With all the online tools we use today at the office, it's no wonder training professionals find it a challenge to get their content out to a wider learning audience. Employees have access to so many apps and logins it's hard as training pros to squeeze your way into anyone's tool stack or busy schedules.
Are you a training manager who fell into your role? Were you once an instructor or field consultant who started creating your own training content, and now you have a new career? Or, are you looking to switch careers and want to explore the world of training management? Although not often seen as the most important function in an organization, training management is definitely a career worthy of professional development investment.
I spent many hours as a boy building LEGO® boats, cars, planes, and submarines. When I was done with a LEGO® creation, the pieces did not go into a box like the rest of my toys. Instead, I would take the creation apart and build an even bigger and more elaborate one than the last one. Now, with a young daughter of my own, I recently pulled out the LEGO® bricks from my childhood. As she receives new sets we easily incorporate them with my bricks to improve her creations or build something new together.
“We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that works.”
― Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt
Many CEdMA members requested a follow up from the LinkedIn profile session at the 2019 CEdMA Training Leadership Conference in Nashville.
With 2020 now in full swing, many CEdMA members are still basking in the glow of the CEDMA conference in Nashville last November. While it was toasty inside the Marriott conference rooms, stepping outside was another matter. 138 attendees from 29 companies arrived just in time for the arctic blast hitting the nation (temperatures got as low as 17 with snow) in Nashville that week.
submissions for the 2020 CEdMA Impact Award are now open!
One of the toughest questions a training organization faces is what impact your efforts had.
Sure, you create a lot of materials, train a lot of people, but does it make a difference for your organization? For your company? Was it definitely the training organization that made the difference, rather than numerous other factors? And did the impact justify the investment that was made in the organization?
The CEdMA Impact Award seeks to recognize a CEdMA member who demonstrates excellence both in the impact they and their organization have, as well as their ability to clearly prove that impact.