Using Digital Learning to Drive Learning Impact

dreamstime_xs_43563469What happens after a piece of training should never be left to chance, but so often it is.  I make no apology for periodically bringing out my soap box to talk about this.  I also call this our industry’s “Achilles heel”.  When survey after survey reveals how our profession still wants that seemingly illusive seat at the top table, we need to acknowledge that if we could demonstrate how our learning made an impact, we’d be in a much stronger bargaining position. Continue reading “Using Digital Learning to Drive Learning Impact”

Using Digital Learning to Drive Learning Impact

What’s in Your Learning Playlist?

dreamstime_xs_27207411Early in December, an article in the UK’s i newspaper got me thinking.

Music professor, Mike Errico asked whether the three-minute song had run its course.  He noted that:

Spotify data from 2014 suggests that 24.14 per cent of listeners will skip a song within the first five seconds, and the chances that they will listen through to the end is about 50:50.

Songwriter, Mark Christopher Lee read Errico’s piece and decided to test this out and produced an album of 100 tracks, each about 30 seconds in length. Continue reading “What’s in Your Learning Playlist?”

What’s in Your Learning Playlist?

Learning to Lead – The Digital Potential – My Commentary

dreamstime_xs_55894278As an Associate of the Institute of Consulting – an organisation within the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), who authored this report, “Learning to Lead.  The Digital Potential”,  I hope the report’s authors will approve me penning some of my own thoughts based on their recent research, particularly as my two L&D passions are digital learning and leadership and management development.  And, of course, I recently shared my own thoughts on using digital learning for executive development. Continue reading “Learning to Lead – The Digital Potential – My Commentary”

Learning to Lead – The Digital Potential – My Commentary

Using Digital Learning for Executive Development

dreamstime_xs_55894278In the “old days”, e-learning was often regarded as training for the masses, rather than for the most senior personnel in an organisation.  Maybe, to be fair, that should be “old-style” e-learning, for as the approach has evolved into what we know today as “digital learning”, I don’t believe we can restrict technology-based learning to just a certain part of the business.  But as executive and senior leadership development programmes have often been limited to a largely face-to-face experience, how should we utilise digital learning options within them? Continue reading “Using Digital Learning for Executive Development”

Using Digital Learning for Executive Development

Budgeting for Learning Impact

dreamstime_xs_28461353Depending on your company’s financial year, you might well be about to start the budgeting process for next year, or you may already be in the middle of juggling the needs of your business with the forecast budget – and all its pessimistic variations.

But how much are you setting aside to ensure that the learning you deliver next year has an impact on both the individual employee and business performance of the organisation? Continue reading “Budgeting for Learning Impact”

Budgeting for Learning Impact

Welcome to my blog

dreamstime_m_36899365 (2)Welcome to my blog in which I will draw on my present and previous experiences to share my thoughts and opinions on making the best use of digital learning within the world of corporate learning and development.  With over 21 years in this field of learning, I hope you will be interested in what I have to say and that I will leave you with ideas that will help you in your roles.

Over the last two decades, I’ve always recognised that digital learning is not the end in itself, but just one of the ways we can improve business and personal performance and so, whenever possible, I will write in the wider context of learning and development.

So many of these posts will be based on conversations I’ve had with others, so if there is something on which you’d like me to comment, then please get in touch.

Thanks in advance for reading my postings and commenting too.

Welcome to my blog