Create a Learning and Development Strategy

Transform your learning and development function from reactive to strategic.

Onsite Workshop

Without a learning and development strategy:

  • Piecemeal initiatives are put in place, creating duplicated efforts and wasted resources.
  • Programs aren’t created or evaluated holistically, creating gaps in learning.
  • L&D initiatives might not line up with organizational initiatives.

With an effective learning and development strategy in place:

  • Programs are easy to evaluate against organizational objectives.
  • All initiatives are working toward the same goals.
  • There is clear understanding between all employees as to why training occurs and how it can be implemented most effectively.

Module 1: Conduct a Needs Analysis

The Purpose

  • Ascertain a vision, objectives, and strategic metrics for L&D.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • A defined L&D strategy project vision

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Clarify the strategic direction of the organization.
  • Organizational strategy clarified
1.2 Conduct a SWOT analysis.
  • SWOT analysis conducted
1.3 Identify insights for learning.
  • Major themes and critical issues identified
1.4 Create a vision for L&D.
  • L&D vision set
1.5 Define L&D objectives and identify strategic metrics.
  • L&D objectives and strategic metrics established

Module 2: Define the L&D Framework

The Purpose

  • Identify the primary learning needs.
  • Identify the core delivery method(s).
  • Create a standardized measurement approach.
  • Identify key accountabilities to form the core of a governance model.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • An L&D framework that clearly identifies the desired future state of the learning function

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Identify the primary learning needs.
2.2 Prioritize the primary learning needs.
  • Primary learning needs determined
2.3 Identify employee groups and create learner profiles.
  • Learner profiles created
2.4 Select core delivery methods.
  • Core delivery methods chosen
2.5 Outline a measurement approach for standardized evaluation.
  • Measurement approach for standardized evaluation outlined
2.6 Create a governance map.
  • Governance map built

Module 3: Create an Action Plan

The Purpose

  • Identify gaps between the current state and desired L&D framework.
  • Prioritize gaps that will have the most impact.
  • Create an action plan to address the priority gaps.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Gaps in the L&D framework are addressed with an impactful strategy and action plan

Activities: Outputs:
3.1 Examine integration with other HR practices.
  • Integration with other HR practices investigated
3.2 Identify gaps in L&D portfolio.
  • Gaps in L&D portfolio identified
3.3 Examine learning infrastructure.
  • Learning infrastructure examined
3.4 Assess L&D capability.
  • L&D capability assessed
3.5 Prioritize gaps.
  • Gaps prioritized
3.6 Create an action plan.
  • Action plan created

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