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Doing L&D Better

For years you've been told that finding the ROI of your L&D isn't possible. But it is! You just need to be strategic about it. This list will grow with a wide array of resources to help you achieve that.

Why Proficiency Matters To The Success of Your Business | Acorn

Job proficiency is about ensuring employees are proficient in certain skills and knowledge to a level that supports your business goals.

How To Unlock and Develop Crucial Employee Skills in Your Workplace

Skills gaps are emerging at an even faster rate than ever. Empowering internal mobility comes down to helping employees develop new and crucial skills.

Ask for a $2M budget, end up with $4.5M when you align L&D with business needs

In this episode we welcome Guy W Wallace, a Performance Analyst and Instructional Architect for Enterprise Learning & Instructional Development. Guy and Blake discuss aligning L&D and business strategy by putting a governance board in place with the CEO, creating advisory councils with specific people leaders to ensure alignment, and how to get the attention, acceptance and demand from business executives. You can connect with Guy via his LinkedIn:

Using facts, evidence and data to demonstrate the impact of learning with the L&D Detective

Listen to this episode from The Strategic L&D Podcast on Spotify. Today we welcome Kevin M Yates, the L&D Detective who solves measurement mysteries. Kevin and Blake discuss overcoming the perception issue of L&D, transitioning L&D from being reactive to proactive, getting optimal impact by mixing human performance and business performance metrics, and how it’s the volume of content linked to your performance metrics that matter rather than the volume of content overall.

How to Avoid L&D Value Debt by Investing in Strategically Impactful Initiatives

Discover how to have the strategic impact conversation upfront, prioritise training solutions and focus on solving business problems.

Linking Statement of Corporate Intent and L&D Strategy | Acorn

Why you should care about your L&D team capabilities and how impacts your ability to align L&D strategy with business strategy.

How Kathmandu Pairs On-the-Job & Online Training | Acorn

Learn why it's important to build trust in people leaders, the power of coaching and how to address high turnover in newer employees.

Why Starting at the End of L&D Strategy Pays Off | Acorn

Find out how lean L&D budgets often drive innovation, why self-directed learning won't net results, and starting with strategic impact.

How Can L&D Deliver When the CEO Delivers a Capability-Led Business Strategy

Learn how to do bottom up and top down capability assessments, as well as why more data doesn't necessary mean better for L&D strategy.

How to Remove Barriers and Align L&D to Drive Performance

Discover why choice of team name matters for internally aligning L&D, and how that feeds into creating more meaningful & measurable training.

Opinion Piece: L&D and the Correlation-Causation Fallacy

Correlation might suggest higher login rates directly lead to higher completion rates. Causation is about proving that it actually does.

Opinion Piece: Why You Should be Wary of Self-Directed Learning and How You Can Better Approach it

Self-directed learning is an easy solution to employee training, but is it really the best approach to learning in the workplace?

How the ‘Mess’ of an L&D Problem Provides Structure & Drives Outcomes

Learn why you should spend more time diagnosing learning needs and how to spend L&D budget more effectively.

Why Context (Not Content) is Key to Driving High-Performance Digital L&D

Learn why context always beats content for learner engagement, how to create buzz for training and why you shouldn't just rely on technology.

Why You Need to Focus on the Bigger Business Picture Before Learning Impact

Discover why you should start with business strategy theory when designing truly impactful capability and competency programs.

Just Why L&D Innovation Comes Down to Enthusiasm and Experimentation

Learn why you should pilot programs more and how to build strong stakeholder relationships between L&D and business units.

Why You Need to Think of Yourself as a Business Executive First, Learning Leader Second

Learn how to effectively diagnose performance needs and create self-sustaining learning solutions that position L&D as business leaders.

The Value of Leadership Development and How to Create a Successful Leadership Program

Leadership development is a valuable tool to ensuring your workforce is ready for the future, but you need to set it on-track for success.

Lessons From a Law Enforcement Instructor Turned L&D Strategist

Hear why data always wins the day for L&D decisions, and how reframing the need for organisational learning helps win buy-in.