All posts by Valerie Brown

Make Learning a Process, Not an Event, Through Proper Transfer

I think it’s safe to say that at one time or another, all of us have probably been in a situation where we’ve created a really “great” training program, and the training just doesn’t stick. We end up asking ourselves, “What could I have done differently to ensure my learners effectively applied their new skills and knowledge on their jobs?”

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A Learning Strategy Is Your Road Map to Effective Organizational Development

I’ve been in the training industry for a long time — 25 years long. And I’ve done work on client projects representing the full gamut of subject matter and delivered via many different media (classroom, web-based, mobile, blends, and so on). One pattern I continually see is that many companies simply react to the needs of the moment and spend their time putting out training fires. A lot of these companies have not systematically thought through how they’ll go about building performer skills and knowledge.

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Gilbert’s Model: Beyond Business Applications

Recently, I had a small health scare that convinced me to make some lifestyle changes. (FYI, I’m absolutely fine.) After a heart-to-heart with my doctor, I decided it was time to overhaul how I exercised and what I ate. Making time for cardio and strength training became a priority. In terms of food, the doctor recommended I follow a low-fat, low-saturated-fat, low-cholesterol, low-sodium, high-fiber, and potassium-rich diet.

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