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clinical system upgrade

When a childrens medical center in a major city underwent its annual clinical system upgrade, it was anything but routine.

The the innovative 406-bed childrens hospital was in deep. In addition to the standard annual Cerner Millennium software application upgrade, they participated in the Alpha implementation of Cerners CareMobile. CareMobile is a hand-held, point-of-care solution. It uses bar codes on the patients identification wristbands to track medication administration and online clinical documentation. (more…)

adult learning

Misunderstanding of adult learning is all to common. In fact, western society once wrongly thought that adults did not learn. If you question a group about why adults cannot learn; it may shock you how many begin answering the question without first challenging the assumption. Unfortunately, many adults deny themselves the valuable experience of education simply because they assume they are too old to learn.

Consequences

As Forbes points out, “Training leads older employees to keep working.”  Similarly, ignoring training opportunities for this group leads to the loss of corporate tribal knowledge. Add to this that, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics; “The fastest growing age group in the older category over the 2004–14 period was the 65-to-74-year-olds.”

In short, do not ignore the retention of older employees. Take the time needed to address this cohort properly. Below, we will take a high-level look at adult learning specific concepts. (more…)

learning program

Developing a Successful Learning Program

A leading company in the cruise industry, working across several continents, knew they needed a new learning program. They pride themselves in providing services to their customers through innovation and leadership, and this was no different. Through this innovation and leadership, the business discovered the need of a partner. Specifically, a company to design, development, and implement a learning program for their senior leadership team. With the intention of developing a unique deliverable while driving business results. The senior leadership team included directors who lead and develop teams of hundreds of professionals. This on top of directly oversee the operation of the organization. (more…)

retail market

Retail… Make, market and sell a product, service or idea. It’s simple, right? Wrong.

Succeeding in the retail market is more like a duck gliding gracefully across a pond; an outward facade of serenity and forward momentum is on display, while its unseen feet are furiously lashing at the water in a constant battle to maintain momentum. Economic uncertainty, employee churn, and – now more than ever – identifying appropriate uses of technology are common challenges that keep the target moving. (more…)

learning needs analysis

Who Needs a Learning Needs Analysis?

We understand that results-based solutions have the greatest impact on your organization overall. Solo Learning can improve your organizational design and performance by analyzing the learning needs of your team. We will conduct a Learning Needs Analysis (LNA) to help you identify and evaluate the gaps existing between the current and desired states of your team’s knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies.

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self-control

Understanding Self-Control

Self-control, while a commonly used word, is one of the most difficult skills to master. Solo Learning and BlueEQ™ defines self-control as the ability to control emotions and show restraint over impulses, especially under stress. Elie Wiesel, renowned author and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986, stated, “Ultimately, the only power to which man should aspire is that which he exercises over himself.”

As the third of five skills associated with emotional intelligence, self-control challenges nearly everyone. It seems, across the board, that self-control is clearly identifiable but difficult to obtain. However, to create a psychologically safe environment, this skill must be mastered. Here are a few concrete tips to put into practice that will help cultivate self-control in stressful situations without delay.

Three Tips to Develop Stronger Self-Control:

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technology assistance

Solo Learning provides technology assistance to a wide range of companies. While assessing the features of a learning management system is an important step in selecting one. A successful implementation requires research into both features and functionality. (more…)