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Event Details: Assessing the Strategic Value of Learning: Measuring Results and Links to Performance


The J.M. Huber Institute's Roundtable series focused on leveraging learning for business results.  The fourth Roundtable session in the series, Assessing the Strategic Value of Learning, was held on November 12, 2003 at Teachers College, Columbia University.  Among the presenters were Schon Beechler of Columbia University Business School and Lyle Yorks of Teachers College, Martha Gephart and Victoria Marsick, Co-Directors of the J.M. Huber Institute for Learning in Organizations, and Joe Buda of Otis Elevator Company.

Measuring ROI of Learning Initiatives

The first part of the Roundtable focused on the Columbia Learning Impact Initiative. Schon Beechler, Director of Columbia University Business School's Columbia Senior Executive Program (CSEP), and Lyle Yorks, Associate Professor in the Department of Organization and Leadership at Teachers College, shared their experiences and research results of measuring CSEP learning and ROI, and enhancing CSEP ROI.

Strategic Leverage Through Learning

The next segment of the Roundtable highlighted the Strategic Leverage Through Learning? model and approach to measurement developed by Martha Gephart and Victoria Marsick.   Martha Gephart discussed the framework and how it has been applied in work with different kinds of organizations.   Then Joe Buda, Director of Human Resource Programs at Otis Elevator Company, reported on the use of the Strategic Leverage through Learning ? approach in a project on leveraging networks to improve business results at Otis Elevator Company, through its Otis University program for high-potential employees.

Roundtable attendees then participated in interactive exercises to share their experiences with barriers and supports for organizational learning and transfer of learning.   Among topics covered were: how to measure workgroup, organizational and inter-organizational learning, how to define metrics, how to make the business case for implementing leaning initiatives in organizations, and sustainability of initiatives.

Participants at the Roundtable included human resources professionals and line managers from a range of organizations, including corporate, not-for-profit, government and independent consultants.

Type: Conferences & Seminars

Location: No location specified.

Date & Time: 11/12/2003, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM


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