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At a Glance – The Difference Between Coaching and Mentoring

Coaching and Mentoring are two terms you may think are synonymous.  But in the workplace, these concepts and their techniques are not the same.  Both are used to promote employees’ personal and professional development, but in very different ways. So, if you’re considering investing in developing coaching or mentoring programs for your organization or even…

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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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Lessons Learned from Award-Winning Leadership Development

Earlier this month, we were thrilled that one of our clients, Excella Consulting, made it to the Winner’s Circle for HR.com’s LEAD Award for Best Use of Classroom/Traditional Training in a Leadership Development Program. FMP Consulting worked with Excella over a six-month period to carefully craft the program, blending together our knowledge of the best…

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Moving Out of the Classroom: Are You Ready to Convert Your Offerings?

While instructor-led classroom training has remained a popular method to train employees, organizational use of learning technologies is growing quickly. According to Training Magazine’s 2016 Training Industry Report, more and more organizations are moving away from relying solely on traditional classroom training and towards methods that leverage e-learning. But why? If training is already “covered” in…

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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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Spotlight: Jessica Zielonis

Jessica, a Consultant at FMP, applies her expertise in team training, career development, and learning to enhance effectiveness across her client organizations. What led you to join FMP? I joined FMP because of the variety of projects its consultants get to work on and the opportunity to really define and create your own success. The…

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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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The Threat of the Unconscious Bias

Our workplaces are more diverse than ever before. As this happens, prejudice is becoming more subtle, ambiguous, and difficult to observe, as employees understand it is not productive to partake in overt discrimination. In fact, unconscious bias occurs at a higher frequency than overt discrimination. It is troubling that, despite typically not being malicious in nature,…

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