In January, as soon a tickets became available for this event, there was a flurry of bookings and so they have poured in throughout the year. This has peaked my interest as to why this was such a popular event.
To find out more we went out a survey attendees and also in parallel a “Deep Dive” survey which addressed a wider look at the challenges in L&D. These were some of the findings:
These results prompted me to phone a number of people to dig deeper and here were some of the issues that were lurking behind the statistics:
In my head I am thinking, what is really going on is that people find evaluation and demonstrating value difficult because they do not do the analysis part well. Some people believe that stakeholder conversations are all they need. I believe we should have a more analytical approach in L&D, getting closer to the business and finding out what is really going on.This is what I would recommend, The Learning Loop Approach.
As part of the consultancy approach, I referred back to another showcase event “The Consultancy Approach” where we had some great conversations about what that might look like.
Finally we discussed what it would look like to have a “learning ecosystem” (phrase stolen from Pedro Valido) and hopefully that discussion is still going on via a message board we created.
If this topic has interested you then please get in touch and/or complete our “Deep Dive” survey to let us know what keeps you awake at night. You can also register your interest for our first Deep Dive event on December 4th in London.