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LPI
Measuring L&D Moments that Matter - Part II
Updated: 12 Sep 2011

Measuring L&D Moments that Matter - Part IIThe following article was published for the Institute of IT Training (IITT) September [2011].

Continuing on from last months article - Measuring L&D Moments that Matter - Part I, this month we look at the key issues of showing how your L&D is bringing benefit to your business.  There's some real challenges in this article; the Kirkpatrick model comes in for some deep examination as does the Return on Investment (ROI) and Return on Expectation (ROE) models.  As with last months article, the L&D professional really needs to understand these key measurement issues if they are to correctly position L&D within their organisation.

In this article, Jonathan Kettleborough completes his journey of explaining the key issues to take into account when measuring L&D 'moments'.  This is the second part of a detailed article and one which presents the L&D professional with some real challenges!

 

Measuring L&D Moments that Matter - Part I
Updated: 15 Aug 2011

Measuring L&D Moments that Matter - Part I

The following article was published for the Institute of IT Training (IITT) August [2011].

It's a sad truth, but for many L&D professionals the need to effectively measure appropriate training 'moments' is fraught with problems and often disasters as the wrong things get measured in the wrong way and often for the wrong reasons.

In this article, Jonathan Kettleborough start the journey of explaining the key issues to take into account when measuring L&D 'moments'.  The second part of this detailed article will be published next month, so make sure you come back to see how the story ends!

 

The Proverbs of Learning and Development - Part 2
Updated: 30 Jun 2011

The Proverbs of Learning and Development - Part 2

The following article was published for the Institute of IT Training (IITT) July[2011].

Continuing on the theme of proverbs for Learning and Development this month's article adds to the thoughts of how proverbs can be applied to the world of Learning and Development.  As a recap, you may also like to see Part 1 of this article by looking at:  The Proverbs of Learning and Development - Part 1

In this article, Jonathan Kettleborough concludes his look at some well known proverbs and summarises the relevance for today's L&D professional.  This is the last part of a two-part article so make sure you've taken a look at Part 1 too!  If you want to see how age-old proverbs can be applies to today's L&D workplace read on!

 

 

The Proverbs of Learning and Development - Part 1
Updated: 21 Jun 2011

The Proverbs of Learning and Development - Part 1

The following article was published for the Institute of IT Training (IITT) June [2011].

For this month's article we wanted to take the reader to a slightly lighter but equally stimulating place, and for that reason this month we're exploring the application of propverbs to the world of Learning and Development.

In this article, Jonathan Kettleborough takes you through some well known proverbs and explores the relevance for today's L&D professional.  This is the first part of a two-part article so make sure you come back and see what we've got in store for you next month.  If you want to see how age-old proverbs can be applies to today's L&D workplace read on!

Searching for the final 0.1 percent
Updated: 06 May 2011

Searching for the final 0.1 percent

 

The following article was published for the Institute of IT Training (IITT) May [2011].

Many of us work very hard to do "The best we can" but what is the best and what happens if we fall short?  Within L&D as with so many other industries we strive for "great" but do we always achieve it, and what happens if we fall short - that elusive last 0.1%?  In this article, Jonathan Kettleborough takes you through the reasons why striving for the final 0.1% can bring real benefits.  If you really think that 99.9% is actually good enough then read on!

Let's keep the Social in Social Learning
Updated: 08 Apr 2011

Let's keep the Social in Social Learning

The following article was published for the Institute of IT Training (IITT) April [2011].

The spread of Social Media is increasing apace.  Technologies such as LinkedIn, Twitter and Yammer (but to name just three) are increasingly allowing individuals to share information at a rate and speed never before possible.  As with many new 'things', the L&D community has embraced Social Media and coined the term "Social Learning."  In this article, Jonathan Kettleborough takes a journey through the phenomenon that is Social Learning and wonders why, in an age where personal connections count for so much, the idea of being social is in danger of being left behind.  Want to read something this month that will certainly get you thinking?  Read on!

 

How L&D can drive UK performance
Updated: 28 Feb 2011

How L&D can drive UK performance

The following article was published for the Institute of IT Training (IITT) March [2011].

The L&D community is constantly trying to provide solid links between effort put in and results delivered.  We’ve seen training measured in terms of hours, days, number of interventions, hours of e-learning, happy sheets, ROI and the list seemingly goes on for ever.  In this article, Jonathan Kettleborough looks at how L&D can drive the performance of the UK economy.  He shows where, as L&D professionals you can add real and lasting value.  Want to know the two key areas you should be focussing on?  Read on!

 

2011 – Is THIS the year that L&D finally delivers?
Updated: 28 Feb 2011

2011 – Is THIS the year that L&D finally delivers?

 

The following article was published for the Institute of IT Training (IITT) February [2011].

Sadly, L&D within a true business context is close to extinction.  Unless we radically (and rapidly) change our approach then L&D will forever lose its ability to add value within organisations and it's possible that we’re close to that point now.

Want to know more, then read on!

 

Learning Technologies
What’s the future for L&D?
Updated: 12 Feb 2011

What’s the future for L&D?


The following article was published in Inside Learning Technologies [2010]. 

L&D within a business context is close to extinction.  I personally believe that unless we radically change our approaches then L&D will cease to add value within organisations and I honestly believe we’re close to that point now.

Want to know more, then read on!


Let’s kill the Babel fish!
Updated: 12 Feb 2011

Let’s kill the Babel fish!

The following article was published in Inside Learning Technologies [2010].  In 2006 I wrote an article for Inside Learning Technologies entitled “Talking the Talk of Business” which for whatever reasons seems to have fallen on deaf ears!  Maybe the industry doesn’t want to listen or maybe the industry just doesn’t want to make the change to the language of business – or maybe it’s incapable of making the change – for now.  Want to know more, then read on!


Aligning L&D with your business - the simple way
Updated: 12 Feb 2011

Aligning L&D with your business - the simple way

The following article was published in Inside Learning Technologies [2010].  The UK economy generates £1.84 trillion in GDP.  Without businesses we have no economy.  As one economist remarked “We can't survive by cutting each other's hair.”  And yet when 100 companies were asked about their L&D departments, only 18% felt they were operationally aligned with the business.  Want to know more, then read on!


Knowing what’s important, and getting what you want – communication with CEOs
Updated: 01 Mar 2011

Knowing what’s important, and getting what you want – communication with CEOs

 

The following article was published in Inside Learning Technologies [2006].  Have you ever  presented the work of your department to your CEO or other senior managers as part of a critical budget assessment?  You know that if you do well you’ll get the budget approval you need for the forthcoming year.  If not, you’ll be chasing a reducing budget and be forever trying to re-establish your credibility in the face of your senior managers.  Want to know what wors, then read on!

Increasing the effectiveness of your department - ten strategies for success
Updated: 11 Feb 2011

Increasing the effectiveness of your department - ten strategies for success


The following article was published in Inside Learning Technologies [2005]. Here we take a look at a number of strategies you can adopt to increase the effectiveness of your department.  In this article we look at ten  strategies that every manager can adopt, each of which will increase the effectiveness of your department.


Be a leader, not a follower
Updated: 01 Mar 2011

Be a leader, not a follower

 

 

The following article was published in Inside Learning Technologies [2005].  Want to see fear in the eyes of a departmental manager?  Then ask them about their departmental strategy and business plan!  Whilst many managers are excellent at ensuring operational issues are handled well, they often look very nervous when the ‘strategy’ word is mentioned!  Want to know what to do, then read on!

 

Making training your business
Updated: 11 Feb 2011

Making training your business


The following article was published in Inside Learning Technologies [2005] and looks at how Managers of Training and HR departments have often faced the internal dilemma; they know they draw resources from the organisation, but are often unsure of how to articulate the benefits they deliver.  This is not just about Return on Investment [ROI]; it is about the whole modus operandi of the department itself.


Personal success strategies - how to choose a coach and mentor
Updated: 11 Feb 2011

Personal success strategies - how to choose a coach and mentor

 

The following article was published in Inside Learning Technologies [Winter2004] and is the second in a two part article which looks at how coaching and mentoring can assist you, and your organisation to reach its goals and explores some of the options in choosing a personal coach or mentor.



Coping with change - how coaching and mentoring can assist
Updated: 11 Feb 2011

coping with change - how coaching and mentoring can assist



The following article was published in Inside Learning Technologies [Winter2004] and is the first in a two part article which looks at how coaching and mentoring can assist you, and your organisation to reach its goals.



Running your department as a business - Part 2
Updated: 11 Feb 2011

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The following article was published in Inside Learning Technologies [Winter2004] and is the second (and last) in a series of the way in which L&D profesionals can operate and run their department a though it was a commercial business.


Running your department as a business - Part 1
Updated: 11 Feb 2011

Running your department as a business



The following article was published in Inside Learning Technologies [Winter2003] and is the first of two articles showing a view of the way in which L&D profesionals can operate and run their department a though it was a commercial business.



Future imperfect? The next stages in the development of e-learning
Updated: 11 Feb 2011

Future imperfect?  The next stages in the development of e-learning



The following article was published in Inside Learning Technologies [Winter2003] and is a view of how e-learning may evolve and some of the trends that we should look out for.  Even years later, many of the predictions still hold true - phew!



Departmental strategy and business planning
Updated: 11 Feb 2011

Departmental strategy and business planning



The following article was published in Inside Learning Technologies [Winter2003] and is a view of how to approach the sometimes difficult issue of departmental strategy and business planning.



Doing what’s right; and knowing how well it did
Updated: 11 Feb 2011

Doing what's right



The following article was published in Inside Learning Technologies [Autumn2002] and is an article explaing how as L&D professionals you can not only deliver good learning interventions but also measure the success to the organisation.




Blended Learning
Updated: 11 Feb 2011

Blended Learning



The following article was published in Inside Learning Technologies [Summer 2002] and is a view of the benefits, pitfalls and issues surrounding the use and effectiveness of blended learning.




Open Learning Today
The future of e-learning
Updated: 11 Feb 2011

The future of e-learning



The following article was published in Open Learning Today [July 2002, Issue 61], the journal of the British Association of Open Learning.

As John Chambers, CEO of Cisco, indicated that ‘education over the Internet is going to be so big it’s going to make email look like a rounding error’ ther are some exceptionally misleading statements to the casual observer.

As some 600 billion emails are sent in the US each year alone, I don’t think e-learning is quite going to reach those levels just yet - so read on!


One step further into the matrix
Updated: 11 Feb 2011

One step further into the matrix



The following article was published in Open Learning Today [January 2002, Issue 58], the journal of the British Association of Open Learning and is a further view of the Waller-Wilson learning matrix.




Training Technology & Human Resources
Opportunities and benefits of an e-surround
Updated: 01 Mar 2011

Opportunities and benefits of an e-surround

 

 

The following article was published in Training Technology & Human Resources [Sept/Oct 2002] and looks at how in a tougher and increasingly cost-conscious business world, organisations are facing constant challenges in balancing their operating costs with the needs of the business.

One of the areas of greatest challenges is training and development, where organisations realise and understand the value of excellent staff development, yet wish to increase the flexibility of training provision whilst at the same time containing or reducing costs in the face of tough market conditions.

 

Measuring the results of e-learning
Updated: 01 Mar 2011

Measuring the results of e-learning

 

 

 

The following article was published in Training Technology & Human Resources [May/June 2002] and looks at the three key areas for measuring the results of e-learning within your organisation.

 

 

 

Personally speaking
Updated: 01 Mar 2011

Personally speaking

 

 

 

The following article was published in Training Technology & Human Resources [November 2001] and is a personal view of the recently published Waller-Wilson Matrix.

 

 

Zest
The issues of workforce development
Updated: 11 Feb 2011

The issues of workforce development


The following article was published in Zest magazine [January 2002] and provides comments on the recent report by the Performance and Innovation Unit:  In Demand - Adult Skills for the 21st Century and looks at how the issues of Workforce Development [WfD] may affect us.