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A weekly round-up of everything relating to professional learning. We cover legislation affecting professional development, government funding opportunities for employee learning, emerging technologies shaping corporate learning, and awards and conferences relevant to the talent development community.

Last updated: 04 Dec 2017
Last updated: 4/9/2019

Popular Training Topics in North America

Are you curious about what training topics users are searching for the most? Get an overview of visitor traffic and find out what 3 training topics visitors were the most interested in in 2018.

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Last updated: 3/18/2019

How to Make Your Profile More Clickable

Have you heard of the 15-second rule? The 15-second rule refers to the amount of time you have to capture a user’s attention before they move on to the next webpage. Learn how you can better your course profiles to capture users' attention and make them want to click.

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Last updated: 3/18/2019

Top Training Topics by Delivery Method

Professional training can be delivered in many different methods. However, when it comes to receiving training on specific topics, some delivery methods are more popular than others. Find out what method training buyers prefer to use for different topics in North America!

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Last updated: 3/1/2019

3 Ways to Modernize Your Marketing Strategy

Don’t settle when it comes to your client base. Use these 3 strategies to modernize your current marketing strategy beyond word of mouth and start bringing in new clients. 

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Last updated: 3/1/2019

4 Mistakes to Avoid as a Training Provider in 2019

Learn the top 4 mistakes to avoid that you probably don’t even know your making as a training provider. Don’t keep repeating the same mistakes that you were making last year.

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Last updated: 3/1/2019

3 Essential L&D Trends for 2019

In order to get you started off on the right track in 2019, here are our top 3 predictions of the training trends you should look out. Get the inside scoop on what to expect in the upcoming year!

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Last updated: 3/1/2019

3 Simple Ways to Improve Your Customer Responses and Increase Bookings

The competition for training providers to attract and lock in customers is continuing to grow in the US.  With so many providers offering similar courses, it is essential that you stand out and prove as soon as possible that you are the right choice for a potential candidate. Learn how to improve your responses, increase replies and make more bookings! 

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Last updated: 3/1/2019

Workforce Training Bill is Signed into Law by Trump

On Tuesday, July 31, 2018, President Trump signed legislation that renewed a federal workforce development program. Find out how this new law will create training and job opportunities around the country. 

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Last updated: 3/1/2019

Notice to Expand High-Quality Apprenticeships in the U.S.

The U.S. Department of Labor announced an initial training and employment notice to expand high-quality apprenticeships. Find out what this means and how it will increase paid-training opportunities in the United States!

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Last updated: 3/1/2019

Is Food Safety Training Important?

Even though food safety training is recommended for all professionals working in the food industry, not all workers undergo training or acknowledge the importance. Find out if food safety training is important and why!

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Last updated: 3/1/2019

Highlights from SHRM 2018 Annual Conference & Exposition in Chicago

SHRM's Annual Conference & Exposition is the biggest HR conference in the world. Find out why there is so much excitement around SHRM's Annual Conference and what some of the top highlights were this year!

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Last updated: 3/1/2019

Why are Companies Finally Investing in Talent Development?

Companies are finally starting to see the importance and benefits of investing in talent development. Find out why organizations are starting to pay attention and which top companies are leading the way!

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Last updated: 3/1/2019

How is AR being used for L&D?

Augmented reality, also known as AR, has been growing in popularity over the years due to its presence in games such as Pokemon Go, sightseeing applications and navigation maps. Find out how AR is now being used in L&D!

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Last updated: 3/1/2019

Conferences Empowering Women in the Workplace and Winners of ATD Talent Development Awards

Last week at ATD's yearly international conference and exposition in San Diego, California, Obama and Tacy Byham spoke out about the importance of equality in the workplace. Find out what they said and learn more about the winners of the ATD awards!

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Last updated: 3/1/2019

Leadership Training Hopes to Attract New Employees

Often leadership training is aimed at and reserved for top managers and is not utilized for other employees. Although this may seem logical, leadership skills are valuable for everyone - no matter their position. Learn how leadership training is helping companies retain and attract employees!

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Last updated: 3/1/2019

Where is the Future of Corporate Training Headed?

Companies and training professionals are beginning to fear that they will soon become obsolete in this expanding market due to growing technologies. Find out what Fast Company has to say about technology and the future of L&D. 

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Last updated: 3/1/2019

How is Technology Distracting U.S. Workers?

Work distractions due to technology are creating a big impact on the performance of workers. In fact, Udemy's research discovered that over a third of millennials spend 2 or more hours a day on their phones rather than working. Find out how you can help fight these distractions and re-motivate employees!

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Last updated: 3/1/2019

Harassment Training in Utah, Mobile Games and Teacher Training Funding

Lawmakers have approved a proposal that would require lobbyists to participate in annual anti-sexual harassment training in order to be licensed to lobby in the state Capital of Utah. On Tuesday the Utah House approved this proposal with a 58-11 vote, causing it to move on to the state senate for review.

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Last updated: 3/1/2019

Social Media and Professional Development

New findings have discovered that employees are using social media to learn new career skills. With platforms like twitter and YouTube, professionals can develop professionally with the click of a mouse. In addition, learners can take graduate-level classes online for only a piece of the cost.

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Last updated: 3/1/2019

New Hampshire Education Aid Bill

On Tuesday the Senate Education Committee held a public hearing on a bill sponsored by Republican Sen. Andy Sanborn, of Bedford, who said the roughly $4 million the state spends on adult workforce training programs should be reserved for people who can legally work in the United States.

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U.S. L&D Report: 2019 - Benchmark Your Workplace Learning Strategy

US L&D report 2019 - Benchmark your Workplace Learning

Are you curious about the L&D strategies of some of the U.S.'s top companies?

Find out what they're up to in findcourses.com's second annual U.S. L&D Report!

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