For many NGOs, the standard training model is to fly people across continents and oceans to attend in-person workshops, but is this approach sustainable? And what are the alternatives?
By taking a systematic approach to "informal" learning, you can meet the majority of your organization’s learning needs without a massive capital investment in training.
Sports coaches often describe some qualities - like height, lung capacity and passion - as "uncoachable". Does the same hold true for essential workplace skills like intuition, creativity and systems thinking?
There’s been a lot of interest lately in using games to motivate learners and reinforce learning by tapping into our competitive instincts. The only trouble is, when trying to “gamify” training programs, many organizations miss the real value of play.
From predicting the weather to anticipating disease outbreaks, computers enable us to gain useful insights from massive data sets. However, while a skilled analyst can scan a sheet of numbers and spot the important trends, most people do better when data is presented within a simple, logical, compelling narrative.
Sonata Notes: How Better Anti-Harassment Training Helps NGOs Avoid Scandal and Promote Gender Equality
The NGOs sector has been embarrassed by multiple news stories regarding sexual misconduct and harassment. What can NGOs do to foster a culture where these things are less likely to happen?
Delivering digital learning content to audiences with limited internet bandwidth can be challenging. Here are some simple ways to make your eLearning accessible to learners with limited internet access.
Why you are probably asking learners the wrong questions... People in the learning industry love training evaluation surveys. Just as you can’t have a birthday party without cake, it seems you can’t end a training session or e-learning module without a lengthy training evaluation form...
When organizations post RFPs for instructional design or e-learning consultants, they will often list "PhD or Master's Degree" among the requirements. The reasoning behind such requirements seems common sense, however it misses some basic points about the relationship between subject matter experts, instructional designers and learners...
Most people working for large organizations have suffered through some brutally boring classroom experiences facilitated by less-than-engaging instructors. Combined with a general aversion to public speaking, this leaves most people reluctant to assume the mantle of training facilitator, themselves, even within their area of expertise...