We are pleased to announce that submissions for
the 2021 CEdMA Innovation Award are now open!
Many institutions and companies constantly need to assess various skills. According to a recent survey, 40% of employers stated that specific, non-evergreen type skills are good for only four years. No matter the skill, there are many ways to measure if someone has mastery of it. Common methods include assessment tests, formal exams, oral presentations, hands-on demonstrations or the production of something that shows how the skill was applied.
Organizations need to decide how they will assess job skills. There are two basic routes to achieve this.
The global pandemic threw everyone for a loop and has left us all feeling uncertain about the future. How long will it last? What happens if my family or I get sick? Will I be laid off or furloughed?
“We can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty there that needs to be done.” ― Alan Turing
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.