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Leadership & Learning: A Strategic Combination

You are a leader, you are invested in your organization’s success, growth, and stability.  You understand what an ABC analysis is, how to read a balance sheet, and can nod your head when P/E Ratio equations are discussed (more fun terms here). But if you are looking to have an impact on the bottom line … 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

It took a dance for me to see..

You should know I am writing a book framed by the many blog posts I have written about learning, strategy, design, and improving human performance.  About 3 months ago I suddenly couldn’t write a thing.  I found myself using the time to develop project proposals, try new marketing ideas and efforts, and other “stuff” that … 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 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

Is CBE Almost the Next Big Thing?

Hard to believe but almost four years ago the biggest barriers stopping competency-based education (CBE) from fully evolving were regulatory.  While much has changed, there is much that has stayed the same.  There is a need to focus on three R’s, Redesign the students’ educational experiences, Reinvent institutional goals, and Reset the system. Getting past … Continue reading

Always Consider Retention: Maximizing Success in Competency-Based Education

Roughly 600 colleges are in the design phase for a new competency-based education (CBE) program, are actively creating one or already have a program in place. That’s up from an estimated 52 institutions last year according to a recent post by Paul Fain. One primary reason for this growth is the need to expand the … Continue reading

Are you really leading?

Through the years I have seen a number of people who hold high ranking roles, CEO’s, VP’s, and other “C” suite titles.  I admit the titles led me to think of them as leaders, as the people creating the change of a new tomorrow.  A funny thing happened along the way, I found many were … Continue reading

Learn to ski (and perform) fearlessly in the workplace!

So (you ask) where is the connection between learning, performance improvement and snow skiing? Terrain-based learning may offer L&D some new ways to handle challenging training situations. I learned to ski when I was 40 and tossed onto the bunny hill in the midst of many others trying to not fall or crash. A lot … Continue reading

Are training & education able to be competent?

For longer than I want to admit I have designed training, educated workforces, and missed the point of identifying competencies needed for performance success. Success meaning when the person performs their role at a consistent high level of quality that is measured and evaluated – not by the multiple choice test taken in class or … Continue reading

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