January 2012 newsletter

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Dear Readers,

With more employees posting content on Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin, it was only a matter of time before the question of who really “owns” these accounts emerged. For example, can employees take their social media accounts with them when they leave a company for greener employment pastures? That’s why a recent lawsuit over who owns a Twitter account, detailed in one of our stories this month, is being watched closely in HR circles. The upshot may be that more organizations are encouraged to develop detailed policies on social media portability.

Dave Zielinski, Editor

How One Agency Measures Training ‘Return on Expectations’
By Dr. James D. Kirkpatrick and Wendy Kirkpatrick

The training division of a federal agency was in trouble. In short, training was seen as a cost, not a benefit, to the organization. The training department urgently needed to demonstrate its value to agency mission accomplishment or risked losing staff members and a significant portion of its budget. Learn More

Become a More Effective Online Speaker!

Learn how to prepare a presentation that complements the web environment and how to deliver it with confidence and professionalism. Attend Adobe Connect’s webinar on Thursday January 19. Click here for more information or to register.

Face It: Parting is Such Tweet Sorrow
By Ed Frauenheim

We’ve been waiting for a case like this: a lawsuit in the U.S. over who owns a Twitter account, and over the related question of how much a social media “follower” is worth. The basic question: Can employees take Twitter and LinkedIn accounts with them when they leave for another firm?  Learn More

Building a Sustainable Global Leadership Pipeline
By John Gillis Jr.

Globalization has effected major changes in the business environment. Having the right leaders at international and multinational companies is critical to corporate performance. Managers and executives need to be able to motivate, influence and enable individuals across national boundaries and cultures to accomplish a company’s goals. Learn More

Computer-Driven Simulation Develops Key Leadership Skills
By Margery Weinstein

When Cox Enterprise’s Cox Leadership Program needed an action-learning simulation to support its curriculum, the company turned to PressTime, a computer-driven behavioral simulation created and distributed by Discovery Learning. After observing the simulation, Susan Edwards, Cox’s executive development consultant, decided it met the leadership program’s learning objectives. Learn More

Product Review: ‘Switch On’ training video series

From Training Media Review

The Switch on Series of five videos ($275, single video; $935, series; online discount) by veteran Australian video production house Seven Dimensions hovers in the ambiguous space where context will determine whether the videos are useful off-the-shelf enhancements for your training program or irritating filler that will alienate your participants.

The first video in the series is Switch on Everyone. The seven-minute program can make a useful contribution to a workshop, course, or meeting where there is value in exploring the power of positive thinking at a fundamental level. Switch on Everyone is intended as a thought-starter and a stimulus that aims to help provoke a change in attitudes, rather than equip the audience with skills or knowledge. 

Click here for the full product review

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January  2012


How One Agency Measures Training ROE

Face It: Parting is Such Tweet Sorrow

Building a Global Leadership Pipeline   

  Computer-Based Simulation Builds Key Leadership Skills



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