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Mentorship: Don’t Wait to Get Involved

I don’t know about you, but lately it seems like my calendar has full control of my life and my day is spent running (virtually, of course) from meeting to meeting. Sometimes, I don’t even have time to eat away from my laptop, let alone take time to think, plan, or reflect. While collaborative overload…

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Making Training Stick: A Guide to Ensuring Transfer of Training

Benefits to training  Training provides employees with unique knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) that add value to the organization and allow for high performance on the tasks that are necessary to achieve organizational success.1 Training benefits both employees and organizations through three different mechanisms. First, when employees engage in training, their new KSAs can increase organizational performance (e.g., profitability, effectiveness, productivity). Second, when organizations choose to invest in their employees, employees…

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FMP Sponsor for National Small Business Federal Contracting Summit

FMP is so excited to be sponsoring the National Small Business Federal Contracting Summit, hosted by the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce (USWCC) and The American Small Business Chamber of Commerce (ASBCC). We are looking forward to learning more about current trends and opportunities for small business contractors, connecting with potential partners, and celebrating some amazing USWCC Women…

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Using Technology to Build a Learning Ecosystem

Never has there been a more exciting time in the field of talent development. New inroads in neuroscience, combined with rapidly advancing technology, have made it possible to develop the modern workforce more quickly and effectively. Organizations are able to tailor learning and development to individual needs, mimic real work more closely, and show leaders…

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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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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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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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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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