When you think of the term learning strategy, what comes to mind? What is the first thing you envision when you begin to create a learning strategy for your organization?
The truth is, the concept of a learning strategy can vary significantly from person to person and business to business. This lack of clarity and consistent definition around the concept can be quite frustrating, especially in a world where everything seems to get a strategy label slapped on it.
So, what is strategy, and why is it important to the business? At the core, strategies are nothing more than plans of action developed to help us accomplish something. In learning, this something can span from figuring out the right training approach for our workforce, to establishing enterprise-level learning strategies that guide the strategic, operational, and functional excellence of our learning and development efforts.
Regardless of the level and scope, all strategies should be developed with one thing in mind—to drive business value. In this session, we discuss how learning and development, as an industry, uses strategies to connect formal learning and performance support to the overarching goals of the organization. Join us as we also discuss how we help our clients build successful strategies, and what core components need to exist for their strategies to work.
Chief Learning Officers (CLOs), VPs of Training, Training Directors and Managers, Human Resources VPs and Directors, CEOs, and COOs
As Vice President of Strategic Services for Caveo, Ray Valenzuela provides oversight and support for the Learning Strategy team. Ray currently specializes in working globally to design and implement best-in-practice performance solutions and learning systems for enterprise clients, Fortune 500 companies, and large not-for-profit institutions. He has expertise across a vast number of industries in learning systems engineering, performance infrastructure support, human performance analysis, instructional strategy, design implementation, and project execution and leadership. Ray holds a post-graduate degree in industrial and organizational psychology, and is currently a doctoral candidate in organizational leadership.