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...
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...
Learning Measurement Success, One Client At a Time

Learning Measurement Success, One Client At a Time

It can be difficult to be the first in anything. The first person to push back on common practice often gets hit with a mountain of ridicule from those who have done the same thing forever. When you are the first, others tell you all the reasons why what you are doing...

Does It Matter Who Designs Learning Programs? Part 3 Of A 3-Part Series

In the first post of this series, I explained how the “language of business” isn’t really about the terms we use as learning and development (L&D) leaders. Rather it’s a failure of education. In the second post, I explained how to use education to change the...

How To Change the Perception of L&D? Part 2 Of A 3-Part Series

In the first post of this series, I explained how the “language of business” isn’t really about the terms we use as learning and development (L&D) leaders. Rather it’s a failure of education, both for ourselves and others. We have not educated ourselves on how we...

The Language of Business: Do We Really Need To Know It? Part 1 Of A 3-Part Series

In the last couple of years, many learning and development (L&D) leaders have made a proclamation: “Learning professionals need to know and speak the language of business.” They claim that, since we obviously don’t already know it, we need to learn the language of...