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Get inspired by our latest blog posts on trending topics within learning, digital learning platforms, insights and studies.

"Have to design a virtual L&D initiative that needs to drive behavior change? Think performance, not learning."

My evaluation colleagues and I recently conducted an impact evaluation of a large-cohort (500+ participants), mission-critical global leadership development program for a very large company and here’s the result. Are you designing a new program to drive a behaviour change? Read the latest findings here.

"What are key types of supervisor support that impact training transfer?"

For decades the research has shown and the professional Learning and Development community have intuitively known that supervisor engagement makes a difference to training transfer.  However, what has been less clear is EXACTLY what a training participant supervisor should be doing to make the BIGGEST difference.

”Can we make a pilot?” Three good reasons why you should try it!

“Can we make a pilot?” is a very common question I get from a lot of people I meet. I always answer like this: “What is it that you want to pilot?”. Yet, they rarely know. You can be sure of one thing though when you meet us: you never have to try if Promote works as a platform while executing a training program.

Post Corona - what have the learning industry learned and what happens now?

Not so long ago, pre-pandemic, many in the Learning and Development industry were delivering face-to-face, classroom-based training. The move into digital and virtual was a disruptive element but by no means was it a universally accepted method of delivery. So, what happens now?

From the good old training catalogue to today’s learning journey

When changing and transferring competence and behaviour, you need a good portion of commitment and training to get the results you want to achieve. Today, organizations talk a lot about creating a “learning” culture. All to often, this means that the focus lies on creating the content and thereafter create a program connected to the content. Do you recognize the approach?

Empowering Anti-Racism Allies: A Personal High Performance Learning Journey

A pandemic has arisen all around the world. And no, we are not only talking about the Covid-19 disease, but we are also talking about the pandemic of systemic racism – at the workplace, at our homes and in society. So how do you change someone’s mind and behaviour?

High Performance Learning Journeys - Why should you build them?

Talk of learning journeys in the world of training and development has become so commonplace that it is easy to lose sight of why we are making this shift.  Let’s take a moment to remind ourselves and get to the essence of why we should build learning journeys…

Outside the Classroom: How to Deliver Engaging, Impactful Higher Ed Courses Virtually

Even though students are not physically in the classroom, they are still a cohort, experiencing the same learning journey during the same stretch of time. Instructors and professors must take advantage of the powerful dimension of “relationships” and build strong connections among the cohort.

How to succeed with your virtual education - our overall experiences & tips from this spring

Success with virtual education, how do you do it? During this spring, we conducted all our training and leadership training virtually. Together with our customers and participants, we have accumulated a wealth of good experiences.

5 key ingredients for impactful learning

What are the 5 key ingredients for impactful learning? We asked Professor Robert Brinkerhoff to distil all his previous research and practice in High Impact Learning into those key factors that he felt needed to be in place if we are to successfully convert training into virtual online experiences.

Being smart about measurement and evaluation in these pandemic times

Universities, schools, and L&D organizations everywhere are facing a pressing need to quickly transition face-to-face live group training efforts to virtual and on-line programming. Inevitably, especially as we rush to make this transition, some of what we do will work, and some of it will not.

Social distance - or maybe not?

At a time when we need each other most, to create security and understanding, it is unfortunate that social distance has become synonymous with physical rejection. On the contrary, we should continue to be social but avoid being physically close to each other. Many companies now face the challenge of creating a strong us-feeling at a distance.

The Future of Online Delivery in the Aftermath of Coronavirus

The current Coronavirus situation has led to a number of travel restrictions coming into place at an alarming rate and more people working from home. An increasingly urgent question that we are facing from customers is what they can do with their Learning and Development programs that are scheduled to be run in the next few weeks.

How to Quickly Apply a Blended Approach to Make Your Face-to-Face Learning Happen

The current Coronavirus situation has led to a number of travel restrictions coming into place at an alarming rate and more people working from home. An increasingly urgent question that we are facing from customers is what they can do with their Learning and Development programs that are scheduled to be run in the next few weeks.

Rethinking the way programs are delivered to beat the need to travel

The Coronavirus has brought many challenges with it. Not least that organisations have started enforcing travel bans on their employees, which has had an understandable impact on Learning and Development programs that are currently underway.

The Impact of External Factors and How L&D Needs to Change its Approach

The World is being hit by the effects of the Coronavirus, the personal challenges of those who have been infected and the concerns of those who have not yet been.

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Relationships of Goal Orientation, Metacognitive Activity, and Practice Strategies with Learning Outcomes and Transfer

Applying the Five Types of Use

In their paper: A demonstration of Five Types of Use, Kevin Ford et al, suggest five ways that a training course participant could apply their learning after a program has concluded.

Focus on Performance 2019!

Thank you for attending Focus on Performance 2019! The global HR and L&D conference for all those that are passionate about creating business results from training.

Overcoming Performance Barriers in L&D Programs

What are the common barriers to performance that prevent learners from applying what they have learned and 60+ potential approaches to addressing these.

Design more effective L&D programs by Stretching the Dimensions

We asked our participants on our High-Performance Learning Journey program what was best practice when it came to designing programs. This is what they said.

Är digitalisering svaret på allt?

Promote anordnade nyligen ett frukostseminarium på temat “L&D och digitalisering” leddes av Promote Internationals VD Jon Serrander. Att ämnet är aktuellt är ingen överdrift; seminariet drog stor publik, deltagarna var engagerade och diskussionerna livliga.

Promote won five Brandon-Hall ed-tech awards

Christmas came early for Promote this year, we being the recipients of five Brandon-Hall ed-tech awards last week and now easily the most recognized of all learning transfer platforms!

Masterclass: Creating high performance learning journey

Listen to Preethi B Rao, Head – Learning Effectiveness at C2C Organisational Development talks about the multi-dimensional approach to learning journey which can potentially increase the stickiness of the journey.

Vattenfall awarded as best Trainee Programme of the year

“I am really happy and proud of the award”, says Programme Responsible Thérèse Troedsson. “It is an award that I share with everyone who has contributed to the success of the programme.”

The 2018 edition of Promote Network Summit

During two intense days, the Promote Network met in sunny Stockholm, Sweden, for the annual Promote Network Summit, PNS2018.

Read more and see the pictures from the 2018 edition.

Impact Study

Impact studies by the Brinkerhoff Evaluation Institute reveal Promote’s learning technology platform, when embedded with a high impact methodology, is driving a learning to performance improvement culture.

Read more and download the Impact study conducted by BEI (The Brinkerhoff Evaluation Institute).

Promote Network Summit 2018

Conference | Networking | Awards

Welcome to Promote Network Summit 2018. Hosted in central Stockholm June 27-28 at the beautiful venue of Fotografiska we are looking forward to inspiring keynotes, innovative talks, educational breakouts, hands-on lessons, and great networking.

What Is Learning Evaluation, Really?

Guest post by Preethi B. Rao.

Companies spend massive amounts each year to ensure that their employees are working to their full potential and contributing to the accomplishment of organizational goals. But are such companies really getting a return on these expenses?

Becoming a High Performance Learning Journey Champion

Guest post by Ian Townley.

I am currently undertaking Brinkerhoff certification for High Performance Learning Journeys. I’d like to take this opportunity to share with you what I have learned so far. Feel free to comment and leave me a message. I’ll try and reply to everyone who does.

Traefpunkt HR 2017

We went to Denmark’s biggest HR exhibition to show our platform, discuss new L&D trends and promote our Brinkerhoff Certification.

Promote Network Summit 2017 - The recap

Read the latest blog post, a recap of the Promote Network Summit 2017.

Everybody knows that training is supposed to be a process..

Latest blog post written by Professor Robert Brinkerhoff

Three things I have learned from Professor Brinkerhoff

By the CEO of Promote: “Three things I have learned from Professor Brinkerhoff”

Guided Social Learning

Guided Social Learning: A key to a successful learning journey. One of our four key concepts.

Create a training program that drives performance

7 step guide to create a training program

Promote Network Summit 2016

Promote Network Summit 2016 was a success. Here is a recap.

Promote cares about privacy

Sensitive personal data may not be submitted to, or stored, in Promote.

Three Pillars of Training Programs

Three Pillars of Training Programs

Good news for all the licensees and customers to be!

The new survey tool Fetch is now available for integration with Promote.

Guest Post: 10 essentials to make staff training work

In this article I want to focus on what the business who bought the training can do to ensure it works as well as it can.

Just how unique are those unique selling points of ours?

Just how unique are those unique selling points of ours?

Execute strategy and drive change

Execute strategy and drive change, provide focus for results

Replace smile sheets with actual results

Replace smile sheets with actual results

Training needs to change to keep up with business

Markets are changing. Business is changing. Companies need to be light on their feet, to compete.

Guest Post: After all, they learn!

Guest Post: After all, they learn! Promote as the fountain of youth for the learning and development culture

Your most important journey

A business journey and getting started with Promote. Possibly one of the most important journeys your business will ever make.

Activities that don't add value to your business are waste.

Far too often we learn that our customers have unclear expectations on a training initiative.

"They don't have the time". Really? (Part2)

This post is about how easy it is to involve your managers and create higher effect and results with the training.

Expect behaviors to develop!

When you try something new, do you expect yourself to be 100% right on the first attempt?

"They don't have the time..." Really? (Part1)

“They don’t have the time“ Really? (Part1)