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Facilitating Social Learning

Randy Emelo argues that the learning advisor is the key to unlocking productive social learning, and he offers tips for helping advisors step up to the challenge.

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Mentoring in a Millennial World

Millennials crave mentoring, but the way in which this generation prefers to connect, learn and share expertise leaves traditional mentoring programs ill-equipped.

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3 Critical Elements for Dynamic Social Learning

Randy Emelo discusses the three elements needed in order to achieve organizational social learning that is dynamic, engaging and productive.

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It’s Time to Retire Your LMS

Randy Emelo argues for more personal, dynamic, and responsive learning in organizations.

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How to Build Trust in Social Learning Environments

Transformational social learning thrives only when trust is present among collaborators. Randy Emelo defines three ways to build trust in a social learning setting.

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How to Be a Catalyst for Social Learning

Anyone who serves as an advisor in a social learning setting is responsible to lead that virtual community towards discovery. Randy Emelo discusses the responsibilities of the advisory role.

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The Spirit of Mentoring at Sodexo

Jodi Davidson of Sodexo and Randy Emelo of River share how Sodexo embraces the spirit of mentoring in their award-winning program of the same name.

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Learning for Performance

Learning is about changing behaviors and improving the way we work. As such, we need to make learning fit more easily into the context of daily work. This article by Randy Emelo offers tips on ...

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Unlock Agency Success with Modern Mentoring

Modern mentoring means enabling your workforce to connect with one another via technology for learning and development that occurs in a just-in-time fashion, and it affects the daily work-related ...

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The Evolution of Mentoring

Since the 1980s, mentoring has evolved from a practice of one-to-one career advancement relationships to a practice that supports social learning, informal learning, peer collaboration and more. ...

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Modern Mentoring: What Your Employees Are Asking For

Randy Emelo discusses how to leverage modern mentoring to help create a smarter and more engaged workforce.

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Writing on Someone’s Wall Is Nothing New

People have always learned from one another, but new social learning technology can provide employees with the information they need to do their jobs better and faster in real time. Randy Emelo ...

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Getting Committed to Social Learning

When it comes to social learning, people fall into one of three categories: the crowd, the community or the committed. Randy Emelo discusses how to get people committed.

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Mentoring without Barriers

Traditional mentoring was one older expert grooming a younger one for a specific role. Author Randy Emelo writes that today’s version is more of a collaboration and learning strategy that ...

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How Social Learning can Fix the Skills Gap

What does it say about the state of U.S. businesses when 92% of senior executives acknowledge there is a serious skills gap occurring in the workforce? Randy Emelo offers four strategies for ...

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