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
In a recent Harvard Business Review article titled “IT Doesn’t Matter,” Nicholas Carr questioned the strategic value of IT. Carr argues that the pervasiveness of IT makes it necessary, but strategically irrelevant. I read the article and thought, “
On the surface, you might be pretty amazed to learn just how much is placed on Don Ronchi’s professional shoulders. In addition to being chief learning officer for Raytheon Co., Ronchi is also the vice president of Raytheon Six Sigma and supply chain, giv
How do individual leadership styles and organizational culture work together to affect bottom-line performance? This is the question Gordon French, director of organizational development at Cox Enterprises Inc., had in mind when he began looking for a way
If every company develops a winning strategy, then why doesn't every company win?
In the past, economic downturns meant cuts in leadership development programs; however, in most organizations today the opposite is found to be true. Organizations recognize that the turbulence of global markets, competition, geopolitics and the economy r
A recent study conducted by the human capital practice at Deloitte &amp; Touche in the United Kingdom made an interesting conclusion: There is much confusion about what to measure and monitor in the human capital arena. This comes as no surprise t
Founded in April 2000, Avanade is the premier technology integrator for Microsoft solutions in the enterprise and a joint venture between Microsoft and Accenture. Global in scale, Avanade already employs more than 1,500 people in 13 countries, including 1
Over the next five years, network field personnel in the United States Air Force will receive blended learning in various technologies.
New customer demands coupled with new technologies and a changing competitive landscape are causing corporate learning departments to rethink their value, role and impact on the organization. Added to this changing environment is an increasing level of bu
To the uninitiated or unfamiliar, life at QUALCOMM might be predicted as boring. A high-tech communications company populated by engineers working with chips and circuits and wireless equipment may be cutting-edge, but all that raises a stereotypic image
Public- and private-sector organizations have much to learn from each other when it comes to learning management strategies. While public-sector organizations have embraced automation of training and competencies much faster than private-sector companies,
In 2000, Unilever, one of the world’s leading foods, home and personal care companies, initiated a five-year, comprehensive change program aimed at improving the company’s growth. As part of that program, Unilever implemented the Leadership Growth Profile
Chief learning officers and other learning leaders know the value of sharing knowledge and best practices—it’s a large part of what they enable their organizations to do.
As the aftershocks of the events of Sept. 11 rocked the United States, the U.S. government got to work finding ways to protect its citizens from future terrorist attacks. As a result, on Nov. 19, 2001, President Bush signed into law the Aviation and Trans