BYTE Session Recap
Learning departments often support organizational change management initiatives by designing and delivering associated training programs. It’s one of the varied, but critical, responsibilities we have. Unfortunately, navigating personal and professional change requires a certain set of skills, whose development is often overlooked.
Guest BYTE speaker Laura Goodrich, a change management expert, recently shared the secret to creating a mindset for adapting to our ever-evolving world. This blog explores the urgency associated with change today, the drivers behind it, and the underlying connection to learning.
For more information about the elements of a change-ready mindset, and how organizations can gain buy-in for new technologies, programs, and models, click here to watch Laura’s full BYTE recording.
I’m frequently asked, “When is a good time to introduce virtual classroom training programs to my organization?” As with most innovative learning approaches, organizations may resist adopting virtual classrooms, since they’re different from the status quo. Equally as important as implementing the virtual classroom model correctly, is selecting the right program with which to introduce the approach to your corporate learners.
New hire training is the perfect place to introduce virtual classrooms as a learning option, even if all of the new hires are co-located in the same physical space. I know, I know - if you can easily get them into a traditional classroom, isn't that better? Well, no.
Introducing the virtual classroom to your organization during new hire orientation increases technology adoption across the enterprise, accelerates learning for the new hires, and is authentic.
BYTE session recap - Talk to the Elephant: Design for Behavior Change
While people know the right things to do, many aren’t doing them. Why? On June 14th, Julie Dirksen, creator of Usable Learning, shared her perspective and theories about this commonplace quandary. Using the metaphor, “Your brain is like a rider with an elephant,” from the book, The Happiness Hypothesis, by Jonathan Haidt, Julie explained the reasons behind common behavior change challenges.
This post will discuss how behavior change works, with a focus on the importance of motivation, and how it can help your instructional design process. To review Julie’s full presentation, click here.