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How to avoid being stagnant in your L&D role

Written by: Jo Cook
Posted on: 26 September 2016

Jo Cook shares her reflection on developing your L&D connections and updating your thinking

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There’s a lot of non-believers out there…and I am the biggest sceptic

Written by: Alex Watson
Posted on: 21 September 2016

If we focus on improving the surface and not deeper structural issue that is all we are likely to improve.

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Unlocking the ROI of employee development

Written by: Armin Hopp
Posted on: 19 September 2016

It’s not unreasonable for organisations investing in the training and development of their employees to expect to see some kind of return on investment (ROI).

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Language training for a globalised workforce

Written by: Panos Kraniotis
Posted on: 16 September 2016

With a more globalised world, language skills have become essential for all levels of the organisation and across business functions.

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Do we really understand learner engagement?

Written by: Issy Nancarrow
Posted on: 13 September 2016

Issy Nancarrow focuses on whether we are looking at learner engagement correctly.

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Will language certification be affected by Brexit?

Written by: Armin Hopp
Posted on: 26 August 2016

Language competencies are vital in the European and global market.

PaulMatthews's picture

Why many trainers are like couriers

Posted on: 22 August 2016

You do an absolutely brilliant job delivering your training course in the classroom. The happy sheets are… well – nice and happy!

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Building the soft skills of next generation project managers

Written by: Russell Kenrick
Posted on: 16 August 2016

Project management has only developed into a discrete discipline in recent years. In the past, line managers tended to lead projects.

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Language learning doesn’t end with school

Posted on: 10 August 2016

International businesses recognise the value of language skills within the workforce. Employees with languages can engage confidently with suppliers, customers and colleagues across borders.

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Don't stop the digital transformation – the next step is narrowcast

Posted on: 4 August 2016

Many organisations are talking about digital transformation. Some are even doing it, but for many it is too little, too late. Their Millennial Employees, the Digital Natives, have already moved on.

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Imagine Peace

Posted on: 29 July 2016

Tom Hickmore blogs about the 'Imagining Peace' strategy and how this could help L&D professionals capture and hold the attention of easily distracted learners.





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Shifting the mindset of leaders

Posted on: 27 July 2016

In the first of a regular quarterly blog for TJ Vlatka Hlupic explores the importance of a leader’s outlook on business success. 

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What happens when Leonora wakes up?

Posted on: 25 July 2016

Some time ago, Leonora, at least she thinks that’s her name, fell asleep. In her dreams, she’s not even sure why she fell asleep, but she did. It just happened.

And she keeps dreaming…

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Can L&D effectively support employees with practical social learning?

Posted on: 19 July 2016

The Big Sponge Hangout discusses topics around learning technologies this week, including live Google Hangouts, webinars and recorded discussions available after free after registration.

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In, out, change is all it’s about

Written by: Russell Kenrick
Posted on: 18 July 2016

Post Brexit referendum, business leaders face the challenge of handling change in a positive manner.

ArminHopp's picture

Building skills to support organisational strategy

Posted on: 12 July 2016

Learning and development is most effective when it sits right at the heart of the business.

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Campaigns, scaffolding and avoiding the sheep dip – it’s all about the blend

Written by: Sam Taylor
Posted on: 4 July 2016

Sam Taylor focuses on the blend of e-learning and the importance of focusing on learner’s needs.

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Hacking the engagement issue: Building better people

Written by: Caroline Walmsley
Posted on: 27 June 2016

As I said last time in my first blog for Training Journal, people talk to me about employee engagement.

A lot.

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Another approach to implementing 70:20:10

Written by: Paul Matthews
Posted on: 21 June 2016

I talk with a lot of people about 70:20:10, and a common theme that emerges is a strong desire to use the concept, and that is followed by the question, “but how do I implement it?”

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Boosting stakeholder communications to drive project success

Written by: Russell Kenrick
Posted on: 20 June 2016

Projects are continuing to fail – only 64 per cent of projects met their goals in 2015 and that figure had not changed since 2012.

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Changing the habits of habit

Posted on: 16 June 2016

In her second blog on neuroscience Clare Edwards urges us to become more aware of our habits

Sam Taylor's picture

The truth about most systems training

Written by: Sam Taylor
Posted on: 14 June 2016

Sam Taylor tells us why she thinks that it’s time to rethink systems training.

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Is instructional design really dead?

Written by: Helen Blunden
Posted on: 10 June 2016

Judging by the amount of articles on the internet by Learning and Development people across organisations, you’d think that instructional design really is dea

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Stories – a leader’s greatest secret weapon

Posted on: 3 June 2016

Clare Edwards explains how neuroscience can help us understand the power of story telling.

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We need to look at engagement

Written by: Caroline Walmsley
Posted on: 25 May 2016

Caroline Walmsley urges leadership to be the catalyst from which engagement flows.

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Keeping skills fresh with CPD

Written by: Panos Kraniotis
Posted on: 23 May 2016

Many industries, including healthcare, accountancy and law, mandate that practitioners complete a set amount of continuing professional development (CPD) each year to retain their licences to work.

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Where do you play your L&D game?

Written by: Paul Matthews
Posted on: 20 May 2016

This is by no means universal, but I have come across it far too often.

ArminHopp's picture

Are we moving at the speed of the weakest communicator?

Written by: Armin Hopp
Posted on: 18 May 2016

In an increasingly competitive global marketplace, CEOs are setting aggressive agendas for fast change.

PanosKraniotis's picture

Finding and plugging the language skills gap

Written by: Panos Kraniotis
Posted on: 10 May 2016

Research reveals that an alarming nine out of 10 line of business leaders face communication skills gaps within their teams.

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Middle managers – the new agents of change

Posted on: 5 May 2016

Middle management can sometimes be seen as corporate concrete, set in its ways, and with a vested interest in the status quo.