White Papers

  • Corporate Training White Paper

    Towards Inclusivity: A White Paper on Diversity Best Practices

    The notion of diversity and its importance has been a mainstay of talent management for the last two decades.  It is only recently, however, that it has evolved from an important initiative to a business imperative.  Successful organizations connect the benefits of inclusion to their corporate performance.  They benefit from greater employee engagement, a truly global leadership pipeline and the problem solving strength of multiple perspectives.  Global organizations also benefit from better market insight and stronger connections to their communities.
  • Corporate Training White Paper

    Intercultural Awareness Case Study: How One Organization Improved Employee Relations

    Cultural diversity within your workforce offers great benefits such as gaining different perspectives and ideas for process improvement and innovation, collaboration on workplace challenges, and providing value-added solutions that achieve impactful deliverables. These benefits don’t accrue automatically; it takes concentrated effort by the Human Resources and Learning Departments.
  • Corporate Training White Paper

    Aligning a Career Pathway in Advanced Manufacturing

    As competition and demands grow, companies are increasingly looking for ways to build skilled workforces ready for the demands of a rigorous workplace from day one. A long history of offering tailored technical education allows community colleges to fill that gap, providing a nimble response and high-quality training to fill company demand and creating an education pathway that reaches a broad base of trainees, including students in high school, trade school, and adult employees who need to build advanced skillsets.
  • Corporate Training White Paper

    Fluid Talent Development: A New Talent Development Concept

    Talent development today is all about change in skills, competencies, and behaviors to support strategic business needs. Corporations are challenged with the path to change and the confidence that the change will match what is needed. To bring about real change there has to be collaboration, active participation and continuous reinforcement. This demands a significant commitment to time and involvement between the facilitator, the leader, and all members of the team that will be impacted --- back and forth, back and forth, and back and forth.
  • Corporate Training White Paper

    Certainty Principle: How Do We Know Training Improves Performance?

    Many organizations ask for feedback at the end of a training class – was the training relevant, was the instructor interesting and what information will you apply on the job? However, few organizations measure the impact of training on employee performance. This is usually because it takes too much time or is too expensive.
  • Corporate Training White Paper

    Employee training pays for itself

    Training managers often hear concerns over budget: “We didn’t set aside resources for this topic in the current fiscal year.” “We are still building our revenues back from the recession, so our training budgets haven’t been resorted yet.” Comments like these are typical.