Lean is *Not* a Training and Development Activity

Markovitz Consulting

A prospect told me recently that he wanted to work with me to bring lean/continuous improvement to his company, but first he needed to “integrate it into his Training and Development” plans. If you frame lean/CI as a training and development activity, you won’t get the of buy-in and commitment from staff that you need. To be sure, when lean is done well, it IS a skills and human development activity. It’s not just a training and development activity.

For Independent Consultants, Business Development = Relationship Development

Successful Independent Consulting

The biggest stressor for self-employed management consultants is business development: how to cultivate meaningful regular work. First, consultants are good at helping clients solve problems but usually aren’t trained in sales or marketing. Money and Taxes Business Development

Corporate training: $70 billion largely wasted?

Consultants Mind

Corporate learning and development is a huge market. Training magazine estimates here that it is approximately $70 billion annually for companies with more than 100 employees. All of this training takes the form of L&D headcount, outside consultants, training tools, travel, and other education spending. They estimate… Read More » The post Corporate training: $70 billion largely wasted? Learning training workshop

Shift Your Perspective to Make Business Development Easier

Successful Independent Consulting

Most consultants I know struggle with business development, and it’s a top concern among those thinking about going independent. “ Most of us never had sales training so this concern is understandable, but reframing how we think about business development can turn concern into action.

Why Training Matters

Gina Abudi

Training should be a component of every organization’s strategic plan. Training provides significant benefits for organizations including: Providing employees the skills and knowledge necessary to move the organization forward Enabling for improved recruitment and retention of top talent Demonstrating to employees that the organization cares about them and [.]. The post Why Training Matters appeared first on Gina Abudi. It is an investment organizations must make.

Travel, Training and Mentorship

Tom Spencer

Three significant aspects in the life of a management consultant: travel, training and mentorship. Training. Consultants are the primary asset of a consulting firm, and top consulting firms invest a considerable amount on formal training and development programs.

Training Events versus Learning Solutions

LSA Global

Training Does Not Always Makes Sense. Does training make sense” is an important question to ask. Let’s use sexual harassment training as an example to highlight Training Events versus Learning Solutions. Sexual Harassment Training.

Using Case Studies in Training Programs

Gina Abudi

Training programs benefit employees when those employees are able to apply what they are learning in real-life situations. The post Using Case Studies in Training Programs appeared first on Gina Abudi. Training case studies leadership programs learning and development Professional Development workshopsThis is where case studies come in.

How to Use Corporate Training Metrics to Drive Value

LSA Global

Why Measure Training? Are corporate training metrics simply an exercise in futility that pleases training experts and HR but otherwise has no meaningful value to the business? If you are only measuring training satisfaction, hours, costs, participants, programs etc.

How to Build a Better Training Assessment

LSA Global

We get asked by many learning and talent leaders about How to Build a Better Training Assessment. We believe that the fundamental purpose of a training assessment should be to answer the questions: “What is holding us back?” Customize and target talent development.

What is Your Training Strategy?

Gina Abudi

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 [.]. The post What is Your Training Strategy?

4 Steps to Improve New Manager Training

LSA Global

Do You Need to Improve New Manager Training? It is not easy to find an organization that does not want to improve new manager training. Why are so many leaders disappointed in the impact of their new manager training? Spending on Management Development Remains High.

“Your Training Workshop Was Difficult”

Gina Abudi

I was working with a client just last week to schedule training workshops for the 2015. The post “Your Training Workshop Was Difficult” appeared first on Gina Abudi. Training course development critical skills training education engaging learners engaging training leadership workshops learning programs Professional Development training workshops Hence…I Learned Something!

How to Build a Better Training Assessment

LSA Global

We get asked by many learning and talent leaders about How to Build a Better Training Assessment. We believe that the fundamental purpose of a training assessment should be to answer the questions: “What is holding us back?” Customize and target talent development.

Do Employees Really Value Training as Much as a Raise?

LSA Global

Do Employees Really Value Training as Much as a Raise? According to a recent study of nearly 5,000 workers in Spain by Santiago Budría of the University of Madeira, company-provided training has the same effect on job satisfaction as a 17.7%

Develop Your Employees

Gina Abudi

When businesses struggle, one of the first things to be cut is employee training. Professional Development employee development human resources increasing knowledge skills development Training However, when companies are struggling, they are only going to get out of their current position and begin to move forward when they become creative in launching products and services that enable for expanding the client base and meeting client needs [.].

Product Training versus Sales Training – Which Matters Most?

LSA Global

Product Training Versus Sales Training – Which Matters Most? Many of our clients who are moving from selling products to selling more complex solutions struggle with the concept of product training versus sales training. Product training versus Sales Training?

Do Employees Really Value Training as Much as a Raise?

LSA Global

Do Employees Really Value Training as Much as a Raise? According to a recent study of nearly 5,000 workers in Spain by Santiago Budría of the University of Madeira, company-provided training has the same effect on job satisfaction as a 17.7%

Why Do We Spend So Much Developing Senior Leaders and So Little Training New Managers?

Harvard Business

During the last five years of my corporate management career, I had a great deal of leadership development. It’s hard to find precise spending data on the amounts invested in management training (for supervisors and middle managers) and leadership development (for senior executives).

5 Benefits of Developing Your Top Talent

LSA Global

Developing Your Top Talent Matters. A relevant employee development game plan is the foundation for building and retaining the talent to execute your strategy. It requires a structured learning and development strategy to deliver, track and manage the training your workforce needs.

Why Doctors Need Leadership Training

Harvard Business

Even though medical institutions have designated “leadership” as a core medical competency , leadership skills are rarely taught and reinforced across the continuum of medical training. impact of training on quality metrics) of their interventions. STOCK4B-RF/Getty Images.

Developing Effective Learning Programs – Part III

Gina Abudi

The post Developing Effective Learning Programs – Part III appeared first on Gina Abudi. Human Resource evaluating training learning programs Professional Development ROI of training Training training programs workshops A Client Story: Presenting the Report to the Client Read Part 1 and Part 2 of this client story for background information. The Client Report.

Developing Effective Learning Programs - Part II

Gina Abudi

ACG undertook an evaluation of current offerings – those programs developed and offered by the client and those programs offered via third [.]. The post Developing Effective Learning Programs - Part II appeared first on Gina Abudi. Human Resource evaluating training learning programs Professional Development ROI of training Training training programs workshops

Developing Effective Learning Programs - Part I

Gina Abudi

If the programs you are offering just don’t fit the bill any longer, you need to make changes to satisfy professional development [.]. The post Developing Effective Learning Programs - Part I appeared first on Gina Abudi. Human Resource evaluating training learning programs Professional Development Training training programs workshops

Join Our 2015 Strengths Communicator Training

Leadership Vision Consulting

Leadership Vision is offering an opportunity for you to join the Strengths Communicator Training in 2015. About the Training. By the end of the training, you will know how to lead others through a one-to-one StrengthsFinder conversation around their top five themes of strength.

Does Leadership Training Really Help?

Peter Stark

Do you think that if we provided more leadership training earlier in people’s education or career, it would help build more managers who excel as leaders? Leadership Development Action: Study great leaders and do what they do. The post Does Leadership Training Really Help?

When Your Training Programs are Not Excelling – Part III

Gina Abudi

Recall that this entire project started with changing training programs to make them relevant. In order to make training programs relevant – they must be tied to long term organizational strategy. [.]. The post When Your Training Programs are Not Excelling – Part III appeared first on Gina Abudi. Training competencies evaluating training human resources improving training learning and development strategic goals training programs

Use Training to Boost Employee Morale and Improve the Workplace

Gina Abudi

Training is an effective way to not just increase the skills of your employees but to boost morale and improve the workplace overall. Training improves the workplace overall as it shows the organization’s commitment to employees and indicates to employees that an investment in their future is key. Investing in regular training for employees enables [.]. The post Use Training to Boost Employee Morale and Improve the Workplace appeared first on Gina Abudi.

Align Training Plans to Organizational Goals

Gina Abudi

I was speaking with a client at the end of 2013 who was working on finalizing training plans for 2014. He stated that there appeared to be so many training needs and desires based on a recent employee engagement survey that he just didn’t know where to start! Training developing employees human resources Leadership Professional Development

When Your Training Programs are Not Excelling – Part II

Gina Abudi

The post When Your Training Programs are Not Excelling – Part II appeared first on Gina Abudi. Training competencies evaluating training human resources improving training learning and development strategic goals training programs Data Gathered Read Part I for background information. Two weeks later ACG met with the client for an update meeting.

When Your Training Programs are Not Excelling – Part V

Gina Abudi

Based on the information gathered both via surveys and interviews, as well as in casual conversations, the following was decided as a course of action: Training Programs. The post When Your Training Programs are Not Excelling – Part V appeared first on Gina Abudi. Training competencies evaluating training human resources improving training learning and development organizational growth strategic goals training programs

When Your Training Programs are Not Excelling – Part IV

Gina Abudi

The post When Your Training Programs are Not Excelling – Part IV appeared first on Gina Abudi. Training competencies evaluating training human resources improving training learning and development organizational growth strategic goals training programs Follow Up Interviews with Managers and Conversations with Senior Leaders Read Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 of this article.

Budgeting For Your Professional Development

Kai Davis

Training Programs. Qualifying work-related education like maintaining or improving a skill (this could include refresher courses, courses on current development, and academic or vocational courses) is tax deductible in the US on your Schedule C ([link]. And every month, I give myself a budget to spend on education and professional development. If I want to learn more about referrals, I can buy 5 books on Amazon and charge my professional development account.

Why Leadership Development Isn’t Developing Leaders

Harvard Business

Edelman estimates that one in three employees doesn’t trust their employer — despite the fact that billions are spent every year on leadership development. Part of the problem: Our primary method of developing leaders is antithetical to the type of leadership we need. The mismatch between leadership development as it exists and what leaders actually need is enormous and widening. If leadership development begins in the head, leaders will stay in their heads.

How to Develop Insight in a Case Interview

CaseInterview.com

Do we need better training?". I think it is a very hard skill to teach or to develop in yourself. I can't think of a way to train you to notice the unusual data that would then hopefully prompt further investigation, which then leads to making an insightful comment. They know you see and notice things that they do not, so they develop this tendency to want to run a lot of decisions by you to see what you think.

Training Tricks: Keeping Everyone ‘On Board’

Confessions of a Consultant

Training course participants have become ever-more sophisticated consumers. Participants on training programmes are essentially customers and have to be respected. Somxtimxs it sxxms that training groups arx somxwhat likx my typxwritxr.

Communicate About the Rollout of Your Training Program

Gina Abudi

When rolling out new training programs in your organization, be sure to provide as much communication about the program as possible. The post Communicate About the Rollout of Your Training Program appeared first on Gina Abudi. Human Resource Communicate communication about training Learning Professional Development training programs

When Your Training Programs are Not Excelling – Part I

Gina Abudi

Background Information One of Abudi Consulting Group’s (ACG) newest clients has been developing and running their own training program for the last eight years. The post When Your Training Programs are Not Excelling – Part I appeared first on Gina Abudi. Training evaluating training human resources improving training training programs

The 3 Questions You Absolutely Must Answer Before Your Next Training

Women in Consulting

Long before you polish up your PowerPoint and prepare the training room, there are three essential questions that you must ask to ensure the success of your next staff development training. – How will this training support our overall strategic goals? By: Kim Martin.

Positioning Yourself As The Expert — How To Develop A Consulting Voice That Clients Will Listen To with Ron Carucci: Podcast #21

Consulting Success

Positioning Yourself As The Expert — How To Develop A Consulting Voice That Clients Will Listen To with Ron Carucci. I studied arts and it was my initial formal training. I switched careers into learning and development and organization development.