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What We Learned in 2020

At the end of a year, many organizations reflect on their work and their accomplishments. Some publish annual reports filled with tables, graphs, and stories describing their impact. They go into the new year excited to use new insights to do bigger and better things.    But 2020 brought lessons that went deeper than the projects we worked on and our accomplishments.  Amid the chaos, challenges, and grief…

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Considerations and Best Practices for Virtual Conversion

Organizations are rethinking their approach to training during the coronavirus pandemic. With social distancing guidelines and mandatory telework policies making it impractical to conduct training face-to-face, many organizations are adopting virtual training methods. In a previous blog post, our colleague Shareen introduced virtual instructor-led training (vILT) as one of the fastest growing methods for online-based…

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A Culture of Learning at FMP

Each month of 2020, we provide insight into what life is like as a consultant by discussing what skills and experiences make this career unique and interesting. At FMP, our learning philosophy is focused on employee goal setting and development, open feedback, collaboration and cooperation, and proactive knowledge sharing. This is not only a reflection…

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Keeping up with Learning Design: An Overview

Every month we dive into what we are all so passionate about here at FMP: human capital management. More specifically, we are going to focus on Learning & Development and the trends we are seeing in the field. It’s to no surprise that the technology in this industry is growing at a rapid pace, and…

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Internal Training and Learning Initiatives: Why They Matter

Every month at FMP we share our thoughts on the latest workplace trends and explore the effects they have on employees. As a more recent hire, I have been astounded by the efforts that FMP makes to create a positive employee experience. One of the most notable and unique ways that FMP does this is…

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The Evolving Elements of E-Learning

Every month we explore the various tools and technologies that impact individuals and organizations. We love to learn at FMP, so for our first Tools and Technology post of the year we’re going to dive into some of the elements of e-learning and share what we anticipate (and want) to see more of in the…

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Making the Case: The Success Case Method in Training Evaluation

This month, we explored various aspects of learning and development, from creating a learning strategy and cultivating a learning culture to selecting tools and technology. However, our discussion would not be complete without an exploration of training evaluation. Whether your organization is evaluating a single training event or a comprehensive training program, the importance of training evaluation…

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Making Learning Agile

Our month-long focus on Learning continues this week, with an interesting review of various methodologies we use for developing learning content and a quick nod to a classic 90’s R&B hit. It seems like every week there is a new management article on Agile and its merits for use outside of the spectrum of software…

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Selecting Tools for Learning and Development (L&D)

Last week, we looked at what goes into creating a learning culture in your organization. This week, we’re following up with a conversation about selecting the best tools to support and enable your commitment to ongoing learning and development. Learning tools come in a vast diversity of formats and functions, and while having options is…

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Simple Strategies for Cultivating a Learning Culture

Building a Learning Culture  In the first post in this series from FMP’s Learning and Development Center of Excellence, we presented practical ways to Create a Learning Strategy. When establishing an organizational learning strategy, it’s important to assess the big picture and align the strategy with the organization’s mission. For example, consider the organization’s needs….

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