It’s Time to Adopt a “Yes…and” Strategy

It’s Time to Adopt a “Yes…and” Strategy

Have you ever heard of “Yes, and…” thinking? It’s a rule of thumb in improvisational comedy designed to keep a scene or game progressing. The premise is that a participant must accept a provided statement from their scene partner, and then expand on that line of...
Get Your Training Courses Ready for Generation Z

Get Your Training Courses Ready for Generation Z

For the past several years, a common theme around the strategy planning table is how to attract and retain younger members. With each passing year, this conversation is less about the long sought-after Millennials, however. The oldest of this generation is now in...
Common Challenges for Associations

Common Challenges for Associations

Have you ever wondered if, within your own association, your conference team and your continuing education team face similar challenges? According to the results of our two industry reports, they do! Watch Dan Loomis discuss the most common challenges that appear on...
Now Available: 2018 Training Trends Report

Now Available: 2018 Training Trends Report

  Educational programs provide a tremendous source of value for associations and other training-based organizations. That’s the takeaway from our 2018 Training Trends survey. The majority of respondents in this year’s survey (67%) look to capitalize on this fact by...
Turn Your Training Seminars into an Event

Turn Your Training Seminars into an Event

Finding new ideas to improve your training seminars can be a challenge. Developing, promoting and facilitating instructor takes a significant amount of planning, leaving little time for brainstorming the little extras that make the sessions so memorable. This topic...
Get Back to the “Fun Stuff”

Get Back to the “Fun Stuff”

Think about your typical workday over the past month. How many of the items on your to-do list were truly focused on creating educational value for your learners? Odds are this number is smaller than you’d like. All those must-do tasks for your organization, like...
Personalizing Training Leads to Better Results

Personalizing Training Leads to Better Results

My favorite topics for these blog posts are the ones that stem from conversations with organizations on the front lines of training adults. Recently, I was speaking with Todd Macey from Vital Learning, a company with a long history of training leaders and management...

6 Reasons You Should Print Training Manuals on Demand

When you prepare to print training manuals for your association’s continuing education courses, do you struggle with choosing the number of initial copies to print? All the historical data in the world can’t ensure that you won’t waste time, money, or paper on books...
Some New Program’s Resolutions for 2018

Some New Program’s Resolutions for 2018

Every January we resolve to do things differently in the New Year. We make resolutions to get more exercise, eat more vegetables or drink less coffee. But sure enough, by the time the calendar turns to February, we settle back into our day to day routine, and our...
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