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Maximising the business impact of learning

October 2016


Moving beyond evaluation and embracing impact as a central ethos for L&D

With all the change and new technology options in learning and development, it is sometimes easy to focus only on the ‘what?’ and the ‘how?’, and not on the ‘why?’ Learning should be a strategic investment to drive business performance and to build business capability. But how do you measure the impact it really has, or maximise that impact?

This webinar with our CEO, David Wilson and NetDimensions, discusses:

  • The opportunities and challenges in measuring and maximising the business impact of learning
  • How L&D can ensure it focuses on business impact rather than activity metrics
  • Why some perceived learning best practices can actually reduce focus on impacct
  • The role of metrics and analytics in driving business decisions
  • Some practical examples in highly regulated industries

Here’s what David discussed in his session – download the full presentation here.


The full recording of the webinar can be accessed here. There is also an accompanying Viewpoint paper further exploring the themes of learning impact which can be downloaded here.

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