Learning and Development for an Uncertain Future

Recently, CEO and co-founder of Smartchoice® Platinum Preferred Provider LearnUpon, Brendan Noud, sat down with Brandon Hall Group’s COO Rachel Cooke for an episode of Brandon Hall Group’s Excellence at Work Podcast. The discussion focuses on the future of learning, with Noud drawing on LearnUpon’s 10 years of working with clients to meet the future. The pair dive into the trends we’ve seen, the trends yet to come, and what it all means for both learners and the business. 

The Reality of Virtual Reality

Many organizations still shy away from VR because they don’t know where to start. To fix that, Brandon Hall Group Smartchoice® Platinum Preferred Provider ELB Learning offers CenarioVR. It is an authoring tool that allows companies to build their own virtual reality content — without requiring any coding or programming experience.

Manufacturers Need Great Technology to Drive Workforce Skills Development

This scope of upskilling and reskilling can’t be managed manually. Sophisticated technology is required. But 49% of manufacturing organizations do not have the right technology ecosystem in place to develop and deliver personalized learning at scale, according to the research. To upskill or reskill employees in this difficult manufacturing environment, the research shows, employers need a workforce skills management platform like the one offered by TalentGuard.

Learning Personalization at Scale

Brandon Hall Group research has consistently shown that personalizing learning experiences has a huge impact on outcomes like learner engagement, knowledge retention, and both individual and organizational performance. And while personalization seems like an obvious and somewhat simple strategy for an audience of 100 learners, what about an audience of 100,000?

What Does the Metaverse Mean for Learning?

Brandon Hall Group Smartchoice Platinum© Preferred Provider EI has been helping clients build immersive, virtual learning interactions before the term metaverse came into the lexicon. They understand the value of creating virtual spaces for geographically dispersed people to collaborate and learn. EI sees the potential of the metaverse to greatly enhance concepts that have already proved to be engaging and effective when it comes to building learning experiences.

Building Skills with Custom Content

Brandon Hall Group Smartchoice® Platinum Preferred Provider ELB Learning has been building engaging, impactful learning experiences for its clients for years. While many organizations may have strong instructional design teams, not every company has access to world-class instructional designers, project managers, and game, animation, and video experts all at once ELB Learning has them, as well as voice-over talent and virtual reality designers at the ready.

Bring Customers On Board at Speed with the Right Customer Education Strategy

Brandon Hall Group Smartchoice® Silver Preferred Provider Eurekos understands how critical the customer onboarding process is. They have helped their clients move away from ineffective content management or project management tools that are not designed to provide the kind of user experiences customers should be receiving. Instead, the Eurekos platform links to whatever channels the customers use and delivers world-class training.

Good Succession Planning Requires Long-Term Preparation, not Short-Term Reaction

In a recent episode of Brandon Hall Group’s Excellence at Work podcast series, COO Rachel Cooke spoke with three executive leadership succession planning experts from Smartchoice® Gold Preferred Provider BTS to talk about some of the challenges that can lead to poor succession for executives and leaders and strategies for making it better. A big takeaway from the discussion is the need to look forward, not back. Companies can’t just look at what made past leaders successful. There has to be a focus on the future needs of the business.