Have you ever found yourself doing something, only to learn later that it was not beneficial (or even harmful) to you? I am sure at some point in your life you have made a remark like “why didn’t someone tell me” or “who knew”. In times like these, we become reminded of the value of […]
Category: Instructional Design
There are two ultimate goals for learning and development in an organization. One is to provide employees with new skills, and the other is to enact behavior change. Learning professionals can encourage behavior change by providing knowledge and experiences in learning programs. Additionally, they can influence behavior change by engaging employees in the learning process. […]
A New Book, New Website, & New Offerings Around here, we’re excited about what’s ahead for eParamus in the coming year. If you’re visiting eParamus for the first time, take a look around. Learning leaders look to us to help them make that essential link between their training programs and business results. We’ve refreshed the […]
I’ve talked on this site many times about SMEs—the subject matter experts that L&D teams often rely on for content. I’ve also discussed how SMEs, due to their topical expertise, frequently are absorbed by L&D departments, becoming key players or team members. These folks provide rich wells of content that benefit learners, so the progression […]
In business, respect is currency. Without it, no one takes you seriously. With it, you gain opportunity and play a crucial role in business success. Because of this need, raising the professional profile of our customers is a main goal of eParamus. We’ve seen many L&D leaders lose respect when they fail to fulfill the […]
L&D leaders and their teams have been on a roller-coaster ride since (at least) 2008 and the Great Recession. When the economy pulls back, training and development are often the first casualties. L&D budgets and staff get cut when short-sighted companies believe learning to be a luxury. However, just like a roller coaster, once an […]
Learning professionals are essential to organizational success because they build employee capability that drives business results. They create programs that generate employee skills, change performance, and lead to improved business outcomes.
What do I measure? For even the most experienced learning professionals, this question is the sticking point. It’s where most L&D professionals struggle when they try to create measurable learning. This question has been and remains a source of confusion for so many in our profession.
Generic vs. Specific Reactive vs. Strategic Unmeasured vs. Measured Order-Taker vs. Business Partner Where do you land on the scale of learning team efficacy and maturity?
I like to keep my eye on industry and business trends. There is a foundation of knowledge that all skilled L&D teams need, but trends do affect our profession. They often impact how we approach our own jobs and practices. Let’s examine some common business trends having an impact on the L&D profession.