How ACPs Are Creating Supervised Portfolios
iConnect Blog
by Shaun Els
1y ago
We’ve recently had the opportunity to support some innovative use of iConnect which we hope will be of interest to you. As part of the NHS Long Term Plan, Advanced level practitioners (ACPs) have been highlighted as one of the key ways in which government plans to “better meet local health needs by providing enhanced capacity, capability, productivity and efficiency within multi-professional teams”. As a result, HEE has developed the Core Capabilities Framework, which requires ACPs to submit a portfolio as evidence of their competency. In this post you’ll discover: The challenges of gather ..read more
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Training Sales Teams: How to save time and increase training effectiveness
iConnect Blog
by Shaun Els
1y ago
In this article: 4 common challenges when training sales teams How to effectively onboard your sales team Effective sales training through the use of video Technical solutions to recording video Your sales team is more often than not the engine of your company. Without a strong and effective sales team, your company would cease to exist unless your senior management was willing to do the groundwork themselves.  Training sales teams is therefore one of the most valuable actions a company can take to secure the future of their business. In reality though, this often proves to be quite c ..read more
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Skills Transfer: The Key to Successful Staff Training & Development
iConnect Blog
by Shaun Els
1y ago
In this article: What to consider when optimising skills transfer 4 Drawbacks of formal training for skills transfer Using the 70/20/10 model 4 Important learning activities for staff training and development Video-enabled training and employee development The skills your employees possess are the foundation for the success of your organisation. Understanding how to transfer these skills into, and across the organisation will help you tap into hidden potential and create a stronger, more adaptable workforce. For more effective staff training and development, research shows people need acces ..read more
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Training Sales Teams: How to save time and increase training effectiveness
iConnect Blog
by Shaun Els
1y ago
In this article: 4 common challenges when training sales teams How to effectively onboard your sales team Effective sales training through the use of video Technical solutions to recording video Your sales team is more often than not the engine of your company. Without a strong and effective sales team, your company would cease to exist unless your senior management was willing to do the groundwork themselves.  Training sales teams is therefore one of the most valuable actions a company can take to secure the future of their business. In reality though, this often proves to be quite c ..read more
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Workplace Coaching: 4 Common Problems (How To Solve Them)
iConnect Blog
by Shaun Els
1y ago
Coaching and mentoring in the workplace is being used by more and more companies instead of more traditional, less effective skill development strategies like attending seminars and courses. The reason is simple: The more time you invest into your employees the quicker they’ll develop. The quicker they develop, the faster your business will grow. Companies that place their staff at the centre of their business development strategy will produce a passionate workforce, who are more willing to learn and improve and are more loyal because they actually enjoy their jobs and the people they work wi ..read more
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A vision for the future of corporate learning: Video-enabled employee training
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by Katie Eldridge
1y ago
In the midst of change, one old truth holds true: an organisation cannot be more effective than its people. It’s more important than ever that teams are equipped with the right knowledge and expertise to adapt to challenges they face and drive innovation, wherever they are. In this new landscape, many products and services are only a plucky start-up away from becoming obsolete.  Many organisations have invested heavily in learning technologies to try and keep up with exponential learning needs. But, just as Amazon hasn’t improved books, most learning technologies only really address issu ..read more
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5 ways your organisation can improve its train the trainer strategy using video
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by Katie Eldridge
1y ago
An effective train the trainer strategy is vital for a successful programme and will ultimately lead to improved business outcomes for your organisation. The most important factor that can lead to impactful learning for employees is the trainers themselves. So, it’s essential to invest in the development and quality of your  trainers. The train the trainer model allows inexperienced trainers to learn from seasoned managers.  Video can further strengthen this process. 1.Train the trainer feedback Traditionally the manager observes from the back and records notes, but this method may ..read more
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Enhancing your train the trainer observations
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by Katie Eldridge
1y ago
Depending on your learning and development function, observations and quality assurance (train the trainer) can be a regular occurrence or side-note. However you train the trainer, this blog will explore how you can transform your observation process into something phenomenal. Giving you a way to assure the quality of training and encourage a learner-led, self-reflecting culture. Now is the time to stop neglecting your trainers skill development and start investing in it. After all, trainers are responsible for making sure your people are performing to the best of their ability and if your tra ..read more
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The power of video for GP trainer re-accreditation
iConnect Blog
by Katie Eldridge
1y ago
Health Education England North West Health Education England North West (HEE NW) have been using iConnect’s video capture app and online feedback platform since 2017 to support GP training and specifically trainer re-accreditation. In that time, trainers in the North West have recorded and shared over 1,500 videos via iConnect for their re-accreditation. HEE NW’s priority is ‘to ensure that their trainees are confident in providing high-quality patient care, supported by excellent trainers and underpinned by the GMC’s standards for medical education and training.’ The challenge To achieve the ..read more
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Our top 3 tips for perfecting your coaching delivery
iConnect Blog
by Katie Eldridge
1y ago
Nowadays, everyone gets some level of coaching, whether it’s getting you up to speed in your new role or a fully trained coaching consultant who specialises in leadership. Coaching is an important tool to call upon when you need a little more support or guidance. Whether you lead a team, mentor a colleague, or just get asked for friendly advice now and then, learning the skills of the trade is valuable to anyone who helps and supports others. This blog will help you refine your coaching style with our top three tips: 1. Listen The International Coach Federation defines active listening as: “Th ..read more
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