Welcome to the March issue of the D- Letter.
In this issue look for the new feature, Factoids for
Thought as well as an invitation to this month's
webinar, "What the Experts Don’t Tell You About Implementing Your
LMS: How to Develop an Effective Communications/Change Management
Program" - and a free offer! Also check out my latest article,
Nine Steps to e-Learning Success.
Thank you for joining me. As always, I welcome your comments and
My best, Lance
|Factoids for Thought|
"You can't solve tomorrow's problems with the thinking of
today." This is one of my favorite Albert Einstein quotes.
And, it will be the tagline for this new feature of the
Did you know?
- 52% of internet users go online to check email
- 38% of internet users go online to use a search engine
- 31% of internet users go online to get the news
- 30% of internet users go online just for fun
|What the Experts Don’t Tell You About Implementing Your
Learning management systems (LMS) are fast becoming
standard business applications supporting a wide range of
business units and functions. By their very nature they create
change within the organization; change in technologies, change
in process, change in roles and responsibilities, change in
expectations – and more. Typically, the LMS vendors focus on
figuring out the ‘hard stuff’ – getting the software and
technology working and installed. They call this
‘implementation’ when, in fact, its purpose is to only ensure
the LMS technically works. Making sure its used is all-to-
often left for later or not addressed at all. But, it’s been
proven that it’s the ‘soft-stuff’ – the people issues
associated with getting learners engaged, managers motivated
and the organization energized around the new system that are
the most critical.
In this weeks webinar we'll explore how to create an
effective implementation strategy and plan - to ensure your
LMS is actually used for its intended purpose and the business
results are produced. Using three very different companies LMS
implementations as examples, we'll look at how they integrated
proven techniques and approaches from change management and
consumer marketing into their approaches. And, we'll learn
what tips and tricks they have to share to make your LMS
Register now from the Quick Links.
The final webinar in this series will be on Wednesday,
April 12th -– Are You Prepared for an Uncertain Future? How
to Align Your Organization’s Learning Strategies with it’s
|How About a 'Free' Offer?|
Who doesn't want something for free?
I am offering one hour of my time - at no charge - to each
and every subscriber to the D-Letter. Use me as your
consultant to explore any of the current issues you are having
with your e-learning -- Low enrollments? High drop-out rates?
Learner resistance? Manager apathy? Lack of senior management
Give me a call or send me an email and let's schedule a
time and day to talk. I'd love to hear about your victories
and your struggles. And, I'd welcome the opportunity to help
you make your e-learning programs and initiatives even more
|DUBLIN CONSULTING on the Net|
In the second phase of my re-branding, I've changed my
website URL to www.dublinconsulting.net
and my email to
firstname.lastname@example.org. I'm going to
leave active the other URLs and email addresses for a while so
there will be no disruption in our communication.
Please stop by the website and shoot me an email when you
have time. I'd love to hear from each and every one of you!
I've been an advocate for innovative approaches to learning
and change throughout my life. I went from designing a week
long ‘Experiment in Free Form Education’ program in high
school to co- founding one of the nation’s first fully
accredited ‘University Without Walls’ to founding a leading
service company focussed on working with large organizations
to improve individual and organizational performance and
implement large-scale change.
I'm now an independent management consultant, international
speaker, and author based in San Francisco, California and
serving clients world-wide. I specialize in strategy
development, program design, and implementation for corporate
learning programs, organizational development interventions,
and organizational change management initiatives.
I look forward to talking with you about how we can work
together to make great things happen at your company or in
your organization. Find out more....