SONATAnotes – NGOs & Nonprofits
Insights on learning best practices and trends for NGOs and nonprofits.
Sonata Notes: Want Compliance Training That Works? Let Your Workers Design It.
Compliance training is necessary to shield organizations from liability and regulatory fines. But is there a better way to deliver compliance training than having workers click through slide after slide of legal disclaimers then answer insultingly basic true/false questions?
Sonata Notes: Is Training Ever “One and Done”? Affordable Ways to Extended Learning
Training usually works best when delivered in small increments over a longer period of time, yet the logistics of in-person training tend to bias organizations towards one-time marathon workshops. How can we affordably extend the learning experience beyond a one-time event?
Sonata Notes: Cancel That Flight: How NGOs Can Stop “Training Tourism”
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?
Sonata Notes: How to Encourage More Learning with Less “Training”
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.
Sonata Notes: Three “Uncoachable” Skills and How You Can (Sort Of) Coach Them
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?
Sonata Notes: Games in Training: A Powerful Learning Tool or Just Playing Around?
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.