Cohort-Based Learning: The Solution to Modern Professional Development Needs

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When learning in groups, people tend to have a better understanding of the concepts being taught, versus when they are learning alone. There is strong scientific evidence backing the benefits of having students learn and work in groups, which is likely why cohort-based learning is winning in modern adult education and professional development programs. What’s more, when it comes to asking for help in the workplace, about 55% of employees would rather turn to their peers first, and their managers second. While most managers are happily willing to offer solutions, there is a certain ease in peer-to-peer learning. Continue reading Cohort-Based Learning: The Solution to Modern Professional Development Needs

Finding the Courage to Change Your Career Path

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This is original content from Possibility Change.

The work that you do to make a living takes up a large portion of your time and energy. Day after day, the average human works for years, logging in hours upon hours of labor. That’s not a bad thing if you love your work.

Unfortunately, too many of us can barely even tolerate our jobs. We long to do something that manifests our true purpose in life.

So why do so many people continue working at jobs that make them miserable? Continue reading Finding the Courage to Change Your Career Path

The Skills Your Organization’s Workforce Needs for 2022 and Beyond

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Employee Development Trends for 2022

This is original content from Media Partners.

HR leaders who responded to a recent poll by Gartner say that building critical skills and competencies in their workforces will be their top priority for 2022. Continue reading The Skills Your Organization’s Workforce Needs for 2022 and Beyond

Six Types of Credentials Non-Traditional Students Want

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This is original content from Modern Campus.

“We are at the beginning of what I would call a golden age for lifelong learning and “non-credit” or informal professional learning. However, this market has become substantially more competitive and commoditized. Colleges and universities no longer have a monopoly on being the preferred content creator and distributor and credentialer.”

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Give Up Your Shoulds

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Throughout life, many of us are weighed down by things that we should do. I should lose weight. I should make changes. I should go back to school. I should be in a different place in life. When we take a major step back to examine all of our shoulds, it can be an overwhelming experience because we look at all of the things that we want to accomplish…but haven’t yet. Continue reading Give Up Your Shoulds

Fact Check: The Cost of Poor Leadership

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Poor leadership can cost companies thousands to millions of dollars per year, depending on the size of the organization. Collectively in the United States alone, businesses are losing trillions of dollars per year as a result of voluntary turnover and inability to hire qualified talent due to poor brand reputation. Continue reading Fact Check: The Cost of Poor Leadership

The Economics of Training 101: Reducing Cost, Increasing Quality

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Companies gain competitive advantage when employees have the proper skills and training to excel in their roles. Efficiently trained employees require less oversight, make less costly mistakes, and are better at problem solving than employees who have not been properly trained. Continue reading The Economics of Training 101: Reducing Cost, Increasing Quality