Obama calls for passage of Workplace Fairness Act for Women
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President Obama, who has two young daughters, pressed for passage of a bill meant to make it easier for women to have their day in court when they feel employers are underpaying them simply because of their gender. Obama, in his weekly address, said he was disappointed when the Senate fell just short of approving the Paycheck Fairness Act last year. More
Apply to become an IACET AP Commissioner
Deadline is Friday, March 18.
IACET needs a few dedicated professionals who would be willing to serve a three-year term as Commissioners on the Authorized Provider Commission. We encourage you to apply if you are located in or are in close proximity to any of the following cities: Boston (New England area), Columbus, Detroit, Houston, New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. More
New IACET Online Learning Modules coming soon
IACET will be launching a new online learning website in the coming weeks. The website will contain a series of self-paced webinars that will be available on demand, featuring critical Standard categories. Learners will have access to recorded webinars, case studies and resource documents. Be sure to keep an eye out for the official launch announcement.
Save the Date! IACET 2011 Symposium on Sept. 22
Mark your calendar for IACET's 2011 Symposium! It will be held on Thursday, Sept. 22 at the Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel in Washington, D.C. More information will be forthcoming. Be sure to check the website regularly for the latest updates. More
7 solutions for workforce training
TrainingIndustry Quarterly Share
After a career in government service, Karen Gardner, former head of new agent training for the FBI, takes you along for the ride on her first 90 days in Corporate America. Whether you're new to training or just looking for some new ideas, Gardner's seven solutions will help you keep your organization's learning running on time, on track and on point. In her article from the Winter 2011 issue of Training Industry Quarterly e-magazine, Gardner shares new lessons on everything from working with subject-matter experts to creating a culture of collaboration. More
The New World Level 1 reaction sheets
Jim Kirkpatrick, Ph.D Share
Don Kirkpatrick developed the four levels of evaluation in the mid 1950s. He coined the term "reaction" back then to describe what soon came to be known as "Level 1." Kirkpatrick defines Level 1 (L1) as "The participants" reactions to a training event. "It is basically a measure of (internal) customer satisfaction." Today, organizations around the world conduct some form of Level 1 using what they call "reaction sheets," "smile sheets," or "happy sheets." They are surveys typically administered immediately after the conclusion of any type of training event, and are either completed with "paper and pencil" or online. More
Navy readies training for end of 'don't ask, don't tell'
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Four documents - a 24-slide PowerPoint presentation, a two-page pamphlet, an eight-page "frequently asked questions" form and 14 written vignettes - are being used by naval commanders and senior enlisted officers to train "deck hand sailors," or the rank and file, on what will happen once President Obama and top military leaders certify that the military is ready to end its enforcement of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy. More
Why don't we have more practicing women engineers?
A look at the top five undergraduate engineering programs in the United States (according to the U.S. News and World Report) reveals that women comprise a significant proportion of the class enrolled, comparable to (and in some cases even outnumbering) men. Sadly, however, the distribution of the genders is far from even when it comes to women in the profession. More
TaskStream, a corporate sponsor of IACET
TaskStream, a corporate sponsor of IACET, is the leading provider of Web-based technology for facilitating outcomes-based learning and assessment. To learn more, visit www.taskstream.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. More