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

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

From Subsistence Living to Sustainable Farming

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