Category: Workplace Training

Harvard Business Review explores why diversity programs fail

In the July/August edition of the Harvard Business Review, Frank Dobbin, Professor of Sociology at Harvard University, and Alexandra Kalev, an associate professor of sociology at Tel Aviv University looked at Why Diversity Programs Fail and what works better. Epic fail Many of today’s organizations are working to reduce bias

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How to leverage microlearning in your training

Microlearning typically involves delivering limited content, in very short bursts of time, to communicate a single and specific idea. It’s a new trend in corporate training and is playing an increasing role in many organizations. When implemented correctly, microlearning is a highly effective way to reinforce initial training concepts throughout

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EEOC and ELI Share “A Meeting of the Minds” on Harassment

Here are some quotes from a document I read last week: “Workplace harassment remains a persistent problem.” … ““There is a compelling business case for stopping and preventing harassment” … “It starts at the top… leadership and accountability are critical” … “Training must change.” As I kept reading I thought,

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EEOC recommends new approach to harassment prevention

Last week, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released its recommendations for a new, more effective approach to preventing harassment in the workplace. In the 18 months prior, the Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace, worked closely with sociologists, industrial-organizational psychologists, investigators, trainers, lawyers,

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ELI Hosts Civil Treatment Certification Course

ELI, Inc. recently hosted their in-house, instructor Civil Treatment Basics certification course on May 10-12, 2016. For three full days, participants joined together to gain knowledge and perfect presentation and facilitation skills needed to effectively deliver ELI’s award-winning training to their co-workers. Steve Paskoff, President and CEO of ELI, Inc.,

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Implicit Bias Cop Out

The San Francisco Police Department announced on April 28th that all officers will undergo mandatory implicit bias training. The order stems from its recent investigation of outrageous verbal statements and photographic images shared via online communications by members of the police. As examples, black people were referenced as ‘savages” and

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Six ways to help senior leaders see the value of training

Ask senior leaders in your company to attend a day-long training session and they’ll likely tell you they’d rather go to the dentist. Why? Because most training programs have a reputation…it’s boring, it doesn’t benefit my team or my department, and it’s not the best use of my time. How

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Cost vs. stickiness and how to judge the value of your training

It’s estimated that US companies spend $164.2 billion on training and learning programs. That’s more than $1,500 per employee. Sadly, only 10-20% of what employees learn during that training is actually implemented. “Stickiness” is a critical component of any training program and the truest way to measure success. Regardless of

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How to make corporate training impact corporate culture

The key to impacting corporate culture through training is to establish and communicate a consistent message. It takes repeated exposure of a consistent message to make your training truly “sticky.” Keep your materials and approach fresh, but always convey the same core message. That sounds like a great plan, but

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