The effectiveness of training and development is notoriously difficult to measure.
Studies estimate that only 15% of learners actually use their new found skills or knowledge from training...which means a huge amount of money and time is wasted on training – as it simply doesn’t make a difference.
But the good news is that by implementing a few simple steps this can be turned around.
Our article in this edition of the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) The Edge magazine takes you through some simple steps and we have reproduced the Top Tips here - the 10 steps to ensure a return on investment in training:
For more guidance on how to ensure your training works, take a look at our other blogs on making Learning stick and The top 5 questions you should ask a learning provider.
Stella Chandler and I founded Focal Point on a shared belief that a training course run in isolation doesn't work. We passionately believe there must be support both before and after the training or coaching session itself for it to make a difference. When I am not facilitating sessions with clients or looking at ways to grow the Focal Point business, you will find me in a calming yoga class...