For many organizations, the outcome of learning is learning. Did people finish the class? Did they like it? What was their score? Good data to have, but is the learning actually impacting the business?
The true outcome of learning is performance. And when considered as such, learning has the potential to have a much more significant impact on both individual and organizational performance than anything else. Rather than tracking attendance, we can consider: Are people more effective at their jobs? Are health and safety incidents lowered? Are we driving change and innovation throughout our organization? Are we achieving what we set out to do?
Join David Wentworth, Principal Analyst with Brandon Hall Group, and Anita Bowness, Global Practice Leader, Consulting Services with Halogen Software, as they examine how learning and performance intersect, and why learning consultants are actually performance consultants.
Discussion topics include:
- An overview of the learning/performance connection
- New learning models
- Best practices for linking learning and performance
- Examples of companies using best practices
About David Wentworth
David Wentworth has been a senior research analyst in the human capital field since 2005, previously with the Institute for Corporate Productivity and joining Brandon Hall Group in early 2012. His focus has always been on emerging technologies, with a current concentration on social and mobile learning. He has contributed to several reports published by ASTD, including authoring Mobile Learning: Learning in the Palm of Your Hand, The Rise of Social Media: Enhancing Collaboration and Productivity Across Generations, and Instructional Systems Design Today and in the Future. His work has also appeared in Compensation & Benefits Review, T+D Magazine and CLO Magazine. David is also responsible for survey development and data analysis at Brandon Hall.
About Anita Bowness
As Halogen's Global Practice Leader, Business Consulting, Anita draws upon her 20 years of HR and consulting experience in the areas of recruitment, onboarding, performance management, learning and development, succession planning, organizational development, competency mapping and change management. Her consulting experience has spanned many sectors, including IT, government, defense, retail, telecommunications, healthcare, education, logistics and professional services. Anita holds a Bachelor of Commerce with a Major in HRM from the University of Ottawa, and a Master's in HRM from the University of Leeds.