Learning Style Assessment

People have varied learning styles and preferences. A learning style assessment will help you identify these preferences so that you can adjust your training to suit your audience.

Positive buzz, measurable results, and improved performance top every trainer’s wish list. It’s also the key to getting management buy-in and achieving professional success. But you won’t get there with lecture-style training or e-learning programs where rows of chairs face forward or the only activity taking place is the clicking of a mouse. The question is…how can you take your training to the next level? The answer is…try adding a training game to the mix. Why Choose a Training Game? Say goodbye to doodling, daydreaming, and worrying about what’s for lunch. Simply put, training games add life to the classroom., Read More

Many consider experiential learning to be synonymous with learning by doing. While it does incorporate a high level of activity and interaction, models like the HRDQ Experiential Learning Model guide individuals through a series of building blocks that engage the participant, offer relevant lessons, and provide an adaptable learning environment. Built upon the highly-respected research of several adult-learning theorists—including Kolb, Honey, Mumford, and Jones—this model represents learning as a closed-loop cycle that begins with Focusing and progresses through Integrating. The core of the HRDQ Experiential Learning Model is based upon the underlying premise that adults are motivated to learn when, Read More

A Learning Management System (LMS) is a software application for the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting and delivery of e-learning education courses or training programs. Here is some basic information for those who have not considered it before. LMSs range from systems for managing training and educational records to software for distributing online or blended/hybrid college courses over the Internet with features for online collaboration. Corporate training departments use LMSs to deliver online training, as well as automate record-keeping and employee registration. Manage and track staff training with an LMS Training administration can be time-consuming and difficult, particularly in medium to, Read More

You never get a second chance to make a first impression. Or do you? Personality. It’s the part of your curriculum vitae that can’t be seen on paper and the driving force behind how you communicate, act as a leader, and get along with others. It’s the reason for success—and quite possibly the reason for failure. Characteristics of personality are witnessed every day, with every interaction. There’s the soft-spoken colleague who’s known to be a good listener. The no-nonsense client who refuses to hear a sales pitch. The poker-faced manager who’s difficult to interpret. And the bubbly work associate who, Read More

It is about you. You help the people in your organization to become better communicators, productive team members, and more influential leaders. You assess training needs, establish the curriculum, and facilitate countless hours of programs aimed at improving workplace performance. As a training professional, your responsibility is the development of others. But now it’s time for you to take a front row seat in the classroom. Welcome to HRDQ-U, our new, free learning community created for people just like you—trainers, organization development professionals, management consultants—and anyone who shares a passion for improving the value of human capital through experiential learning, Read More

Play Your Cards Right! How to Use Card Games to Increase Learning Outcomes Presented by Dr. Sivasailam “Thiagi” Thiagarajan & Tracy Tagliati Wednesday, June 4, 2014 2-3pm ET Have you ever tried your hand at playing cards in the training classroom? Card games motivate people to take an active role in the learning process, provide a wide variety of experiences in a highly engaging context, and promote quick mastery of new skills. Not only are card games fun to play—they make learning really stick. And we’ve got the industry’s most-respected experts lined up to show you exactly how. Join Dr., Read More

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 2 – 3 pm ET Presented by Laurie Ribble Libove Does listening still matter in a world where most communication happens online and asynchronously? The answer is a resounding yes! Surveys of customers and employees regarding communication styles continue to link increased loyalty, engagement, and satisfaction with “feeling heard.” And leaders, managers, and professionals who are perceived as good listeners tend to enjoy higher approval ratings and better performance reviews. But just how do you prove you’re listening in a digital workplace? And how do you make the time and maintain the focus to listen in, Read More

A great deal of time and care is put into developing the most valuable and effective content for soft-skills training. There are, however, environmental factors that need to be addressed when facilitating adult learning. The physical setting for children’s learning is pretty specific.  Seats in a discreet array, facing a blackboard with a teacher in front of it, quiet and still, constantly watched.  Transmission of information is controlled solely by the teacher, and the children assume a passive role – facing negative consequences should they not. When an adult enters an environment that is modeled after childhood learning, they tend, Read More

As the weather gets warmer, it’s more and more common to see people learning to swim.  This can be a great experience for some, and a traumatic one for others – for a number of reasons, but the one we’ll explore is learning style. Whether you’re the one teaching or the one learning, you’ll find that there’s no one way for learning to happen.   You could… Throw the baby in the pool and see what happens. Sit on the deck and watch other people swim. Shave your entire body and buy webbed gloves before getting in the water. Position yourself, Read More

Each of us has our own learning style.  The challenge of any trainer is to provide effective training across all styles – and we believe the solution is Experiential Learning. Our training solutions don’t just tell how something should be done. They show you. With HRDQ’s materials, your audience is asked to reflect, experience, practice, modify, and integrate. Learners are given the opportunity to engage in exercises that enable them to discover the value of a skill—and then practice doing it. Once they’ve done it, they know they can do it even better the next time. And that’s what leads, Read More

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