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Training evaluation mistake No.5: Avoiding measuring the value of training because it's too difficult
Do you avoid measuring the organizational value of your training because it seems too hard? Are you uncertain of where to begin? You are not alone. This quick tip provides practical ideas that any training professional can use to get started.
Assembly education leaders support dedicated funding for adult education
Gov. Jerry Brown's call to create regional consortia of school districts and community colleges to administer adult education programs starting in 2015-2016 is meeting resistance from education leaders in the Assembly. The plan unveiled in his May revise budget proposal would provide no dedicated funding for adult education until 2015-2016, when $500 million would be allocated, including $350 million set aside for existing programs.
Talent management ROI (ridiculously overwrought insecurity)
Marc Effron, a contributor for HR Examiner, writes: "At a recent Talent Management in Financial Services breakfast, a participant stated that having better return on investment metrics would help to prove talent management's value. Unfortunately, my literal response was, 'Those who worry about talent management ROI are insecure HR leaders who feel the need to justify their existence.' While perhaps lacking nuance, my comment highlighted the needless distraction and effort spent trying to justify talent management's value."
2013 Training Outsourcing Watch List
The 2013 Watch List recognizes eight companies from across the globe that provide outsourced learning services. Selection to the 2013 Training Outsourcing Watch List is based on the following criteria:
Adult learning not a priority but why not?
The Huffington Post
Jane Scott Paul, chief executive of the AAT, writes; "Adult Learners' Week, May 18-24 celebrates those learners that have taken the plunge back into education at a later stage in life. Every year, I read in awe the success stories of those who embrace learning as an adult. Many have overcome hardships; many (if not all) have hectic lives already brimming with family and work commitments but still they find the time to upskill, learn and gain qualifications."
Executive training is on the rebound, but it's a different beast now
The Globe and Mail
When the University of Alberta's School of Business held a leadership session for one of its corporate clients, the event embodied new trends in executive education. The three-day training session was shorter than the week-long, or longer, training once offered by business schools. Instead of theoretical discussions of leadership, the program covered specific issues at Edmonton-based Servus Credit Union Ltd., which is wrapping up a recent merger with another credit union. Finally, in contrast to past practices by companies, the program involved top Servus executives in the event.
Company training programs: What are they really worth?
Many companies analyze the return on investment for advertising campaigns and other company initiatives, but not training. Why not? Whether it's harvesting pearls of management wisdom from the works of William Shakespeare, workshops on building better teams, or an in-depth exploration of the latest application development software, training business is big business at American corporations. But do any companies actually track what comes out of these programs? And, if so, how?
Webinar materials: A Balanced Look at the Pros & Cons of Virtual Instructor-led Training
The following resources are now available from the May 8, 2013 TrainingIndustry.com webinar, "A Balanced Look at the Pros & Cons of Virtual Instructor-led Training" sponsored by AchieveGlobal.