Death to Learning & Development! Fact or Fiction?

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 →

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3 Career ‘Must Do’ Resolutions!

Yup, another year over and the pressure of another year is upon us. To be honest, ringing in a new year is exciting but at the same time extremely intimidating. Recently, on my regular radio workplace segment on CJAD800 Radio, my friend, journalist and talk-show host James Mennie (Twitter @jamesmennie) asked an interesting question. He... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

‘Snake Oil’ From the Bully Pulpit

Recently, a well-respected workplace learning peer posted an interesting and conversation-inducing discussion about dealing with a 'snake oil' person within your personal learning network (PLN). Personally, I found this blog post very insightful. I respect the message the post is attempting to communicate but a thought crossed my mind, "How prevalent is the issue of... Continue Reading →

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