LSA Global Insights Newsletter: 4 Big Picture Ingredients When Designing an Effective Training Function from Scratch

6.25.2014

4 Big Picture Ingredients When Designing an Effective Training Function from Scratch


Two recent high growth clients have made significant shifts in their learning and development functions.

The first, a 4,500 person networking firm appointed an internal candidate who was a successful systems engineer and sales leader to run the function. The second, a fast growing services firm of 350 employees that plans on doubling in size in 12 months, hired a high potential line manager from a competitor. While both are passionate about attracting, developing, engaging and retaining top talent, neither have any training, organizational development, instructional design or human capital experience or backgrounds.

And, they are both already making great moves and asking all the right questions. Why? Because they are both taking a no-nonsense business approach to learning...the same approach that everyone should take to treat talent differently and impact the business where and when it counts.

In addition to high executive-level expectations, their added challenge is to create (or re-create) the training department from scratch. The executive team wants a strategy and plan that makes sense and that will make a difference.

What are the big picture and essential ingredients of the ideal learning and development function?

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