Education is a lifelong process! We are constantly adapting to change and integrating new content, behavior and information into our daily lives. Corporate education (aka training) is a conduit for employees to be able to have their learning time subsidized by their employer. In a global knowledge economy the ability of the individual to enhance their skills and critical thinking is directly related to their professional opportunities.
1) How do HR HEROES ensure that they have a culture and expectation for staff that educational opportunities are important and have expected outcomes (of performance)?It starts with making sure that educational events are utilized sparingly (you want to respect the existing duties that staff members already have), that the presenters are skilled at live entertainment and engagement (if attendees are asleep they are not learning) and that the content is best served via the live event (and not memo, webpage, etc.).
2) One event is not able to transform an existing culture.
If the widespread expectation is that educational events are a “waste of time”, that severely impacts the effectiveness of the program. If the perception of attendees towards the employer organization is that it is horrible, the most gifted expert presenter in the world will not [...]