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Shining a Spotlight on Your Training Team

Image for Spotlight on Your Training Team PostThose in a learning and development capacity play an important role in the success of their organization and they see the results every day. Sometimes a boost of internal or external recognition can add momentum to the team’s efforts, and can provide individuals the inspiration needed to keep achieving.

In her article, Using Recognition to Inspire Your Training Team, Sue Plaster, M.ED. provides a wealth of advice on gaining more recognition for your team’s achievements and contributions as well as those of your team members. She offers factors to be considered for gaining additional recognition and provides insight on exploring award and recognition opportunities through a variety of outlets.

Read Using Recognition to Inspire Your Training Team and then leave a comment here with your thoughts. What steps do you take to inspire your training team and put them in the spotlight? 

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Leadership Development Planning Done Right

10th February 2015 Posted in Blog, Leadership, Training & Development 0 Comments

Every good leader or manager needs a development plan in place to help their employees be successful in their organization and provide better opportunities for each and every employee to grow and contribute to the organization.

In her article, An Individual Leadership Development Plan: Where Training Can Help, Sue Plaster, M.Ed., looks at how support and facilitation from training and development can make a difference in preparing managers for development planning. First, she looks at the six key elements of development planning, then she gives examples of how training and development professionals can assist managers in the process. She then goes into some detail about the first – and biggest – element: Preparation and Gap Analysis. Finally, she provides helpful guidance on getting underway and putting the plan into action.

Read An Individual Leadership Development Plan<: Where Training Can Help and then leave a comment here with your thoughts. Is leadership development lacking in your organization? How do you work with your employees on development planning? 

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WAI to Exhibit at ASTD 2010 in Chicago – Stop By to Win a Kindle

10th May 2010 Posted in Blog, Events, Training & Development 0 Comments

Event: ASTD 2010 International Conference & Exposition
When: Sunday, May 16 through Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Location: Chicago, IL
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Writing Assistance, Inc. (WAI) will be exhibiting at this year’s ASTD International Conference & Exposition at McCormick Place in Chicago. Exhibition dates are May 17th through May 19th.

The ASTD (American Society for Training & Development) is the world’s largest association dedicated to workplace learning and performance professionals. Held each spring, ASTD’s International Conference & Exposition is considered to be the premier event for workplace learning and performance professionals and welcomes attendees from more than 70 countries. More than 8,000 workplace training and development professionals from around the globe, representing a wide variety of industries attend the ASTD International Conference & EXPO each year.

If you’re planning to attend the event, be sure to stop by and say Hello. We’ll be in in booth 1010. (Mention you saw this on our blog.) As we did at the recent STC Conference in Dallas, we’ll be offering the chance for you to enter to win one of two Kindles.

We had a great event in Dallas at the STC. We heard some good reports from other companies that see signs that the economy, and specifically the job market, is recovering nicely. We’ve experienced that first-hand with new postings on our Jobs page.

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ASTD Conference Expo Hall Floor Plan

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