The Business of Learning: How to Manage Corporate Training to Improve Your Bottom Line

August 22, 2012

From the Publisher:

The Business of Learning provides the most comprehensive treatment available on the topics of running learning like a business. Not only does it provide significantly more detail than others on topics like business fundamentals, strategic alignment, governance and the business case for learning, it describes in detail how to create a business plan for learning, including a 25-page sample plan. It also breaks new ground by applying economics to learning to answer questions about program selection, size and duration, as well as the effects of scale on cost. The book contains over 160 tables and figures to clearly illustrate the concepts, some of which are available online as templates. The book also provides detailed checklists, time lines, scorecards, sample meeting agendas, and templates – everything needed to actually implement all the recommendations. The Business of Learning describes in detail how to:

  • Strategically align learning to your organization’s goals
  • Develop a compelling business case for the investment in learning
  • Create a comprehensive business plan for learning
  • Execute the business plan with discipline
  • Craft the appropriate measurement and evaluation strategy
  • Select and implement the best governance, funding and organizational structures

In addition, all the necessary business fundamentals are fully explained and illustrated with real-world examples.

The Business of Learning: How to Manage Corporate Training to Improve Your Bottom Line, by David L. Vance. Windsor, Colo. : Poudre River Press, 2010. 518 p.  ISBN 9780984585373.

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