Training Industry Magazine - September/October 2021 - 3

KEN TAYLOR
FROM THE
EDITOR
DIAGNOSING LEARNER NEEDS
How relevant is your training? It's a
question we should be asking more
often
in
learning and development
(L&D). One of the surest ways to
sabotage your training is to focus only
on the outcome, and not give any
thought to how it will resonate with
learners. Regardless
of how much
planning goes into the programs,
training will not have the desired
impact if it doesn't connect with
learners. To ensure that training efforts
align not only with the interests of
management, but also with those of
learners, we must improve or at least
develop our diagnostics capabilities.
Understanding the needs of your
workforce will allow you to develop
programs that speak to each learner.
THE STRUCTURE
OF OUR PROGRAMS
NEEDS TO EVOLVE TO
MAINTAIN RELEVANCY
FOR EVERY
PARTICIPANT.
The structure of our programs needs
to evolve to maintain relevancy for
every participant - employees are
expecting it. That means designing
programs that take into consideration
not only the skill gap or purpose for
the program, but also the learner's
preference in terms of how and when
they want to develop the needed
skill.
That
can
mean
introducing
everything from printed materials to
mentoring sessions to practice the
new skills. Providing the employee
with some degree of choice in the
learning path will result in a more
engaged learner and better outcomes
for the organization.
In this edition of Training Industry
Magazine, we're exploring the ways
that L&D can foster performance
improvement
throughout
the
organization. You'll find a breakdown of
what makes great employees (and how
to help learners at all levels get there).
Learn why it's important for L&D to be
involved in organizational design, as
well as how we can use brain science
to understand and mitigate the stress
that corporate change can bring about
in employees.
This edition will also examine how
L&D can focus on the individual with
articles on fostering mentor/mentee
relationships, as well as using artificial
intelligence and machine learning to
replicate the benefits of the one-on-one
attention that learners used to receive
under apprenticeship programs. You'll
gain tips on ensuring the relevance
of your training, so that it inspires real
engagement from learners across the
organization, as well as ways to break
training down into
memorable) portions.
digestible
(and
At Training Industry, we strive to
provide you with the information and
tools you need to improve learner
performance within your organization.
This issue should offer you some
unique perspectives and techniques
toward that end. As always, we would
love to hear your thoughts on the
perspectives shared in this edition, as
well as any topics you would like us to
engage with in the future.
Ken Taylor is the chief executive officer
at Training Industry, Inc. Email Ken.
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Training Industry Magazine - September/October 2021

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Training Industry Magazine - September/October 2021

Diagnosing Learner Needs
Table of Contents
Level Setting Performance Improvement versus Training
Responsible Applications of Performance Support Technologies
Performance Improvement is Inside Out
3 Levels of Performance Improvement
Using Science to Create Real Behavioral Change
Fostering Better Engagement Among Multiple Levels of Experiences
Improving Retention and Application of Learning with Continuous Learning Journeys
Tipping the Scale: The Secrets of Super-Performers
Driving Success in Organizational Design: A Seat at the Table for Learning and Development
Make Training Relevant - Diagnose Performance First
Your Mentor Is Waiting: Leveraging Technology for Knowledge and Skills Sharing
The Training Advantages of Combining Behavior and Knowledge Mapping
Don't Manage Performance, Manifest It! 5 Keys to Transform Learning into Legacy
Using Learning Initiatives to Drive Employee Engagement
Experience-based Learning: Transforming While Performing
Performance Improvement and the Brain
Learner Mindset
GP Strategies and Learning Technologies Group Join Forces to Accelerate Workforce Performance Transformation
Company News
Training Industry Magazine - September/October 2021 - Intro
Training Industry Magazine - September/October 2021 - 1
Training Industry Magazine - September/October 2021 - 2
Training Industry Magazine - September/October 2021 - CT1
Training Industry Magazine - September/October 2021 - CT2
Training Industry Magazine - September/October 2021 - Diagnosing Learner Needs
Training Industry Magazine - September/October 2021 - 4
Training Industry Magazine - September/October 2021 - 5
Training Industry Magazine - September/October 2021 - Table of Contents
Training Industry Magazine - September/October 2021 - 7
Training Industry Magazine - September/October 2021 - 8
Training Industry Magazine - September/October 2021 - Level Setting Performance Improvement versus Training
Training Industry Magazine - September/October 2021 - 10
Training Industry Magazine - September/October 2021 - Responsible Applications of Performance Support Technologies
Training Industry Magazine - September/October 2021 - 12
Training Industry Magazine - September/October 2021 - Performance Improvement is Inside Out
Training Industry Magazine - September/October 2021 - 14
Training Industry Magazine - September/October 2021 - 3 Levels of Performance Improvement
Training Industry Magazine - September/October 2021 - Using Science to Create Real Behavioral Change
Training Industry Magazine - September/October 2021 - 17
Training Industry Magazine - September/October 2021 - 18
Training Industry Magazine - September/October 2021 - 19
Training Industry Magazine - September/October 2021 - Fostering Better Engagement Among Multiple Levels of Experiences
Training Industry Magazine - September/October 2021 - 21
Training Industry Magazine - September/October 2021 - 22
Training Industry Magazine - September/October 2021 - 23
Training Industry Magazine - September/October 2021 - Improving Retention and Application of Learning with Continuous Learning Journeys
Training Industry Magazine - September/October 2021 - 25
Training Industry Magazine - September/October 2021 - Tipping the Scale: The Secrets of Super-Performers
Training Industry Magazine - September/October 2021 - 27
Training Industry Magazine - September/October 2021 - 28
Training Industry Magazine - September/October 2021 - 29
Training Industry Magazine - September/October 2021 - Driving Success in Organizational Design: A Seat at the Table for Learning and Development
Training Industry Magazine - September/October 2021 - 31
Training Industry Magazine - September/October 2021 - 32
Training Industry Magazine - September/October 2021 - 33
Training Industry Magazine - September/October 2021 - Make Training Relevant - Diagnose Performance First
Training Industry Magazine - September/October 2021 - 35
Training Industry Magazine - September/October 2021 - 36
Training Industry Magazine - September/October 2021 - 37
Training Industry Magazine - September/October 2021 - Your Mentor Is Waiting: Leveraging Technology for Knowledge and Skills Sharing
Training Industry Magazine - September/October 2021 - 39
Training Industry Magazine - September/October 2021 - The Training Advantages of Combining Behavior and Knowledge Mapping
Training Industry Magazine - September/October 2021 - 41
Training Industry Magazine - September/October 2021 - 42
Training Industry Magazine - September/October 2021 - 43
Training Industry Magazine - September/October 2021 - 44
Training Industry Magazine - September/October 2021 - Don't Manage Performance, Manifest It! 5 Keys to Transform Learning into Legacy
Training Industry Magazine - September/October 2021 - 46
Training Industry Magazine - September/October 2021 - 47
Training Industry Magazine - September/October 2021 - Using Learning Initiatives to Drive Employee Engagement
Training Industry Magazine - September/October 2021 - 49
Training Industry Magazine - September/October 2021 - 50
Training Industry Magazine - September/October 2021 - 51
Training Industry Magazine - September/October 2021 - 52
Training Industry Magazine - September/October 2021 - Experience-based Learning: Transforming While Performing
Training Industry Magazine - September/October 2021 - 54
Training Industry Magazine - September/October 2021 - Performance Improvement and the Brain
Training Industry Magazine - September/October 2021 - 56
Training Industry Magazine - September/October 2021 - Learner Mindset
Training Industry Magazine - September/October 2021 - GP Strategies and Learning Technologies Group Join Forces to Accelerate Workforce Performance Transformation
Training Industry Magazine - September/October 2021 - Company News
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