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Why Training is Undervalued- pt 3

This is the final installment of Why Training is Undervalued, and follows on from our previous blog post which explained how many trainers have inadequate training and ways to recognise professionals who are properly qualified. As perceptions of the training industry have changed over time for both managers and employees, it is important that the profession is strengthened from within. Here’s a recap of the issues with the industry: Trainers are more interested in selling a […]

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The 6 Workplace Personalities and How to Manage Them

The 6 Workplace Personalities and How to Manage Them. At some point you will have come across every single one of these… There are six workplace personalities which you will have encountered. The chances are they will already be familiar to you but you didn’t know how to categorise them. Due to the diverse nature of workplace personas it can be difficult to manage them all, but we have put this guide in place with […]

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Here is a Networking Philosophy that Works

Here is a Networking Philosophy that Works. What’s the big deal with networking? It is simple, networking is a way for professionals to connect with each other and it’s a really important skill to have. At iTOL HQ we have been watching this Ted Talks video about networking and we think that Christopher Barratt is onto something with his networking philosophy.    What we have done, is take a good long look at Barrat’s principals […]

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10 Ways World Class Trainers are Making Training Stick

The 10 Ways to Make Training Stick.   What are these 10 simple tricks?   So, there are ten criteria to creating stickiness in training…   They are:   Train using visual, auditory, kinaesthetic and tactile tools It is vital to use the right tools for the right participants. You should remember that everybody learns differently and you have to cater for that.   Make skills relevant and related If you can make the skills that […]

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9 Things Trainers SHOULD NOT Ask Their Students to Do

9 things trainers SHOULD NOT ask their students to do. Do you find it hard to keep your students on your side?   Training and development relies heavily on the participation of the students, so it is important that as trainers we keep our students on board. There are 9 things that trainers should avoid asking their students to do if they want to run a successful session. iTOL find that avoiding these basic mistakes […]

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