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Lynn Schroeder

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What's New on the Learning Horizon?

Posted by Lynn Schroeder on March 29, 2016

Topics: Adult Learning

New and exciting developments are on the horizon for the adult-learning agenda in the next two decades. Technology and innovative programs are turning learning into an adventure that can create competent, confident workers in all sectors of the economy.

Change is all around us. There has been an onslaught of innovations and technological upheavals that have taken shape in just the last decade. For those of us in higher education, the winds of change are blowing faster and heavier than ever.

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5 Steps to Designing a Training Program That Works for All Employees

Posted by Lynn Schroeder on March 24, 2016

Topics: Employee Training

Designing a training program can be daunting. Past experience may have shown you that some employees will embrace the opportunity to learn something new, while some demonstrate a surprising apathy about learning.

Some employees may view training as a welcome break from routine, but others may feel pressured if training is added to an already stressful workload. You may also have employees with varying levels of experience, diverging job duties, and differences in education.

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Creating a Systematic Approach to Employee Development

Posted by Lynn Schroeder on March 22, 2016

Topics: Employee Training

If all your employees were identical, advising and developing them would not present a challenge. You would only need to perfect your methods.

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Feedback and More Feedback: 7 Tips

Posted by Lynn Schroeder on March 2, 2016

Topics: Assessment

Feedback_and_More_Feedback.jpgAll managers need precise strategies in place for how to constructively provide employees with detailed, relevant feedback. It is especially essential during training and educational development.

Think about it. Even elementary students expect progress reports. It is only human nature to want to know where we stand in terms of progress and proficiency during a learning process.

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5 Concepts Driving Workplace Learning

Posted by Lynn Schroeder on February 29, 2016

Topics: Workforce Development, Employee Training

There is a direct link between training and workplace learning and an organization’s performance.

Many managers fear that newly acquired creden

tials may cause employees to look to greener pastures, but the opposite is often true. Employees feel a greater loyalty to an organization that has invested time, money and resources into funding learning opportunities.

Companies, at the same time, reap the benefits of having qualified, empowered employees.

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Why MOOCs and Online Ed Are Exploding

Posted by Lynn Schroeder on February 19, 2016

Topics: Employee Training

Enrollments in online coursework doubled last year, with one in five working Americans taking a course, new data shows.

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What Separates Ordinary Managers and Great Motivators?

Posted by Lynn Schroeder on February 11, 2016

Topics: Employee Engagement, Talent Management, Employee Motivation

Every workplace needs a fearless leader.

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A Manager's Guide to Presenting Training

Posted by Lynn Schroeder on January 29, 2016

Topics: Best Practices, Talent Management, Employee Training

The thought of extra training can definitely ruffle employee feathers. When presented in a way where employees understand the benefits, it can greatly influence the success and outcomes.

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Don't Undervalue Older Workers

Posted by Lynn Schroeder on January 22, 2016

Topics: Employee Engagement, Employee Retention, Recruiting Talent, Best Practices, Employee Incentives, Talent Management, Employee Training

Many businesses today focus strongly on young workers, but a smart leader will realize that highly trained mature workers can give them a significant edge.

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Motivating the Workforce

Posted by Lynn Schroeder on January 19, 2016

Topics: Workforce Development, Employee Engagement, Best Practices, Employee Incentives, Talent Management, Employee Motivation


Motivation is an inner ambition. A desire to achieve a certain goal. Motivated people take the initiative, work hard to reach their goals, and remain enthusiastic along the way. When employees possess these characteristics — that is, when they are motivated — they tend to be more productive and happier in their jobs.

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