It's May - are you heading to Denver for ATD's International Conference & Expo (ICE) this month? I am - and I couldn't be more excited! ICE is the biggest event of the year for L&D folks, and I'm ready to absorb every possible idea or nugget of wisdom along with 10,000+ of my fellow … Continue reading Heading to #ATD2016 this month?
How many of you put out candy for training attendees? I know we do at the day job...in fact, the photo above is a shot of my cart on a recent stock-up trip at my local Sam's Club. Even when the cost of doing business continues to soar, this is an expense that we have … Continue reading The easiest tweak you can make to your training and orientation programs…
Believe it or not, 2014 is quickly coming to an end. It doesn't seem possible, does it? If you're like many L&D leaders, now is the time you're looking at your annual department budget, and quickly trying to spend some of your allocated dollars, so you don't have to hear this: "If you didn't need … Continue reading What To Do With Those 2014 Professional Development Budget Dollars?
phase(two)learning is taking a week off...so for today's post, please enjoy this encore of a favorite phase(two)learning post from 2012. See you next week! This afternoon, I went to my friendly neighborhood convenience store for some caffeinated refreshment (if you’ve checked out my About tab, you’ll remember that I have a “wicked caffeine addiction”). While … Continue reading Phase(Two)Learning Encore: Assume Nothing
Last week, there was a pretty large Learning Technology conference taking place in fabulous Las Vegas - DevLearn, hosted by eLearning Guild. Were you there? I took away some good nuggets of information from this conference...I'm summarizing three of those nuggets, courtesy of some interesting people I know through Twitter: 1. Agile project management/development - … Continue reading Interesting Things I Learned from DevLearn 2014
We've been hinting around at a big announcement for the past few weeks, and here it is! By popular demand, we are excited to announce the newest public workshop offering from phase(two)learning! Join us March 9-10, 2015 for Orientation Overhaul: Re-imagining the New Employee Experience in your Organization! New Employee Orientation is often a … Continue reading ANNOUNCEMENT: Does Your New Employee Orientation Program Need an Overhaul?
Picture this: A hiring manager is eager to fill a key role on his team, and finally finds the right candidate. An offer is made, and ultimately accepted. (Cue the Hallelujah Chorus) Been there, hiring managers? As soon as that offer has been accepted, the clock is ticking. In many cases, you have about two … Continue reading Hiring Manager Tip: Start Building a Relationship Before the New Employee’s First Day
Fun fact about yours truly: I have the privilege of serving on the Board of Directors for my local chapter of the Association for Talent Development (ATD - formerly ASTD). Last week, I was able to attend the organization's annual Chapter Leaders Conference (ALC), where I was also able to present a session. The conference, in … Continue reading How to Combat “Inspiration Overload” After a Conference
Every second of the day, PowerPoint is used in approximately 350 presentations around the world. To put that into perspective, there are more PowerPoint presentations born every second than babies. If you’re planning to use PowerPoint (along with 30,240,000 other people every day), it’ll be important that your slides can stand out and be memorable. … Continue reading Trick Out My PowerPoint: Episode 2
Greetings from fabulous Las Vegas! This week, I'm attending (and speaking at!) the annual Skillsoft user conference, Perspectives 2014. My session was Tuesday afternoon during one of the pre-conference workshops - technically, the conference begins Wednesday morning. Needless to say, I lucked out on the timing of my session...it's all done early, so now I … Continue reading 3 Ways to Have a Really Bad Time at a Conference