Making Training Really Work

Dr. Susan Cain Training and Development Leave a Comment

Susan Cain, Ed.D., Partner, The Corporate Learning Institute In their monograph, Making it sticky, How to Facilitate the Transfer of Executive Education Experiences Back to the Workplace, Mark E. Haskins and James G. Clawsonuse the word “sticky” to describe the ability that training has to make an impact after training has concluded. They comments that, “The use of sticky is intentional. …

Dr. Susan CainMaking Training Really Work

Giving Effective Feedback; The Key to Employee Engagement.

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By Andrew Brock, Intern, Elmhurst College When you say the word “feedback” to an employee, most of them probably think about their once-a-year review or that time they got the riot act read to them by their boss when they messed up last year.  For a significant amount of employees, the idea of getting feedback is both stressful and angering. …

Andrew BrockGiving Effective Feedback; The Key to Employee Engagement.

A Simple Way to Build Trust in Project Teams

Dr. Susan Cain Training and Development, Two-Minute Reads Leave a Comment

There’s always room for improvement. Two-Minute Reads are a free tool you and your organization can use just for that reason. Next time you kick off a team project, pause to help team members introduce themselves and get to know each other better. Prior to the meeting, ask each person to bring an “artifact” from home that represents an outside …

Dr. Susan CainA Simple Way to Build Trust in Project Teams

What Rapid Learning Is and How You Can Use it in Your Organization

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An Interview with CLI partner Susan Cain, Ed.D. by Jessica Jager Rapid Learning is a concept that involves the idea that you can learn skills faster. At the Corporate Learning Institute we use a Rapid Learning model for much of our training and coaching services. The model can be viewed below:   What is the History or Research on Accelerated …

AuthorWhat Rapid Learning Is and How You Can Use it in Your Organization

Diversity Comes From Experience

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  By Matthew Bufalino, Purdue University Intern, The Corporate Learning Institute Diversity in the work place is evolving. We are moving away from the traditional diversity of race, gender, and age, towards understanding diversity at a more fundamental level. Our understanding of diversity has come to exist on a more personal level. It is not only our race or gender …

Matt BufalinoDiversity Comes From Experience

Start Your Own “University” at Work- Use a Lean Training Strategy that Works

Dr. Susan Cain Training and Development Leave a Comment

In my practice at CLI, I serve as a coach, trainer, strategist and designer for our diverse client base. One of the trends I am seeing as we come away from the financial fallout of 2008 is an uptick in the need for expedient training services. Let’s take a moment to think about why that might be. Not long ago, …

Dr. Susan CainStart Your Own “University” at Work- Use a Lean Training Strategy that Works

Accelerated Learning for Busy People

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  On an early April morning, people jostled to get to their training room on time. Everyone at Chicago-based Alliance Disaster Kleenup was excited to be in communication training at 7:30 AM on a Wednesday morning. Why? Because their CEO had worked with us to develop a series of short, fast-paced trainings that are filled to the brim with engaging …

Dr. Susan CainAccelerated Learning for Busy People

How to Change-Up Your Feedback to Match Performance Needs

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MOST of us think we know how to give feedback. Positive comments are better — and more useful — than negative ones. And if you do have to point out something wrong, start with a compliment, move on to the problem, then end on a high note. It turns out that it’s not that simple. Those who have studied the …

Dr. Susan CainHow to Change-Up Your Feedback to Match Performance Needs

Giving Effective Feedback using SAMOLO

Dr. Susan Cain Leadership, Training and Development, Two-Minute Reads Leave a Comment

There’s always room for improvement. Two-Minute Reads are a free tool you and your organization can use just for that reason.  (What do I need the same as, more of, less of from you?) This is a feedback process that can be done one-on-one, many-on-one, or many-on-many, making it perfect for providing feedback to individuals or small groups such as …

Dr. Susan CainGiving Effective Feedback using SAMOLO

Making it Personal: How Training is More Effective Through Customization

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Most of our clients want us to offer the most effective training possible, given their budget and time constraints. Several weeks ago, I was with a large corporate client, developing a training session together. In this case it was the Five Dysfunctions of a Team®. My client commented that he would like to add the DiSC or MBTI to the …

Dr. Susan CainMaking it Personal: How Training is More Effective Through Customization