This Week in Corporate Learning: Knowing Your Learners

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This week, we take a look at some of the ways in which learning is becoming increasingly personalized and strategies you can use to analyze and understand your learners’ needs.

Talent Development Capabilities Are Getting Personal

A recent competency model study conducted by ATD made it clear that interpersonal skills (otherwise known as soft or durable skills) are rapidly becoming foundational or enabling bases on which more technical, professional skills are grounded. How much attention should we pay to developing these essential skill sets, and what can we do to enhance our abilities in these critical areas?

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Doing Some Detective Work to Know Your Learners

As an L&D designer and leader, you probably know a lot about your learners. But what about the things you don’t know? How can you go about identifying potential gaps in knowledge and understanding, parsing the information, and then putting it to work?

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People Analytics: Getting the Right Data Without Stepping Over the Line

“People analytics” is a term that’s garnered a lot of attention in recent years. If your organization is keen to leverage emerging technologies to better understand its learners and design effective training programs, here are some important questions and considerations you can take into account.

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Driving Performance: A Model to Measure and Report Training ROI

Go big or go home, right? When it comes to measuring the ROI of your learning initiatives, it may be best to start small. Focus on one function of your business, isolate the impact training has on a specific set of performance indicators, report your results and ROI, and then enable and support others to run similar calculations for their groups.

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