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Presenting	Today
Dean	Pichee
President and	CEO,	
BizLibrary
dean@bizlibrary.com
Erin	Boettge
Content	Marketing	Manager,	
B...
www.bizlibrary.com/free-trial	
BizLibrary helps organizations succeed by improving the way employees learn.
Trends	in	Employee	
Training
- The	Science	of	Learning
- The	Importance	of	Learning	Reinforcement
- Competency-Based	Progr...
Trend	#1:	The	Science	of	Learning
Trend	#2:	The	Importance	of	Learning	
Reinforcement
Trend	#3:	Competency-Based	Program	Development
Trend	#4:	Learning	in	the	Cloud
Trend	#5:	The	Emergence	of	Video	as	the	Dominant	
Approach	to	Mobile	Learning
Trend	#6:	MicroLearning
What	current	training	trends	are	
impacting	your	organization?
Let	us	know	in	chat.
Case Studies of Mandatory and Elective
Training Programs
Mandatory Training Elective Training
Agriculture Professional	Ser...
Mandatory or Elective Training?
Mandatory
Elective
vs
Self-Directed & “Other-Directed” Learning
Self-Directed Learning or “YIN”
- Learner	makes	decisions
- Learner	selects	and	carries	out	goals,	objectives	
methods	and...
Other-Directed Learning or “YANG”
- Supervisors sending employees to
required compliance training
- Someone else sets goal...
Formal Informal
Benefits	of	Formal	and	Informal	Learning
Benefits of Formal Learning
Benefits of Informal Learning
Learner Engagement
Elective Directive
More engaged
Understands the power of knowledge
Risk: Content won’t be viewed
Get le...
Suited For Which Type of Training
Just	in	Time	
Training
Compliance	
Training
vs
Learner Appreciation
Runway to Success
Bob	Mosher Jane	Hart Jay	Cross Marcia	Conner	 Roger	Schank
The Experts Weigh In…
The Global Economy is Shifting
"At some point people, and by this I mean school boards, governments,
universities, and ave...
The Case for Formal Training
- Reflect the real world
- Help employees know what they need to know
- Help achieve company ...
Which	statement	best	describes	your	
organization’s	learning	strategy?
a) More	Formal	(Push)	Learning
b) More	Informal	(Pu...
Yin
Yang
and
Informalizing the	Formal
Formalizing	the	Informal
Use a Curated Playlist
Keep Score
Push Notifications
MicroLearning
Making	the	Case	for	MicroLearning
Decentralized	
Workforce
On-demand	
Access
Adapt	to	
Changing	Needs
Use Social
Learning Reinforcement
The	Forgetting	Curve	with	Learning	Reinforcement
Getting the Right Mix
Questions?
Key Takeaways
Informalizing Formal	Learning
- Microlearning
- Book	Club
- Add	Reinforcement
Getting	the	Mix	Right….	Yin/Ya...
Video	Course:	Learning	Retention	Strategies
Interactive	Video:	Beginning	Development	for	Training	Programs
Try	out	these	video	lessons	and	
more!
Thousands	of	videos	and	unlimited	access	for	your	
employees.
www.bizlibrary.com/fr...
Thank You
for	joining	us	today.
Webinar	brought	to	you	by:
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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 dean@bizlibrary.com Erin Boettge Content Marketing Manager, BizLibrary eboettge@bizlibrary.com Follow along on Twitter: #BizWebinar @BizLibrary
  2. 2. www.bizlibrary.com/free-trial 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. www.bizlibrary.com/free-trial
  43. 43. Thank You for joining us today. Webinar brought to you by:

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