Digital Leadership: engaging employees, communication, & the long-term lessons to take with you
We are facing unprecedented times. Between an economic downturn, massive furloughs, and fear for the health and safety of our communities, employees are feeling more uncertain than ever. Times of crisis and rapid change requires strong and effective leaders who are critical for setting direction, driving continuity, and motivating the broader organization. But, what does effective digital leadership look like? Join Jim Batz, Cornerstones Senior Manager of Learning and Development to learn: -The importance of instilling a strong digital company culture -The essential soft skills you need to be an effective leader -What Cornerstone is doing to effectively manage and engage a remote workforce Regardless of when things get back to “normal”, we know it will be a new normal. The digital transformation that takes place now will reap benefits today and long into the future.
Talent Management Strategies for Agencies in Turbulent Times
As agencies face unprecedented hurdles in todays world, employee needs are the top priority for HR and L&D leaders. With the right resources in place, government agencies can continue to provide consistent and transparent communication and uninterrupted employee development and onboarding—further strengthening the agency. Join us for a conversation with representatives from Collier County, FL Human Resources, and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. We will discuss how they have overcome obstacles in their employee onboarding and development to deliver highly effective talent management strategies during turbulent times. Youll learn how two distinct agencies have overcome obstacles such as: -Training different compositions of their workforce with varying degrees of technological capabilities; -Labor and employee relations concerns; -Rate of required change; and, -Positioning technology as an enabler and not a barrier. During this conversation, we will highlight lessons learned that you may be able to apply in your agency to help cover these or similar obstacles you face.
A manager's guide to confronting performance issues
One of the most daunting tasks managers face is dealing with an underperforming employee. Traditional approaches to performance management often leave managers unequipped to deliver constructive performance feedback. As a result, employees feel demoralized and defensive rather than motivated to succeed. It doesn't have to be this way. View this webinar and you’ll gain insights into: Why traditional performance management makes correcting underperformance so challenging How a modern approach to performance management impacts employee engagement and productivity How to adopt a five-step process for diagnosing employee performance issues How to address underperformance in a way that feels good to the employee
What you have to know before choosing an LMS
What you have to know before choosing an LMS. Presented by Craig Weiss, CEO and Lead Analyst, Craig Weiss Group and FindAnLMS.
How to improve learning impact in your organization
In the summer of 2020, we surveyed HR and Learning professionals in businesses in small and medium businesses across the US and Canada about the current state of learning within their organization and the results are in! Cornerstone’s Brett Wilson examines the survey results and explores what we can learn from the answers, and the steps to take moving forward. Watch this webinar and you’ll learn: Current trends in learning strategy for small and medium businesses Critical factors influencing learning effectiveness The 4-stage learning maturity model Actionable recommendations to improve learning impact in your organization
How to use AI and skill intelligence to grow your people and organization
Today, only 17% of organizations use AI-based solutions in their HR function, and only another 30% plan to do so by 2022. And yet, AI has the potential to increase HR scalability, recognize patterns in people’s behavior and offer personalized support where and when needed. Whether using AI to help hire the best job candidates or relying on it to recommend the best learning content and personalized development plans or the optimal career path, AI has the potential to help your people grow and thrive through change. And in turn, help your organization uncover better insights about the business, make predictions, and effectively respond to dynamic market changes. Join Ben Eubanks from Lighthouse Research and Ike Bennion and Henry Vasquez from Cornerstone as they share valuable insights into how AI and skill intelligence can help talent leaders tap into skills, content and people data to create a more tailored and personalized employee experience for every person you employ. In this webinar you'll learn: How to leverage AI to improve and personalize the experience for your people in real, practical ways Why you need to establish skills as the universal language of growth and success across the business How AI and skill intelligence can help people be better at their jobs and grow in their careers Register today to learn how you can use AI and skill intelligence to create a culture of skill-based growth and develop a workforce ready to adapt to any future.
The time is now: Building stronger and more inclusive workplaces
We are in a potentially transformative moment. Stepping up to meet this moment and create positive change—in our organizations, our communities, or even within ourselves—requires listening, learning, and, at times, unlearning. We need to unlearn corrosive behavior, unlearn defensive responses that hinder honest dialogue, and unlearn our biases. View this webinar for a candid panel discussion about the critical challenges and opportunities in front of organizations as they re-think diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Cornerstones Chief Talent Officer, Kimberly Cassady, will be joined by Minda Harts, author of The Memo: What Women of Color Need to Know to Secure a Seat at the Table, and Dr. Sondra Thiederman, one of the nations leading experts on unconscious bias. The panel of experts will discuss: - Building a more equitable and inclusive workplace, including providing meaningful opportunity to BIPOC - Understanding how unconscious bias can undercut your organizations goals - Tips and tools for unlearning those biases - Why “allyship” can be the wrong focus
Building and Transforming Learning for Construction Companies in a Changing World
Pre-pandemic, the most utilized method of learning and development (L&D) for construction companies was ILT (instructor-led training) in a physical classroom. However, the unexpected arrival of COVID-19 required companies to make the rapid switch to a fully virtual training and development model. Sellen Construction and Consigli Construction were two companies faced with the challenge of upending their entire learning program whilst retaining the advantages of a well-formed curriculum. An unanticipated benefit was the interest and additional opportunities that opened up as a result of this culture change. Watch this on-demand webinar hosted by Mike Bollinger, Cornerstone’s VP of strategic initiatives, as he leads a lively discussion with Kellin Ramage, HR engagement and solutions manager of Sellen Construction, and Cherie Comeau, senior manager of leadership and organizational development at Consigli Construction, on the powerful impact a talent management software strategy has on these two construction companies’ strategic talent initiatives. Hear how both companies successfully made this swift shift in L&D in partnership with Cornerstone Learning and the results they achieved. Uncover the best L&D practices that you can take back to your organization regardless of where you are in your L&D journey, including: Transition from in-person ILT to virtual training; Automate tracking course attendance and completion; Increase training attendance by over 50 percent; Erase barriers between “out in the field” and “in the office;” Efficiently capture and measure metrics and analytics; Make learning an ongoing process and empower employee development; Enable hybrid learning, a combination of in-person and virtual training all managed from one platform.
The Great HR Reset: 5 strategies to lead in times of change
Your job has changed. Championing employee well-being, promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, and partnering with leaders to create physically and psychologically safe work environments: As an HR Professionals, all these things likely got added to your role and responsibilities in the last year. The pandemic changed the role of HR leaders forever. We’re calling this the “Great HR Reset.” Watch Laurie Ruettimann; speaker, HR leader, podcaster, and author of “Betting on You;” and Jeff Miller from Cornerstone as they explore the new world after the Great Reset for HR professionals. In this recorded webinar, you’ll learn the 5 most important things to help you lead in times of change: Recognizing industry trends Risk management Calculating ROI Strategic thinking Negotiation, resourcefulness, compromise
The Power of Workplace Empathy
As an HR leader, if your goal is to nurture organizational empathy, then you have to make empathy a conscious part of your day-to-day. Unfortunately, many leaders and HR leaders struggle with how to exhibit empathy and build an empathetic organizational culture. Watch our On-Demand webinar to get tips and advice on how to build, nurture, and grow organizational empathy from the top down. Speaker Heidi Spirgi is the Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer for Cornerstone. She brings over 20 years of experience helping organizations unleash the power of their workforce by reimagining their approach to talent management. Watch the webinar now!
Using Compliance and Skills Training to Increase Retention
Catch the replay of our webinar and hear how a Cornerstone client reduced new hire turnover by 28% within their first year of using a learning management system (LMS). While compliance training is a must, learning & development has a direct business impact on employee engagement. Today’s demands for learning from the multi-generational workforce presents an opportunity to build a strong workplace culture that promotes employee learning. In this webinar, you’ll learn: why learning matters, the business impact of learning, and a real-life success story of a unified learning strategy.
How ASU kept their learning culture strong during profound disruption
A strong workplace culture is not easy to maintain during "normal" circumstances. According to Gallup, “only 23% of U.S. employees strongly agree that they can apply their organization's values to their work every day.” During profound disruption, its critical to maintain institutional culture through supportive leadership, empathetic communication and a focus on learning and growth. Join us for a discussion with HR and IT leadership from Arizona State University, detailing their response to disruption, how it caused them to reframe their thinking about training and development for over 30,000 employees, and their plans for maintaining a strong culture into the future. Specifically, you will learn: - How a lean and highly decentralized institution reacted to disruption - How the pandemic impacted their training and development initiatives and cultural philosophy - Leaderships top lessons learned and top 3 priorities for moving into the future How the crisis changed the way they think about HR technology
How Organic Valley Built a Sustainable Learning Culture
Mark Schroeder, HR/L&OD Technology Strategist at Organic Valley, used Cornerstone Learning and a commitment to making learning simple and sustainable to achieve great results. To drive employee engagement, Mark uses a simple methodology: engage, empower, educate. Prior to Cornerstone, the dairy manufacturing co-op based in Wisconsin had manual protocols, managing training using spreadsheets and documents, and was in search of a more efficient and engaging way to deliver learning & development opportunities to their workforce. Organic Valley experienced rapid growth from 2006-2016, increasing staff by 160%. Today, Organic Valley relies on Cornerstone for Learning and Recruiting, with plans to implement Performance. Listen to the real-life success story about how a Cornerstone client created a one-stop shop for learning, increasing user engagement from 42% to 93%. To keep your employees from jumping ship, your company needs to LEAP (Learning. Empathy. Advancement. Purpose). In this webinar, we will start with “L” for learning. Watch the on-demand webinar below and learn how to launch a learning management system (that people actually want to use):
Future of Work Requires a Connected Experience
Work is changing. Rapidly. Dramatic shifts in human skill sets are already underway, and the need for organizations to reset for growth is critical. At the same time people are seeking a career path and an opportunity to actually change their lives – to develop new skills, new careers, and to find acceptance, purpose and belonging. The ability for your organization and people to respond quickly to changing and uncertain conditions is essential. And yet, traditional people management strategies aren’t keeping up. Nor are these strategies providing people the personalized work experience they crave. Making matters worse, the sheer volume of competing HR systems and tools are creating more silos and more complexity. There is literally a tool for every problem you could ever imagine. Yet organizations are still struggling — to get scale in their employee value propositions, and to align their people to growth and transformation. In this webinar, guest speaker David Johnson, principal analyst with Forrester Research, will discuss how to create a work experience that makes your people want to stay and grow with your organization. He’ll share how to identify systemic factors in current employee journeys that may be inhibiting the performance and growth of your people, and how to deliver individualized and self-driven experiences at scale. You’ll learn how to: Design a meaningful work experience aligned to organizational priorities Enable and empower managers to coach for growth Be intentional with reskilling Use technology to deliver rather than shape your people management strategy
Reuniting: the science of rebuilding connection + trust
As the world opens up and we come back together, we'll need to navigate new territory in our work relationships. While we have been sustaining our team connections and productivity as we work from home, we have been slowly creating new norms and styles of engagement. In this session, discover what neuroscience tells us about what helps teams thrive and why we need to be particularly mindful as we emerge from isolation. Learn strategies you can implement right away to create more collaboration, inclusion, and peak performing teams in your organization. Join Dr. Britt Andreatta, author of Wired to Connect, shares some groundbreaking new research on the science of connection and trust. As the former Chief Learning Officer for Lynda.com, she consults with organizations around the world on how to maximize their learning solutions to yield phenomenal results. Her research on the brain science of success has transformed the talent industry. In this interactive session, you will: Learn about the science of groups and teams The brain during isolation and loneliness The power of connection and trust Discover new brain-based strategies you can apply to Rev-Up your skills About the speaker: Dr. Britt Andreatta is an internationally recognized thought leader who uses her unique background in leadership, neuroscience, psychology, and education, to create brain-science based solutions for today’s workplace challenges. Britt is the former CLO for Lynda.com (now LinkedIn Learning) and she has over 10 million views worldwide of her online courses. She regularly consults with corporations, universities, and nonprofit organizations on leadership development and learning strategy. Britt is the author of several brain science-based books and trademarked models including Wired to Grow, Wired to Resist, and Wired to Connect. She was named a Top 20 Influencer for 2021.
Enabling career growth is your competitive advantage
In today‘s environment of unrelenting business transformation, roles are shifting quickly. Skills are becoming obsolete faster. Your organization needs to identify, acquire, and develop the skills needed to transform, compete in new markets, and thrive. So how do you upskill your people in a scalable way that keeps you competitive rather than constantly playing catch-up? In short, by providing career growth opportunities. But often, employees think it’s easier to find a new job outside their company than inside. And in many organizations, there are internal cultures holding back career growth and internal mobility. In this webinar, Global Industry Analyst Josh Bersin shares why it’s time to navigate the shift from jobs to work, and the importance of connecting skills development to a career path in order to drive people and organizational success. Companies that do this well (through a combination of technology, HR processes, and culture) are the companies that will grow, outperform, and out-innovate their peers. In this webinar, you will learn: How to accelerate career growth based on people’s skills, interests and potential How to tap into hidden talent by surfacing skill adjacency How to use holistic people data rather than instinct or unintentional bias to build a sustainable talent pipeline
3 Key Attributes of Holistic People Experience Design
Your employees crave a work experience that’s uniquely personal, and where growth and development is rapid and continuous. At the same time, your organization needs to be ready to retrain and redeploy talent to remain competitive in rapidly shifting market conditions. The stakes are high. And yet historically, work design has centered on efficiency. The result is rigid structures and workflows that don’t meet employees’ needs or flex with fast-changing conditions. The good news is that effective practices around people experience design can drive significant impact for business, people, and innovation in an organization. In this webinar, Betsy Summers, Principal Analyst, Future of Work with Forrester Research, and Mike Bollinger, VP, Strategic Initiatives with Cornerstone, share how taking a more human and holistic approach to people experience design connects people with growth opportunities, and business goals with purpose. To help everyone achieve extraordinary outcomes — together.
Prepare and Protect: How the right content boosts agility and reduces risk
The pandemic made the evidence clear: organizations must be equipped to navigate change in the face of uncertainty. This requires developing their people to be adaptable in the face of emerging risks and new disruptions. “Good enough” approaches no longer suffice, nor does generic, monolithic content. Instead, organizations that are successfully navigating these shifts are proactively addressing skills gaps, leveraging content that drives real behavior change, and establishing strong learning cultures. The benefits include deepened workforce loyalty, increased retention, and a reduction in overall risk. In this webinar, Cornerstone’s Mike Bollinger, Matt Capozzi, and Scott Montgomery discuss and demonstrate how Cornerstone helps you prepare and protect your organization.
How to Repair Feedback
Everyone hates feedback. And with good reason: Critical feedback actually hurts. It’s science. Our brains react to social threats as if we’re in physical pain. There’s a reason everyone hates performance review time. That’s why feedback needs a top-to-bottom overhaul. We have to completely change the way we approach it. Join Jason Lauritsen, author of Unlocking High Performance, and Jodi Bartsch of Cornerstone for a live webinar exploring how to fundamentally change feedback. In this session you'll learn: Everything has to start with relationships. Feedback is done. It’s time to switch to feedforward. Employees need control to feel empowered.
Compliance: the foundation for an inclusive culture
We often think of compliance as something we have to do on the way to doing the things we would rather do. But the policies behind compliance issues are there to support our DE&I, pay equity, and other culture initiatives. When we see compliance as the starting point, it becomes the foundation for building a more inclusive workplace.
The Art and Science of the Virtual Classroom
In a previous webinar, we explored six key principles of successfully designing any virtual classroom platform and shared a blueprint for adapting traditional classroom methodologies for live, online instruction. During this session, we will take a closer look at two of the critical elements of the ILT to virtual conversion process: Logistics and Facilitation. This is often where you will find the biggest differences between traditional classroom and virtual classroom delivery. Well dive into the aspects of virtual event project planning and introduce you to a critical tool (the Event Roadmap) and roles and responsibilities associated with virtual events. Virtual facilitation is more than just delivering a virtual lecture; its as much science as it is art. Learning to read a virtual audience is the art; knowing how to keep them engaged through meaningful interactions is the science. In this practical and tactical session, we will provide tips and tricks to help you master both. Attendees will learn: - How to create a logistics roadmap to plan your sessions; - How to write a facilitator/producer guide that includes visual and verbal cues; - Best practices for keeping an audience engaged; - When to use (and not to use) your web camera; and, - Why to create a Plan B and what to include in your backup plans.
Tips for Converting ILT to Virtual Classroom Delivery
“Deliver that training online!” Its easy for your boss (or their boss) to say that, but successfully converting classroom training to the virtual classroom takes work. Its just similar enough to trick you into thinking its easy. But your traditional learning methodologies need a makeover if theyre going to work in the virtual classroom. Think about the best virtual sessions you have attended – we bet it was more than lecture and uploaded PowerPoints! Join Cornerstone and the Training Officers Consortium for a session that will explore the six key principles of successfully designing for any virtual classroom platform. The principles of feedback, equipment functionality, instructions, scripting, visual and verbal cues, and time management provide a blueprint for adapting traditional classroom methodologies for live, online instruction. Learn best practices gained from over 20 years experience designing, developing, facilitating, and producing online events. These principles will provide the guidance you need to create successful live, online learning experiences. In this session, you will learn: - The six guiding principles of virtual classroom design - The benefits and limitations of common virtual classroom tools, including how to compare functionality, speed of set up, and ease of use - How to design interactions for your chosen virtual classroom platform - The logistics behind the scenes and how that affects delivery - A strategy for implementing design and delivery best practices within your organization
How Cornerstone Can Help Your Organization Thrive in the COVID-Era and Beyond
Our customer success team shares how you can leverage your Cornerstone investment to tackle critical activities in these evolving times.
Credit unions meet crisis: How to engage employees and members during crisis
The impact of COVID-19 has meant countless small & medium businesses are turning to their financial services providers for financial support and guidance during this time of crisis. Your members need you now more than ever. How are you ensuring your employees are ready to help with the proper skills and leadership training? Join Mike Bollinger, Cornerstone's VP of strategic initiatives, and an impressive panel of HR leaders to learn how to leverage talent management solutions to develop and engage your employees to better serve your members at this critical time. Join the panel discussion to learn: - Best practices for communicating with and preparing employees for COVID-19 - The role of skills & leadership training in todays landscape - How to manage a remote workforce and safely transition back to work - How to develop, engage, and retain employees in times of crisis and beyond - How learning & development initiatives impact membership growth and success
The time is now: Building stronger and more inclusive workplaces
We are in a potentially transformative moment. Stepping up to meet this moment and create positive change—in our organizations, our communities, or even within ourselves—requires listening, learning, and, at times, unlearning. We need to unlearn corrosive behavior, unlearn defensive responses that hinder honest dialogue, and unlearn our biases. Watch a candid panel discussion about the critical DEI challenges and opportunities in front of organizations, featuring Minda Harts (author of The Memo: What Women of Color Need to Know to Secure a Seat at the Table), unconscious bias expert Dr. Sondra Thiederman, and Kimberly Cassady, Cornerstone’s Chief Talent Officer.