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Four Ways to Get Value from Conferences

Having just returned from PMI Global Congress North America in Chicago, including serving as one of the members of the Ask the Expert group, I thought I would share four tips on how to get value from conferences. Conferences provide great value for professional development, but you need to have a plan to get the […]

Three Ways to Develop Leadership Skills – No Matter What Your Role

Regardless of your role in an organization, you can develop (and should) develop leadership skills. Here are 3 easy ways to develop your leadership skills even if you are an individual contributor:

Take on an internal project. Undoubtedly there are internal projects that need to get done and limited resources to lead them. This may […]

Use Surveys and Interviews to Gauge Training Needs

There are a number of methods to determine training needs of employees. In trying to keep it simple, but still effective and with usable data, over the years I have found that a combination of online surveys and in-person or virtual interviews provides data and information to enable for improved planning.

Training programs are not […]

What is Your Training Strategy?

Every organization needs a strategy around training employees. A training strategy provides a number of benefits. A training strategy enables for learning and development or human resource professionals to link training to organizational goals and to show the value of investments in training programs.

A training strategy also helps to ensure that the right type […]

Keep New Hires Engaged During Longer Orientation Programs

When orientation programs are longer than a couple of days, mix in a few activities to keep it interesting and keep the new hires engaged in the program. The activity examples provided in this article aren’t just fun, but also enable for the new hire to get acclimated to the organization and begin to develop […]