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Creating a Learning Strategy that Gets Results

My colleague, Clint Clarkson, has a wonderful way of depicting a learning manager’s struggles! Surely enough, those who work in the Learning and Development (L&D) space, have, at some point, felt bombarded by training requests from clients. From new initiatives to compliance requirements to onboarding -all while keeping employees updated on technology – adds up to…

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Creating the Space for Creativity

Imagine someone you consider to be a ‘creative type’. What comes to mind? Is it an artist in a studio painting on an easel into the early hours of the morning? Is it an author sitting in a coffee shop writing the next biggest piece of fan fiction? Maybe you think of the whole ‘left…

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How to Prioritize During Disruption

This month on the blog, we are talking about disruption in the workplace, which can be both a positive and negative for employee productivity. Harvard Business School professor, Clayton Christensen, says disruption creates something new and more efficient after displacing an existing industry or technology.1So, how can disruption be both a positive and a negative?…

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Video: How to Get More Impact from Your Learning Management System

 By: Stacy Cook, former Managing Consultant, FMP ConsultingOriginally presented at the 2017 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition on Monday, June 19th Interested in learning more? Reach out to FMP Consulting at news@fmpconsulting.com!

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Why Content Curation Matters in Learning Development

In the modern digital age, there is a proliferation of learning opportunities. In many ways, this is a good thing, but it can make it difficult for the right resources to reach the right people. Some learning solutions will work well for one group, while they may be unnecessary for different people in your organization….

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Picking the Right Training Delivery Method

A learning modality is a delivery method of information for learning. Many have cropped up over time as learning development and technology have advanced. Now we have several options to choose from which can cater to different needs and organization structures. What is right for one type of content is not necessarily great for another….

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Deliver More Value to Your Learning Organization with these Cost-cutting Tips

According to Training Magazine’s 2015 Training Industry Report, business spending on training is at a six-year high coming in at a whopping $70.6 BILLION for 2015. Sounds like great news for training professionals, right? Unfortunately, the other revealing finding is that the amount spent on full-time staff is down to a four-year low. What does…

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Learning through Storytelling – Your Most Powerful Teaching Tool

If a learner attends a workshop, and he doesn’t remember a single thing from it, was it worth the time? Anyone, learning professional or otherwise, would likely shout a resounding NO WAY! Learning new information and using it to do something on the job is the essence of workplace learning. So how do we make…

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5 Ways to Spark Creativity at Work

1. Take a Mental Break It can be difficult to be creative when you’re feeling burned out. Taking a mental break before tackling complex tasks can actually help boost creativity. Read a book or grab some coffee; it’s up to you! 2. Visualize It Next time you need your team to do some creative problem-solving,…

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Got Learning Strategy?

Want to move from a reactive to a proactive position for your organization’s learning needs?  Ready to create a learning strategy that is lockstep with your organization’s mission, but not quite sure how to start? Join FMP’s own Stacy Cook and Evangeline Harris this Tuesday night (7/26) at NOVA SHRM’s July Chapter Meeting as they…

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