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A recent Association of Training and
Development study revealed that the
most essential element of a learning
culture is close alignment between
learning and business strategies. To that,
add a third leg of employee potential
and possibilities. To inspire legacy
performance requires employees to
see and experience themselves at the
intersection, or sweet spot, where they
can fulfill their own career growth goals,
while at the same time adding increasing
value to the organization.
As a learning leader, you have a unique
vantage point to shine a light on this
opportunity to pair passions with
productivity. By experiencing robust
and future-minded learning, employees
become more confident, capable and
ready to navigate business challenges
now and into the future.
4
Pivots and Ping Pong
(Innovate to Make
Learning Great)
The pandemic made it clear that
organizations would need to quickly
innovate and pivot with purpose to
survive. Many organizations surprised
themselves with how quickly they were
able to respond to ping-pong-pace
challenges brought forth during this
unprecedented time. Entire workforces
were sent home and became teleworkers
overnight. Training was virtualized at an
astonishing rate.
As we move toward the next iteration, it is
important to resist the urge to backtrack
to the traditional training strategies of
yesteryear. We must look forward with
creativity, flexibility and heart to design the
future of learning. Seek feedback from all
levels of the organization. Ask them which
virtual tools were effective, and what
training or tools were most compelling or
effective in boosting their ability to thrive
in a remote work environment. Build on
the momentum by celebrating employee
success in adopting new technology and
tools. Remind employees how far they
have come. Encourage them to keep
going, growing and testing new learning
pathways.
William Arthur Ward, an American
motivational writer, said, " Curiosity is
the wick in the candle of learning. " Do
everything you can to spark continued
curiosity and thirst for learning. Inspire
employees of all levels to become
change champions in learning, creating
a legacy of openness, adaptability
and
resilience.
Celebrate
forwardthinking
pioneers who embrace new
ways of thinking, learning and thriving
in the workplace. Instead of focusing
on the teachability of a particular
generation, celebrate
multiple generations coming together
to test and learn, as they build strong
relationships and results that will stand
the test of time.
5
It's Not About
the Certification
(Mindset and Momentum)
It's not about the certification. A Harvard
Business Review study revealed
that we forget about 75% of what we
Closing Thoughts
examples of
For sustained success, learning leaders
can partner across disciplines to sync
up these five keys in their respective
organizations. In a company that visibly
values learning, employees will be able
to appreciate the beauty of living at the
intersection of business and employee
learning. They will be inspired to measure
M's beyond baseline metrics, expanding
to measurements of momentum, meaning
and making an impact.
Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO, said,
" Leadership is about making others better
as a result of your presence, and making
sure that impact lasts in your absence. "
The same can be said for Learning. You
have a front row seat to the future. You
can be a catalyst for transforming learning
into legacy in your organization. Ignite
and cultivate a three C's culture, with
curiosity, collaboration and continuous
improvement. Help employees build a
The best managers will learn to leverage
training as a dynamic catalyst and
succession planning tool for the benefit
of the workforce and the business.
learned after just six days. While the
moment we achieve a certification or
pass a virtual exam is important, it is just
the beginning. What's most essential is
what happens next. What we do with
the knowledge we acquire - and how
we bring that learning to life.
Let employees know before training
even begins what they can look
forward to, and how they will be able
to immediately apply what they learn
on the job. If framed appropriately,
employees will tune in to not only the
short-term outcomes achieved, but
how what they learned planted a seed
to bear fruit in the months and years
to come.
strong foundation for learning success.
Live at the intersection of business and
employee learning. Embrace the beauty
of ongoing discovery and the power of
the pivot. Finally, remember that it's not
about the certification. It's about how you
bring learning to life and transform that
learning into legacy: One day, even one
employee at a time.
Tracey Lorraine, M. Ed.,
is the
director of workforce development
at the Virginia Department of
Transportation, as well as a heartinspired,
results-wired success
coach. Her passions are leadership,
learning and organizational change.
Email Tracey.
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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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