ATD 2019 Insights

May 31, 2019

Every learning professional knows that the ATD International Conference & Expo is one of the best annual events to gain a new perspective on ways to better address their learning and talent management challenges, exchange ideas with their peers and make a positive impact on business results or their agency’s mission. While everyone always wants…

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Hosting & LMS Customization: Considering Your Unique Learning Needs

May 29, 2019

Many organizations find it difficult to pin point the differences between the myriad LMS platforms currently in the market. What makes Meridian different? In this video, our CSO, Paul Terry, discusses the importance of considering a number of factors when evaluating your online learning environment. He also touches on Meridian’s ability to deliver an LMS…

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Winning Strategies to Overcome Resistance to Change

May 16, 2019

It’s time for a pop quiz! QUESTION: What is the best way to overcome employee resistance to change? Force them to comply with threats and negative consequences. Bribe them. Gain their trust and willing participation. Hopefully, everybody selected “C.” In all seriousness, though. Change is a challenge. Yet it’s a constant in every organization, along…

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3 Things You Need to Know About Your LMS RFP

May 9, 2019

Over the past ten years with Meridian, I have been the lead technical writer and proposal manager for over 500 learning management system (LMS) proposals. I have seen request for proposals, or RFPs, RFIs, RFQs and RFOs from every industry, every sector, in every space. I have led 300 page, multi-volume efforts that were a…

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Taking the misery out of meetings

April 1, 2019

Have you ever looked at your calendar and cringed at the idea of spending the day in back-to-back meetings? Or, have you ever received a meeting invite that left you wondering why you have to attend? If I were to bet, the answer is probably yes. An astonishing $37 billion dollars is wasted every year…

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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 than just…

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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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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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