I never think of the future; it comes soon enough.—Albert Einstein I was reducing my pile of reading materials recently when I came across the quote above. I had to stop what I was doing, stunned by the fact that…
Jeanette Graebener loves her job. Now, as the vice president for corporate education at SAIC and chief learning officer for SAIC University, with the responsibility of educating more than 43,000 people worldwide, her passion for her work and the strides s
A new study from learning industry analysts Bersin &amp; Associates reveals that blended learning is an ideal solution for leadership development initiatives. In the study, participants focused on best practices that helped ensure the success of t
Should your company invest in financial training? The fact is, your company can’t afford not to.
Employees who are learning new job skills and job roles are sometimes just thrown into those roles by companies that take a sink-or-swim approach to training. But to ensure the success of strategic initiatives and build employee satisfaction and retention
A chief professional development officer is needed to plan, develop, implement and administer professional development and mentoring programs. The position will report to managing partner and firmwide professional development partner and will work in coor
If you work with kiddie cereals and yogurt for a living, it pays to have a sense of humor and a sweet tooth. If you're responsible for educating 27,000 employees worldwide, it also pays to have a flexible attitude and a committed plan for training and de
Four years ago, a South Dakota-based health care organization developed a partnership with a local university to offer an online nursing degree program for its employees. Around the same time, an Illinois manufacturer brought a local university on-site to
For many large U.S businesses, the past few years have been lean ones. The recession of 2001 and the jobless recovery that has ensued has seen management focus on cost-cutting and increasing productivity to position their companies for growth in the next
In the realm of health care, one mistake can mean the difference between life and death. In fact, according to a 1999 report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM), between 44,000 and 98,000 Americans die every year due to preventable medical errors in hosp
Facing rising health-care costs, declining reimbursement and low staff morale, the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston set out to undertake an across-the-board cultural transformation. The initiative began at the top, when John D. S
Ask whether there is a link between learning and retention, and most managers and human resources professionals will say, “Yes!” Ask them to describe that link, and most will tell you that well-designed and well-chosen learning enables people to understan
Cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all learning has been on the way out for years, as trainers and chief learning officers have recognized the importance of fitting the curriculum and the approach to the individual. Learning needs assessment has become a standa
More and more companies today are realizing the value of workforce learning and development, reaping the return on investments into human capital. Ask chief learning officers to name the leading companies in the enterprise education movement, and it’s alm
Little attention has been paid to security products for business. So the introduction of homeland-security-related e-learning designed specifically for business learners fits an unfilled need.
Business performance and employee career plans ride on the relevance and validity of corporate learning programs. Valid corporate learning programs make learning assessment an ongoing part of training and an ongoing, fundamental part of your employees’ jo
It’s certainly not a stretch to say flying is in Mike Barger’s blood. Not only is the JetBlue AirWays’ vice president and chief learning officer an experienced pilot himself, he also grew up near an airport, the son of a pilot and a flight attendant. Fact
How can chief learning officers help to prevent the failed transitions of leaders into new roles?
BC Hydro, one of the largest electric utilities in Canada, serves more than 1.6 million customers with electricity generated at over 30 hydroelectric and thermal power plants. As an electric utility, the company is required to comply with government-manda
Heading the learning and development operations for a financial institution operating on an international platform requires flexibility, vision and proactive planning. As the executive head of BMO Financial Group’s Institute of Learning, Corey Jack is abl