CREATING VALUES TRAINING THAT ROCKS

“Why should I care about the organization’s values? They’ve got nothing to do with me.” This was a question asked, in all earnest innocence, by an employee […]

SIMPLY BORROWING LEARNER PERSONAS FROM MARKETING WON’T WORK; HERE’S WHAT TO DO INSTEAD

Marketing is one of the fields that L&D has always borrowed from, and for good reason. While it has offered us a lot by way […]

SOLUTIONING IMPLICATIONS OF HEGEMONY

Why, And the Big Picture I have spoken before about the role solutioning can play in good training, as well as how an instructional designer […]

WHY I DON’T MIND USING ‘LEARNER’ UNTIL A BETTER WORD COMES ALONG

We all have a pedant inside of us. While we ourselves may not find the most suitable words to use on every occasion, we take pleasure […]

HOW TO WRITE KILLER WIIFMs THAT WILL MAKE LEARNERS WANT TO TAKE YOUR COURSE

If you’ve worked for any length of time in L&D, you must be familiar with the term WIIFM. You have probably brought it up in […]

HOW TO PROVE THE VALUE OF YOUR L&D TEAM

Being in L&D is a challenge. You’re responsible for the development of everyone in the organization, and yet no one takes you seriously. Your budget […]

HUMOR IN INSTRUCTIONAL WRITING – IT’S NO LAUGHING MATTER

Instructional design is not easy. There is the need to balance the expectations of many stakeholders, while not losing sight of the learning goals. One […]

10 GUARANTEED TIPS TO MAKE YOUR COURSE FAIL

Plenty has been written about how to ensure course success, and nary a word about failure. So, here it is for you, the ultimate guide […]

SOLUTIONING AND CONTENT-BASED VALUE CREATION

The Beginning: The Story of ‘Dude’ Dude is a relatable kind of guy for most of us. We work hard at our ‘regular’ jobs … […]

CONRAD GOTTFREDSON – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

CONRAD GOTTFREDSON - CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS ABOUT CONRAD GOTTFREDSON: Dr. Conrad Gottfredson is a founding partner, and the Chief Learning Strategist, at APPLY Synergies, a […]

GETTING STARTED WITH LEARNING IMPACT MEASUREMENT

Ever lamented the mysterious algorithm that powers your LinkedIn feed? As you’re probably aware, your feed is curated based on a variety of factors including […]

32 NON-L&D BOOKS FOR L&D PROFESSIONALS

I’ve always believed that L&D is a multidisciplinary field that draws on so many other disciplines such as psychology, behavioral science, design thinking, marketing, advertising […]

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