Learning Delivery

Evaluation as a Strategic Tool

Why is evaluation important to you, the training executive? This article will attempt to answer this question from the point of view of someone who directs the training efforts for the entire enterprise. The creation of well-constructed evaluations can be…

Organizing Enterprise-Wide Content

What’s the best way to pull together the content that underpins training? Call this job climbing “Mount Content,” if you will. With the right tools, you can make the ascent.

Evaluation as a Strategic Tool

Why is evaluation important to you, the learning executive? This article will attempt to answer this question from the point of view of someone who directs the training efforts for the entire enterprise.

Jim LaRocco: Blazing a Path to Learning Success

When it comes to enterprise learning, most companies are as concerned with return on investment as they are with the quality of the training they provide. And the bottom line is: Are employees better able to do their jobs after a training program? Are the

Organizing Enterprise-Wide Content

In any business of any size, systems (formal or informal) are in place to organize the way work gets done. Training–whether for the crew of a Boeing 777 or for the staff of a health care network–must be organized, too. But what’s the best way to pull toge

Jim LaRocco: Blazing a Path to Learning Success

When it comes to enterprise learning, most companies are as concerned with return on investment as they are with the quality of the training they provide. And the bottom line is: Are employees better able to do their jobs after a training program? Are the

Learning Utilization: Avoiding the 'Cricket' Risk

One of the funniest put-down lines of my daughter’s generation (she’s 15 years old) is the single word, “crickets.” Think of it in the context of telling a joke to your kids, who of course do not think it’s funny: You give the punch line and get nothing i

Why Training Spending Levels Don't Matter Anymore

Training expenditure is a metric still used by many human resources and training professionals, as well as some market evaluators, to measure the value that enterprises place on education and training. However, it is known that training expenditure per person…

The Internal Revenue Service: Counting on Learning

With around 100,000 permanent and 20,000 seasonal employees, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), a branch of the Department of Treasury, interacts with more Americans than any other public or private institution. In 2002, the IRS processed almost 227 mill

Emergent Learning

Not so long ago, e-learning was a utopian dream. Networked learning would educate the world. E-learning promoters saw themselves as innovators writing corporate history. Excitement filled the air. That future has arrived. Today a healthy percentage of

Unleashing Organizational Know-How

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

M-Learning: The Next Wave for Training and Development

Mobile devices and wireless networks are booming. According to Gartner Inc., more than 50 percent of professional notebooks will have wireless LAN (WLAN) capability by the end of 2004. In the same time period, Gartner says that through WLAN hot spots, tra

Are Your Top Leaders Battling to Build Energy?

Although the economy may be showing signs of recovery, senior leaders are just beginning to feel some of the repercussions of the economic downturn, according to a new study from the University of Michigan Business School and eePulse Inc., which delivers

Are Your Top Leaders Battling to Build Energy?

Although the economy may be showing signs of recovery, senior leaders are just beginning to feel some of the repercussions of the economic downturn, according to a new study from the University of Michigan Business School and eePulse Inc., which…