• Using theory-based evaluation principles to evaluate training

    Were a Training Manager from 1960 to take a trip on a time machine to the present day they would emerge to a scarcely recognisable world. Learner-centred training, user-generated content and on-line delivery would all be things of wonder. However, they could draw comfort from evaluation methodologies: the Kirkpatrick framework, first enunciated in the 1950s, is still the cornerstone of training...

  • Employee Engagement

    Earlier this month we help a CPD seminar on the topic ‘Employee Engagement’ at the Training Foundation’s offices in Coventry. This month I am going to use this blog to discuss the main themes and points.Our First speaker was Wendy Dean from Strategi HR.She discussed some important points such as “Give your Employee Engagement Programme a name” – this allows employees to get behind the...

  • Is Social Media Learning?

    If you spend time looking at what your friends and family are doing on Facebook it’ll be hard to call that a defined learning event and the same goes for reviewing updates on Twitter or Instagram.However, if you use a platform such as ‘Tweetdeck’, or the like, you can organise your Twitter Followers into specific lists and then you can use this to look up specific trends. If you are reading...

  • The British Institute for Learning & Development announces the BILD’s 2016 Standards for Learning & Development

    The BILD’s Standards for Learning & Development provide guidance to any organisation concerned to ensure that its Learning & Development activities meet quality-assured best-practice. Chief Executive David Apparicio explains the background to development of the Standards:“Without credible best-practice Standards there can be no effective quality assurance of professional performance at...