Performance Consulting For Learning and Development Professionals
Organisations are making significant financial investments in training. Those investments need to contribute to achieving an organisation’s strategy, and enhance individual and organisational performance. When training aligns with the business, employees at all levels understand expectations and recognise what is required to succeed. It’s not difficult to align training and development to business needs, but it does take effective performance consulting from learning and development professionals.
Our performance consulting for learning and development professionals workshop focuses on linking business needs with learning solutions. You will learn how to provide people with a connection from what they learn to how it can improve their performance at work.
Recession has forced many to think strategically, budgets are approved based on projections of how business activity will return performance payback.
In the UK L&D report findcourses.co.uk surveyed over 180 L&D departments. The findings give cause for concern:
Lack of Measurement
Three-quarters (76%) of companies who do not measure the business impact of L&D believe their department performs at a lower or much lower level than their competitors.
Almost half (46%) of companies who do not measure the business impact of L&D predict there will be a budget decrease in the upcoming year.
We know that training and development activity adds value, but knowing isn’t enough we need to demonstrate measurable business value. The survey indicates that this challenge and its consequence impacts many L&D departments:
Find showing ROI on talent development initiatives challenging
Have difficulty aligning L&D goals with the company strategy
Have difficulty getting the top-level of their organisation to support L&D
Have no way of knowing which efforts are most effective
The performance consulting course for learning and development professionals will enable you to quantify strategic performance gaps
The event is designed to enable practice and application of the performance consulting techniques and will benefit internal consultants working in central and decentralised learning and development functions and external learning and development consultants.
58% of learners who attend Spectrain’s Training Coordinators Programme go on to book our Performance Consulting Training Course to further develop their skills.
Duration: 2 days
Performance Consulting Objectives
To demonstrate that you can operate successfully within a 7 step consulting framework
To provide a structure for identifying performance gaps
To influence when “training is the solution”.
To identify the barriers to performance in the environment
To suggest strategies for change when training isn’t the solution
To develop performance consulting competencies required to identify measurable training outcomes
To link learning solutions to business performance
To provide flexible approaches to learning that address performance gaps
To enable constructive conversations with purchasers of training and gain their respect as a trusted client adviser
To understand why order takers loose respect of corporate training purchasers. To become more than an order taker
To be aware of, and, avoid the critical mistakes that many training professionals make that consistently lose them business from training managers
To identify evaluation criteria and recognise the return on investment calculations that your clients perform for training courses
To demonstrate to clients who engage your services that these services will deliver more benefit to the business than they cost.
To utilise the SPIN model to during the proposal stage to demonstrate measurable development solutions that address business issues
To enable you to provide consultants and learning designers who operate on your behalf with clarity of information to enable them to build strategic solutions