Barriers to Creating Effective Microlearning

By Carla Torgerson and Sue Iannone As we’ve discussed in previous articles, microlearning techniques can be extremely useful for a range of training applications.  These include preparing learners for live training events, post-event reinforcement, stand-alone training programs, or performance support. But, microlearning isn’t devoid of challenges.  The Association for Talent Development (ATD) did some research […]

Avoiding POA Chaos, Part III: Implementation Best Practices

By Sue Iannone Ah, the plan of action (POA) meeting.  It can be a fantastic tool for making sure the field teams are ready, willing, and able to get the message out.  Unfortunately, it can also be an exhausting and frustrating fire-drill—a mad dash to the finish—particularly for the Learning and Development (L&D) team.  It […]

Avoiding POA Chaos, Part II: Planning Best Practices

By Sue Iannone Famous general and former President, Dwight D. Eisenhower once said, “In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.”  When it comes to life sciences plan of action (POA) meetings, I’d say I definitely agree with the second part of that statement.  Good planning is quite indispensable. In part I […]

Avoiding POA Chaos, Part I

By Sue Iannone According to Dictionary.com, “chaos” is defined as “a state of utter confusion or disorder; a total lack of organization or order.” Any L&D professional who’s been involved in planning a pharmaceutical company Plan of Action (POA) meeting knows about chaos first-hand.  In fairness, “chaos” is probably too strong a term for describing […]