What do you do when you have several hundred or
thousand people around the country that you need to train? If you were living in the 1980s, the answer
was simple: Fly them to a central point
and offer face-to-face training. By the
end of the century, the answer was blended learning: For the easy content, give them a …Read More
Any successful training program begins with a thorough needs assessment to determine the right solution. When working in the US, we often take for granted certain minimum standards. For instance, we assume that the classroom will have electricity and that, in most cases, our audience knows how to read and write at least to a …Read More
For generations, farmers in developing nations like the
Philippines have tilled the land and eked out a living. With little formal education and even less
knowledge about business management, these farmers toil hard, sell their crops,
and barely make enough to feed their families.
The IFC (a World Bank Group member) and Bayer Crop Sciences (a leading
agricultural company) sought …Read More
Comprehensive Learning Solutions wishes all its followers, clients, colleagues, and their families good health, safety, financial security, and sanity at this unprecedented time in the world. To help with the sanity part, we are sharing this beautiful poem by Brother Richard Hendrick, a Capuchin Franciscan living in Ireland, who penned this touching poem about the times …Read More
This month, Comprehensive Learning Solutions celebrates 10 years of operations! It’s hard to believe how quickly that time
has passed and how much we have accomplished in that time. During the past decade we have worked on 62
different projects for 23 different clients, given presentations at 5 different
conferences, published a journal article, and co-edited a textbook …Read More
Airfares are skyrocketing. Budgets are dropping. Safety threats hover at high levels. Free time is shrinking. How is an organization supposed to train its people with all these growing constraints? Macro-, micro-, mini-learning, WBT, CBT, ILT: The training jargon goes on and on! How is a project manager or HR professional supposed to pick the …Read More
If you have ever hired anybody, you know how tricky the process can be. First, you have to locate candidates. Then, you need to down-select to two good candidates. Possibly, you check references. When hiring instructional designers, the best test is to look at a sample of their instructor guides.
An instructor guide (IG) is the …Read More
If you are spearheading your organization’s implementation of a new policy, process, or system, don’t wait until a month before go-live to start thinking about your training needs. Custom processes or systems require custom training. Just like building a custom system takes longer than installing Microsoft Office, so does preparing the training for that system.
Building the …Read More
It’s the middle of February. Time to celebrate those connections that make us feel special and valued. And if those connections work right, we get engaged.
This is the story about Bob in Accounting. Bob just got engaged!
It started when he connected with Charlotte, the CEO of his company. Charlotte recently started holding regular gatherings where …Read More
Growing up, it seemed that all the working adults had titles that were short and easy to understand: doctor, nurse, teacher. These days, titles have gotten longer and more ambiguous: policy analyst, medical technician, or senior consultant. It seems like everyone needs at least a paragraph to explain what they do, and even then, it …Read More