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|Member Spotlight: Robert Nease
Title: Training Operations Specialist, Recruitment Services
Company: Pearson Online Learning Services
What is your biggest achievement to date — personal or professional?
Well, it's got to be becoming a father in 2015...though the CTP Certification I obtained that same year comes a close second!
What do you value most about I4PL?
The opportunity to meet and discuss the field with fellow Learning Professionals. We are frequently outliers within lots of corporate hierarchies, if not total outsiders working as consultants, so for me having a peer group I can relate to and engage with has been so positive for my career.
What book would you recommend for other I4PL members to read?
The Power of Habit, by Charles Duhigg. While not specific to adult learning per se, I found there to be so many thought-provoking insights and examples to how we not just communicate new information and skills, but make it stick.
What are three words that describe you?
Self-sufficient, Patient, Adventurous
If you are not at work, you are...?
At the movies! With a growing little family I don't get out to the theatre as often as I used to, but there's just something about that big screen cinematic experience I don't see myself ever growing out of.
We want to shine a light on you, our members, and celebrate your career and time with I4PL. To be featured in our member spotlight in a future issue, just answer any three questions from this list, provide a photo of yourself, and send to Sarah Cooper. Please include your name, title and organization.
We were amazed by the volume of highly skilled, enthusiastic and dedicated applicants who expressed interest in joining the I4PL Certification Committee. The review and selection process ensured that applicants chosen represented the diversity of our members in terms of geographic location, experience, industry, skills and interests.
I4PL is pleased to announce our new Certification Committee!
- Emad Louis, CTDP, FLMI, AFSI, AIRC, Founder & CEO, ELTC Training & Consultancy
- Jennifer Moon, CTDP, PMP, Consultant, Employee Experience & Development, Peterborough Regional Health Centre
- Jennifer Wickenden, MEd, CTDP, Senior Manager, Physician Leadership & Development, Joule Inc.
- Kenneth Molloy, CTDP, Academic Program Manager, The University of Winnipeg, Professional Applied and Continuing Education
- Rafal Bartkow, MBA, CTDP Manager, Learning & Development at Maple Leaf Foods
- Robin Martin, CTDP, FLPI, Managing Director, TDX Consulting, Barcelona
Manager, Workplace Learning
The University of British Columbia — Centre for Student Involvement & Careers, Vancouver, British Columbia
Organizational Development Manager
Kinark Child and Family Services, Markham, Ontario
Learning Management & Training Registration Administrator
Region of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario
More job postings are online on the Career Centre. Members can post jobs as well as browse opportunities for their own job search and also get help with their resume.
Is there a book or podcast that you'd like to recommend to other L&D pros? If so, please email Sarah Cooper and let her know the author, title, and why you think L&D professionals would find it meaningful. Recommendations will be featured in an upcoming newsletter.
How often are you running a meeting that just doesn't work? Do you struggle to find ways to tap into the group's potential? Are you looking for ideas about how to not only effectively engage meeting participants, but also create safe spaces for them at the same time? If so, the International Association of Facilitators annual conference taking place in Ottawa, Ontario, might be just what you are looking for! They have a great line up of Training Courses that can be applied to multiple areas of facilitation. Available now to I4PL members is $50 off of full conference registration to attend! Simply visit the website HERE and use the promo code I4PL50R. This code expires on April 20, 2018, so don't miss out and register now!
The 2016 and 2017 recorded conference sessions are now available! Relive your favourite sessions or catch up on ones you may have missed. Conference attendees and I4PL members receive 50% off the recorded sessions for a limited time, click here for more information and to purchase your sessions.
To view complete event descriptions, please go to the Events Page.
| || Performance and Learning in the News|
Aristotle said all humans are not equal. He assigned some actions of virtue and leadership to some men in the society. What can businesses learn from Aristotle?
What is the forgetting curve? In this installment of the online learning glossary, we look at one of the biggest challenges met in the training community.
Learning Solutions Magazine
We've all been there (or at least our learners have): We're in the middle of a course and we'd like more information on a topic. Or, when reading an important document, procedure, or user manual, we'd like some quick instruction to see if we truly understand. Navigating between instruction and information seems simple enough, and with all the talk about L&D ecosystems, knowledge management, and performance support, you'd think it would be easy. However, sometimes these transitions morph into complex actions requiring programming, sophisticated software and lots of money.
Gamification is catching on in the learning marketplace, and for good reason. The concept helps embed learning more deeply and quickly. Using the same techniques game designers have long adopted to keep players moving to the next level, employers find that the tactics produce motivated, engaged employees who are having fun while learning. Long before gamification came to e-learning, businesses were using its basic tenets to motivate workers. Employee-of-the-month awards, incentives to meet sales goals and rewards for those who meet milestones are all based on gamification. They set rewards for achievement, measure progress and provide feedback — strong motivators for employee learning and growth.
What sort of training courses do you offer at the moment? Instructor-led? E-learning? Some of each? Have you ever considered offering blended learning? Blended learning is a training course which offers a combination of classroom-based techniques and e-learning, allowing both you and your students to get the best of both worlds. Blended learning can be a great option if you don't have any full e-learning courses at the moment, as it gives you the chance to at least incorporate e-learning into your training offering, and it is also perfect for classes which still require a lot of face-to-face teacher time, even if a lot of the content could be delivered through e-learning.
Speed and the ability to react quickly to changing business conditions are two of the major challenges organizations are facing in a competitive, fast-moving business world. Opportunities for learning are also a strong driver for employee engagement and a positive workplace culture. With this in mind, an e-learning authoring tool has a huge part to play in enabling collaboration and knowledge sharing across your business, as well as saving you time and money. Let's take a look at how the right authoring tool encourages collaboration and knowledge sharing alongside efficiency savings.
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