Is workplace learning and development (L&D) dying? Does it deserve to continue to exist? What should L&D become to survive? These are some of the questions people have recently been asking. My friend and colleague, Tom Spiglanin, just blogged about a significant change in the workplace learning space. Tom knows his stuff and I encourage... Continue Reading →
The Real Business of Learning Evaluation
Thank you to Con Sotidis (@LearnKotch) and #OzLearn for inviting me to be part of their upcoming Nov 10, 2015 (8pm AEDT) Twitter Chat. I wish my L&D colleagues 'down unda' learn as much from my perspective as I expect to discover from them. Business leaders place Learning practitioners under tremendous pressure to demonstrate that... Continue Reading →
Don’t Drink the Learning Evaluation Kool-Aid!
Learning practitioners are taught early, or should I dare say brainwashed, to believe the ‘essential’ four levels of evaluation. Many of us refer to these levels as the Kirkpatrick’s Evaluation Model and it has been a cornerstone in every learning event and also a foundation for many evaluation models that followed. But let’s be honest,... Continue Reading →
A Love Letter to ATD for Hosting ICE 2015!
We would like to begin by saying, thank you ATD 2015 for reminding we why we do what we do. ATD Conference organizers really know how the bring it! We thank you because after a long, cold, and dark winter and an overwhelming demand of client mandates we were feeling unmotivated and questioning if our... Continue Reading →
The Last Employee on Earth
Thank you to my friend Adam Weisblatt (@weisblatt) for contributing this post and sharing his truly unique perspective. Megan the VP of Contractor Management in Operations went to see Ralph, an engineer who had been dodging her for a while. "Ralph, we need to talk." She had cornered him in the coffee room and he... Continue Reading →
Slaying the “Elephant” in the Training Room
Did you notice the real elephant in the room at these conferences? No? it is safe to say that many of the speakers we encounter at every conference simply rehash the ‘same old’ and well-worn thought process. Speakers do this hoping participants won’t notice that their work is, in reality, useless. So...what is your responsibility? Discover the answer in this blog post.
Get on the RADAR! Gaining Buy-in for E/M-Learning
The challenge for many workplace learning professionals is their ability, or more the inability, to get their leadership to recognize the importance and relevance of significant learning initiatives. If you are frustrated not gaining the attention you believe your initiatives deserve you are not alone. Through this tip, you will get on, what I refer... Continue Reading →