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July 1, 2020
C2 Technology Dummy

More Models of Online Engagement: The Variety Show with a Big Zoom Shift

I was so enamored with Elliott Masie’s “Variety Show” format for online engagement that I decided to try it myself at last month’s DCATD Leadership Development […]
June 16, 2020
C2 Technology Dummy

Expanding the Models of Virtual Engagement: The Variety Show

One joy I’ve discovered during the COVID-19 pandemic is Elliott Masie’s empathy concerts on Friday afternoons. It took me a while to summon the energy to […]
June 2, 2020
C2 Technology Dummy

Expanding the Models of Virtual Engagement: Learning That Comes to You

As COVID-19 shut down our meeting spaces and forced us into self-imposed isolation, everyone raced to engage their communities online. Conferences went online. Schools went online. […]
May 29, 2020
C2 Technology Dummy

Games for Learning with Dr. Karl Kapp

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April 29, 2020

The Magical Ingredient You Need to Unleash Virtual Engagement

There’s nothing like self-quarantining to make us realize that what we really want is connection and engagement. Over the last few weeks, as the world has […]
November 10, 2016
C2 Technology Dummy

Neuroscience and the Path to True Artificial Intelligence

Alex Cox, Entrepreneur | Innovator | Product Designer | Product Manager at Expedia, Inc. November 10, 2016. Today, computer-science is king. The best paying jobs and […]
October 25, 2016
C2 Technology Dummy

Sun setting OPM/TMA Contract, Heralding GSA HCaTs – My Personal Journey

By Dolly Oberoi Founder and CEO, C2 Technologies, Inc. This week, OPM and GSA kicked off the new GSA HCaTS contract, sunsetting OPM/TMA after 30 years […]
October 19, 2016
Plotting a Career Path in Three Questions

Plotting a Career Path in Three Questions

Written collaboratively by Matt Tripp, Alex Morris, and Josh Quist. For employees, there are numerous ways to consider adding structure to career paths. There are consulting […]
October 5, 2016
Beyond the Talent Pipeline: Overlooked Advantages of Career Paths

Beyond the Talent Pipeline: Overlooked Advantages of Career Paths

Written collaboratively by Matt Tripp, Alex Morris, and Joshua Quist, PhD. In the past, we have discussed some of the benefits for individuals related to career […]
September 29, 2016

Using the Critical Incident Technique to Identify Great Employees

What is the difference between a great employee and a bad employee? This is not the set-up of some bad joke and is a bit rhetorical. […]
September 28, 2016
Dolly Oberoi

C2 Technologies Inc.: VR as a teaching tool (Video)

As virtual reality garners attention for its value in sports, events and entertainment, C2 Technologies Inc. (pronounced C-squared) is leveraging it as a teaching tool. The […]
September 23, 2016

C2 Wins GSA Human Capital and Training Solutions (HCaTS) GWAC

September 23, 2016 C2 was awarded a spot in the unrestricted category on the GSA HCaTs IDIQ task order contract valued at $11.5 billion over a […]
June 18, 2016
Dolly Oberoi

Dolly Oberoi, CEO, Receives the Spencer Logan Award

June 18, 2016 The TOC Executive Board announced that Dolly Oberoi is the 2016 recipient of the Spencer Logan Leadership Award. For 27 years, Ms. Oberoi […]
March 25, 2016

Peeking Over the Walls: From Career Maze to Career Path

  Written collaboratively by Alex Morris, Josh Quist, and Matt P Tripp Imagine that you are in a maze. There are twists, turns, and dead-ends. It […]
March 21, 2016
C2 Technology

C2 Wins the Army CAC Interactive Digital Pubs (CACIDP) Contract

March 21, 2016 C2 announced the award of the coveted Army CACIDP contract. Army training and education (T&E) integrates many on-going initiatives and future development efforts […]
March 9, 2016

How Can Job Seekers Harness Employability to Their Advantage?

Matthew Tripp Human Capital Research Assistant at C² Technologies As a consequence of the modern economic climate, talented and savvy individuals are seeking out those jobs […]
March 7, 2016

How can Organizations Benefit by Increasing Worker Employability?

Matthew Tripp Human Capital Intern at C² Technologies Talented and informed individuals will seek out those job opportunities that can help them increase their employability. It […]
March 7, 2016

Is Employability the Modern Replacement for Job Security?

Matthew Tripp Human Capital Intern at C² Technologies The traditional portrayal of the American worker is defined by stability. A person signs on with a company […]
February 23, 2016

Advancing Teamwork Across Disciplines

By Alok Bhupatkar, PhD / C² Technologies, Inc. In the field of social sciences in which so many disciplines are interconnected, we—as Industrial Psychologists or OD […]
February 11, 2016
ATD Leadership Development CoP identified these trends in leadership development

2016 Predictions for Leadership Development

To ring in 2016, ATD’s Leadership Development Community of Practice gathered to share a potluck of appetizers and predictions for the future. The evening began with […]
February 9, 2016

COLLABORATION (noun) “The action of working with someone to produce or create something”

by Melynda S. Benlemlih, C² Technologies, Inc. As the new year unfolds, I’ve been thinking a lot about collaboration, innovation, and the communication required to achieve both. […]
February 4, 2016

If It Ain’t Broke, Yet Continue To Fix It

By: Sanjay Ahuja, VP C² Technologies, Inc. I want to take a poll on “If It ain’t broke, yet continue to fix it”….Yes that’s the new mantra in […]
February 19, 2015

Tech Trends of 2015, and our commitment to bring the best to our customers

As 2015 kicks off, we at C² are doing what we do best by looking forward at all of the amazing technologies unfolding each day.  It […]
October 21, 2014
Classroom Simulation

Why We Use Simulations for Learning, Part 2

In the last blog post, I talked about five reasons we use simulations for learning. Can you remember what they are? Well, here are five more […]
September 25, 2014
Small group doing a simulation activity

Why We Use Simulations for Learning

The instructions had been given, the scene set, and the participants assigned their roles. As we walked to the breakout rooms, I chatted with one of […]
May 21, 2014
Hands Holding a Budding Plant

Does Your Organization Crush or Cultivate Creativity?

At a time when people are constantly asked to do more with fewer resources, organizations must encourage creativity and innovation. And yet, developing these capabilities continues […]
April 23, 2014
Blended Leadership Development Model

A Blended Learning Model for Effective Leadership Development

Ever since the eLearning Manifesto launch on March 13, I’ve been wondering: How well do the courses I’ve developed adhere to its principles? What are the […]
April 12, 2014

Heartbleed bug: What you need to know

Heartbleed is a catastrophic bug that affects thousands of sites and services across the internet, but what is it, and what do you need to do about […]
March 26, 2014
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Why Your eLearning May Not be Effective and What You Can Do About It

Page-turners and text death and glazed eyes! Oh my! Why does so much eLearning look more like shovelware than courseware, when the technology exists to do […]
March 5, 2014
A Conversation about Telework

Lessons Learned from an Interagency Conversation about Telework

Over coffee one winter morning, the conversation turned to the subject of teleworking. Six women from various Government agencies and contractors compared their teleworking experiences. Their […]
February 25, 2014
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7 Training Traps that Can Derail Performance

It may be said that the road to ineffective training is paved with good intentions. As you develop training in your organization, be aware of these […]
February 5, 2014
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

Imagining the Future of Training for Unmanned Vehicles

(Contributed by Bob Tarter) What do you think of when you hear the word “drone”? Military operations? Amazon’s new package delivery service? Applications for Unmanned Aerial […]
January 21, 2014

C2 CEO, Dolly Oberoi Talks Technology and Learning on Federal News Radio

Today on Federal Tech Talk, CEO Dolly Oberoi spoke with host John Gilroy about today’s organizational challenges, and how instructional design makes the difference in helping […]
January 9, 2014
Google Glass

Tech Trends for 2014: Exciting Possibilities For Our Industry

Innovation is in C²’s DNA. Our innovation centers are at the forefront of learning technologies and are committed to improving human performance through the use of […]
December 12, 2013
Nelson Mandela

How Far Are You Willing To Go To Achieve Your Leadership Vision?

“I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an […]
November 25, 2013
Connected computers representing the MOOC global classroom

Instructional Design Lessons Learned from the Land of MOOCs

This fall, I joined thousands of people around the world in Coursera to learn about 1) online gaming and 2) emotional intelligence. These were my first […]
November 5, 2013
Newspaper headlines about ObamaCaree

How Instructional Design Can Help Solve ObamaCare’s Problems

(many thanks to Susan Burris for her contributions to this article) The headlines say it all. As one of the most ambitious pieces of legislations of […]
October 14, 2013
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12 Ideas (Plus Two) Worth Spreading, Part 2

So,hopefully, last week’s 6 ideas (plus one) inspired you to try something new. Here are 6 more ideas (plus one) to keep the inspiration going. Know […]
October 1, 2013
Presentation at TEDx Ashburn

12 Ideas (Plus Two) Worth Spreading, Part 1

I’ve been a fan of TED talks for years. They are always a good source of inspiration and insight. I’ve used them to motivate myself—and others. […]
September 11, 2013
The global mobile workforce

Are Your Management Practices Keeping Up with Technology?

In a world where mobile technology offers new opportunities for working and learning, the modern office is no longer constrained by the walls of a building. […]
August 18, 2013
The word "Learning" on a mobile phone

What’s Your Mobile Learning Strategy?

(The following is based on a presentation given by C² Technologies’ Anne Tsang and Samir Morankar at the Training Officers Consortium, April 2013.) Hopefully, last month’s […]
August 5, 2013
GovLoop Making Mobile Matter Guide Cover

6 Interesting Ways to Use Mobile Devices for Learning

(Thanks to Jennifer McNeil, Samir Morankar, and Anne Tsang for their contributions to this article.) GovLoop, the “knowledge network for government,” recently published a comprehensive Guide […]
July 15, 2013
Woman relaxing in a hammock on the beach

One Simple Thing You Can Do To Be More Creative

Quick Quiz: Which of these women is more likely to find a creative solution to her problem? The Answer Current neuroscience tells us that the woman […]
June 25, 2013
The more complex the performance change you're trying to make, the more time you need and the more sophisticated the training and performance support

8 Questions To Ask If You Want Your Next Training To Be Effective

Your organization is making a big change—introducing a new system, radically changing how people do their jobs, adding a new dimension to the mission, addressing some […]
June 7, 2013
Businessman with briefcase dashing off

Can a Blog Post be a Game?

I started to tell you about my year-long journey to learn more about gaming strategies for leadership development. I started to tell you how that journey […]
May 20, 2013
Screen shot of video short on how to get ready for the ACA

Small Businesses: Get Ready for the Affordable Care Act

(By Brandy Poiry) As January 2014 approaches, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) brings new insurance requirements, as well as benefits, to small businesses across the United […]
May 1, 2013
Old man at desktop compute

Responsive Design for Mobile Multimedia

(By Jennifer McNeil and Steven Day) Remember when work looked like this? Chained to a computer, we were stuck in the office, with limited options—PC or […]
April 15, 2013

Writing Stories Your Learners Will Savor

(Written by Kayleen Holt, with contributions from Monique Horvath) “We are all made of stories. They are as fundamental to our soul, intellect, imagination, and way […]
April 3, 2013

When Training Really Needs To Be Marketing

(Written by Nathan Pena) Every now and then, when clients come to us for training development, it becomes clear that what they really want and need […]
March 20, 2013
Menu of training options

Educational Challenge: Explaining the Affordable Care Act

(Written by Susan Burris and Brandy Poiry) The Challenge Imagine trying to educate 45 million people on a complex subject.  Now imagine that those people have […]