New Video Facilitates Dialogue on Race

If you asked most White Americans in 2000 if discrimination in the US was still a big problem, they probably would have said no.  After all, slavery was long gone.  Anybody could live, work, and socialize wherever they wanted.  The US had finally succeeded in achieving its goal of becoming the great American melting pot.

If …Read More

Does Implicit Bias Impact Your Training?

In all likelihood, it probably does.  “Implicit bias” is the attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner.  Unlike plain “bias,” where we consciously choose to act in ways that support our biased views, implicit bias often causes us to act in ways that we do not necessarily realize …Read More

Endorsement of new Industry Standard for Training

Comprehensive Learning Solutions  is pleased to adopt IFC’s Principles for Learning for all training that CLS provides.  While these principles were primarily designed for training in emerging markets, we believe in applying them to all training, regardless of the context in which the training occurs.  In addition, CLS also abides by IFC’s Guide to Training , which provides a step …Read More

The Silver Lining

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

What Is Different in Emerging Markets?

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