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The People Side of Change (audio recording)

Why Do Change Initiatives Fail?

According to research cited by Beverly Moore, approximately 70% of all change initiatives fail. It’s a sobering statistic.

On the other hand, proponents of Organizational Change Management say using its principles will increase the probability of success up to 90%!  Organization change management (OCM) is a structured approach to enhance the speed, adoption, and sustainment of a business transformation. As an internal OCM consultant at Dell, Moore has over 25 years of experience designing and executing large corporate organizational development strategies. Her Dell responsibilities can involve change efforts with thousands of people and a stakeholder group of over 150 employees in several countries. 

Moore’s presentation to the Austin ASTD chapter ID SIG on March 22, 2012 introduced managing the “people side” of change, the common reasons transformation efforts fail, and how to improve the chances of success. Continue reading

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Use Famous Films As Inspiration For Training Activities

Elyse Eriksson loves interactive presentations. She hates boring training. And to prove it, she asked her audience at Austin ASTD‘s January 2012 meeting to stand up and chant “I’m mad about boring training and I’m not going to take it any more!” just like in that famous movie.

Using Hollywood film scenes is one of her favorite ways to spice up technical training, she says. For example, to teach international import/export rules, which is her special area of expertise, she asked participants to classify James Bond spy gadgets using the US import categories they had just learned. She also brings props like hats and wigs so attendees can play roles in movie scenes using her adapted scripts that reinforce training content. Continue reading

Captivate 4 Text-to-Speech and Captions

Adobe’s Captivate 4 software easy text-to-speech feature makes it possible to add spoken captions for ADA compliance to e-learning course content. Members of Austin ASTD Instructional Design SIG are shown how this can be done by guest speaker Hiram Kuykendall, MicroAssist CTO. How lifelike are the voices? Can you save time and money over recording human voice talent? Hiram demonstrates the software and summarizes the pros & cons of his rapid development strategy.

By the way, Hiram is also involved with organizing the May 26, 2010 E-Learning Symposium in Austin.

Watch my video on Vimeo. Duration: 36:00.

Is Captivate Speaking to Me? from learningman on Vimeo.

Audio: James Caras – Characteristics of E-learning 2.0