With more than 10,000 employees, Unum is a leading provider of employee benefits in both the United States and the United Kingdom. As Learning Solutions Manager in one of Unum’s de-centralized training areas, Erika Wharton blends learning tactics to optimize performance in claims management.
In my 20 years as an eLearning designer/developer, I’ve experienced the ever-changing selection of development tools, rapidly advancing technology standards, as well as the never-ending appearance of new learning theories. Through all these, I’ve come to rely on some constants which transcend all of these. You’ll notice that many of these tips reference the entertainment industry. Keeping these in mind might make your eLearning project a box office success.
Today’s business environment impacts the organizational learning and development function in profound ways. Depending on their industry, training leaders are being pressured by different economic forces. In this video, interviewees share their perspective on what’s impacting them most.
ADP is a leading provider of human resources related products and services to businesses and organization of all sizes all over the world. In an environment obsessed with HR best practices, Carolyn Peer and her team must provide learning solutions that meet high standards and drive ADP’s business goals.
With more than 4,100 franchisee owned salons employing 40,000 stylists, Great Clips must provide consistent, high-quality training that results in a branded customer experience. As Director of Great Clips University, Lora Peterson keeps her learning programs focused on the key success drivers for the salon.
Organizational learning and performance leaders are facing opportunities and challenges from every direction. In this video, interviewees share their perspective on the biggest challenges they see today.
Thanks to the learning leaders who participated in this interview:
Carolyn Peer, Learning Solutions Manager, ADP
Judi Bader, Senior Director of Learning, Arby’s
Second City Works applies its award-winning improvisation, comedy and audience-driven techniques to deliver performance-improving learning experiences to organizations. Kelly Leonard has been part of The Second City for more than three decades. In recent years, he has focused on academic research, social science and education involving the fundamentals of improvisation.
In the U.S., many consumers haven’t heard of Sixt rent a car. This lack of brand awareness can create challenges when recruiting staff in new locations scattered across the country. As Executive Training Manager, Elizabeth DeWeese sees training as key to building the Sixt business and attracting and retaining the frontline employees who will bring their brand to life with customers.
Digital explorations that motivate kids to recycle. Games that encourage girls to consider STEM careers. Interactive learning experiences about the science behind race.
Educational games can change the way students think and behave, and that reality is leading to interesting collaborations for sponsored educational content, especially for materials aimed at the K-12 audience.
Whether your organization is a non-profit or a business, if you have a message to communicate to children or young adults – you can sponsor a high-quality educational learning experience.
Training leaders today are being bombarded with information about new strategies, approaches and technologies that can help improve employee and organization performance. Depending on the organization and the background of the leader, he or she may be excited about different trends. This video highlights what’s inspiring those responsible for training in leading organizations.
Besides being an instructional design practitioner, Connie Malamed has spent years sharing actionable strategies, practical content, product reviews and resources to help others through her website, “The eLearning Coach.” We recently interviewed Connie to gain her perspective on how the instructional design profession is evolving.