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leadership training programs and development professionals have spent the year injecting new energy and a fresh perspective into training programs. Cultivating a culture of learning that embraces new, innovative ideas and practices has been a strategic objective for many organizations this past year in consulting companies.     

Story telling techniques and real-world experiences have captured the attention of learners by bringing life and relevance to the classroom; while mentoring and social learning have helped further connect employees with the information they need to succeed. By knowing what to measure and presenting a strong business case to the C-Suite, learning leaders have continued to add credibility and value to the training function.

These themes were among those reflected in the top articles published on TrainingIndustry.com and Training Industry Magazine, with authors and business experts from around the world sharing thoughts and ideas with readers. Let’s take a moment to pause and reflect on those insights and inspirations by reviewing some of the most-read articles in 2015. These articles are listed in no particular order.

Incorporating Real-World Experiences in E-Learning

How to Build a Successful Mentoring Program

Training Tools and Techniques for a New Generation of Learners

Creating a Learning Culture for the Improvement of Your Organization

5 Ways to Make Your Training Engaging, Memorable and Unexpected

Are You Training Your Employees to Leave or Developing Them to Stay?

Are Your Sales Reps “Presentation Ready?”

Training Evaluation: Knowing What to Measure

Leadership Is Influence and Influence Is All Around Us

Inspire Employees at Your Next Annual Meeting

Here are the Top 10 articles of 2015 from Training Industry Magazine:

Leading Change with Resilience

Harnessing Social Learning to Enhance Professional Development

Bite-Sized Learning Turns Less Into More

Training with Pictures, Not Bullet Points

How C-Level Executives View Corporate Learning

Culture: The Enemy at the Gate of Innovation

Let’s Get Serious about Live, Instructor-Led Training

Anti-Social Learning?

A New Role for Instructional Design: How Changes in the Marketing Landscape Are Creating New Opportunities for Instructional Design Teams

The Power of Storytelling in Organizational Development

Our annual key trends report continues to be a top article each year, showing that learning leaders have a vested interest in planning and ****yzing the future of the marketplace. For a look ahead, please view the Key Trends for 2016 article.

Training Industry will continue to publish timely articles on both TrainingIndustry.com and Training Industry Magazine, so stay tuned for ongoing resources from industry thought leaders. And as always, please feel free to reach out to our editorial team and share what’s most important to you.