When: TODAY Friday February 27th is the next recording of T is for Training at 2 pm Eastern Time. Please dial or voip in and join us on the call/podcast. Your guest host is Stephanie Zimmerman and I’m looking forward to help from all of you!
What we probably will talk about:
Ideas and implications of budget cuts on training and staff attendance at training. Are you feeling the impact yet? What challenges are you facing? What strategies do you have for learning with limited staff and a limited budget? Ideas from Lori Reed. See the great discussion on friendfeed.
This great video Marianne Lenox posted to her blog would be a great topic on why being up-to-date on the social web is so important for trainers and the world! The video is Did You Know 3.0. Here’s a site with the transcription of everything in the video.
Techniques for doing/exploring everything to stay up-to-date – such as learning new tech skills, catching up on books, anything and everything. From Andrew Schuping’s plea on friendfeed.
In relation to the above, do you use any online todo lists for your work? What are your favorites and what are the best ways to use them? Ex. Ta-da and Doris (Thanks to Nicole Engard for bookmarking Doris)
Along the same theme, how do you make the best use of RSS in your work? See this article on Techsoup.
How do you create brief job aids, quick references and other training documents? From point #2 in this newsletter from the Training Doctor: “Now That’s a Job Aid: No doubt you are familiar with the US Air plane crashlanding into the Hudson River in New York last month. But did you know that the co-pilot only had 3,200 feet to complete a 3-page emergency landing checksheet – a job aid that is normally begun at 35,000 feet!? There’s a lesson for all of us trainers: brevity, specificity, directness. We don’t know how far the co-pilot got in his checklist, but we DO know he didn’t have time to seal the hatches on the lower part of the plane – contributing, in part, to the plane taking on water and sinking so rapidly.”
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