Thursday, January 17, 2019

Quick Tips

 

At the beginning of 2018, I delivered a strong message about the dark path I saw our training industry heading down if significant changes were not made. The message is, sadly, still very relevant.

This year, I offer additional tactics and encouragement to assist you in having the most productive year possible.

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A learning professional shared with us, "Before I learned to stay focused on business priorities, someone would ask me to 'jump' and I would ask 'how high'?"

However, with her new strategic focus, she now instead asks, "Why do you want me to jump, and how will my jumping help to make a positive change?"

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Training professionals around the world have struggled with how to get to Kirkpatrick Levels 3 and 4 since the model was conceived. 

With the right perspective, it is truly not that difficult.

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Here we are, leaving 2018 in traditional holiday fashion.

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​It's a startling statistic for L&D professionals: approximately 85% of training graduates do something other than what they learned during training. 

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Disrupting the status quo is never comfortable, but sometimes it's necessary.

Jim Kirkpatrick takes a good, hard look at the state of the L&D industry. He has words of warning, but also of wisdom, for professionals seeking to preserve their careers.

Start 2018 fully informed and ready to become a strategic business partner within your organization.

Read Jim's insightful message here.

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During the ATD International Conference and Expo 2016, Dr. Jay Brimstin presented a case study on how the Maneuver Center of Execellence (MCoE) conducted an evaluation of one of their training courses using the Kirkpatrick Model

The course that was evaluated was the Dismounted CIED Tactics Master Trainer course. Dr. Brimstin, the Deputy Director of the MCoE Directorate of Training and Doctrine, and Ms. Annie Hester, the Program Evaluation Office lead during the evaluation, described an evaluation effort in which they were able to demonstrate the effectiveness of the training course in improving units' operational effectiveness while conducting combat operations in Afghanistan.

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Many training professionals struggle to gain support for training initiatives from key business partnersshutterstock_75592402
and stakeholders. 

They often find themselves tasked with providing a new training program to fix a problem that has not yet been considered or discussed thoroughly. After issuing their orders, these business partners disappear until it is time to see if the training "worked." 

Use this collection of our favorite resources for building business partnership to put an end to this cycle and generate training with true business value.

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