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Listen nowMentoring in Government Podcast

In this episode of The Public Manager podcast, Ryann Ellis interviews Randy Emelo about the value of mentoring to government agencies.

Published in The Public Manager, February 2017

Read moreMentoring in the Middle

Agencies need flexible and effective ways to promote employee growth. Randy Emelo describes ways that a robust mentoring program can help in this article.

Published in The Public Manager, February 2017

Read moreBring Out the Best in Yourself, Others

Mentoring can be one of the best learning exercises leaders can do for themselves and for others. Laura Francis of River shares three reasons why in this article.

Published in Chief Learning Officer, December 2016

Expert AdviceExpert Advice

The most appropriate advisors aren’t always atop the learning heap. An ideal advisor may be just a step or two above the learner. This article from Randy Emelo shares stories from US LBM and Cognizant, and includes ideas for how to engage learners at all phases of the employee lifecycle.

Published in Chief Learning Officer, October 2016

Questions in LearningAsk Me Anything: The Power of Questions in Learning

When answers are simply given to people, they don’t learn how to solve the problem themselves. Randy Emelo shows how questions can play a critical role in learning, and offers practical tips for bringing questions into learning activities.

Published in Chief Learning Officer, August 2016

Mentoring AgreementsCreating an Effective Mentoring Agreement

Establishing the groundwork for your mentoring relationship is a key element for success. Laura Francis looks at how a mentoring agreement can be the foundation you need, along with factors to consider when creating your mentoring agreement.

Published in Peer Bulletin, July 2016

Read moreA Special Blog for Special-Needs Caregivers

Sarah Sipek of Workforce penned an awesome blog about Laura Francis, our Marketing Director at River, who shares what it's like to have a child with special needs and what employers can do to support their employees. We're proud to have such a great culture here at River.

Published in the Working Well Blog from Workforce, April 2016

Read moreDon't Be Lazy with Social Learning

It’s easy to understand why people want social learning to be a miracle cure, but unfortunately we are still missing the mark for real social learning. Chris Browning shares why we need to bring personal collaboration into the mix.

Published in the Learning Technologies Blog from ATD, April 2016

Read moreFinding Time for Mentoring

Are you committed to helping yourself or someone else develop? Get tips on how to find time for mentoring in this blog from Randy Emelo.

Published by STADA, March 2016

Read MoreFlipped Classrooms Put Learning to Work

Learning is a process, not an event. Chris Browning explores how flipped learning can improve your return on training investment.

Published in Training Journal, March 2016

Read MoreMentoring Makes an IMPACT on Employee Careers

Sodexo's Spirit of Mentoring program is a key element of that company's corporate culture and is powered in part by River. Learn how their formal IMPACT program has become a catalyst for many management careers throughout Sodexo in this article from Trish Freshwater, Senior Communications Manager at Sodexo.

Published in Career Connections, February 2016

Read MoreComprehensive Learning Networks

This article by Randy Emelo shows you how to bring your workforce together for social, collaborative, and networked learning, and highlights how Cognizant accomplishes this with great effectiveness.

Published by Training Journal, December 2015

Read MoreLet's Get REAL: SMART Goals Are Dumb

SMART goals help you set objectives, while REAL goals help you set development goals. Randy Emelo looks at the four elements of REAL goals and gives tips on what to explores as you put this idea into practice.

Published in Peer Bulletin, December 2015

Read NowBlog Series: Shift the Way You Think about Learning

In part two of this 2-part series from Randy Emelo posted via STADA, uncover four shifts we need to make in our mindsets and in the minds of our learners, along with tips to do so successfully.

Published by STADA, December 2015

Read MoreBlog Series: Reshaping the Learner Mindset

In part one of this 2-part series from Randy Emelo posted via STADA, discover how you can help people change their mindsets about what to expect from their learning activities. Innovative learning practices at Xerox are highlighted.

Published by STADA, November 2015

Read MoreReshaping the Learner Mindset

In this cover story, Randy Emelo explores how to best prepare people for personalized and collaborative learning, showcasing how Xerox uses an innovative social learning manager certification process.

Published by Training Journal, October 2015

CLO October 2015Not Your Mother's Blended Learning

Made up of communities, cohorts and pairs, this is not the blended learning you know so well. It’s a different breed, one focused on people, that today’s companies likely need. Learn more in this article from Randy Emelo.

Published by Chief Learning Officer, October 2015

TD Sept 2015Shift Your Focus with Modern Mentoring

In a nutshell, mentoring is learning from the experience of others. Randy Emelo shares how organizations are modernizing their approach to mentoring and the results they are getting.

Published by TD, September 2015

Read MoreWhat Schools Can Learn from Corporate Mentoring

Research by Anny Chou, a recent graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, on the growing use of online mentoring software for corporate mentoring programs (including River), and what that means for schools.

Published by The Clayton Christensen Institute, July 2015

Read MoreBefore They Go: Mentoring and the Exiting Employee

Don't let your organizational knowledge walk out the door! Randy Emelo offers three tips for using group mentoring with your exiting employees to capture their critical insights before it's too late.

Published in the Human Capital Blog from ATD, June 2015

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