The Essential Need For Feedback in Learning and Behavior Change

The Essential Need For Feedback in Learning and Behavior Change

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...
How to Successfully Integrate SMEs into L&D Roles

How to Successfully Integrate SMEs into L&D Roles

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...
5 Ways L&D Leaders Lose Respect — And How to Win It Back

5 Ways L&D Leaders Lose Respect — And How to Win It Back

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...
4 Ways a Tight Labor Market Empowers L&D

4 Ways a Tight Labor Market Empowers L&D

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...
Learning Design Is Our Learning Product — And the Data Businesses Demand

Learning Design Is Our Learning Product — And the Data Businesses Demand

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. The effectiveness of...
To Create Measurable Learning, What Do I Measure?

To Create Measurable Learning, What Do I Measure?

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...
Quiz: Measure Your Learning Team Efficacy and Maturity

Quiz: Measure Your Learning Team Efficacy and Maturity

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? That’s a question that learning professionals confront daily. Does the business view your team...
Business Trends Demand Professional, Skilled L&D Teams

Business Trends Demand Professional, Skilled L&D Teams

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...