ISPI Performance Digest
Feb. 11, 2014

4 insights for engaging the millennial generation
Allen Interactions
By the year 2025, millennials will make up a majority of the American workforce. This is great news for the learning industry because, according to a 2011 study on job trends by PricewaterhouseCoopers, this generation really values career development opportunities. In fact, the number of millennials choosing training and development as their top benefit in this survey was more than three times higher than the number choosing cash bonuses. So how can we train these new members of our workforce? What drives millennials, and how can we use our knowledge of learning to tap into the talents of this global generation?More

Early birds get best rates for THE Performance Improvement Conference
ISPI
To get the best rates for THE Performance Improvement Conference 2014, you must register by Feb. 19! After that date, the early bird discounts are no longer valid. Act now to get the best value on the premiere event for learning professionals. Sign up today — we're looking forward to seeing you in Indianapolis, April 13-16.More

Alex Wissner-Gross: A new equation for intelligence
TED
Is there an equation for intelligence? Yes. It's F = T ▽ Sτ. In a fascinating and informative talk, physicist and computer scientist Alex Wissner-Gross explains what in the world that means. More

Scaling up: A problem of both more and less
Harvard Business Review
Ask any group of executives or nonprofit leaders about scaling, run a Web search on "scaling" or "taking to scale," pore over articles, cases or research on the topic — do any of these things and you'll find the dominant words and phrases have to do with addition and multiplication: grow, expand, propagate, replicate, amplify, amass, clone, copy, enlarge, magnify, incubate, accelerate, multiply, roll it out to the masses, etc. Yet scaling is also a problem of less. More

Dealing with seasonal changes in workload
MindTools
No matter what industry you work in, chances are that you'll experience some seasonal change in your organization's activity. As a manager, you need to deal with the impact of these seasonal variations on your team. When you do this, you can ensure that you have the resources you need, that your people feel supported and that you make the most of each person's skills.More

Infographic: E-learning market in Africa
eLearning Infographics
The African population is willing to engage with new technology-based tools to improve their education and knowledge, data show. However, the continent's infrastructure is proving to be a large challenge yet to be won.More

Online education has a loneliness problem. Can Harvard fix it?
Bloomberg Businessweek
As business schools tiptoe into the world of massive open online courses, or MOOCs, Harvard has a plan to sidestep the isolation of online learning — a problem that keeps most students from sticking with the classes.More

You're not too late: Still time to join the Feb. 19 SkillCast
ISPI
There's still time to register to join Don Kirkey, EdD, for the Feb. 19 SkillCast about "Applying Organizational Socialization Research to a Job-Training Program" to improve the organizational-entry processes of a job-training program for at-risk youth. Dr. Kirkey is currently the Director of Leadership Development at a major retailer and has managed technical field service, employee and customer learning and development, and performance consulting functions.

      Date: Wednesday, Feb. 19
      Time: 1 to 2 p.m. EST (UTC-05:00)
      Facilitator: Don Kirkey, EdD
      Registration: Register online today!More