Local Surprise Trainer and Coach, Mary Mitchell, Executive Director for the John Maxwell Team, has launched the new "My" Leadership Program" for businesses with 2-50 employees.
Our conversation about change and alignment started in June 2017, shortly after Dina became head of corporate training and development at Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC), one of the world’s largest oil refiners.
Learning and development is a lot like advertising; both are often the first department to be scaled back or eliminated during budget cuts. Sadly, it looks like another “belt-tightening” is headed this way in the next year or two.
The problem with doing more with less is that it’s really about the “less” and not about the “more.” There is a better way. It’s time to stop death by a thousand cuts and start doing things differently.
Asking for a bigger budget may seem intimidating, but here’s what it comes down to: Your department has objectives, you need money in order to complete them – and so your executives have to decide whether those objectives are worth it.
You know the value of learning to the future success of your organization is as high as the value of any other key function. But your experience has also taught you the difficult process of defending your budget or receiving buy-in from senior leaders.
With the disruption we’re seeing in business and ways of working, the L&D organization can play a significant role to future-proof its business. However, there are several phenomena that L&D professionals say are holding their teams back.
The proliferation of a younger, more tech-savvy workforce has increased demand for online training and e-learning content to unprecedented heights. The supreme content type in driving this demand is video content.