L’Oreal Beautifies Marketing Training

The world’s largest manufacturer of cosmetics is getting a training makeover. A new platform at L’Oréal has positioned the company as a training trendsetter by putting sophisticated learning tools in the hands of their marketing team. The GMAT for Marketers Essentials of Digital Marketing–developed in collaboration with the learning specialists General Assembly–is an assessment based…

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Let’s get this out of the way up front; most software training sucks. No wait…it REALLY SUCKS! Having spent a significant part of my training career at various software companies, I certainly saw more than my share of software training approaches. Some were good, but most of them – not so much. So let’s talk…

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Training Lessons from TED Talks

The brilliant people at TED are talking about Training. Here are five TED talks, on topics ranging from post-industrial economics to dancing tango, with valuable eLearning takeaways. Ken Robinson: Do Schools Kill Creativity? “Math is very important, but so is dance.” Ken Robinson is calling for a revolution in education. For the past hundred-and-fifty years,…

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While yes, our world is one of endless information right at our fingertips; it doesn’t mean that employees need less training because of it. On-the-job training—and remedial training, for that matter—is needed now more than ever. Research shows that writing is one area white-collar businesses are spending billions on every single year. In this post,…

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Within the world of manufacturing, training has long been an important piece of the equation for success. But what’s surprising is that even workers on the office side of this environment feel a need for increased training and guidance. Researchers studied engineers at manufacturing companies to look at how training was perceived by both new…

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Welcome to the completion of week nine as we progress through our 12-week service course, Instructional Design Service Course: Gain Experience For Good. We are entering into the final stages of this course, and at this point, have entered into the Evaluate phase of their design process. Evaluation Phase Last week we developed a prototype so we…

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As a lifelong Training & Development professional, and the owner of a progressive training and eLearning company, I’d love to think that all training is meaningful. Unfortunately, this altruistic vision is unrealistic. Over the years I’ve learned a few things in terms of our role when it comes to working with clients: -I owe it…

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