Trends, Goals, and Professional Development….Planning for 2016

The 35th anniversary of John Lennon's death just passed but his word remain..."So this is Christmas, and what have you done? Another year over. And a new one just begun." Yes. Another year is over and what have you done? If you are unable to fully answer this question don't worry, you are not alone.... Continue Reading →

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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 →

It’s Not About ‘Learning’…It’s About Business Accountability!

Business leaders place Learning practitioners under tremendous pressure to demonstrate that their learning efforts and initiatives are worth the budget they allocate to it. This is probably one of the biggest challenges facing those involved with any aspect of workplace learning. There are many reasons why learning practitioners are unable to connect their efforts with... 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.

Identifying Learning Opportunities Through Financial Analysis

(Article initially published through ASTD Links Newsletter January 2013) Underlying every business concern is a fundamental question all leaders ask, “What do we need to do better?” Ultimately, corporate survival depends on how well they can answer this question. At first glance this appears as a non-threatening question but it is a challenge to answer... Continue Reading →

A Learning Professional’s Self-Reflection…

In a recent interview an industry-reporter recently asked me a couple of interesting questions that I thought I would share with you. The questions asked to me were, "What else would you do if you weren't involved with learning? What would you improve about yourself and Your L&D Approach?" I wanted to share my responses... Continue Reading →

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