Category: Experiential learning

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Lies and Truth About Development Planning

When it comes to development planning, there’s no shortage of excuses for falling behind and taking shortcuts. Which of the following sound familiar to you?

  • “I just don’t have the money to spend on developing my skills.”
  • “I wish I could do something but my manager is holding me back.”
  • “I just don’t have the time to focus on development planning activities.”
  • “I can’t come up with development goals that are measurable enough.”

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SMART Goal Examples Part 2: Leadership Development Activities

In my last post, I provided a few examples of SMART goals for developing competencies or “soft skills” (as opposed to technical skills). Samples were written for the common yet vague goals to “be a better communicator” and “improve leadership skills.” If you haven’t already done so, I recommend you read that post first before continuing with this one, because this post is a continuation of that example. This post will focus on leadership development activities as opposed to leadership development goals.

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Experiential Learning – 5 Ways To Get it Without…

Experiential learning, as you might guess, is learning by experience. Check out the wiki for more detail. It’s a great way to learn because it allows for application of newly acquired knowledge to real-world situations. Check out this recent ATD post for a few examples of how some companies have implemented impressive and robust experiential learning programs to develop their employees.

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