5-Step Training Needs Analysis Process 2020

By: Beth Brashear

Photo by: Robert Pastryk via Pixabay Recently, I went through a fast food drive thru with my family and received extremely poor customer service. I decided to contact the franchise owner to share our experience and was surprised when he shared that he’d send the employee through training. Yes, training! I don’t know why I was […]

Relevance in Training is Key! 2020

By: Langevin Team

Photo by: Uwe Baumann via Pixabay  I recently had an experience that made me think about the power of relevance when it comes to designing and delivering training programs. I’ve learned that when training-related content is relevant, your learners will find value in it—even if the training environment is not the most ideal.   I once facilitated a workshop for […]

4 Presentation Techniques to Grab an Audience’s Attention 2020

By: Jeff Welch

Photo by: fauxels via Pexels As a training professional, there will come a time when you’ll be called upon to deliver a polished presentation before an audience. Whether in the training room, at a conference, or in a meeting, you’ll be expected to deliver an engaging and compelling message.  Part of delivering that compelling message is to grab the attention of your audience. I once read […]

3 Ways to Reinforce Training: What’s in it for Me? 2020

By: Dawn Lang

Photo by: Sanu A S via Pixabay  “What’s in it for me?” (WIIFM) is the leading motivator for most human activity and can hold unexpected gifts. Specifically, in the field of training, it’s important that your learners know the benefit to them for attending training. Answering this question at the start, and throughout your sessions, will keep your participants interested, […]

A Statement from Langevin’s President, Erin Langevin

By: Erin Langevin

We cannot be silent. We must stand in solidarity. We cannot be silent. We believe it is imperative to raise our collective voice to condemn the injustices and racism experienced by the Black community. We must work together in our communities and places of business to do everything we can to dismantle the systems that […]

Why Your Training Department Needs a Mission Statement 2020

By: Lynne Koltookian

Photo by: StartupStockPhotos via Pixabay  Have you seen the Mission Impossible movies? Tom Cruise’s mission, should he choose to accept it, is usually quite dangerous. Just like those movies, corporations have missions, too. While many focus on making money for owners, stockholders, and employees, many companies also have mission statements that go beyond revenue gain. For example, mission statements might include […]

5-Step Process for Working with Subject-Matter Experts

By: Beth Brashear

Photo by: Christina Morillo via Pexels Working with subject-matter experts (SMEs) is an integral component of instructional design. As designers, we may not have the knowledge or expertise associated with the content of a course we are designing so we need to partner with someone who does. However, in some cases there may be challenges when partnering with SMEs.   […]

Guidelines for Converting Existing Instructor-led Training to the Virtual Classroom [Video]

By: Melissa Grey Satterfield

https://langevin.com/wp-content/uploads/Guidelines-for-virtual-classroom-conversion.mp4 When converting your existing instructor-led training to the virtual classroom, keep these guidelines in mind. If you’re interested in learning about how to determine the suitability of a course for conversion, audit the instructor-led training content, adapt existing methods to the virtual classroom, and select the most powerful tools to make the content interactive […]

15 Quick Tips to Successful Training Room Set-Up

By: Marsha Weisleder

Photo by: jraffin via Pixabay In 2015, I moved from Toronto to Atlanta, away from my friends and family. Moving to a new country felt intimidating and exciting, all at the same time. As I started this new chapter, I initially felt out of place. Amazingly, with time, it felt like home. As I got more comfortable, my friends and family became more curious to see […]

5 Major Contributors to Adult Learning 2020

By: Steve Flanagan

Source: StockSnap There are numerous approaches and theories on how adults take in and process information. While most of these theories have been around for a very long time, these same models still hold true today. As training professionals, it’s important for us to know some of the theory behind the application—how to work with adults in an instructional setting. We want to create a climate that encourages motivation […]

Top 5 Strategies to End Your Virtual Sessions on a High Note

By: Marsha Weisleder

Photo by: Min An via Pexels With the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re all experiencing difficult times and a new normal. Many organizations are making the transition to the world of virtual training to help them weather the storm and be prepared for the other side. At Langevin, we’re committed to helping you every step of the […]

How to Handle the 4 Stages of Learning

By: Marsha Weisleder

Photo by: soej24 via Pixabay I was just thinking about all the courses I’ve taught with Langevin in the last 20 years. How time flies when you’re having fun! Yes, back to my story. In every single course, I’ve had participants with different levels of experience. What do I mean by that? Well, let’s take one […]

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