The centre of strategy is learning

CEOs share thoughts on training and development
By Tony Bingham
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/30/2006

Learning organizations are leading organizations. Learning professionals have a huge impact on the learning and thus the success of organizations. And this is being recognized at the highest levels in organizations. But, organizations need to quantifiably understand the impact of learning on the business. Driving that understanding is the responsibility of learning professionals.

Learning professionals need to ask themselves a few questions. Do they know the key strategies of the organization? And, what about the key measurements for the organization, including how the CEO is measured and measures others? And, are they linking what they do every day to those strategies or measurements?

To help learning professionals understand CEOs’ perceptions of the value of learning and what learning professionals must be doing to be more relevant, the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) has created a series called “At C Level” in its monthly magazine. Here are some highlights of those interviews.