Preparing, implementing and proving the value of L&D programs require a bit of research to perfect. Whether it is identifying the skill gaps or marketing the programs effectively, L&D professionals need to consider the various stakeholders and decision-makers to decide bottomlines of learning programs.
We’ll be sharing some of the better ways to develop your L&D need assessment make the most out of your enterprise learning programs.
Identify Current Skill Gaps
Identifying talent gaps at an early stage takes you a long way toward eliminating performance gaps.
Existing departmental metrics are a great place to start and you can align yourself with these metrics to identify the skill deficit. Also, the first-hand feedback on the indicators that predicts skill gaps will help you bridge gaps as per the essential benchmarks.
Plan for the Future
L&D as a profession provides a unique opportunity to be the agent of change that drives corporate learning culture. It is thus important to make sure that the programs and initiatives align with organisational goals.
Finding opportunities to reuse and recycle existing assets and content to revise, repurpose, or expand to accommodate future growth should also be a prime factor. Planning for the future also requires you to book some time with senior leadership.
Establish Values to the Enterprise
L&D programs are designed to enhance skills and close talent gaps while strengthening competencies for the organisation.
The engagement of learners and the management is likely to grow when they understand the value of the particular L&D program offers.
You can ensure a higher level of engagement with the following:
- Provide a compelling reason for conducting such programs.
- Explain the value that the program brings for the learners and what is in it for them.
- Promote the sense of achievement and success, not the fear of failing in assessments.
- Offer rewards for improvement, not participation.
L&D training programs don’t need to lengthy and extensive. These programs should rather be based on the agile approach to scale while improving cost-effectiveness.