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At Allen, we have the privilege of serving a large and diverse customer base with over 100 distinct projects every year. One of the greatest advantages our organization has is the opportunity to forecast and track trends as they start to grow. However, the training industry’s perpetual search for the next big trend can sometimes mean that we never fully take advantage of what we have in front of us. The past few years have brought a crescendo of new technologies, innovative structures, economic constraints and changes in customers’ needs. Take a look at our collection of examples and advice below to help you refine your training solutions and achieve lasting performance results.


AR, VR And 2017 Workplace Trends: An Interview...

We’re happy to have a guest blog today from Ryan Tracey, an E-Learning Manager in the financial services industry, and a Council Member for the Australian Institute of Training & Development.   In this interview with Ryan Tracey, we learn …Read more  »

The 2017 L&D Challenge: Shifting The Focus From...

We’re happy to have a guest post today. Lotus Yon is an experienced human resources and organizational development professional with a focused passion in leadership and employee engagement. She’s held several different roles within HR and OD, and blogs at …Read more  »

Reflections on CES 2017

I’ve returned from the Consumer Electronics Show and am looking at the snow-covered mountains above Salt Lake City, and it’s a good time to reflect not just on applications but technology in general. The affordability of technology assisted learning has in …Read more  »

CES Days 1 & 2: L&D Wishlist and...

DAY 1 I’m on a journey to the Consumer Electronics Show for some learning and development goodness. Being in Salt Lake has its advantages—it’s just a short flight, and an Uber ride to be in trend central. Usually by this …Read more  »

[Infographic] How L&D Challenges Affect the Use of...

Have you ever wanted to know what other learning and development professionals are dealing with? What are their challenges, goals and the current state of their training? We know the things L&D departments deal with affect the modalities they’ll use …Read more  »

[Infographic] The History of Training and Development

Learn more about the history of training and development, from the 1800s to the present day.

2016 Training Trends: Experts Weigh In

With 2016 no longer in the future, but instead a reality upon us, we will begin seeing the implementation of 2015 thoughts and predictions. As L&D professionals, the topic of trends in training regularly finds its way in to our …Read more  »

Turning Training Trends Into Action

Even after knowing which trends have produced results, it isn’t easy to know which of those will be most effective for you. Every company has unique needs and learners, and every company is at a different point in the evolution …Read more  »

Allen’s Highlights from ATD 2015

As a newcomer to the training industry, going to the 2015 Association for Talent Development (ATD) Conference and Expo was a fun look into a world I’m still getting to know. Luckily, in an industry that’s undergoing some major disruption, …Read more  »