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The Field Guide to the 6Ds: How to Use the Six Disciplines to Transform Learning into Business Results by Calhoun Wick, Roy V. H. Pollock, Andy Jefferson

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How to Create Results Intentionality

Introduction

A central theme throughout the 6Ds is that learning and development initiatives need to produce business results. The first link in the value chain—learning—is strengthened when participants come to training programs with clear goals and expectations to learn—something Brinkerhoff and Apking (2001) termed “learning intentionality.”

Learning intentionality is created when participants actively think through how the training will benefit them and what they want to get out of it. The process is facilitated by course descriptions and invitations that stress program benefits and applicability ...

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