What is Deep Learning?…and why we need it now.

What is Deep Learning?…and why we need it now.

Introduction Deep Learning has become a hot topic in education circles recently, as Google now employs deep learning across their various platforms. However, the concept of deep learning is not new…in fact, “The history of Deep Learning can be traced back to 1943, when Walter Pitts and Warren McCulloch created a computer model based on the…

L&D Blind Spot 3: How engaged are your learners?

L&D Blind Spot 3: How engaged are your learners?

Executive Summary There is a perfect storm brewing on the learning and development horizon. The term “perfect storm” is synonymous with a hypothetical situation that conjures up a picture of inevitability – consequences that could not have been foreseen or prevented – that result in unpredictable outcomes! So, why am I referencing a ‘perfect storm’…

Blind Spot 2: The ROI of Corporate Learning

Blind Spot 2: The ROI of Corporate Learning

Executive Summary In my 30+ years in the corporate L&D industry – I can not remember ONE instance where the corporation had a robust ROI measurement mechanism in place that guided the budget and investment for their L&D initiatives.  Today, in an extremely competitive global marketplace, many CEOs are insisting on linking L&D investments to…

L&D Blind Spot 1: Direct & Indirect Costs of Training

L&D Blind Spot 1: Direct & Indirect Costs of Training

It’s no debate that the world is becoming increasingly globalized and its impact on businesses ever increasing. Regardless of the size of a business or where it chooses to operate, one necessity remains constant, and that’s the need for accurate costing. Businesses are increasingly facing three challenges in the 21st century more than ever before – Hiring…

Are You Running Your Training Organization BLINDFOLDED?

Are You Running Your Training Organization BLINDFOLDED?

Abstract: In any organization, training and development has two perspectives: The Employer’s Perspective – Improve knowledge and skills to match changes in technology, industry and demand. To improve productivity, motivation and efficiency to increase profits. The Employee’s Perspective – There are three main aims of training for the employee: (i) Improve knowledge, (ii) increase skill and…