Thank you Training Industry for a tremendous conference!
Aligning L & D to Business: Tips and tools you can start using today
At Actio, we are passionate about aligning learning to the business. It begins with simple conversations fueled by thoughtful questions.
Here are a few key thoughts from the presentation:
- Elements of alignment
- Structural - Are all the right stakeholders engaged?
- Purpose - Do we have a complete understanding of the business goals, the obstacles and business metrics?
- Performance - Have we focused on the role(s) with the greatest impact on the business goal? Do we understand the change to performance?
- Learning outcome - Does the learning solution concept change performance and align with the business goals? How will the business measure success?
- Tips to get started
- Start building alignment with whomever is across the table from you
- Learning must align to the business - not the other way around
- Business goals / problems are not the same as learning business goals / problems
- Avoid talking about learning and the challenges of developing the learning solution (that's our problem, not theirs)
If you would like to learn more about how to improve L & D alignment, please contact us here, or call us: (800) 592-2080 x4.