6-Week Online Class Provides Better Experience than 1-day Classroom Design, says Industry Expert

Recent technology advances have made it a lot easier to create the type of collaborative learning experiences today’s organizations are looking for, says Scott Blanchard, president of The Ken Blanchard Companies. “Platforms from companies like Intrepid and Degreed have allowed us to create a cohort-based design that stretches the learning out over a period of…

Making the Digital Learning Shift with Leadership Development

Historically, leadership development has been the one “vertical” within traditional learning and development curriculums that was immune to digitalization. Training and workshops had to be face to face—or so the story was told. But the nature of our workforce and operational constraints have forced a change for nearly every global organization—and when you overlay disruption…

Training Techniques that Work

In today’s society, everyone wants to learn something quickly and master it straight away. In reality, this doesn’t happen—to learn something well takes time and practise. A couple of articles I’ve been reading lately can help shed some light on training techniques that work. In a recent post for VeryWell, Kendra Cherry, author of The…

Streaming: The Future of Virtual Learning?

There is a revolution happening in the world of video games. It is called Twitch. It’s a website where gamers can directly stream footage of their game daily and provide voice commentary. Most also share their webcams in the corner of the screen and respond to chat either directly in the chat window or via…

Making a Real Impact with Learning

I was recently working with a new client on applying Situational Leadership® II in his organization. I suggested as a first step he meet with each of his direct reports to get clear on their goals. “But I already know each person’s goals,” he said. “We all always have goals. In fact, we just did…

eLearning – 8 Ways to Set the Expectation for Involvement

eLearning in organizations is often optional—and no matter how good the program is, it will always take a back seat to mission critical work unless some real measures for accountability are put in place. One of the design principles we’ve built into Blanchard Online Learning is providing accountability for learning. Our goal is to clearly…