08-18-09 Peck Training Group and DifferentLens Launch E-Based Programs and Interactive Webinars

Offerings Allow Clients to Reap Benefits of Training While Saving Time, Money, Natural Resources
Dallas – Peck Training Group LLC, one of the country’s leading professional development training companies, has formed a strategic alliance with DifferentLens LLC that enables them to develop an innovative blended learning solution called innerConnect™. This program connects people to virtual learning for business results, and includes multiple learning modes such as interactive webinars, virtual coaching, online collaboration (through their portal for blogging) and online toolkits and templates, as well as condensed classroom training as required by the topic (i.e. presentation skills).Peck Training Group and DifferentLens are offering a free webinar to anyone interested in learning more about new learning trends and the innerConnect model. “Learning in a New World” will be held on Tuesday, August 25, 2009, at 12:00 CDT. The webinar will feature guest speaker and technology learning expert, Dr. Tony Karrer. Register at www.pecktraining.com.“We are making informal learning more formal to ensure companies can manage and track the informal and social learning that is occurring naturally in the workplace,” says Holly St. John Peck, President of Peck Training Group. “We help put a framework around various learning modes that employees use over a 30 day period on a given topic.”Peck continues, “According to the late Peter Hernschel, former head of Institute for Research on Learning, ‘The manager’s core work in this new economy is to create and support a work environment that nurtures continuous learning.’ Similarly, Jay Cross, author of Informal Learning, says in his book that we need to create a ‘Learnscape’ to provide the right elements to nurture employee growth and development. According to ASTD, 22 percent of our current workforce is Millennials and Gen Y’ers and that number is expected to double in five-ten years. They are tech savvy employees who prefer on-demand learning, instant access to resources and experts, and who like to collaboratively share knowledge with peers. innerConnect provides a framework for their natural learning to occur in a more predictable and measurable way.But for employers that are concerned about learning that occurs outside of a classroom, rest assured that a Skills Check is part of the process, whereby employees complete a self assessment before and after the learning cycle. And, there is no need to worry about employees signing up, then not completing the learning steps – they are incented to complete the cycle by receiving training hours for their Individual Development Plan, as well as a certification.To view the innerConnect learning model: http://pecktraining.com/learningprocess/innerConnect.htm

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