Training Industry Magazine - Winter 2015 - (Page 3)

T R AC K I N G T R ENDS - KE N TAY LOR This is the time of year that our team at Training Industry reflects and takes inventory of the ideas that have impacted the industry over the past 12 months. We strongly believe that trends don't start and stop based on the calendar year, instead they tend to be more akin to the movements a large ship makes to navigate through a channel. With the substantial change our industry is going through, from supplier consolidation in various domains in the marketplace to new companies emerging to shake up the way we think about learning, 2014 has been a very interesting year indeed. One trend that won't be covered in many of the articles in this issue, but one that we have seen develop in the past several years, is the ongoing challenge for professionals to lead in the learning space. Leaders in our space are experiencing an expectation transformation like never before. Leaders need to understand learners' preferences, grasp the ever-shifting technology landscape, and most importantly, they must understand the business dynamics within which they lead. No question, it's a tall order for any individual. The most successful learning leaders are analyzing market trends, networking and reaching beyond their traditional group of advisors for ideas. Our focus in this edition of Training Industry Magazine is to collect a set of viewpoints that learning leaders can use to generate ideas and develop new strategies to improve workplace performance. The nature of the challenges this industry faces, with the constant pressure to demonstrate the impact of the investments we champion, means we need to have a network of idea sources that keep us aware of new and exciting approaches to getting the job done. So, as I suggest every year, take a quick read through the various perspectives outlined in this issue, assemble a group of your team members, or even better, some of your peers and find a collection of reasons why these trends don't apply to your organization. Through this discussion, take a few notes on the trends most difficult to discount, and consider how they would change the way you are planning to manage one important initiative in 2015. Use our collection of trends as a catalyst for idea generation within your team. THE MOST SUCCESSFUL LEARNING LEADERS ARE ANALYZING MARKET TRENDS, NETWORKING AND REACHING BEYOND THEIR TRADITIONAL GROUP OF ADVISORS FOR IDEAS. As always, please feel free to reach out and let us know your thoughts. Ken Taylor is editor in chief of Training Industry Magazine and chief operating officer of Training Industry, Inc. Email Ken. T R A I N I N G I N DUSTR Y MA GAZ INE - WINTER20 1 5 I WWW.TRAININGINDU S T RY . C OM/ MAGAZ I NE 3

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Training Industry Magazine - Winter 2015

Tracking Trends
Table of Contents
Guest Editor: Training Trends across the Spectrum
From Training to Continuous Learning in the Workplace
Integrating Accommodations for Learning Disabilities into Training
Emerging Learning Technology Trends
The Business Potential of Cloud-based Learning
A New Role for Instructional Design
Social Motivation: The Key to Adult Learning ROI
Key Trends for 2015: Transforming the Training Function
Bite-sized Learning Turns Less into More
How C-level Executives View Corporate Training
Learning Content Modernization: Why, What and How
Casebook: Boy Scouts of America: Reimagining the Learning Experience
Communities of Practice: The Future of Workplace Learning
VUCU Leadership in Today's Muligenerational Workplace
It's All About Climate Change
Closing Deals
Company News
What's Online
Training Talk

Training Industry Magazine - Winter 2015