Articles/Blog Posts

New Training Managers

Article: Rocking Your First 90 Days as a Training Manager

Congratulations! You have your first training manager role. Now, where to start? As in any new role, you want to make a terrific first impression. You want to build your credibility quickly – and the credibility of your team. To this end, you want to ensure you add value quickly. This means starting with a mindset that focuses on advancing the organization’s strategy and …

Specialized Skills

Article: Creating Cultures That Honor Specialization While Promoting Generalization

People – and companies, for that matter – with deep, specialized knowledge and skills are often lauded. This makes sense, especially when you consider that they can promote decision-making efficiencies and profound, rich insights that lead to industry breakthroughs in fields like science, manufacturing, technology, engineering …

Developing Modern Leaders

Article: Training’s Role in Driving Leadership Diversity

We are at a pivotal moment in history where leadership diversity has never been more important to organizations’ relevance and success. Our customers, our employees and our society demand it. As Katherine Phillips wrote in a 2014 Scientific American research report…

Internal Consulting

Article: Keep Your Internal Consulting on Track by Contracting Effectively

As internal consultants, learning leaders are responsible for delivering solutions that solve business problems. Depending on the organization’s structure and culture, requests for training can come in a number of different ways. Sometimes, they are issued as directives: “We need this specific training to solve this specific problem.” Other times, they are …

Training Industry

Article: Prescription for Career Sustainability: Specialize, Then Specialize Again

Career strategy for trainers to stay relevant in today’s fast-changing world.

As training professionals, we routinely enable others along their career paths, but we aren’t always consistent about facilitating our own careers. Like the proverbial cobbler, we make for others, but rarely ourselves.

Training Industry

Article: Building Your Business Credibility

Strategies and tactics for learning professionals to build their business knowledge and credibility.

What’s the difference between a strong training leader and a strong business leader who happens to lead a training organization?


Developing Modern Leaders

Podcast: The Business of Learning, Episode 39 – “Developing Modern Leaders"

To learn more about modern leadership, we spoke with Laura Smith Dunaief, CPTM, an experienced learning leader and an instructor for Training Industry’s continuing professional development programs, and Mark Herschberg, a chief technical officer, professor and author of “The Career Toolkit, Essential Skills for Success That No One Taught You.”