The Right Training Tools Get Better Results

by Mark Currier on 10/26/16 11:24 AM

If you need a hammer, but all you have is a rubber mallet, you may have a problem. Any carpenter will tell you that having the right tools is essential for doing the best job, with maximum efficiency. Maybe you have the best table...

Are Your Training Initiatives Predisposed to Failure?

by Mark Currier on 8/16/16 3:00 PM

Even when a training initiative isn't considered an outright failure, companies worry about whether their investment in training produces a positive return. Getting a positive ROI on training requires several building blocks. For...

How to Use a Story Framework to Reach Training Program Objectives

by Mark Currier on 5/20/16 2:37 PM

Humans love stories. It doesn't matter if a great story comes in the form of a novel, a film, a television episode, a song, or simply a narrative related by a friend: we love to tell and listen to stories. The human mind simply...

5 Things to Look for When Selecting a Training Vendor

by Mary Hiers, Guest Contributor on 2/18/16 10:22 AM

Selecting the best training vendor is essential to engaging learners and ensuring you maximize your training return on investment. It may take some time to evaluate the choices, but it is time well spent. Here are 5 things to look...

If Good Training Matters, It Needs to Stick

by Mary Hiers, Guest Contributor on 2/1/16 1:30 PM

Training represents a major investment at most companies, and in some industries, like in pharma sales training, the investment is even greater due to the highly specialized nature of what learners must take in, and the strict...

Tips to Help You Be a Better Virtual Trainer

by Mark Currier on 1/28/16 2:30 PM

Virtual learning makes sense for many industries today, including the pharmaceutical industry. Many businesses are geographically spread out, and bringing everyone together for training can be expensive and disruptive. Virtual...

A New Take on the Training Journey

by Mark Currier on 7/21/15 12:30 PM

Pharma sales training has to be intensive, up-to-date, and made to "stick," because of the detailed and continually evolving nature of the subject matter involved. In addition to sales skills, reps have to possess the technical...

Pharmaceutical Sales Training: Problem-Solving With Gamification

by Mary Hiers, Guest Contributor on 4/7/15 7:30 AM

Gamification is a growing trend in corporate training, including pharmaceutical sales training. Around half of organizational innovation processes are expected to use gamification this year, and the technique will become a primary...

How Big Data Is Changing e-Learning

by Mark Currier on 2/16/15 7:30 AM

eLearning is simply the use of electronic devices to deliver educational or training content. Today's classrooms and training rooms embrace smart devices, and there are countless applications that make eLearning increasingly...

Thoughts from a Learning Solutions Strategist...

by Mary Calvagna on 11/14/12 9:00 AM

Hi, I'm Mary Calvagna, Senior Learning Solutions Strategist at CLD. I've been designing and developing training solutions for more than a decade. What motivates me every day is being the best at my job—meeting my clients' training...