O'Reilly logo

Designing Learning and Development for Return on Investment by Carrie Foster

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

CHAPTER 3

The Learning and Development Cycle

The most common model of the training cycle is usually presented as a four-step model:

  1. Training needs analysis
  2. Design
  3. Deliver
  4. Evaluate

However, the learning and development cycle (LDC) is more holistic and systematic and takes into account the key themes of evaluation discussed in Chapter 1. It encompasses the alignment of the learning and development strategy to the business strategy as an essential element.

When designing for return on investment (ROI), it is essential that each stage of the LDC is approached within the context of what outcomes are most valued by the organization. By keeping organizational outcomes front of mind in the design process, you will make sure that whatever is delivered ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required