‘The Imperative to Modernize Learning and Development’, free webcast offers new Research Insights on How L&D can Better Align with Corporate Growth

Thursday, April 20, 2017, at 1:00pm–2:00pm EDT; research surveyed more than 200 organizations, sponsored by Oxygen Learning in conjunction with the Human Capital Institute

Seattle, Washington, UNITED STATES

SEATTLE, April 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Oxygen Learning, a learning and development consulting and services company, will share new insights on how learning and development (L&D) functions can better align with corporate growth strategies based off of new research conducted with both providers and recipients of L&D services from more than 200 organizations. The results will be outlined as part of a free webcast sponsored by Oxygen Learning in conjunction with the Human Capital Institute entitled, “The Imperative to Modernize Learning and Development”, on Thursday, April 20th from 1-2pm EDT.

The webcast will explore the current state of L&D strategies, processes, and outcomes, and based on the new research, offer a framework of critical success components for the modern L&D function. All registrants will receive a copy of the research report.

Additional research highlights include:    

  • Big Disconnects: 69% of providers think that L&D has a strong partnership with the business, yet less than half (41%) think they have efficient L&D processes; moreover less than 25% think they are “Very Effective” or “Extremely Effective” at creating sustainable behavior change with frontline staff
  • Changes happening: L&D and HR departments are often viewed by CEOs as ineffectual and non-strategic. As such, 61% of L&D providers report they have changed L&D structure and operations in the past two years
  • Get modern: High-performing organizations are up-skilling L&D team members and investing in technologies; low-performing organizations are increasing their staff and budget
  • Rubber not meeting the road: The most common metrics assessed by L&D teams relate to affective/attitudinal and employee engagement, but frequently, these are not tied to business outcomes
  • Reality works: 75% say realistic training environments are very important, but only half say they are currently available at their organizations; Instructor-led classroom training is the most common delivery method, but on-the-job training is rated the most effective
  • Classrooms on way out? L&D providers rate classroom training as more effective than did L&D customers. Not surprisingly then, high-performing organizations are increasing self-learning options; while low-performing organizations are increasing classroom training
  • Specialist Teams: In high performance organizations most often L&D is a specialist team reporting to the HR function. Low-performing organizations are more likely to have their L&D team reporting to business unit leaders 

Presenting at the webcast will be: Jean-Philippe Mula, Vice President Quality, Learning & Development, Charter Communications; Brian Lambert, PH.D., Director of Consulting, Oxygen Learning; and Jenna N. Filipkowski PH.D., Vice President of Research, Human Capital Institute.

Attendees of the webcast will attain 1 General recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™, and SPHRi™ recertification through the HR Certification Institute. SHRM has pre-approved this webcast for 1 Professional Development Credits (PDCs) toward SHRM-CP℠ or SHRM-SCP℠ Certifications.

Free registration to the webcast is available by clicking here.

About Oxygen Learning
Oxygen Learning is a consulting and custom learning services company that helps companies align its most valued asset and resource—their people—with the key business strategies that drive business outcomes.  Oxygen Learning deploys a specific and non-traditional approach collaboratively working with clients to design and implement ‘enablement learning journeys’ combined with powerful and relevant learning experiences that foster business outcomes. Oxygen Learning uses proprietary methodologies, frameworks, and tools to help leader’s link individual performance to business strategy, while helping employees maximize their productivity, for companies including Microsoft, HGST (a Western Digital Company), Big Fish Games, Expedia and Starbucks. For more information please visit www.oxygenlearning.com.  


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