White Paper Addresses Skills Necessary for Learning Executives’ Success
Mountain View, CA – May 13, 2009 – Expertus today announced the release of a white paper summarizing the discussion among a select group of learning leaders during the Learning Executive Think Tank’s third virtual meeting. The white paper, “Top 5 Ways to Communicate the Value of Your Training Programs,” is available at Expertus’ special resource website, www.trainingefficiency.com. (Direct link: http://www.trainingefficiency.com/system/files/WP_5-Ways-to-Communicate-the-Value-of-Training-Programs.pdf).
Expertus, a global provider of services that optimize the business impact of learning, recently hosted a virtual roundtable to tackle the ongoing issue of learning organizations’ communication skills and their importance in corporate performance during the economic downturn. Roundtable participants discussed the critical nature of successful implementation and execution of relevant training programs, and how to communicate their value effectively.
According to the white paper, “In business, the bottom-line is still king – and learning organizations must demonstrate how much they contribute to the revenue stream and help decrease costs.”
The roundtable group, which included learning leaders from a wide swath of industries, outlined the importance of garnering advocates for learning among senior leaders. The group also discussed the best methods to reach out for this support. In addition, the attendees underscored the critical role that measurement plays in communicating the importance and pertinence of training to core business objectives.
When asked, “In these uncertain times, what compelling messages and approaches are you using to convince executive management and your training customers about the value of your training programs?,” participants most often replied:
- Strategically Align Training to Business Objectives to Ensure its Value. Training programs that contribute to the company mission are deemed valuable and relevant.
- Learning Leaders and Programs Need to Speak the Language of Business. Training that addresses real business challenges receives attention and is deemed credible.
- Learning Metrics are Key. You must measure. But more importantly – you must measure the impact on business.
- Increase Training Value through Efficiency. Executives say they want efficiency; make sure efficiency translates into business impact.
- Enlist Learning Champions. When senior leaders evangelize key business and learning initiatives throughout the organization, people pay attention.
Four additional roundtable discussions are planned for 2009. To find the latest results from each roundtable discussion, visit www.trainingefficiency.com. To inquire about participating in a roundtable discussion, contact Gordon Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Expertus is the leading global provider of services that optimize the business impact of learning. For more than a decade, the firm’s 500+ learning management professionals have defined and implemented plans, processes and technologies that transform training organizations – creating measurable business value for the world’s most successful corporations. Clients include ADP, Cisco, ConocoPhillips, EMC, Honeywell and Lockheed Martin. Every day at these and other companies, more than a million employees, customers and business partners are educated as a result of Expertus’ innovative business strategies, outsourcing services and technology-rich solutions.
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