• 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.

2 Characterisitcs of Highly Successful Training Leaders: Synergizing Projects and Operations

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(image is courtesy of anishmathaimathew.wordpress.com) You might already have been managing operations and projects in learning and training function. Have you noticed that training and learning management is actually successful management of operations and projects at the same time? The co-existence of the activities under these two characteristically different domains with equal intensity at same time has been making training and learning function a unique one. I was reading this blog at http://anishmathaimathew.wordpress.com and came across very interesting definition of Operation and Projects. * Organization is the Parent * Operations is the Responsible Elder Brother * Project is the Flamboyant Younger Brother During my research I found that successful training organizations leverage this unique overlay of operations management and project management and their success relative to their competitors depends on how well they drive synergy between these two domains. Such organizations have been using their efficiency in operations and effectiveness in projects to meet customer needs and at the same time drive radical … Continue reading

2 Different Styles to Manage Learning and Training Projects: What is your style?

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What kind of manager are you going to be when you start leading and managing the learning projects? Let me share with you two different types of management styles you may come across in training and learning area. Suppose you have been given a project to improve some key aspect of your employees’ learning environment in particular settings. How would you proceed managing it? 2 Styles of Training Project Management In my research, two different styles emerged which are quite commonly adopted by training and learning managers: 1. Grow the crop and harvesting it: Project Management Style of Leading Learning Projects With this style of management, you exhibit very action focused outlook. You will charge on to the project, start converting it into some achievable and measurable targets. You will also define some key KPIs which becomes the success criteria for your project. After all you want to be successful … Continue reading