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Behavioral skills are tomorrow’s success!

What skills are needed to fill the workforce gap? That gap between what employers need and what people can offer in terms of skills and competencies. Analysts are warning employers that college graduates that meet technical job-specific skills today will need to upskill and be trained for the same role in about 6 years. Perhaps … Continue reading

Let’s move past learning kNOW

We have created training departments and many organizations have continued to bring a learning culture and supporting performance to their employees. It’s time to grow again and move into workflow learning where we help people think through the problems towards solutions and learn while they are working, at the point of need and the point … Continue reading

Microcredentials Forge the Links Between Businesses, the Community and their College

The traditional degree model isn’t providing people with the just-in-time skills they need, and companies are turning to alternative solutions to fill their talent pipelines. Employers needs people with relevant technical skills and robust cross-functional professional competencies like critical thinking, and they need those skilled workers quickly. Given this context, where does the working learner … Continue reading

Microlearning – it’s learning in the flow of work!

More than chunking content or repurposing videos, microlearning is about supporting people and improving performance. Continue reading

Develop your talent pipeline: Start from the inside out!

8/27/18 Update:  Check out a video version of this post on my YouTube channel “Learning: Your Strategic tool for Success!” or go direct here. How does your organization hire new people?  Post a job description online, have recruiters sift and search, interview until they find someone?  How is that working out?  And how long do … Continue reading

Why should a learning strategy focus on competencies?

Typically learning strategies link learning options ranging from training and professional development to the enterprise-wide business goals and objectives.  A common mistake is to focus these learning options on employees first.  It sounds counter-intuitive but the beginning steps should be on defining the organizational competencies before defining a learning strategy.  A core competency is something … Continue reading

Nanodegree, micro credential, stackable – it’s still learning!

Stackable credentials, nanodegrees, badges, microcredentials – what happened to having a regular old-fashioned “degree”?    The good news is education is available to more people than ever before however the average “student” is now older, part time, and has some debt already so the focus is changing from the institution to the learner’s perspective as … Continue reading

A(nother) Conversation on Competency-based Assessment design

Last month several interested people met to talk about where they are and plans going forward focused on developing content and designing courses that meet the requirements a competency-based model has.  So let’s get together and talk some more!   Do you design with the end in mind supporting an assessment strategy that provides learners the chance … Continue reading

Launching a Unique Competency-Based Offering at a Community College (Part 2)

In an industry that has a tendency to get swept up by trends and fads, competency-based education (CBE) has proved its value time and again over a matter of decades. Over the past few years we’ve seen the number of CBE offerings skyrocket, matching the public’s focus on student outcomes and skill mastery. In this … Continue reading

Launching a Unique Competency-Based Offering at a Community College (Part 1)

In an industry that has a tendency to get swept up by trends and fads, competency-based education (CBE) has proved its value time and again over a matter of decades. Over the past few years we’ve seen the number of CBE offerings skyrocket, matching the public’s focus on student outcomes and skill mastery. In this … Continue reading

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