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…
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…
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…
BILD CPD Events 2016
Your CPD (Continuing Professional Development) is important as an L&D; professional.Which is why the British Institute for Learning & Development hold 6 affordable CPD events per year. Alongside that we also hold CPD webinars.Our next CPD event is 25th April in Woking – The subject matter is Mindfulness.Our full Programme is listed below, click the links to book your place.25th April 2016 –…
Investment in Learning & Development
Investing in learning and development is a sore subject for many. When the question is posed it’s often related to how much is spent on learning and development (or training) of employees.But how much invested in the L&D; team?As L&D; professionals we ensure that others are encouraged to develop and are also encouraged to keep up to date with CPD. However, how much CPD or L&D; have L&D…;
What makes TAP Training the Defacto Training provider of choice?
Last week I had the pleasure of being able to attend The Training Foundation’s TAP Certificate in Training Delivery.The Training Foundation delivered the process in three distinct phases – Style, Structure and Activity.Without giving away too much of the Training Foundation’s ‘trade secrets’, over the 5 day course we learnt all about the Queen’s Award for Innovation – winning…
Demonstrate Quality In L&D;
How do you demonstrate the quality of your learning and development?If you are working as part of an L&D; team, you might be asked this question. You can point to the qualifications of your team, you might have even found a way to measure the all illusive return on investment… but as an L&D; team it is hard to benchmark yourself with similar companies or competitors.And if you are learning…
Most Read Social Media Posts of 2015
As the year draws to a close we get the usual emails and social media posts about the top 1o events to follow in 2016 or the top 5 developments from 2015.We have to jump on that bandwagon… But with a slight twist.Our Social Media output is geared very much toward a curator of news stories so we thought we’d put together the top ten most popular news items from our Social Media.In reverse…
Is the Role of the Company Trainer Dead?
Once apon a time there was a company trainer, his name was Johnny and his job was to make sure that all the employees of ACME Engineering company got all the training that the company decided that they needed.As it was an engineering company and Johnny used to be an engineer; his job was relatively easy, in fact, Johnny still considered himself an engineer, just one who’d become so skilled in…
Shiny new object
We’re all familiar with the shiny object, something that people tell you about to get you to stop doing what you are doing and pick up something else. Often its worse in business as there are no shortage of critics telling you that you should look at this shiny new object or this one. The modern world is full of shiny new objects and learning and development sees its fair share of them….