Training & Development Articles

Moving Frogs in a Wheelbarrow

In our industry, I think of "moving frogs in a wheelbarrow" as the challenges we all face in these do-more-with-less times. It’s hard to feel like you’re making progress when your frogs keep jumping out. Wouldn’t it be nice if they all took a nap at the same time for once?

Being an Ally of a Marginalized Group

Being an ally of any marginalized group is a rewarding and frustrating experience. Marginalized people, whether because of race, class, sexual orientation, age, or gender often have a deeper understanding of their society than those of us who live in the mainstream.

What's Your 'Training Groundhog'?

Punxsutawney Phil’s system of prediction is a lot like training initiatives. Too often, organizations implement a training program with no clear plan for identifying actual outcomes and ensuring the ROI of the investment.

Economy's Ripple Effect on Your Employees

Is the economy finally back on track? Are we headed for a double-dip recession? Will hiring pick up again anytime soon? These are important questions that will impact the future of your organization—however, the more immediate question is: How are the ripple effects from the ongoing tight economic conditions directly impacting your employees TODAY?