How to Measure ROI on Training and Coaching: Part 4

Part 4: Business Contribution   This third approach to measuring ROI involves talking to stakeholders and leading them along a ‘reverse’ path to showing where and how your intervention can add value to the organisation. We start with the big picture and drill down into further and further specifics until we reach something we can […]

15th May 2019

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How to Measure ROI on Training and Coaching: Part 3

Part 3: Cost Prevention   Whilst we can sometimes demonstrate a direct link to profit or savings, we might also work on the principle that effective learning & development is a ‘cost prevention’. Coaching and training is often designed to solve a problem.   For example, consider the cost of an ineffective manager when it […]

8th May 2019

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How to Measure ROI on Training and Coaching: Part 2

Part 2: Profits, Gains, Savings and Benefits   In the second of four articles, we will be exploring an approach to determining ROI on training and coaching. The approach explored here is in establishing the profits, savings and benefits of a training and/or coaching ‘intervention’. Do you have something easily measurable? For example, some ‘soft […]

25th April 2019

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How to Measure ROI on Training and Coaching: Part 1

Part 1: An Overview When it comes to training courses and coaching, it can often be challenging to measure specific financial Return on Investment (ROI). For example: what is the ROI on wellbeing, effective management, inspirational leadership and interpersonal skills development? How do we know it has worked? How do we know it has had […]

15th April 2019

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How to get a salary increase: What you need to know!

Getting an increase in salary is not always the easiest task. The trick here is to get clear about a number of key factors. Any or all of these could provide enough ‘leverage’ to make you persuasive. You will need to be convincing and you will need evidence and back up data. Here are some […]

31st October 2018

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Unconscious Bias Paradox 1: Do Manners Maketh Man…?

Do Manners Maketh Man… or an Unwitting Sexist? Unconscious Bias Paradox 1 : Chivalry vs Subtle Oppression (Part 1) As a child, I was taught by my Grandpa (a gentle-man who spent his life in service to others) about manners and chivalry. I learnt, when it came to treating ladies with respect, to walk on […]

31st October 2018

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Unconscious Bias (Parts 1-5)

By Joe Cheal, Imaginarium Learning & Development.   Part 1: What is “unconscious bias” and is it a problem? Have you heard of the Baby James/Baby Jane experiment? Dress a baby in blue and call ‘him’ James. Let someone look after ‘him’ and they tend to encourage activity in the baby, playing with noisier ‘boy’s […]

29th May 2018

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Can we solve impossible problems artificially? (AI)

What role might Artificial Intelligence (AI) have on solving today’s impossible problems? “We are continually faced with great opportunities which are disguised as unsolvable problems.” Margaret Mead, Anthropologist   Having published Solving Impossible Problems in 2012, the nature of unsolvable problems still ‘tingles my bell’ each on a philosophical, psychological and practical level. From working […]

15th May 2018

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Where will all the flip-charts go? (Part 2) Training

Part 2 – Technology Learning from a computer. Is this the future? E-learning and online-learning have been with us for many years. Soon, we will have opportunities to sit in virtual classrooms with virtual and augmented reality. Plug in and away we go. Perhaps one day, we will simply get an upload (as we saw […]

15th May 2018

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Where will all the flip-charts go? (Part 1) Development

Part 1 – Time and Pressure Reading the April 2018 edition of ‘People Management’ magazine (published by the CIPD), I was fascinated by the different perceptions that Learning & Development specialists had of what L&D should be. My summing up of the different opinions would be: personalised, brief, solution focussed and deliver at the point […]

15th May 2018

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