Have you ever experienced déjà vu in a group meeting? It feels something like this: “jeez, didn’t we discuss this last time?” or, “how much longer are we going to beat a dead horse?” We’ve all been in them, and we all dread them – meetings that go on and on. You spend months – years – discussing the same topic. Meetings can be great for getting work done, but too often they’re a time suck. Even a good meeting can turn into a forum for complaints or analysis paralysis as attendees get decision fatigue. But the good news is that meetings don’t have to be that way.
International continuing education organization selects McGinty for training council position
Richmond, VA – Based on the impact of its training programs in the Greater Richmond region, the Learning Resources Network (LERN) has selected Mac McGinty, Vice President of Workforce Development at the Community College Workforce Alliance (CCWA) to serve on the LERN Contract Training Council. LERN is an association of continuing education leaders that develop national best practices and deliver customized training programs with the goal to improve the effectiveness of the workforce and create a return on investment to employers who work with the nation’s community colleges.
You have just promoted some of your best frontline employees to leadership positions. How likely are they to succeed in their new roles? What would you do if you knew that 80 percent of frontline leaders fail?
It’s a startling statistic, but more often than not, good employees are promoted into manager roles without receiving any leadership training. The second annual “American Workforce” study calls managers “America’s most neglected employee” when it comes to training and development.
There is a great deal of discussion and writing with regard to the generation referred to as “Millennials” or Generation Y. This generation is growing into the largest segment in the workforce, especially as “Boomers” continue to retire in significant numbers.
This important segment of the workforce can potentially bring significant changes to businesses’ operations, recruitment and retention efforts. For those who understand and plan, it can mean a strategic business advantage resulting in improved bottom line performance.
In today’s fast-paced work environment, being able to manage through change is essential for leaders. However, in a recent report by the Association for Talent Development and the Institute for Corporate Productivity, just 17 percent of business and learning professionals surveyed rated their organizations as highly effective at managing change.