• Personal Resonance© is a research forum engaged in transforming findings from proven research studies on learning, training, performance and expertise into practical training solutions and practices to 'accelerate time-to-expertise' of organizations and professionals. Aggressive time-to-market drives organizations to develop complex cognitive skills of their employees at faster pace to beat their competitors. Goal of forum is to find and share the answer to that ‘speed’. The forum is trying to develop a core knowledge-base in four areas by systematically assimilating, analyzing and synthesizing the proven research studies in wide range of disciplines like cognitive sciences, neuroscience, psychology, education, learning and brain science, etc.: 1) Accelerated Workplace Expertise: Proven research-based strategies and methodologies to accelerate expertise of organization as a whole through training and learning. 2) Accelerated Professional Expertise: Science-based resonance techniques to accelerate expertise, peak performance and effectiveness of individuals. 3) Strategic Training Management: Experience-based competitive philosophies and processes to manage large-scale complex learning and knowledge operations to produce proficient workforce. 4) Competitive Instructional Design: Advanced instructional and learning design techniques to deliver higher order complex skills like problem solving, critical thinking, decision making, technical troubleshooting.

3 Ways to Show-case Your Personal Performance and How to shorten Time-to-Personal Performance?

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Image credit: http://blog.secretmillionera.ru/ How do you turn into a high performance individual? In my last post 2 things you need to know to Accelerate Personal Expertise: Specialization and ‘One Thing’ I wrote that before you can lead others, you need to identify what the one thing you are best at. The key question is that how do you become best at something? During our research we found that there were three distinct and completely different mechanisms through which professionals are able to do their best and able to shine as high performance individuals. Let me share an interesting experiment as part of the research that was performed at a hi-tech organization. A select set of employees were given a pre-defined task which they had never done before. These employees were picked for research purposes and supposedly had demonstrated similar levels of skills, experience and knowledge on similar kind of assignments as seen from … Continue reading

5 Strategies to Build Powerful Portfolio of Training and Learning Achievements

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If you are planning to step up in training and learning management role, your previous experience as a trainer, instructional designer, learning specialist or HRD professional may not be sufficient enough to give you a strategic and competitive edge while bidding for a management role.You need to strengthen your portfolio. As an individual contributor you may have opportunities to work on various assignments to lead or to manage at your workplace. However, you would need a stronger profile to demonstrate the leadership in several domains. 1)      EARN A GLOBAL MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATION:  Certification is one of the first steps you may want to take to build your portfolio. Earning certification will give one badge on your profile that reflects that you possess needed specialization. Note the difference between ‘certificate’, ‘certification’ and ‘certification that gives a certified designation’. You can choose any based on your budget, time you can devote and meeting the … Continue reading

6 guidelines to select the correct professional certification in training and learning management

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In my previous post I taked about various certifications available to you if you want to give a strategic edge to your career in training and learning management. See: http://personal-resonance.com/professional-training-learning-management-certifications-gaining-an-edge-in-your-new-role Continuing it further, it is recommended that you chose a well renowned international certification or certified designation in your profession.  You may have to consider some criteria like:- i) Specialization and sub-domain: One thing you should know is that training, learning and performance field is interdisciplinary and that makes it quite wide. The list of subdomains it encompasses is quite endless. Just to name a few: training, learning and development, performance, human performance technology, consulting, instructional design, education technology, instructional technology and teaching, etc. Thus choose the certification sub-domain based on your current specialization or based on direction and specialization you want to go in. ii) Recognition level of the certification: Not all certifications enjoy same level of respect and recognition … Continue reading

18 Certified Designations in Training and Learning Management That can Enhance Your Profile

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In my last post I talked about value of certification as a strategy to give you an edge in your new role. I also explained different types of certifications. See: http://personal-resonance.com/professional-training-learning-management-certifications-gaining-an-edge-in-your-new-role/ Some of the leading certified designations which can potentially give you some advantage either to move quickly to the training, learning and performance management function. Or it may help you to adapt to your new role quickly. Note that there are range of choices in certifications targeted at individual contributors but very limited set of certifications for managing the learning and training function. COMPETENCE BASED This mode requires you to demonstrate your work product in terms of experience, credentials, competence and references from your own work coupled with some rigorous competency based test or knowledge exam. Test is usually based on standard body of knowledge in that profession. This is most common mode for most of the recognized international certifications and award … Continue reading

4 Types of Professional Certifications to Gain Competitive edge

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If you are planning to step up in training and learning management role, your previous experience as a trainer, instructional designer or a learning specialist or HRD professional will not be suffice to give you an edge in management role. As an individual contributor you may have opportunities to work on various assignments to lead or to manage at your workplace. However, you would need a stronger profile to demonstrate the leadership in several domains.You need to strengthen your portfolio to either bid for new role or quickly grasp the heat of new role and at the same time command respect from your team.Certification is one of the first steps you may want to take to build your portfolio. Earning certification will give one badge on your profile that you possess needed specialization. Note the difference between ‘certificate’, ‘certification’ and ‘certification that gives a certified designation’. You can choose any based … Continue reading

Preparing for 3 organizational challenges in managing your new multi-cultural trainining team

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Continuing the challenge of managing multi-cultural training teams I was talking about in my earlier post (http://personal-resonance.com/3-simple-principles-to-effectively-work-with-your-new-multi-cultural-training-team/). As an individual contributor planning to step up to training management role, you are bound to see plenty of cultural diversity in globalized training world. Training teams are now composed of trainers, designers and specialists all across the globe and come with their own cultural baggage.Thus, the moment you take up a role in training and learning management, one of the key competencies you would need immediately is to display sufficient level of cultural sensitivity and ability to work with diverse cultural backgrounds within your own team. This won’t come all of sudden to you just by change in your title. You need to start preparing right now. You already may have great experience working with audience and stakeholders from different countries and cultures. That’s great. It will help you. Here is further help … Continue reading

3 simple principles to effectively work with your new multi-cultural training team

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As an individual contributor planning to step up to training management role, you are bound to see plenty of cultural diversity in globalized training world. Training teams are now composed of trainers, designers and specialists all across the globe and come with their own cultural baggage. Thus, the moment you take up a role in training and learning management, one of the key competencies you would need immediately is to display sufficient level of cultural sensitivity and ability to work with diverse cultural backgrounds within your own team.This won’t come all of sudden to you just by change in your title. You need to start preparing right now. You already may have great experience working with audience and stakeholders from different countries and cultures. That’s great. It will help you. Now let’s do the reality check. Just recall how well you worked with your own training manager who came from … Continue reading

3 Important changes in thought process you need to be successful in training and learning management role

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 If you are a trainer, training professional, learning designer or an instructional designer, sooner or later you may have plan to move up the ladder in management role. It is also possible that you are already considering yourself ready to move up. You probably need to read this to assess your own readiness.Among several different professions, training and learning management is the only one in which I found that there is a big delta between competencies required in management role versus the competencies required in an individual contributor’s role. Your overall perspective, thought process and approaches would need a thorough overhauling the moment you move from an instructional designer to an instructional design manager or from a trainer to a training manager. When you move up to a role of managing the training delivery as opposed to delivering the training itself, your tremendous experience as a trainer, instructional designer or learning … Continue reading