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September 24, 2021 Karen Feeley

Does your Training Suffer from New Year Resolution Syndrome?

What is the most crowded day at your neighborhood gym? January 2. After the end-of-year holiday binging, New Year presents the perfect time to put one on the straight-and-narrow of bodily repair. Sadly, by about February, the gym is back to its normal population, with most New Years Resolutions forgotten.


September 16, 2021 Karen Feeley

What Is Different in Emerging Markets?

Any successful training program begins with a thorough needs assessment to determine the right solution.  When working in a developed country, we often take for granted certain minimum standards.  For instance, we assume that the classroom will have electricity and that, in most cases, our audience knows how to read


September 08, 2021 GLC Team

Non-Financial Services: A Crucial Lifeline in Times of Crisis

IFC enabled financial institutions to deliver skills-building programs for their MSME clients in emerging markets thus bolstering resilience during the pandemic.


August 20, 2021 Karen Feeley

Thinking Inside the Box

“Thinking outside the box” means to think creatively for a new solution to an old problem.  It was a creative metaphor when it first emerged in common use in the late 1960s.  Fifty years later, the expression has become a cliché.


August 06, 2021 Adnan M. Al-Sada

August 06, 2021 Karen Feeley

From Subsistence Living to Sustainable Farming

For generations, farmers in developing nations like the Philippines have tilled the land and eked out a living.  With little formal education and even less knowledge about business management, these farmers toil hard, sell their crops, and barely make enough to feed their families.  IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and


July 16, 2021 Valentine Kayumbi

Impact of the IFC training: KCB Bank MSME Customers Story

COVID-19 and related restrictions came as a shock to our entire team. We had just finished our first quarter of training sessions in 2020 and we were waiting to get started on the remaining sessions planned for the year.


July 14, 2021 Karen Feeley

Do the Write Stuff

If you have ever hired anybody, you know how tricky the process can be.  First, you have to locate candidates.  Then, you need to down-select to two good candidates.  Possibly, you check references.  When hiring instructional designers, the best test is to look at a sample of their instructor guides.


July 01, 2021 Dr. Madhu Aman Sharma

Training Requirements for the Effective ISO Implementation

Preparing for the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) implementation process of any ISO standard remains a challenge for organizations of any size.


June 29, 2021 Karen Feeley

The Search for the Perfect Hiring Indicator

Several years ago, while working for another company, I was charged with hiring 40 contract trainers and instructional designers in a 3-month period.  As part of this hiring process, I read resumes, conducted phone and in-person interviews, held training auditions, and read writing samples.