Rhythm Blog | Training

by Patrick Thean and the Rhythm Team

Back to School: 3 Ways To Use Rhythm In The Classroom

Nicole Hradek Sun, Aug 27, 2017 @ 12:00 PM

The first day of school is one of the most exciting and anxious days for teachers. You greet about 100 fresh young faces that are excited, and anxious, too, or they do not want to be there. Usually, at least as a high school math teacher, you spend the first day going over the syllabus, reviewing classroom rules, sharing minimal information about yourself, and doing an icebreaker with the kids. I was a tough teacher and jumped into the first lesson!

As back to school is in full swing most places, I thought this would be the perfect time to share three ways I would change my first day of school and how I would use Rhythm to do it. You may not be involved in a classroom but could use these ideas with your corporate training programs or even with your own children.

5 Best Practices for Online Training

Jessica Wishart Tue, Aug 22, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

As head of training at Rhythm Systems, I’ve had a busy year creating all the training content to accompany our latest software release - Rhythm 4.0. We’ve got two great online learning platforms for clients, Rhythm Certification and Rhythm University. As part of updating our content to bring the latest and greatest information to our clients, I also did some research about online learning in general. For those of us used to the more traditional classroom learning environment, shifting into the online learning landscape requires a bit of a paradigm shift.

5 Things to Ask Before Sending Your Leaders Off to Training

Liz McBride Sun, Dec 11, 2016 @ 12:00 PM

I started my career in the training department: writing ‘by the book’ curriculum with clear objectives, assessments, evaluations and interactive content to reach all of the learning styles. I would pour my heart out in front of live audiences or proudly upload interactive elearning modules.

Training was the prescription for healing poor performance or gaining adoption of new tools or systems; however, I soon realized ‘by the book’ training was not always the cure for ailing programs or departments.

My Team Needs Training... and, ACTION!

Liz McBride Mon, Jun 15, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

If you have ever downloaded any tools or other resources on our site, you know that we usually ask you about your Biggest Business Challenge in our forms. In response to your feedback, we are featuring a blog series on your biggest business challenges! This post is a response to the challenge “training and developing people."

I chose to complete my Masters degree in Human Resources Development (adult learning/instructional design) because I thought training was “acting with a steady paycheck.” All I had to do was sharpen my facilitation skills, print out some snazzy colored transparencies (OOOOH) or add stock clipart to Powerpoint (AHHHH) and I was on my way to getting anyone in any organization properly trained. Hey, these were high tech tools in the 90’s!

Service is Not a Secret: 8 Steps to a Customer Service Revolution

Barry Pruitt Thu, Nov 20, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

It’s time for a service revolution. As you prepare for the next year, there are plenty of unknowns related to the business, political, and economic climates.

Whether you’re an entrepreneur like those I see at EO (Entrepreneur’s Organization), YPO (Young President’s Organization), Vistage, C-12, and more – or a leader in your company, you better invest in training and developing your staff. John DiJulius summed it up at this year’s Fortune Growth Summit in Las Vegas when he said, “It is not your employees’ responsibility to have high service aptitude – it’s your responsibility to teach it to them.” When you invest well in the training and development of your staff, you’re also looking for ways to be more effective, successful and (of course) cost-conscious. 

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