David Kelly’s Curated L&D Content for the Week of 10/5/20

David Kelly, Executive Director, The Learning Guild

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, this week’s resources continue to have the dual focus of providing resources that can help us navigate this troubling time, while also giving us new ways to expand the view we have on the work we do as L&D professionals.

Here’s a summary of this week’s content:

  • Tips on how to train a global workforce
  • Important steps to consider when converting ILT to virtual platforms
  • Important lessons from a 91-year-old professor that has moved online
  • Tips that can improve your next virtual presentation
  • Important ways to boost retention in your vILT sessions

How to Effectively Train a Global Workforce by Marjan Bradeško
Training global workforces brings a unique set of geographical and cultural challenges – challenges that are only amplified in the context of a pandemic. This post by Marjan Bradeško provides a number of valuable tips that can help increase the effectiveness of global training programs.

Converting In-person Training to Online Training by A.J. O’Connell
“Conversion” can be a contentious word in the world of training, as it can often lead to no more than porting of content from instructor-led training (ILT) to another modality without tailoring the experience to the new platform. But converting ILT to other modalities has become critical in the context of the pandemic, and this post by A.J. O’Connell shares a number of proven practices to do it more effectively.

91-year-old professor goes viral as he teaches remotely during the pandemic by Nicole Pelletiere
This post by Nicole Pelletiere goes beyond just being a wonderful feel-good story – though it is worth sharing for that alone. It’s also a great message that blows through stereotypes of age and technology and is a great example of how to rise up and meet the challenges that are presented to us in our work. 

Virtual presentations tips that work: be a rockstar from afar by Lynie Wong
We’re all using virtual technology more than ever, and how we use these tools is what ultimately shapes the experiences we create. This post by Lynie Wong shares a number of valuable tips that can help new and experienced virtual presenters improve the quality of the virtual experiences they lead.

7 Ways To Boost Virtual Learning Retention by Kambria Dumesnil
Retention is a major goal of learning programs, and for many, the shift to remote work has created a disruption to that goal as we shift to new platforms and modalities. This post by Kambria Dumesnil looks at a number of ways to boost retention in your organization’s virtual training programs. 

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