Laura Paramoure

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There’s No Single Path to the Learning Leader Role

The article, No Status Quo for the CLO, on the Chief Learning Officer magazine website describes what those of us in this profession have known for quite some time: There’s no single path to the learning leader role. Learning leaders are a diverse bunch and the story of how we all arrived in this profession […]

For Learning Professionals, Soft Skills Give the Hard Skills Meaning senior woman leading business meeting

For Learning Professionals, Soft Skills Give the Hard Skills Meaning

I’ve talked in the past about how soft skills are the hard skills. I’ve also discussed why soft skills are no more difficult to measure than hard skills. Today, I’m going to approach this topic from a slightly new angle.

The IMPACT of Data-Driven Performance Improvement woman in business meeting smiling

The IMPACT of Data-Driven Performance Improvement

Improvement. For learning professionals, that’s our goal, both for ourselves and for the employees in our learning programs. We’re always on the hunt for effective and efficient ways to deliver that improvement. That was one motivation behind our development of Business Impact 2.0, a first-of-its-kind cloud-based software that is purpose built to link instructional design […]

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Putting Professionalism Back Into Learning

I often wonder why measuring learning has not always been required in our professional practice. Honestly, how do you know if your programs are any good if you do not measure them? Measuring learning is not that difficult. You simply determine the outcomes you expect from your learning program and measure against those outcomes. This […]

No, No, No: Measuring ROI Is Not Too Difficult learning professionals meeting to discuss measuring ROI

No, No, No: Measuring ROI Is Not Too Difficult

It never fails to surprise me how many of my colleagues hold on to the nonsense belief that measuring ROI is just too difficult. Far too many in our profession hold onto that notion that we simply cannot accurately determine the value of the product we provide. So let me say again: Measuring ROI is […]

Stop Wasting Time. Create a Measurement Strategy To Get The Job Done. learning professional discussing measurement strategy

Stop Wasting Time. Create a Measurement Strategy To Get The Job Done.

People are getting the message. Because that message is coming from executive business leaders, senior learning leaders, and industry agencies. Business and learning leaders are insisting on proof that learning programs are working. Consequently, they demand that learning professionals implement a measurement strategy. The Learning Profession Falls Short at Measurement Despite much talk for years […]

Evaluation Touch Points: The Key To Learning Outcomes Women discuss effective learning methods

Evaluation Touch Points: The Key To Learning Outcomes

Evaluation serves as a GPS for the learning profession. A GPS tool constantly gathers data to accurately describe your current position. It tells you where you are and helps you navigate to where you want to be. Regular student and learning program evaluation is the only way to know that you’re delivering learning outcomes that […]

What the Power of Partnership Means to Learning Professionals two women working as partners in the learning profession

What the Power of Partnership Means to Learning Professionals

Every business has an origin story. Here’s ours, which all began by learning the power of partnership. eParamus was founded a decade ago. Our goal was to provide an essential link between development programs and business impact. We started with the idea that learning programs should improve business results. Those results should be delivered in […]

Why You Must Shift from Opinion Data to Empirical Data As Your Go-To Measurement Tool woman giving presentation using empirical data

Why You Must Shift from Opinion Data to Empirical Data As Your Go-To Measurement Tool

Over the years we have discussed why surveys are a poor measurement for learning. The prime reason is because they collect self-reported data. Surveys ask participants what they think, believe, or feel about training (its content or usefulness). They provide  no evidence of actual learning gains or application. Surveys have their place in gathering the […]