In our End of Year Bonus issue e-newsletter we asked you tell us about your most important challenges and initiatives. Results have been coming in steadily over the past month. Here is a snapshot of your survey responses…
Who responded to the survey?
CLO/ VP of Training: 10%
Director/Manager of Training: 37%
Instructional Designer: 10%
Training Specialist/Learning Consultant: 31%
What Are Your Top 3 Learning Challenges?
You identified many learning challenges with the most comments focusing on:
- 1. Reduced Budget & Doing More with Less
- A sampling of responses: "Diminishing budget.” "Fixed number of staff or decrease in staff.” "Meeting different needs of departments.” "Keeping costs down.”
"Expanded scope with fewer resources (head count).”
- 2. Creating Impact and Assuring ROI
- A sampling of responses: “Demonstrating ROI to senior management.” “Performance measurements and skill assessments.” “Creating valid and effective assessments.” “Linking operations metrics to training.”
- 3. Broadening Learning Development
- A sampling of responses: “Developing tomorrow’s leaders, today.” “Supervisor development.” “Building accountability into front line leadership roles.” “Management development.”
What Learning Initiatives Are Important to You?
Compliance—Comes out on top with 73% noted that Compliance is "Extremely Important”
Performance Management—41% noted that Performance Management is "Extremely Important”
Training Content Creation—37% said that Content Creation is "Extremely Important”
LMS/LCMS Purchase/Implementation—50% of respondents noted that this is "Extremely
Important” or "Important.”
Demonstrating ROI to Senior Management—40% identified this as "Extremely Important”
Moving ITL Training Online—37% described this issue as being "Extremely Important”
How does your overall training budget for 2009 compare to 2008?
Stay the Same: 37%
How do you demonstrate the ROI of your learning program to senior management?
A sampling of responses: "Employee satisfaction surveys, employee turnover and word of mouth.” "Historically it is has been unstructured. In 2009 it will be more formal.” "Level 3 surveys.” "P&L of training organization, the number of trained students and customer satisfaction.”
How often do you demonstrate the ROI of your learning program to senior management?
Twice per year: 17%