Training & Development Articles

Strategic Planning – Now Is the Time

What is strategic planning? And what do you need to know about the process to determine how a strategic plan would benefit your organization? How detailed do we need to be with the budgeting? Strategic planning is a systematic process where you identify why your...

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Why Is Leadership Still a Critical Issue?

The importance of strong leadership within an organization becomes evident when you look at the impact it has on employee engagement and improved company culture. With companies facing a looming shortage of leaders due to a retirement boom, most are tuned into the...

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Improve Your Email Communications

On the whole, written communication lacks the verbal cues we enjoy when speaking to someone in person. In the age of electronic communication, most businesses now depend on email messages for important customer, partner and employee "interactions." Yet email...

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Ten Hot Topics in Training

It’s summer and the temperatures are hot, hot, hot! In honor of the record temperatures we’ve been seeing recently we wanted to share the answer to one of the most frequent questions we get asked—What are the hot topics in training these days? Here are some of...

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10 Tips for Social Media Success

1. Provide value. Most tweets link to blog posts or other media. Pull a brief value point from your post, such as “always offer value in your tweets” and include a teaser to more information, along with the tiny URL. Of course, the blog post should...

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Make Your Mobile Messages Matter!

With more than 6.8 million cellular subscriptions around the world and a million in the U.S., we’re wired – well, make that wireless – while on the go. More than half of U.S. adults own a smartphone and they use it every day for Internet searches, to...

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Three Keys to Bigger Training Budgets

Welcome to December, that crucial month when many of us are putting the final touches on next year’s training budgets. How did your last budget review meeting go? NEGATIVE – Management poked at your programs, questioned expenditures and dismissed explanations. The...

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Lucky 13!

It’s hard to believe it’s already time to think about 2013, but the shorter days and falling leaves are ringing in the new season – planning season! One of the most common questions we get is, “What are some hot training topics these days?” As you are starting to plan...

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Being an Ally of a Marginalized Group

Ten years ago I was a professor of Gender in the Sociology Department at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Almost every semester, I taught a course in Sex, Gender, and Society and several times during that course I invited a M2F post-operative transgendered...

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Employee Training: Expense or Investment?

Zoe Training was recently featured in a Denver Business Journal article exploring whether employee training and development should be viewed an expense or an investment. Although it’s easy in theory to say that employee development is an investment, as the...

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