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Learning Needs Analyses

Despite the slightly macabre saying, "Only lemmings jump to conclusions," it's all too easy to decide the answer to an issue and then look for evidence to back up that view.

January 2016 | Emerald Works

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Radical new roles for L&D

"L&D professionals need to move away from being the custodians of learning." This was the rather startling assertion of Mike Collins, head of learning solutions at DPG plc, when he spoke at the annual conference of the CIPD in November 2015.

January 2016 | Emerald Works

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Evaluation in L&D - Part 3

Now we come to the the ultimate reason for my three posts about evaluation in L&D (see also parts 1 and 2 for more details).

November 2015 | Owen Ferguson

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Evaluation in L&D - Part 2

This is the second in a series of three posts about evaluating learning and development interventions. In the first part, I looked at the utility (or not) of Kirkpatrick's four levels. In this post, I'll examine Jack Phillips' fifth level, return on investment (ROI) and the unrealised benefits of piloting interventions.

November 2015 | Owen Ferguson

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Evaluation in L&D - Part 1

In various forums and conversations over the years, I've seen or heard the same topic come up again and again: evaluation.

November 2015 | Owen Ferguson

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