4 Questions to Analyze Curriculum Relevance

In an enterprise, there are often established curricula or parts of curricula that relate to the roles you support. And, rather than create new, the mantra of a curriculum manager should be to reuse where possible. So where does that leave the content that exists?

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3 Rules for & 2 Business Benefits from Trust-Building in Virtual Teams

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My boss Jenny’s latest Forbes article on Trust I think arises from research our team has been doing in leadership and building enterprise trust scores. Truly, pardon the pun, Jenny confirms what she already has been practicing regarding building trust in virtual teams herself. This article uses real-life observations that she walks her talk.
Here are two major business benefits that I have seen from her leadership of our virtual L&D team at SAP: higher productivity and better hires.

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3 Ideas for Learning Transformation @SAP

In SAP Learning COEE, we are working intentionally to transform the SAP culture to a learning culture: Read more ›

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Bersin’s Chief Learning Architect vs Curriculum Manager

Chief Learning Architect and Curriculum Manager: What’s the Difference?Card-Catalog

In February, just a few days after I blogged about why corporations need Curriculum Managers, Josh Bersin of Bersin by Deloitte blogged that organizations need Chief Learning Architects to make sense of the spaghetti of courses and systems most enterprises have. Amen to that!


What’s a Chief Learning Architect?

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Seducing Your Learners: 4 “Easy” Tips

Seductive TrainingNot to play fast and loose with vocabulary and connotation, but if you use these techniques as you create your learning materials, you will draw in even your jaded learners, despite themselves.

1. Write action foreshadowing, not topic headings.

When you outline your course, no matter how small or large, your lesson title tweets excitement to your learner if you let it.
Compare these two titles. Which one would you want to read?
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Why do enterprises need curriculum managers?

IMG_1053Before we get into the discussion of enterprise need for the curriculum manager role, perhaps a little context is in order. I have been a curriculum manager at HP, and now at SAP, for just over two years now. This is a growth role for me, where I am stretching my capabilities again after a long time just relying on capabilities gained in my 20+ years as a senior instructional designer for several Fortune 500 companies. Please note the following description reflects my experiences as a corporate curriculum manager, not one for universities or schools. Read more ›

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