Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Four Key Skills to Change Company Culture by Joseph Grenny

Earlier this year, Goldman Sachs’ culture came under fire following an employee’s scathing op-ed piece in The New York Times. The employee lambasted Goldman Sachs for claiming to uphold one set of highly moral written cultural rules but in reality operating on quite another. He wrote about the enormous gap between what employees were told to do and what they actually did when interacting with customers and colleagues.

Unfortunately, corporate cultures, or cultural operating systems, like the one contested at Goldman Sachs are the rule rather than the exception. Powerful and toxic unwritten rules are steering our organizations to year-end reports filled with disgruntled employees, dissatisfied customers and mediocre results.

Cultural operating systems (COS) are the written and unwritten rules that guide employee behavior and influence the bottom-line. The measure of a good cultural operating system is the degree to which it enables an organization to execute superbly and innovate consistently.

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Monday, November 12, 2012

Time Management Training by ASTD

Time management training defines the elements of effective time management and provides a blueprint for improving organizational skills and increasing productivity.

Time Management Training reveals how to help others develop strategies for increased productivity and effectiveness. Workshops cover scheduling, delegating, procrastinating, managing distractions, overcommitting, managing email, and completing paperwork.. read more

Thursday, November 08, 2012

From Traditional Instruction to Instructional Design 2.0 by Jane Bozarth

The opportunities to broaden the reach of the L&D department, and promote participant interaction and shared learning, are now limitless with social media.
We’re working in a wonderful era of easy-to-use, readily available social media technologies ideally suited to learning and instruction. These tools―blogs, wikis, social networking sites, microblog sites, video sites, and more―provide wonderful, new opportunities to invite participation from our learners.

Anecdotal reports from learning and development (L&D) professionals indicate that trainers and instructional designers are enthusiastic about and interested in using new tools and approaches, but just don’t have a good understanding of how to do so. Industry news and technology aficionados offer frequent updates about new social media tools (such as the recently launched Google+) or updates to old ones—often without much in the way of ideas for integrating them into practice.

Advantages are many: Social media allow more participation over a span of time, encourage people to “learn out loud” for the benefit of others, and provide ways to more closely embed learning into work. So what are some strategies for workplace learning practitioners seeking to incorporate these new tools into their training design?

Monday, November 05, 2012

Training Certificate | Train-the-Trainer Program by ASTD

The Premier Train-the-Trainer Program.
This three-day workshop is a practical, how-to overview of the entire training function. It prepares new trainers with critical training skills and introduces seasoned practitioners to the latest techniques for delivering powerful training. This includes being introduced to the ASTD Competency Study, which forms the foundation of the ASTD Training Certificate.
More Details: Train the Trainer Details

  •  Nov 12-14, 2012 - San Francisco, CA
  •  Nov 28-30, 2012 - New York, NY
  •  Dec 11-13, 2012 - Chicago, IL
  •  Dec 17-19, 2012 - Atlanta, GA
  •  Jan 27-29, 2013 - San Jose, CA
  •  Feb 06-08, 2013 - Alexandria, VA
  •  Apr 15-17, 2013 - Los Angeles (El Segundo), CA
  •  May 16-18, 2013 - Dallas, TX
  •  Jun 17-19, 2013 - Alexandria, VA
  •  Jul 10-12, 2013 - Seattle (Kirkland), WA
  •  Sep 16-18, 2013 - Philadelphia, PA
  •  Sep 18-20, 2013 - Alexandria, VA
  •  Oct 02-04, 2013 - Toronto, Ontario
  •  Dec 04-06, 2013 - New York, NY
  • Member Price: $1,395
  • List Price: $1,695

             I just want to mention how life changing the certificate program was. I don't use those words lightly. I had never attended anything like the ASTD Training Certificate and my eyes were opened to the world of training and development. I was energized to reach new heights with my training. It's not often that something is not only career changing, but life changing.
Mark, a past participant of the
Training Certificate Program 

Friday, November 02, 2012

ASTD's Coaching Certificate

Help others develop, take action, and make better decisions.
Improve your clients' ability to set goals and achieve satisfying results by helping them identify and take advantage of their natural strengths. Participants will learn a model that outlines a coaching process they can use with individuals, teams, or an entire organization, and will practice foundational coaching competencies through role plays, group exercises, and case studies.
More Details: Coaching Certification Program:

  •  Nov 14-15, 2012 - Dallas, TX
  •  Nov 26-27, 2012 - New York, NY
  •  Dec 11-12, 2012 - Chicago, IL
  •  Feb 14-15, 2013 - Los Angeles (El Segundo), CA
  •  Mar 04-05, 2013 - Alexandria, VA
  •  May 17-18, 2013 - Dallas, TX
  •  Jul 18-19, 2013 - New York, NY
  •  Sep 23-24, 2013 - Alexandria, VA
  •  Nov 14-15, 2013 - New York, NY
  • Member Price: $1,095
  • List Price: $1,395

Facilitators: Lisa K. Nabors, R.W (Bob) Johnson, Virginia Bianco-Mathis

             Participating in the ASTD Coaching Certificate Program was an invaluable experience that will benefit me tremendously in my professional career. The facilitator demonstrated his vast knowledge from more than 20 years as a coach by providing guidance through real-world examples of situations that we may encounter, along with the necessary coaching skills. In addition, the program was structured to help ensure that we understood how to apply the principles we learned in actual circumstances.
Fred Polirer
Performance Specialist