A strategic approach to how a training function is organized within the enterprise. The Federated Model centralizes some processes of the training function, which will be managed within one part of the organization, and decentralizes other processes, which will be managed within various lines of business within the enterprise.
The most common example is when the corporate training organization manages processes associated with training administration and learning technologies, while those processes for content development and delivery are managed within particular lines of business for which content is most appropriate. For example, the sales organization would manage sales training, the manufacturing organization would manage manufacturing training, and the IT organization would manage IT training. Meanwhile, all training administration is managed by the corporate training organization, operating through a company-wide LMS, LCMS, or learning portal.