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The State of Instructor-Led Training in 2018

Posted by Jeff Letson | February 05, 2018

As a society, we’re past the era where there’s an app for everything: now there’s at least ten. People use personal devices for reading books and articles, learning new languages, fact-checking during arguments, and doing actual work. But in a world where day-to-day education is ubiquitous with digital connection, is there still a place for face-to-face instruction? The short answer is yes, but the way that instructors interact with their students and provide learning content is experiencing a shift. Keep reading to learn how instructor-led training (ILT) in the corporate space is as relevant as ever.

Training Leaders in an Age of Division

Posted by Jeff Letson | January 25, 2018

In today’s political climate, it’s pointless to pretend that we aren’t, in some ways, a people divided. From the big picture to personal relationships to the workplace, tensions are high. It’s impossible to ask people not to have political opinions, and while private employers in most states are allowed to ban political discussion when it interferes with work, such policies are difficult to enforce and often come off as heavy-handed. Yet allowing political tensions to run amok in the workplace can seriously damage productivity, team dynamics, and employee satisfaction. Here are four key skills to teach company leaders for when tempers run hot.

Corporate Training Outlook and Trends for 2018

Posted by Jeff Letson | January 08, 2018

Flexibility. Agility. Adaptability. Raise your hand if you heard these corporate buzzwords in 2017. From the age of the workforce to the demands of the market, so much about business is shifting, and business practices, including training and development, are shifting with it. It’s a brand new year, and corporate training is putting companies’ commitment to change to the test with these exciting trends to watch for.

How Castle Publications Created New Digital Revenue Streams

Posted by Jeff Letson | November 15, 2017

While some publishers and training firms resist growing demand for digital and mobile access to their content, others recognize a substantial new opportunity to grow revenue. Castle Publications in one such innovator. In this post, we'll explore how they translated 35 years of legal print publishing expertise to into new digital revenue streams.

How OnCourse Learning Reduced Training Operational Costs

Posted by Jeff Letson | November 15, 2017

Companies that specialize in creating learning and training content increasingly face challenges in how to distribute their material while minimizing operational costs and assuring a quality user experience. In an increasingly-competitive environment, dollars saved by operational efficiencies can be invested in areas which improve customer acquisition, satisfaction, and retention. But, how can publishers and trainers stay nimble in these areas when they have developed large or even massive content collections?

How Loeb Leadership Differentiated Their Training Content

Posted by Jeff Letson | November 15, 2017

In 2017, there is one thing we can all agree on: people have taken control over where, when, and how they consume information. As consumer habits shape expectations for workplace content delivery, professional training and management consulting firms are increasingly aware of the need to augment traditional print-based training materials with digital and mobile formats. However, uncertainty about how to make this shift while protecting intellectual property stalls the efforts of many firms.