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Job-related Testing

A client of mine recently asked me to review a couple of tests that they use to verify the proficiency of their technical workers after training. Initially, they were concerned that some of the wording and answer choices were confusing to students and might be preventing them from passing. When I looked at the tests, […]

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Test Validity and Passing Scores

On a recent site visit to a client who was applying for accreditation of a safety training program, the issue of testing became front and center. The organization was using a 20 item multiple choice test to determine if learners had sufficient knowledge to safely handle hazardous chemicals on the job. As an Assessor, I […]

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2013 Year in Review: Big Brother and the Dueling Economies

The Big Picture 2013 was a transitional year in many ways. The global economy showed signs of recovery and potentially better times ahead, depending on where you stood in the economic pecking order. The U.S. National Security Administration was caught spying on every single American and most of the world’s leaders, leading for renewed calls […]

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Health Care Reform Forum – Sep. 10 @ 7:30 a.m.

Health Care Reform Forum for Small Business and Individuals September 10 – 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. (includes breakfast) Crowne Plaza Hotel 300 N. Harbor Drive Redondo Beach, CA   Presenting Panelists : Suzanne Choi : Covered California George Papacalos : Kaiser Permanente Dr. Matt Dinolfo : UCLA Jeff Flick: Healthcare Partners Natalie Orta : Small […]

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Four Simples Rules of Life

We hear so much about the complexity of life these days. It can all be overwhelming at times. But as I age, I have discovered that once we strip away the hustle and the hype of our existence, life comes down to four simple rules. Following these will lead to a good personal life. If […]

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The Platinum Client

In my last blog, I excoriated the elusive client who plays hard to get and when gotten, plays hardball. To be fair, I have also had my share of platinum clients – those who know what they want, know what it is worth and value the contributions of an outside consultant. These are clients I […]

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From the Trenches____

The Elusive Client I’ve been in business for 16 years now, so I’ve seen my share of clients, everything from mom and pop start-ups to the biggest names in the world of global capitalism. With this post, I am starting a new series called “From the Trenches.” I will endeavor to share my real-world experiences […]

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2012 Year in Review: The Enemy is Us

The Big Picture 2012 proved to be a year when human consciousness faced many challenging realities. We lived through an interminable election campaign in the U.S. that produced far more heat than light. We saw the stark evidence of global warming in the flooded subways and rail tunnels of New Your City. We faced our […]

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TEM Debuts New Website

Training Education Management LLC is pleased to debut a brand new web 2.0 site that brings new content and a new look to our Internet presence.  We have been on the web since 2000, but recognize the need to keep up with new trends, including the incorporation of Dr. Ford’s blog into the site, the […]

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American Society for Training and Development

For American Society for Training and Development, we delivered the Human Performance Improvement, Designing Learning, Creating Leadership Development, Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) Overview and Measuring and Evaluating certificate programs to training professionals in public and corporate workshops, including Lockheed Martin, Denver, CO, Marine Corps Community Services, Okinawa, Japan, USAA, San Antonio, TX, […]

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