Being a top learning organization is one of the key differentiators for companies that wish to retain and attract top talent. Merely having a training and development team in your organization does not automatically indicate that an employer is on the cutting edge of learning innovation and strategy. There are key characteristics that leaders in this space exhibit. During my time as a Learning & Technology Manager for a major consulting firm it was clear that an organization that invests in staying ahead of the curve when it comes to new innovations in training and development will have lasting benefits that positively impact the people that make up the organization.
Research shows that when learning initiatives and programs are implemented strategically they can have an impact on an organization’s bottom line. According to the Aberdeen Group’s October 2010 study the three best-in-class strategies for learning implemented by successful training and development organizations included:
- Defining Organizational Leadership Competencies
- Linking Learning Programs to Business Goals
- More Consistent Development Through the Lifecyle
There are other characteristics of top learning organizations that have been identified, studied and discussed. Elearning! Media Group editor, Joe DiDonato will host a free webinar, “Are You a Top Learning Organization” on Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 10:00 AM PST/1:00 PM EST. Joining Joe will be Marjorie Van Roon of Best Buy Canada, one of the Learning! 100 award winners. During this presentation we’ll share some of the traits that are moving learning forward such as:
- Social Learning
- Learning Paths
- Metrics & Reporting
We will look at the behaviors of America’s Learning! 100 and find success stories and strategies that other organizations have implemented and discuss how those strategies might work for your organization. Discover how collaboration, innovation and learning culture all drive performance. Also hear from Learning! 100 winner Thomson Reuters and discover how they moved their organizations from average to leaders. Every attendee will get to take the Best in class survey to benchmark your practices.
Join this informative webinar session on December 1st, by registering here.