Corporate Training and Development Articles

Read the latest on training and development in the corporate world from the thought leaders of Dashe & Thomson.

5 Things Millennials Want From Training

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The growing workforce of fresh faced millennials and GenY workers has many organizations concerned, with millennials being called the “Me Me Me Generation.” Some older generations have trouble connecting with the younger workers who seem to have completely different desires and interests (emphasized and exaggerated in this fake training video). While millennials might not be… [Continue Reading...]

How To Make The Flipped Classroom Effective In Corporate Training

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K-12 education methodology has been changing over the past five years from the traditional classroom model to ‘flipped learning.” “In a flipped educational setting, teachers are seen more as a “guide on the side” – students learn material on their own outside of class, often through videos or other media, and work on problems, activities,… [Continue Reading...]

The Importance of a Learning Climate in Corporate Training


Corporate training is a huge industry in this country, and in many ways corporations are embracing employee development like never before. According to the most recent numbers from the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), American companies spent over $150 billion on training in 2011 alone. With a national workforce that hovers somewhere around… [Continue Reading...]

How to Evaluate Learning: Kirkpatrick Model for the 21st Century


I was asked by Wendy Kirkpatrick to remove the copyrighted Kirkpatrick diagrammatic model from my original blog post, How to Evaluate Learning: Kirkpatrick Model for the 21st Century. This revised post includes a step-by-step table as a replacement for that diagram. I think the table actually makes the process easier to understand. Even though many… [Continue Reading...]

How to have a Happy Ending to Your ERP System Implementation Story

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Implementing an ERP system – whether it’s SAP, Oracle eBusiness Suite, Microsoft Dynamics AX – is a big, hairy deal. Ensuring that end users learn the new system, embrace it as part of their daily work routine, and use it effectively is a daunting task. In a recent blog post Using Storytelling to Add the… [Continue Reading...]