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strategically selecting a delivery format.
There are three factors to consider when
determining how critical the skill needed
is and how to select the right delivery
format: priority, value and risk.
The greater the criticality of a skill, the
greater the need is for structure in the
following areas:
*
*
*
*
*
*

Learning plan
Measurement and governance
Training delivery
Learning accountability
Robustness of format
Scalability and repeatability

Each factor is then indexed relative to
the organizational value. This is further
outlined and explained in the Skills
Development Index. You'll be able to
determine when each delivery format (selfpaced and on-demand, virtual classroom,
blended, or in-person classroom) is best.

THE DAYS OF "RANDOM
ACTS OF TRAINING"
ARE OVER
Professionals, teams and organizations
must be intentional with their skill
needs and how they develop them.
We can no longer mindlessly put
people in classrooms or provide digital
courses. There is a time and place for
both, but before that's decided there
must be a clear expectation of what
success looks like and what is needed
to succeed.
"Technology is changing so fast."
It's a phrase we hear ad nauseum.
Successful organizations don't dwell on
this fact. They say, "Yes, it is," and move
with intention in investing in the people
responsible for driving the business
and their tech forward. To further
increase the chances of achieving their
goals, they factor in the value, priority

and risk to the business, as well as how
the learner wants to learn.
Organizations are constantly balancing
between supporting business requirements
and serving the learners' needs. We
can't forget that this is all about the people.
People are your organization's future. When
people must fend for themselves or express
to you that the resources they're being
provided are ineffective, nobody wins.
And that shiny new technology that made
so many promises now causes headaches
and remains underutilized. That's the thing
about technology, it's only as powerful as
the people trained to use it.
Zane Schweer works at Global Knowledge,
the worldwide leader in IT training and
professional skills development, and
leads its yearly IT Skills and Salary
Survey and Report, which focuses on
IT skills, certifications and professional
development. Email Zane.

That's the thing about
technology, it's only as
powerful as the people
trained to use it.

PRIORITY
Relative to
organizational
objectives and
initiatives.

VALUE

RISK

Relative to
improvement
of business
performance.

Relative to
business
continuity and
goal achievement.

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Building an Adaptable Workforce
Table of Contents
3 Key Technology Principles for Integrated Employee Learning Experiences
The Agile Brain: How You Can Learn to Do Less to Adapt at the Speed of Change
Learnership: Preparing Employees for the New Learning Landscape
Developing Range Versus Demonstrating Agility
Agile Learning Strategies for the Modern Learner
Clicking for Completion: How to Overcome the Hyperactive E-learner
Cutting through the Clutter: How to Curate Content to Drive High-Impact Courses
Skills Gaps Rise as Organizations Ignore Workforce Training Preferences
Creating a Learning Strategy for Change Using the Skills of Improvisation
5 Keys to Building Change Resilience for You and Your Team
Workflow-enabled Learning: Meeting the Needs of the Modern Learner
Meeting the Challenge: Training for Customer Experience Excellence the Airbnb Way
Adaptive Learning for the Global Enterprise
How to Leverage Technology in Building Learning Agility
Becoming an Agile Learning Organization
It's Time to Prioritize Learning
Guild Education Now Valued at $1 Billion, Helps Organizations Upskill Employees Through Education Benefits
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Training Industry Magazine - January/February 2020 - Building an Adaptable Workforce
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Training Industry Magazine - January/February 2020 - Table of Contents
Training Industry Magazine - January/February 2020 - 6
Training Industry Magazine - January/February 2020 - 7
Training Industry Magazine - January/February 2020 - 8
Training Industry Magazine - January/February 2020 - 3 Key Technology Principles for Integrated Employee Learning Experiences
Training Industry Magazine - January/February 2020 - 10
Training Industry Magazine - January/February 2020 - The Agile Brain: How You Can Learn to Do Less to Adapt at the Speed of Change
Training Industry Magazine - January/February 2020 - 12
Training Industry Magazine - January/February 2020 - Learnership: Preparing Employees for the New Learning Landscape
Training Industry Magazine - January/February 2020 - 14
Training Industry Magazine - January/February 2020 - Developing Range Versus Demonstrating Agility
Training Industry Magazine - January/February 2020 - Agile Learning Strategies for the Modern Learner
Training Industry Magazine - January/February 2020 - 17
Training Industry Magazine - January/February 2020 - 18
Training Industry Magazine - January/February 2020 - 19
Training Industry Magazine - January/February 2020 - Clicking for Completion: How to Overcome the Hyperactive E-learner
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Training Industry Magazine - January/February 2020 - 22
Training Industry Magazine - January/February 2020 - 23
Training Industry Magazine - January/February 2020 - Cutting through the Clutter: How to Curate Content to Drive High-Impact Courses
Training Industry Magazine - January/February 2020 - 25
Training Industry Magazine - January/February 2020 - Skills Gaps Rise as Organizations Ignore Workforce Training Preferences
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Training Industry Magazine - January/February 2020 - 28
Training Industry Magazine - January/February 2020 - 29
Training Industry Magazine - January/February 2020 - Creating a Learning Strategy for Change Using the Skills of Improvisation
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Training Industry Magazine - January/February 2020 - 32
Training Industry Magazine - January/February 2020 - 33
Training Industry Magazine - January/February 2020 - 5 Keys to Building Change Resilience for You and Your Team
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Training Industry Magazine - January/February 2020 - Meeting the Challenge: Training for Customer Experience Excellence the Airbnb Way
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Training Industry Magazine - January/February 2020 - Adaptive Learning for the Global Enterprise
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Training Industry Magazine - January/February 2020 - 46
Training Industry Magazine - January/February 2020 - How to Leverage Technology in Building Learning Agility
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Training Industry Magazine - January/February 2020 - Becoming an Agile Learning Organization
Training Industry Magazine - January/February 2020 - 50
Training Industry Magazine - January/February 2020 - It's Time to Prioritize Learning
Training Industry Magazine - January/February 2020 - Guild Education Now Valued at $1 Billion, Helps Organizations Upskill Employees Through Education Benefits
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