit from hands-on activities and physical movement to help them understand and...
Teach Your Learners to “See the Light”!

31 October 2023

Teach Your Learners to “See the Light”!

Author: Clifton Clarke

Learning how your employees learn could be the best use of your time yet.  By understanding the three learning styles, leaders can maximize effectiveness not only in training but also business in general.  There are three types of learners: Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic.  In a previous article, I shared with you a learner who was so Auditory, she knitted a whole Teddy Bear in our 4-week class and was almost perfect on her exams.  It was this inspiring situation that...
Three Components Needed in a Training Analysis

10 October 2023

Three Components Needed in a Training Analysis

Author: Clifton Clarke

Do you know if your team needs training?  A training analysis involves a systematic process of gathering information and assessing various factors to determine the training needs of individuals or a group of employees in an organization. Here are three key components typically involved in a training analysis:

Teach Your Learners Who Love to Hear it First!!!

19 September 2023

Teach Your Learners Who Love to Hear it First!!!

Author: Clifton Clarke

Learning how your employees learn could be the best use of your time yet.  By understanding the three learning styles, leaders can maximize effectiveness not only in training but also business in general.  There are three types of learners: Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic. 

Top 4 Icebreakers to Use in Your Classroom

29 August 2023

Top 4 Icebreakers to Use in Your Classroom

Author: Clifton Clarke

Creating a comfortable and engaging learning environment is crucial in the corporate classroom. Icebreakers play a vital role in fostering connections, breaking down barriers, and setting a positive tone for learning.

How to Convince Your Leader to Invest in Training

8 August 2023

How to Convince Your Leader to Invest in Training

Author: Clifton Clarke

Enhancing your skills and knowledge is crucial for your professional growth and overall job performance. However, persuading your leader to invest in training can sometimes be a challenging task. Develop a convincing value statement to support ongoing employee education by highlighting the following benefits of employee training:

Top Apps to Enhance Your Classroom

18 July 2023

Top Apps to Enhance Your Classroom

Author: Clifton Clarke

There are now numerous apps available that can enhance the learning experience for both trainers and learners. These apps provide innovative ways to engage learners, create interactive lessons, and track progress effectively. In this article, we will explore the five best apps for teaching that are revolutionizing education.

 

Get Into It!  Learning Technology

27 June 2023

Get Into It! Learning Technology

Author: Clifton Clarke

I have a confession. I’m a “Techie” (Not a Trekie for your Star Trek fans!).  I love all kinds of technology!  I was just entering college when the internet took the world by storm in the late 90’s.  I’ve always understood technology to be a way to make our lives easier. In recent years, technology has revolutionized the field of education. With the introduction of instructional technology, trainers are now able to engage learners like never...
Keeping Your Class Engaged

5 June 2023

Keeping Your Class Engaged

Author: Clifton Clarke

The classroom is a place where students should feel engaged, motivated, and eager to learn. However, it can be challenging to keep students focused and interested in the material being presented. The following are some of the best ways to engage students in the classroom.

Fab Four Elements to Look For in an LMS

16 May 2023

Fab Four Elements to Look For in an LMS

Author: Clifton Clarke

Choosing a Learning Management System can be an overwhelming process.  At the onset, you may simply be looking for a place to post learning materials that are easily accessible to employees for on-demand training. However, along with the convenience of an LMS comes a new set of issues you may not have thought about.  While there are many, here are the top four concerns you should consider when selecting an LMS:

Top 5 Tools for Engagement on Zoom

21 March 2023

Top 5 Tools for Engagement on Zoom

Author: Clifton Clarke

We are officially in a post pandemic workspace now.  What does that mean?  We probably are managing remote teams, figuring out smarter ways to work, and meeting more efficiently. 

Delegation – The Forgotten Talent Development Tool

21 February 2023

Delegation – The Forgotten Talent Development Tool

Author: Clifton Clarke

Employee development is essential for organizational success and long-term sustainability. Organizations that invest in employee development initiatives can expect to see increased productivity and improved morale.

Top 5 Items Your Training Room Needs TODAY!

24 January 2023

Top 5 Items Your Training Room Needs TODAY!

Author: Clifton Clarke

Have you ever entered a classroom and immediately started yawning?  How about trying to pay attention and you can’t stop staring at notes on the flip chart from the last class?  Whether too much or too little decoration, to keep your audience engaged and fresh, you’ll need the right mix of decoration and stimuli to pull off an incredible learning experience.  Here are the top 5 tips to achieve that.

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