Learning Professionals Addressing the COVID-19 Challenges

Learning Professionals Addressing the COVID-19 Challenges

Managing Business During a Pandemic Companies in the United States are still dealing with the changes that have come from the COVID-19 crisis that started in early March. They are trying to figure out how to manage business in the middle of a pandemic. The challenges...
Top 3 Reasons Learning Measurement Programs Fail

Top 3 Reasons Learning Measurement Programs Fail

A typical story about evaluating learning starts with two things. One is the promise of improving learning outcomes. The other is clarifying the value learning departments bring to organizations. Unfortunately, measurement programs have not been living up to their...
Lack of Learning Measurement Standards Drives Confusion

Lack of Learning Measurement Standards Drives Confusion

The confusion and noise surrounding learning measurement often creates frustration in learning professionals. Personally, I believe the inability of learning leaders to agree on clear learning measurement standards is an embarrassment to the industry. Don’t we know...
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...
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...
Learning Professionals Focus on Data—But the Wrong Kind

Learning Professionals Focus on Data—But the Wrong Kind

Over the past several years I have noticed an increase in roles responsible for the evaluation and analysis of learning programs. This change reflects how learning professionals focus on data more now than ever. L&D job titles like Learning Analytics Director,...
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...