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Get up to date on the latest industry news and find information about upcoming professional events and conferences! Here, we share timely articles about developments and legislation effecting employee training and professional development, press releases and much more!

Last updated: 25 Mar 2020
Last updated: 10/5/2020

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: 2/25/2020

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: 2/25/2020

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: 2/25/2020

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: 10/2/2020

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: 2/25/2020

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: 2/25/2020

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: 2/25/2020

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: 2/25/2020

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: 2/25/2020

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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Last updated: 2/25/2020

STEM Worker Development and Mine Safety Training Grant

The National Science Board issued a companion policy statement saying that, “Our Nation’s Future Competitiveness Relies on Building a Stem-capable U.S. Workforce.” The NSB offered some ideas to help build the U.S. workforce of the future.

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Last updated: 2/25/2020

Training Top 125 Rankings, Professional Development in Indiana and Training for Deskless Workers

In 10 days Training magazine will reveal the ranking of their Training Top 125 winners for the learning industry awards. The winners consist of the organizations with the most successful learning and development programs in the world.

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Last updated: 2/25/2020

Nurse Apprenticeships

Educational institutions, federal governments and local governments are joining together to create nursing apprenticeships so that students can earn money and gain real experience while continuing to go to school.

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Last updated: 2/25/2020

VR Training, Training Funds and Sexual Harassment Training

The Walmart located in Leicester Massachusetts has taken major steps in using virtual-reality to train their employees.The assistant store manager, Scott M.Pelletier, received virtual-reality training in Walmart Academy on the deli, bakery, and produce departments. In addition he received virtual-reality training to prepare him for Black Friday, which he claimed was very similar to the real thing.

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Last updated: 2/25/2020

Microlearning, Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training

One of the most commonly used buzzwords in the training industry, “microlearning”, has officially been trademarked by the education technology company Grovo – granted by the U.S Patent and Trademark Office.

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Last updated: 2/26/2020

VR Training and Tech Apprenticeships

The next big name in training services – Virtual Reality – is expected to generate $260 million in 2018 and grow to a shocking $6.3 billion in 2022. Many training organizations are starting to notice the benefits in utilizing Virtual Reality Systems for their services, triggering this astronomical growth.

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Last updated: 2/25/2020

Corporate Learning Week, Apprenticeships Executive Order

The 5th Corporate Learning Week took place this past week from November 13-16 in Dallas, Texas. Made for and by Learning and Development leaders, the mission of Corporate Learning Week is to provide the strategies necessary to increase effectiveness within the business, create a more productive workforce and faster organizational growth. 

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Last updated: 2/25/2020

Lawmakers Call for Sexual Harassment Training

As allegations of sexual harassment in Capital Hill continue to take light, mandatory training is being called into action for members of congress. The House and Senate Lawmakers aren’t wasting any time to mandate sexual harassment training.

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Last updated: 10/5/2020

States Push for Teacher PD, Senate Rejects Teacher Budget Cuts

Mandatory training, required by states, means that principles, teachers and other school leaders will find an increase in opportunities to develop their leadership skills, perform their job better and advance in their career.

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