Proving ROI: 15 Learning and Development Metrics That Matter

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Organizations want to be successful. They want to know that their efforts are providing benefits and that strategies put into place are providing the intended outcomes. While strong sales are a universal measurement that any company hopes to experience, metrics related to learning and development programs might be more difficult to capture and analyze. It […]

eLearning Strategy 101: How to Make Yours a Success

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Employees need to learn—how to use a new Javascript framework, how to process a customer insurance claim, how to write a press release. And with the ready availability of ways to learn, from colleagues recording a Loom video to the employee reaching into their own pocket to spend $20 on an Udemy course, there’s no […]

Choosing Learning and Development KPIs for Organizational Impact

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Measuring the impact of your learning and development initiatives is critical—not only for your programs’ continuity and departmental success, but also for the advancement of the organization. While it is generally accepted that organizations of all sizes must constantly be training their employees, understanding what’s working and what’s not can be a challenge.  Organizations want […]

Improving L&D Processes for Stronger Engagement and ROI

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Business processes mean so many things to so many different people and departments across the organization. Here’s a look at the major learning and development processes, how to structure them, and how they can be leveraged to bring improved engagement for learners in addition to stronger outcomes and ROI. What is learning and development? Learning […]

14+ Training Request Form Templates to Supercharge Course Development

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Learning and development professionals don’t create courses in a vacuum. They scope their work based on the needs of their learners, and oftentimes, those needs enter the L&D department in the form of a request for training.  However, as organizations grow more complex, matrixed, and, obviously, remote, the L&D team needs a way to streamline […]

Building a Learning and Development Strategy for Organizational Excellence

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While any department, team, or even individual employee can take it upon themselves to acquire knowledge or develop a skill, it’s important for the organization as a whole to build an effective overall learning and development strategy. In addition to the main goal of developing an organization’s people, a proper L&D strategy provides innumerable benefits […]

5 Downloadable eLearning Project Plan Templates

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Project Plan Templates to Keep eLearning on Track How do you know what everyone is working on, and when it is due? Project management tools and technology have been around for quite some time and should be familiar to even the smallest teams. However, how do you know which one works the best for your […]

How to Calculate and Maximize Training ROI

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Any initiative should have a return on investment—or why go through with the project in the first place? When the performance of people is involved, it’s difficult to know whether the training worked. Leaders would like to measure the business impact, most importantly whether the training was able to bring about improved work performance that […]

The Complete Guide to Efficient Training Operations

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L&D teams certainly want learners to learn, but could making their training operations more efficient help drive better outcomes? Efficiency in business is certainly nothing new, and increasing efficiency in training operations can improve the experience for everyone. This includes instructional designers and subject matter experts who build the course; employees taking the course to […]

4 Ready-to-Use Learning and Development Budget Templates

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Training Budget Templates to Identify and Assign Resources How much should the L&D department spend on training? Some companies have years of experience—and data—that help them understand just how much a learning initiative should cost. However, technologies, needs, and learner preferences change. What might have worked just one year ago might not be applicable now, […]