• August 15, 2016 12:58 PM | Laura Chartier (Administrator)

    “Will you just include this process in your e-learning module?"

    “Oh, and one more thing, please add this section to the training you are working on.”

    “We don’t have anyone to bring the SMEs up to speed. Can you put a workshop together…?"

    Sound familiar? This is the subtle ways learning and development projects get off track. What is scope creep? What is good customer service? When you say “That’s not in the contract,” are your clients willing to talk about it? How do you discuss what add-on requests will do to the project timeline and resources?

    Whether you are a Talent Development professional working as within an organization or as an external consultant, you will face this dilemma. Projects often do not have enough contingency built in, and those who are looking inside the world of adult learning from the outside rarely appreciate the effort and time it takes to build effective learning programs. Once you start a project, more needs and possibilities to come the surface.

    This is the topic of our next Consultants’ Professional Development network get together on August 25, 2016 at 5:30 PM at Sprecher’s Restaurant and Pub in the Bayshore Mall. 

    Wendy Terwelp and Marilyn Zwissler will bring Scope of Work and Project Extension agreement examples. Please bring your contract examples and a tip or two to share on talking with clients about scope creep and what it will do to your project.

  • August 13, 2016 7:03 PM | Laura Chartier (Administrator)

    What’s the deal with personalized learning? Today, everything can be customized, from cars to shoes to iPhones...so why not training? Let's ditch the one-size-fits-all approach. Instead, engage your learners, promote success, and increase your ROI and profitability by providing a tailored experience.

  • August 10, 2016 4:35 PM | Laura Chartier (Administrator)
    From Millennials to Baby Boomers, social learning is fast becoming an indispensable part of professional growth and the collaborative process in today's organizations. How savvy are you regarding this eLearning methodology? Here's the truth behind 5 common social learning myths.
  • August 08, 2016 3:31 PM | Andy Marris, CPLP (Administrator)

    In this amazing article by Anders Gronstedt, discover how virtual and augmented reality are already transforming the classroom and how they will soon become a part of everyday life.  You can also meet Anders and try these technologies live at the SEWI-ATD 2016 Fall Event on September 22!

  • July 29, 2016 10:10 AM | Andy Marris, CPLP (Administrator)

    The Future...

    How Will You and Your Organization Remain Relevant?

    A Vision of Learning for 2020 and Beyond

    Virtual Reality | Augmented Reality | Gamification

    September 22, 2016

    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

    In an ever-changing world, staying at least one step ahead is imperative for the Talent Development Professional. As always, SEWI-ATD is here to help you confidently see the future with clarity.

    SEWI-ATD is proud to bring you its most cutting-edge learning event ever! We'll be demonstrating the latest in:
       • Augmented Reality
       • Gamification
       • Online Video Learning
       • Transmedia Storytelling
       • Virtual Reality

    ...all centered around making you and your organization prepared to make learning stickier and more applicable for your learners than ever before. This is not about merely hearing about these advances in technology... You will be able to try and personally experience each of them, first-hand. Register today!

    Virtual RealityAugmented RealityGamification

  • June 24, 2016 9:09 AM | Andy Marris, CPLP (Administrator)
    In April, esteemed SEWI-ATD members Marilyn Zwissler and Erin Brady shared their experiences - both struggles and successes - in earning their CPLP certifications. If you are still pondering whether or not to take this important credentialing step in your career, here is another realistic, yet inspiring look that may push you to take on the challenge and enhance your credibility in the marketplace.


  • June 20, 2016 11:18 AM | Andy Marris, CPLP (Administrator)
    Is the training you create and/or deliver indicative of your brand? Everything you do can create an impression--a perception--in the minds of those that receive the learning you deliver.  In this phenomenal article, Wendy Webb shares the importance of, and the need for a great brand perception of you and your work.


  • June 08, 2016 9:04 AM | Andy Marris, CPLP (Administrator)
    Socrates once railed against technology ruining actual learning (in his case, the written word replacing the oral tradition - a worry that almost ludicrous in hindsight). A few thousand years later, many people are still concerned that the ability to look things up instantly will subvert our ability to truly learn. This article we found from the BBC explores this issue, and shows how learning technology can quell these fears.


  • May 20, 2016 11:50 AM | Andy Marris, CPLP (Administrator)
    Sports science has touted recent research on muscle memory as it applies to how athletes succeed. Similarly, Julie Dirksen explores in this outstanding article how leaders can also create habit forming behaviors, so they can respond appropriately to challenging situations. As we continue to explore the importance of knowledge application this month in the blog, this is another suggested read.


  • May 13, 2016 8:36 AM | Andy Marris, CPLP (Administrator)

    If you enjoyed our three recent posts on PLA (Predictive Learning Analytics) and avoiding "scrap learning," you'll love next week's event! Join SEWI-ATD as Dr. Ken Phillips presents on how predictive analytics are changing TD for the better.  Get more information here.

    In addition, CLO Magazine just posted yet another interesting article on the topic, here.

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