Helping New Leaders Succeed from the Start

March 5, 2019

  Every day, someone gets promoted to be “the boss.” Often, they get promoted from within a team to lead a team of former peers and friends. This is a situation fraught with challenge and offers great opportunity.   This promotion is often awkward both for the new leader and their team members. Far more…

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The Incredible Benefits of LMS Content Recommendations

August 9, 2018

The world of continuing education is complex. Whether it is to earn and maintain certifications, to work toward building a more competent and confident workforce, or simply to learn new skills, it is often difficult for learners to navigate large course catalogs to find the training best suited to their needs. From the perspective of…

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GDPR: 5 Questions Answered

May 22, 2018

The GDPR: 5 Questions Answered In a rapidly evolving digital world, privacy issues are of concern to both businesses and individuals. The European Union is addressing these concerns with a new rule called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), harmonizing privacy laws from throughout the EU and mandating a greater level of protection for the…

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The 5 Benefits of Lifelong Learning

May 17, 2018

The 5 Benefits of Lifelong Learning In 2016, The Pew Research Center found that 74% of American adults consider themselves “lifelong learners,” meaning they seek out learning activities in either their personal or professional lives (http://www.pewinternet.org/2016/03/22/lifelong-learning-and-technology/). These learning activities take many forms, from online seminars and courses through hands-on workshops and classes, from TED talks…

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Powerful Practices: Improving Learning Effectiveness

March 27, 2018

Welcome to the Powerful Practices Top 10 Series. These next few blog posts will highlight top Learning & Development challenges, their criticality, best practices for resolution, and how the Meridian Learning Management System can position you and your team for success. In my many years of learning consulting, two of the most frequent and often…

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The 4 Secrets of Self-Motivated Learning

February 23, 2018

To some degree, we all have a deep desire to continue to learn and develop new skills. Whether you’re looking to brush up on new technology, or completely pivot the direction of your career, continuing education is essential to your career growth and intellectual value.   Skills are the new currency, so they say.  …

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Surveys, the LMS Administrator's Secret Weapon

February 8, 2018

It’s no secret that the learning management systems (LMS) universe is rapidly evolving. An LMS administrator’s focus now includes digital disruption, changes in employee learning methods and their preferences, reporting, analytics, managing content and crowdsourcing curation in addition to managing their LMS platform. That’s a lot of hats to wear. Surveys can be an administrator’s…

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Powerful Practices: Targeting

October 5, 2017

Welcome to the Top 10 series Powerful Practices: Targeting   These next few Powerful Practices will highlight top Learning & Development challenges, their criticality, best practices for resolution, and how they and Meridian Learning Management System can position you for success. We’ve all been here… a higher-up issues a year-end goal of lean business process training…

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The Top 10 Essential LMS Reporting Features

September 1, 2017

Data-driven solutions can help your organization overcome barriers to learner success, ensure compliance, and make more informed decisions.   No matter the specifics of your learning programs, it is not likely that an out-of-the-box LMS report will provide all the data that you’d like to track. Out-of-the-box reports will provide some of the information you…

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Powerful Practices: Strategy

August 14, 2017

Welcome to the Top 10 series Powerful Practices: Strategy   These next few Powerful Practices will highlight top Learning & Development challenges, their criticality, best practices for resolution, and how they and Meridian Learning Management System can position you for success. strat·e·gy stradəjē noun: a plan of action or policy designed to achieve a major or overall aim. Strategy is…

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