Managing Conflict in Training

By: Langevin Team

Photo by: Hans Braxmeier via Pixabay I often ask participants to share their first thought when they think of conflict. Most often, the responses are negative. I follow up by asking, “How often do we deal with conflict?” Eventually, we reach the conclusion that conflict is a daily occurrence and a natural part of our lives. […]

How to Motivate Your Learners

By: Langevin Team

Photo by: Rawpixel via Unsplash Within the field of Human Resource Development, commonly accepted definitions of training, education, and development are:

How to Overcome Feeling Like a Fraud—The Impostor Syndrome

By: Marsha Weisleder

Photo by: Bruce Mars Via Pexels I’ll admit I’ve been guilty of this one but, interestingly enough, I’m not alone. It seems many people feel fraudulent in their professions. Two psychologists, Pauline Clance and Suzanne Imes, came up with the term “Impostor Syndrome” back in 1978. It’s a feeling of “phoniness in people who believe […]

3 Barriers to Learning and How to Prevent Them

By: Lynne Koltookian

Source: pxhere It always amazes me to see how many things can block the learning process. People are so distracted nowadays. Smart phones present obvious distractions to learning but there are so many other subtle, and not so subtle, ways that can take someone’s focus away from the classroom. Distractions are like thorns in an […]

4 Ways to Enhance Active Listening

By: Langevin Team

Source: Pixabay While watching a popular talk show recently, I noticed the people on the panel were constantly talking over one another. They were all trying to get their point across, and their obvious need was to be heard and to be right. It was clear that no one was listening which, of course, makes […]

5 Critical Items to Remember Before You Train

By: Lynne Koltookian

Photo by: TeroVesalainen via Pixabay I don’t know about you, but I can’t seem to remember all my passwords. I have so many that my mind is exploding trying to retain them! As we move closer to the new year I pledge to make a list of all my passwords and keep them safe. As an […]

How to Keep Your Training Skills Sharp

By: Lynne Koltookian

There are many things in life that require a tune-up periodically to ensure consistent performance. For example, I have to tune up my car, bicycle, and heating system. Almost everything breaks down over time but professionals help us prolong the life of our vehicles and other possessions. Well, trainers can also break down over time […]

Are You Using Facilitation Skills?

By: Marsha Weisleder

Have you ever wondered what your training style is and where it came from? Do you like presenting most of the material in the course or do you prefer when participants direct their own learning? Do you like controlling discussions or prefer listening to what others have to say?

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