2022 Corporate Training Strategies: Realignment

January 13, 2022

In 2022, we have lessons from 2021 combined with cautionary tales of catastrophic proportions from 2020. Looking ahead, we should take stock in the things we can proactively build today to manage a future catapulted into the unknown. Planning for the future can often feel daunting. 2020 and 2021 accelerated the future, forcing many people…

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3 easy ways to implement Design Thinking into your training program

December 14, 2021

In a recent webinar, “Human-Centered Learning: Leveraging Best Practices from Software Design,” Sean Osborne, our SVP of Product and Growth Strategy, along with our Lead User Experience Designer, Alan Underwood, introduced the concept of “Design Thinking” and how you can apply the concept and method to your training programs. The topic created a lot of…

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Benefits of Blended and Hybrid Learning

November 18, 2021

The corporate learning and development landscape has dramatically evolved in the past few years. As organizations grow, there has been an increasing need to deliver training that best meets the needs and capabilities of a diverse workforce. While many L&D professionals recognize that training cannot be a one-time event, they often run into time, cost,…

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The Corporate Disconnect Between People Strategy & Learning Strategy

October 26, 2021

There is a significant disconnect between what leaders intuitively know is important versus how we will get our future leaders to carry the torch. Leadership misses the mark when it comes to the critical importance of learning strategy in corporate training. Leaders often build their corporate strategy around areas that will help their business sustain…

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Revamping Your eLearning Programs

August 6, 2020

In today’s vast world of technology, eLearning has become an essential tool for businesses to use to educate the modern workforce. Below we will discuss the different ways in which you can jump start your corporate eLearning programs. Ensure you Have Proper Leadership & Commitment in PlaceWith any business endeavor, you’re only going to be…

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What is a Learning Record Store (LRS) ?

May 29, 2020

According to xAPI.com, a Learning Record Store (LRS) is the heart of any xAPI ecosystem. If you are not sure what an xAPI ecosystem is, please check out our previous blog on this subject here. Essentially, xAPI-enabled applications generate metadata in the form of ‘statements.’ The application sends these statements to an LRS server that then receives,…

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The Strengths of Microlearning Today

May 26, 2020

A Microsoft report showed that the human attention span has shrunk from twelve seconds in 2000 to eight seconds in 2013 to one second, which is shorter than the average goldfish. The Microsoft generated a lot of buzz in the marketing world, as it recommended marketing tactics evolve to engage today’s distracted consumer. For the…

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Kodak Alaris Partners with Meridian Knowledge Solutions for MS Azure Integration

April 14, 2020

Reston, VA –April 14, 2020 – Meridian Knowledge Solutions today announced that they have partnered with their client, Kodak Alaris, to develop and implement a state-of-the-art Microsoft Azure integration from their corporate Microsoft Active Directory (AD) Domain. “We are now able to manage users of the Meridian LMS entirely within the Corporate AAD Domain,” said Chad…

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Compliance Training: Are you Reactive or Proactive?

July 26, 2019

Many companies and government agencies consider compliance training as just another item to be ticked off a checklist. This viewpoint can cause organizations to neglect many of the fine points that should be considered when planning a compliance training program. Compliance training done right can ensure an organization is following the laws and regulations across…

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ATD 2019 Insights

May 31, 2019

Every learning professional knows that the ATD International Conference & Expo is one of the best annual events to gain a new perspective on ways to better address their learning and talent management challenges, exchange ideas with their peers and make a positive impact on business results or their agency’s mission. While everyone always wants…

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Hosting & LMS Customization: Considering Your Unique Learning Needs

May 29, 2019

Many organizations find it difficult to pin point the differences between the myriad LMS platforms currently in the market. What makes Meridian different? In this video, our CSO, Paul Terry, discusses the importance of considering a number of factors when evaluating your online learning environment. He also touches on Meridian’s ability to deliver an LMS…

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Winning Strategies to Overcome Resistance to Change

May 16, 2019

It’s time for a pop quiz! QUESTION: What is the best way to overcome employee resistance to change? Force them to comply with threats and negative consequences. Bribe them. Gain their trust and willing participation. Hopefully, everybody selected “C.” In all seriousness, though. Change is a challenge. Yet it’s a constant in every organization, along…

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Powerful Practices: Improving Learning Effectiveness

March 27, 2018

Welcome to the Powerful Practices Top 10 Series. These next few blog posts will highlight top Learning & Development challenges, their criticality, best practices for resolution, and how the Meridian Learning Management System can position you and your team for success. In my many years of learning consulting, two of the most frequent and often…

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Making the Move to a Corporate University

March 24, 2016

When thinking about the concept of a corporate university, we often first think of large corporations with famous universities, such as GE’s Crontonville University, McDonald’s Hamburger University or Disney University, to name a few. But, and here is the kicker, you don’t have to be a Fortune 500 company to establish a corporate university that…

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