20 Ways to Improve Mandatory Training

Making Mandatory Meaningful

How can employees be challenged to change their attitudes about mandatory training? How can you train people who don’t want to be trained?

Finding the answer to these questions has been the source of multiple research studies over the last two decades, spurred by the growth of the e-learning industry and globalization of the workforce.

As e-learning continues growing at a rapid pace, now is a good time strategically to consider new ways to think about designing and delivering mandatory courses. eLeaP can be a powerful part of that new thinking. Try it free.

Based on some of the most significant studies into the delivery of mandatory training in the last 30 years, we have compiled 20 ways to improve mandatory training in your organization.

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Tips for Facilitating Leadership Training for Top Management

Top company executives have earned their position through years of hard work, industry experience and strong networking. In the business world, resting on one’s laurels is a big no; long-term success requires continuous learning.

According to Longnecker and Fink (2006), “For executives to successfully continue their development…the executive must seek out new information. Top-level managers need to take the time to read relevant publications and books, attend formal continuing education programs, workshops and/or seminars, attend informational meeting and lectures at professional/trade associations, carefully sift through benchmarking information; and, engage in other ‘scanning’ activities, to learn about the needs of their organization and better understand their role demands.”

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Utilize Leadership Activities to Strengthen Your Entire Organization

Utilize Leadership Activities to Strengthen Your Entire Organization

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Investing in leadership development is an important and strategically beneficial decision for business owners and operators. There are many different styles of leadership training, but they all serve an essential purpose: to enhance current leadership and grow the next generation of leaders to take over.

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The Essence of Gamification

The Essence of Gamification for E-Learning

The Essence of Gamification for E-Learning

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Game mechanics are employed to engage users, create extended periods of interaction and to reward engagement in order to ensure loyalty. This is the essence of gamification. We encourage you to utilize these game mechanics when you are designing or creating any training or e-learning content applications:

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May 2014 E-learning Survey Results

Our May 2014 PowerPoint and Spreadsheets survey results are in and they are an eye-opener into how organizations utilize tools like PowerPoint, Excel, Spreadsheets, LMS’s in conducting training. We continue to be surprised at the number of respondents who do not track their training efforts but are encouraged that companies are putting forth creative ideas to engage their staff and employees in training activities. Continue reading

Efficiency as a Leadership Quality, and How it Helps a Business Become More Productive

Efficiency as a Leadership Quality, and How it Helps a Business Become More Productive

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When the average person reflects on the word “leadership,” he or she will often think of sports figures and military commanders. The most obvious reason for this is how these leaders are depicted in the media, as well as other entertainment sources.

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Be Proactive and Invest in a Leadership Development Program

Be Proactive and Invest in a Leadership Development Program

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How many times have you heard the phrase “leaders aren’t made, they’re born”? Probably plenty, as this expression is common in our society. What this maxim alludes to is that leaders become leaders because they have a specific personality that others will follow. However, that does not mean leadership development is impossible.

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Big Courses Delivered In Small Chunks: Hottest 2014 Training Trend

While breaking big courses down into small chunks is one of the hottest e-learning trends in 2014, the concept originated nearly 60 years ago.

In 1956, George A. Miller, a cognitive psychologist at Princeton University, suggested in a research paper that the average human can retain seven items in his or her working memory at any one time, plus or minus two. We now refer to this as “Miller’s Law.” Long before corporate training was delivered online, “Miller’s Law” was an industry standard in determining how much information should be covered at one sitting. Continue reading

Why your Company Needs a Chief Learning Manager

American companies spend more than $130 billion a year on training their staff. Despite efforts by employers to give their workers the chance to learn new skills and absorb more knowledge, only 30 percent of U.S. employees describe themselves as “engaged at work” according to a recent Gallup study.

What is even more disconcerting is that these numbers have barely budged over the last 12 years. Continue reading

Why Cross-Training Through E-Learning Makes Corporate Sense

Today’s companies must respond quickly to sudden influxes of business and rapidly changing markets. Because of this, an increasing number of businesses are using e-learning to cross-train their employees so they are able to perform several jobs within the organization. Continue reading