Learning & Development
Learning and development, a subset of HR, aims to improve group and individual performance by increasing and honing skills and knowledge. Learning and development, often called training and development, forms part of an organisation’s talent management strategy and is designed to align group and individual goals and performance with the organisation’s overall vision and goals.
On a practical level, individuals responsible for talent development must identify skills gaps among groups and teams (often through SMART objectives, one-to-one interviews and performance appraisals) and then finding suitable training to fill these gaps.
Organizations must provide the opportunity for employees to grow in areas that support their career goals and passions. Creating a skilled workforce not only increases individual engagement, but also enhances an organization’s capabilities and leads to improvement of the bottom line.
A successful Learning & Development program is tailored to the organization’s unique goals and culture; it focuses on building knowledge and provides continuous learning opportunities for employees. In addition, a complete program uses a variety of learning mechanisms customized to the workforce and produces measurable results.
Organizations that provide this broad view of Learning & Development can improve both employees’ productivity and fulfillment. That’s good for everyone: customers, shareholders, suppliers, and employees.
Innovative Learning & Development Solution
Our Learning & Development Framework shows a continuum of learning, based on activities people do while learning: from reading, listening, watching, and discussing, to doing, advancing the craft, and giving back. The far-left of the continuum takes place in a relatively safe formal learning environment. The vast majority of learning comes from the middle of the continuum, which involves experiential and on-the-job activities where most experimenting and accountability starts to take hold. At the far-right side of the continuum, learners take on more accountability as they progress toward mastery.
Learning and Development Strategy
A learning and development strategy aims to achieve the following:
Meet employee learning and development needs.
Ensure optimal human capital development.
Build the business management and leadership skills for a strong executive team.
Despite having the definition given, there are still questions that are left unanswered.
What is the essence of learning & development strategy?
What are the key considerations in creating learning and development strategies?
How can we enhance learning and development in the corporate workforce?
SYSTEMATIC TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
- Assessing Your Training Needs: Needs Assessment to Training Goals
- Designing Training Plans and Learning Objectives
- Developing Training Activities and Materials
- Implementing the Training Program
- Evaluating Your Training Program
- Management of Learning and Development Programs and Activities
- Learning Management Systems
- Practitioners in Learning and Development
Development (Leaders, Managers, Supervisors, Teams, etc.)
- Board Development
- Leadership Development
- Management Development
- Supervisorial Development
- Team Development
- Personal Development
- Sales Training