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  • We believe that the three pillars of solid instructional design are the: Adult Learning Principles – Blog 1 Blog 2 Systematic Learning Process – Blog VIVE Formula These three pillars maximize learning by boosting learner engagement. When all three pillars are in place, you can guarantee learning will take place. Systematic Learning Process Review As … The post Learner Engagement: Ensuring Successf...

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  • How you say something can be as important as what you say. This is true for face-to-face instructors, but it is critical in the virtual environment. Online instructors cannot give any visual cues as to how they feel about what they are saying; they only have their voices to hold the learners’ interest and show … The post Using Voice to Maximize Learning appeared first on Friesen, Kaye and Associat...

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  • Often at this time of the year, we reflect on change and the possibilities of looking for a new job. There are many reasons why we consider other positions, but once we have decided to do so, then our preparation begins, and step one is getting ready for the interview. A job interview is your … The post Interviewing for a New Position appeared first on Friesen, Kaye and Associates.

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  • Overview The two most frequently asked questions by new clients are, “Can you helps us improve/update/increase …” and “Should we be investing in that new …” Our response is always the same, “Do you have a strategy or road map that you are currently following?” A recent Brandon-Hall study found that aligning the learning strategy … The post Learning Strategy Road Map appeared first on Friesen, Kaye...

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  • Earlier this week, FKA President, Michael Nolan, presented Becoming a High-Performance Learning Organization at I4PL 2017 conference and trade show in Toronto. Here is an excerpt from his presentation on the six main forces of change impacting Learning and Development today. 1. Globalization Situation: Increasing number of teams with membership from multiple countries and time … The post Forces of...

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  • Not too long ago we were asked the following question: Q: “What can trainers do to make on-the-job training effective?” We thought other people might be interested in the response Michael Nolan, President of FKA, provided. A: The number one component of success with on-the-job training (OJT) is careful planning. It ensures that content and … The post Maximizing the Impact of OJT appeared first on ...

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  • With all the hurricanes, wildfires and political uncertainties we have been experiencing I thought we could all benefit by reflecting on teachers who made a difference in our lives and then remembering that what we do is important! Three colleagues on the FKA team wanted to share their memorable learning experiences: Mrs. Smith Without giving … The post Teachers or Learning Experiences that made a...

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  • With the constant pressure to do more for less…and FASTER!, learning professionals are always on the look-out for tips from experienced professionals. This blog describes how FKA’s design and development team takes full advantage of decades of experience over hundreds of projects. In a nutshell, we follow two simple rules: Work “smarter” on current projects … The post Using Your “Lessons Learned” ...

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  • In part 1 of this blog we identified how we define an “effective design” and introduced our Learning Evaluation form and discussed how it can be used with the designers’ clients to confirm they have a clear understanding of their clients’ expectations for their learning programs. Part 1 also described the first step in the … The post Assessing the Design of a Learning Program: Part 2 appeared firs...

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  • As an instructional designer why would you want to assess the design of a learning program? It could be as straight forward as wanting to know if you have done a good job on the program design you just completed. It could be more complex. For example, you might want to identify which of the … The post Assessing the Design of a Learning Program: Part 1 appeared first on Friesen, Kaye and Associates...

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  • It is a fact that organizations are spending billions of dollars annually on their learning and development (L&D) activities. Paired with this fact, is the belief that no more 20% of this investment results in the transfer of the new skills and knowledge back to the job. Current research in neuroscience (Neuroscience Part 1: What … The post Maximizing Learning Transfer appeared first on Friesen, K...

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  • FKA is the recognized leader in Trainer Certification. We have helped over 80,000 learning and performance professionals attain meaningful certification in their industry. You can earn these premier credentials in several ways. FKA Certification FKA offers six Professional Development Certification tracks: Professional Designer, Professional e-Designer, Professional Facilitator, Professional e-Fac...

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  • Part 2 of a Two-Part Series In the first blog of this series we talked about incorporating adult learning principles in the traditional classroom. This second blog focuses on how to adapt these principles for the virtual classroom. Adult Learning Principles are the actions and conditions that support, enhance and promote learning for adults. FKA … The post Adult Learning Principles: Incorporating ...

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  • Part 1 of a 2-Part Series Adult Learning Principles are the actions and conditions that support, enhance and promote learning for adults. FKA has identified ten adult learning principles specific to instructors/facilitators that ensure learning happens. In this blog we will focus on how to incorporate these principles in the traditional classroom. 1. Adults must … The post Adult Learning Principle...

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  • Using scenario-based questions (SBQs) to draw learners in and deepen their learning. Monday morning, 9:00 am You have been through all your emails and responded to the ones that needed immediate action. You need to get started on your current project ASAP! You know it is going to be a long week because you have … The post Tell Them a Story appeared first on Friesen, Kaye and Associates.

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  • In 2014, Bersin by Deloitte published their infographic, Meet the Modern Learner. In it they reported that companies are finding it harder to reach and develop their “untethered” workers. This is a significant problem because at the time 30% of full-time employees did most of their work remotely. It appears that this trend is only … The post Using Distance Coaching to Develop Untethered Workers ap...

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  • Effective facilitators and instructional designers, support the stages of learning by helping learners appreciate where they are in the model and then guide them through the subsequent stages. Let’s quickly review the Four Stages of Learning and then identify some retention factors that increase the probability of moving information into the long-term memory, through those … The post Four Stages o...

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  • For learners to learn, they must pay attention. It is our job as instructional designers and facilitators to ensure learners will be motivated to focus on the content throughout the lesson. Motivation has two stages: 1. Initial 2. Ongoing Initial Motivation Initial motivation hooks the learners by identifying the value and relevance of the content. … The post How to Grab and Hold Learners’ Attenti...

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  • As a leader in workplace learning and performance, FKA has developed a simple formula to guide design and delivery of learning programs that maximizes learning. Regardless of whether learning happens in a classroom, online, or in the workplace, effective learning uses the Systematic Learning Process. Three Phases, Five Components The Systematic Learning Process identifies three … The post Putting ...

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  • Part 5 – Project Plan This is the fifth and final part of our blog, Scoping a Learning Solution – Art or Science?. If you haven’t read the earlier parts, please do so: Part 1 – Estimating Duration Part 2 – Selecting Instructional Strategies Part 3 – Assigning Development Ratios Part 4 – Media Requirements … The post Scoping a Learning Solution – Art or Science? Part 5 appeared first on Friesen, K...

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  • Part 4 – Media Requirements & Evaluation Plan This is the fourth part of our blog ‘Scoping a Learning Solution – Art or Science?’ If you have not read the previous posts, please do so: Part 1 – Estimating Duration Part 2 – Selecting Instructional Strategies Part 3 – Assigning Development Ratios By the end … The post Scoping a Learning Solution – Art or Science? Part 4 appeared first on Friesen, K...

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  • Part 3 – Assigning Development Ratios* *Development Ratios also include the effort required for all the Design activities. This is the third part of our blog, Scoping a Learning Solution – Art or Science? If you have not read the previous posts, please do so: Part 1 – Estimating Duration Part 2 – Selecting Instructional … The post Scoping a Learning Solution – Art or Science? Part 3 appeared first...

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  • Part 2 – Instructional Strategy This is the second part of our blog, Scoping a Learning Solution – Art or Science?. If you have not read “Part 1 – Estimating Duration” yet, please do so before reading this blog. Part 1 provides an overview of the entire scoping process. Choose Instructional Strategies The second step … The post Scoping a Learning Solution – Art or Science? Part 2 appeared first on...

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  • Estimating Duration Scoping a learning solution…is it an art or is there some science involved? After 50+ years of scoping a wide range of learning solutions, FKA can say, “Yes.” There is an ‘art’, or at least a skill, to scoping a solution but we have developed a structured approach that provides a scientific framework … The post Scoping a Learning Solution – Art or Science? appeared first on Fri...

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  • For those of you who have made the move to facilitating in the virtual world…. Congratulations! It was simple and easy, right? Or was it? Even though you had a course that was already developed (for the physical classroom); and had learning objectives that were specific, measurable and learner-centered; the smooth move to the virtual … The post Making the Transition from Classroom Trainer to Virtu...

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  • For learning and performance initiatives to be successful, Learning and Development (L&D) professionals must understand who the “real” client is and what sort of help they desire to meet their performance and business needs. In any given client situation, the L&D professional may find a variety of individuals who initially appear to be clients, but … The post Identifying MAD Clients: What L&D Prof...

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  • Michael Nolan1 Abstract: Focus groups are widely accepted as a critical data-gathering method that produces key results at a reasonable cost. The method is particularly important when the goal is to gather perceptions, opinions, suggestions, attitudes or feelings about a specific topic. Focus groups are also used to get insight into why these beliefs or … The post Conducting Successful Focus Group...

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  • All of us have experienced meetings that start late, run long, go off topic, and have no structure to encourage productivity. This leads to a waste of valuable time, money and resources, and needs to stop!   As meeting specialists, Friesen, Kaye and Associates, has been sharing some Key Actions that are critical to facilitating … The post Running Effective Meetings: Getting the Most Out of Your Me...

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