What is a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for L&D?

by: Dom Murray

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

If you’ve spent enough time in the learning and development (L&D) sphere, you’ve likely come across the acronym SME. Add it to the long list of L&D jargon. SME stands for subject matter expert and is used to refer to an expert or thought leader in their field.

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Welcome to the Socially Awkward Workforce

by: Benjamin Kessler

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

If you think your social skills have atrophied, you’re not alone. After nearly two years of working from home, and much less social activity outside of work, we’re likely to commit more unintentional lapses in etiquette, or social gaffes. This is true whether your organization is trickling back into the office or still mostly working remotely.

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Meeting the Demand for Government IT and Engineering Jobs

by: Franz Bauerlein

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Emerging technology capabilities—and threats—are changing the way government agencies work, from the federal to local level. Though new technologies have immense potential to transform the way agencies serve citizens, government workforces often lack the specific technical skills to make that promise a reality.

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Enabling a Multi-Generational Labor Force

by: Kevin Smith

Thursday, August 11, 2022

After spending more than 30 years serving in the Department of Defense (DOD) and now supporting the DOD and other government agencies, I have seen widening disparities in the age, experience, and capability of a labor force that has training issues ahead. In addition, technology-related skills gaps have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Government agencies around the world must equip this workforce to adapt not just to new jobs but to entirely different fields.

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The Workforce Reimagined

by: Amy A. Titus

Monday, August 15, 2022

In the most recent Fortune/Deloitte CEO survey, approximately three-quarters of CEOs predicted labor and skill shortages will be the biggest disruptors of business strategy over the next 12 months. Additionally, employees are more willing than ever to leave their current employment in search of new opportunities.

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How to Debate Politics Civilly

by: Joseph Grenny

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

It is a common complaint these days that we are polarized, especially when it comes to politics. We seem to think that people trafficking in poorly informed opinions is new. It isn’t. Fake news is as old as news. Misinformation is as old as information. So how can you disagree civilly when you can’t agree on facts?

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The Chief Sustainability Officer: Leading Inside and Out

by: Gregory Unruh

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

As companies struggle to manage the social and environmental tumult of our times, they are turning to the chief sustainability officer (CSO) to put C-suite eyes on these challenges. For two decades, I have been asking what makes a successful CSO and have interviewed hundreds of business sustainability professionals. While the CSO’s work varies dramatically by business, industry, and country, there are some commonalties that make them successful.

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Global Skills Trends Shaping Workforce Development in 2022

by: Jeff Maggioncalda

Thursday, August 18, 2022

I’m excited to share Coursera’s 2022 Global Skills Report, an in-depth look at the state of skills globally. The Global Skills Report draws data from 100 million learners in more than 100 countries who have used Coursera to develop a new skill during the past year.

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Developing Hybrid Teams

by: ATD Research

Friday, August 19, 2022

When COVID-19 was declared a pandemic in early 2020, many employees who could perform their jobs (or parts of their jobs) from home began working remotely either all or some of the time. As hybrid work continues in 2022, leaders are looking ahead and trying to imagine what the future of the hybrid workplace might look like.

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Work-From-Anywhere Challenges and Opportunities

by: Kirk Lawrence

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

As we shift to more virtual work, many organizations are struggling to recreate an in-person work culture. The ways we once connected are no longer easily applied to the work-from-anywhere (WFA) model. Instead, organizations are forced to evolve and adapt. What does a productive corporate WFA culture look like?

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How Animation Can Help Government Agencies Overcome Workfoce Challenges

by: Adrian Pineda

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

One of the most concerning issues facing learning and development (L&D) professionals within the federal government is an aging workforce. With more employees poised to retire in the coming years, a shortage of trained personnel who know how to do their jobs looms on the horizon.

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EQ and CQ: The Unique Super Power of Effective Government Professionals

by: Talia Fox

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Technical skills and academic knowledge are both respected and valued. Our ability to calculate and reason will reign supreme as our world continues to evolve at astonishing speeds. With these advancements, we may wonder how our connections to one another will evolve.

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