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Balancing the Yin and Yang of Mandatory and Elective Employee Training


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Does your organization struggle to find a balance between mandatory and elective training? CEO of BizLibrary, Dean Pichee, will take you through the challenges and benefits of both types of training and discuss how to find the balance you’ve been trying to achieve. He’ll give you real examples of what has worked for companies in the past and recommendations to help your organization succeed in the future.

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Balancing the Yin and Yang of Mandatory and Elective Employee Training

  1. 1. Presenting Today Dean Pichee President and CEO, BizLibrary Erin Boettge Content Marketing Manager, BizLibrary Follow along on Twitter: #BizWebinar @BizLibrary
  2. 2. BizLibrary helps organizations succeed by improving the way employees learn.
  3. 3. Trends in Employee Training - The Science of Learning - The Importance of Learning Reinforcement - Competency-Based Program Development - Learning in The Cloud - The Emergence of Video as the Dominant Approach to Mobile Learning - MicroLearning
  4. 4. Trend #1: The Science of Learning
  5. 5. Trend #2: The Importance of Learning Reinforcement
  6. 6. Trend #3: Competency-Based Program Development
  7. 7. Trend #4: Learning in the Cloud
  8. 8. Trend #5: The Emergence of Video as the Dominant Approach to Mobile Learning
  9. 9. Trend #6: MicroLearning
  10. 10. What current training trends are impacting your organization? Let us know in chat.
  11. 11. Case Studies of Mandatory and Elective Training Programs Mandatory Training Elective Training Agriculture Professional Services Telecommunications Wholesale
  12. 12. Mandatory or Elective Training? Mandatory Elective vs
  13. 13. Self-Directed & “Other-Directed” Learning
  14. 14. Self-Directed Learning or “YIN” - Learner makes decisions - Learner selects and carries out goals, objectives methods and means - Works for formal or informal approaches - Encourages self-recognition
  15. 15. Other-Directed Learning or “YANG” - Supervisors sending employees to required compliance training - Someone else sets goals and evaluations - Most recognized form of learning - Generic to accommodate needs of most learners - Not everyone may need it - Could include employee development
  16. 16. Formal Informal Benefits of Formal and Informal Learning
  17. 17. Benefits of Formal Learning
  18. 18. Benefits of Informal Learning
  19. 19. Learner Engagement Elective Directive More engaged Understands the power of knowledge Risk: Content won’t be viewed Get learner buy-in Risk: Poor perception of required learning from past experience
  20. 20. Suited For Which Type of Training Just in Time Training Compliance Training vs
  21. 21. Learner Appreciation
  22. 22. Runway to Success
  23. 23. Bob Mosher Jane Hart Jay Cross Marcia Conner Roger Schank The Experts Weigh In…
  24. 24. The Global Economy is Shifting "At some point people, and by this I mean school boards, governments, universities, and average citizens, have to get over the idea that there should be any requirements at all in school." - Roger Schank
  25. 25. The Case for Formal Training - Reflect the real world - Help employees know what they need to know - Help achieve company goals
  26. 26. Which statement best describes your organization’s learning strategy? a) More Formal (Push) Learning b) More Informal (Pull) Learning c) 50/50 Balance Between Formal and Informal
  27. 27. Yin Yang and
  28. 28. Informalizing the Formal Formalizing the Informal
  29. 29. Use a Curated Playlist
  30. 30. Keep Score
  31. 31. Push Notifications
  32. 32. MicroLearning
  33. 33. Making the Case for MicroLearning Decentralized Workforce On-demand Access Adapt to Changing Needs
  34. 34. Use Social
  35. 35. Learning Reinforcement
  36. 36. The Forgetting Curve with Learning Reinforcement
  37. 37. Getting the Right Mix
  38. 38. Questions?
  39. 39. Key Takeaways Informalizing Formal Learning - Microlearning - Book Club - Add Reinforcement Getting the Mix Right…. Yin/Yang Formalizing Informal Learning - Curated Playlists or Pathways - Keep Score - Push Notices
  40. 40. Video Course: Learning Retention Strategies
  41. 41. Interactive Video: Beginning Development for Training Programs
  42. 42. Try out these video lessons and more! Thousands of videos and unlimited access for your employees.
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