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Kirkpatrick Principle 5. A compelling chain of evidence demonstrates your bottom-line value

Kirkpatrick Principle 5. A compelling chain of evidence demonstrates your bottom-line value. At the end of the day, it is incredibly important that we are able to evaluate and demonstrate the effectiveness of our learning package to change behaviours and create business results.Why do we need to evaluate? Well, we need to know if we can improve our learning program,…
natasha
August 12, 2022
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Kirkpatrick Principle 2: Return On Expectations (ROE) is the ultimate indicator of value

Kirkpatrick Principle 2: Return On Expectations (ROE) is the ultimate indicator of value No, it’s not ROI, it’s ROE! Unlike ROI, which looks to isolate the value of training, ROE looks to create and deliver the value element that stakeholders are really interested in.ROE are the desired results of any program based on stakeholder input. However, ROE recognises that training…
natasha
July 27, 2022
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5 Pro Tips for L&D Program Design

If you follow us on LinkedIn, you might have seen our #ruminationswithruhi posts, a series of five L&D design tips from TLG’s program designer Ruhi Grewal. Ruhi is an Instructional Design Consultant who aims to inspire L&D professionals to create engaging and effective learning solutions. We have collated her five pro design tips into this one blog for easy access.TIP…
natasha
July 26, 2022
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Kirkpatrick Principle 1: The end is the beginning

Kirkpatrick Principle 1: The end is the beginning The New World Kirkpatrick Model presents four levels of evaluation, Results (level 4), Behaviour (Level 3), Learning (Level 2) and Reaction (Level 1). However, the way we view these has to change.This principle debunks the all-too-common theory that we start with level 1 and work our way towards level 4 normally stopping…
natasha
July 20, 2022
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L&D Trends Review: Part 2

In this blog post we look at 8 more trends in L&D in 2022 as highlighted by Growth Engineering. If you missed the first 8, we reviewed last week, you can find them here. As we’ve seen so far, technology is making a huge impact on the way we work, connect, communicate and learn. Even more so since the pandemic.…
natasha
June 17, 2022
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L&D Trends Review: Part 1

Our team recently reviewed an article by Growth Engineering on the 16 trends they expect to dominate learning and development in 2022. In this blog post we’re weighing in on these developments within the industry and what we believe will be important in shaping up the rest of 2022 and beyond.  We’ve split our review of these trends into 2…
natasha
June 10, 2022
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Tackle The Tech: Part 2

Selecting the right technology that supports both learning and engagement in your virtual training sessions is essential. If you missed our last blog post on how we Tackle the Tech and the criteria for selecting the right tech tools, you can read it here. Now on to The Learning Gym’s top tech tools.JAMBOARD: is a free digital interactive whiteboard developed…
natasha
June 1, 2022
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Tackle The Tech: Part 1

The pandemic forced people and businesses to move all their interactions, meetings, and trainings online, requiring many to adopt and use technologies they might not have needed earlier. A daunting task for the less tech savvy amongst us. But, from every challenge arises new opportunities. We, at The Learning Gym, have used this time to test out and develop best…
natasha
May 24, 2022
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12 Levers of Transfer Effectiveness: Part 2

A key question facilitators need to ask themselves if they want to make sure transfer happens is, “During training are the trainees already making action plans that involve not just their goals but specific concrete activities?” Ideally, trainees will leave a training program saying, “I know what I am going to do step by step after training”. In our last…
natasha
May 4, 2022
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The 8 Guiding Principles of Accelerated Learning

“Tell me and I forget, Teach me and I remember, Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin. The Learning and Retention Challenge Most often learning professionals like you and I find ourselves walking the tightrope when it comes to finding the right balance between delivering information and creating learner-driven environments. We are uncertain how much of the learning will…
natasha
April 27, 2022

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