The Myths Driving Confusion About How To Measure Learning ROI

The Myths Driving Confusion About How To Measure Learning ROI

It surprises me daily how much confusion still surrounds how to measure learning ROI. It will never stop astounding me and will never stop motivating me. An article published by an extremely well-known organization that targets learning professionals prompted me to...
The IMPACT of Data-Driven Performance Improvement

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...
Putting Professionalism Back Into Learning

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

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

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...
Evaluation Touch Points: The Key To Learning Outcomes

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...
What the Power of Partnership Means to Learning Professionals

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

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...
What Happens When You Align Learning Strategy with Business Strategy

What Happens When You Align Learning Strategy with Business Strategy

For eight years, Chief Learning Officer magazine has honored top L&D organizations with their LearningElite awards. They say these awards go to “organizations that employ exemplary workforce development strategies that deliver significant business results.” The...
What You Need to Know to Run a Learning Business

What You Need to Know to Run a Learning Business

To run any successful business, there are a few things that must be done.  You need to: Ensure you have a product or service that supplies a need Focus on production, distribution, and marketing Expertly manage your finances and resources To run a learning department...