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Post-SIOP Reflections from FMP

Last month, the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology (SIOP) wrapped up its 2022 Annual Conference, an event that brings a diverse community of I-O psychology practitioners, educators, researchers, and students together for an enriching few days of knowledge sharing, networking, and ideation. Throughout the conference, FMPers connected with each other, facilitated highly attended sessions, presented their…

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FMP Consulting offers training courses to support your organization’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) goals

Is your organization looking to create a workplace culture that is inclusive on the forefront and equitable for all employees. Organizations can take a variety of steps to meet these goals, including offering DE&I training. DE&I training is important because it supports: Development of Transferable Skills: Employees can apply skills gained in training to tasks and teams…

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Why and How to Shift the Focus to Learning and Development

Later this month is Digital Learning Day, a day organized by All4Ed to celebrate educators around the world who use digital technology to create robust, authentic, and personalized learning opportunities. While Digital Learning Day is mostly celebrated by teachers and students, this day is just as impactful for organizations who have invested in technology to…

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Reflecting on 30 Years of Work – Conversations with FMP Leaders about the Future: Learning and Development

FMP proudly celebrated its 30th anniversary in March 2021 but has continued to celebrate this milestone, our successes, and people all year long. We’ve held celebratory lunches, trivia events, FMP spirit days, and ongoing raffle drawings (which were hosted by one of our employees’ adorable daughters). We also conducted interviews with our longest-tenured employee, the…

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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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Impacts of COVID-19 on Workforce Development

In 2020, the switch to remote work had profound impacts on companies’ abilities to connect with their employees virtually. At FMP, our work shifted to meet the needs of our clients who were struggling to effectively deliver training to their staff. In February of this year, we surveyed 30 respondents to find out how the…

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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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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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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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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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