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L&D GuideLearning & Development: A Comprehensive Guide

Learning and development (L&D) is one of the core areas of Human Resource Management. In this article, we will give you a comprehensive guide to learning and development. We answer what learning and development is, how to create learning and development strategies, how to evaluate L&D effectiveness, and we list the different jobs that make up the L&D field.

Glossary of L&D termsGlossary of L&D terms

Training Industry is a trusted source of information on the business of learning.   Each term in the glossary provides linked resource for further learning.


Values:  Waypoints to SuccessValues:  Waypoints to Success

“Values: Waypoints to Success” is an interactive lesson designed for a class of 10 to 30 students. The lesson explores personal and organizational values with four experiential exercises, and includes both a Leader Guide and detailed guidance on how to execute the lesson. Learning Professionals can use this material for their own professional development or present it during a learning event.


What Defines a LMSWhat Defines an Ideal Learning Management System(LMS)?

A simple tool designed to run learning modules and tests in an academic institution has evolved into an all-purpose application/software, now embraced by institutions and enterprises across the world. From running tests to performance evaluation at work, social learning features to integrated ERP and CMS facilities; the LMS is no longer a simple learning system.

Addressing the Gap between Instructional Design and Project ManagementAddressing The Gap Between Instructional Design And Project Management

One of the biggest challenges faced in business is a disconnect between departments. This gap has many faces. It could be a design department creating mockups that don’t take the technical specifications into account, a sales department not fully considering capacity, or the ever-present gap between Instructional Design and Project Management that exists in our own industry.

e-Learning Project Managemente-Learning Project Management Tips and Considerations

Managing e-Learning Projects is extremely important for successful e-Learning course design. This article is the fourth in a series about e-Learning Project Management. Check it out and learn about e-Learning Project Management Tips and Considerations.

YouTube - Program Manager ResponsibilitiesProgram Manager Responsibilities - Project Management Training

A Program Manager has to work with many projects, but what are their responsibilities?

The Business of Learning, episode 24The Business of Learning, Episode 24: Global Training Management 

Developing a global training program that has the power to improve business results presents a new set of challenges for learning leaders.

The Business of Learning, episode 20The Business of Learning, Episode 20: Social Learning and Content Curation 

One of the most well-known and popular models in L&D is 70-20-10. Recent research by Training Industry updated the model to the 55-25-20 model and reinforced the importance of social interactions and collaborations as a part of an employee’s learning experience. How can you balance the benefits of social learning with the need to have content appropriately vetted and curated? To answer this question, we spoke with Lauren Harris, CPTM, of the University of Colorado Boulder and Juliana Stan Campiano of Oxygen Learning.

The Fifth Discipline bookThe Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization

by Peter Senge - Senge describes how companies can rid themselves of the learning blocks that threaten their productivity and success by adopting the strategies of learning organizations, in which new and expansive patterns of thinking are nurtured, collective aspiration is set free, and people are continually learning how to create the results they truly desire. Mastering the disciplines Senge outlines in the book will:

  • Reignite the spark of genuine learning driven by people focused on what truly matters to them
  • Bridge teamwork into macrocreativity
  • Free you of confining assumptions and mindsets
  • Teach you to see the forest and the trees
  • End the struggle between work and personal time

Project Management for Trainers bookProject Management for Trainers

by Lou Russell - A seat of the pants approach to project management is no longer viable. Today's trainer is taking on truly unique projects―and often many at once. Whether you're developing materials on unfamiliar topics or writing courses for others to deliver using new technology, now is the time to strengthen your project management process. Seasoned learning and leadership expert Lou Russell offers a structured approach to moving projects from conception to completion. In Project Management for Trainers, you'll discover how to maintain a clear focus on client goals no matter how many changes they request or how many people get involved. This refreshed second edition also guides you through managing consulting projects and suppliers. This book is an essential guide to:

  • Building a project charter to document business objectives, project objectives, scope, risks, and constraints.
  • Creating a project schedule to determine task order, establish milestones and due dates, and assign task owners.
  • Conducting a post-project review to capture lessons learned.

Program Management bookProgram Management: A Practical Guide

by Sorin Dumitrascu - When in a program environment, the processes differ from traditional project management. PMI® has developed The Standard for Program Management, which provides a shared lexicon and set of best practices for program management.

The LMS Guidebook book

The LMS Guidebook: Learning Management Systems Demystified

by Steve Foreman - If you need to manage training and education programs for employees, customers, or students, you need an LMS. Don't waste time and money picking the wrong one. The LMS Guidebook gets to the core of what an LMS does and how it works. This book tackles the urgent challenges you will face when putting an LMS in place: Which features are must-haves? What standards should your LMS comply with to mesh with your other technology systems? How do you migrate existing learning data into your new LMS? How can you ensure an uneventful rollout?





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