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When I was younger it never occurred to me that certain paths may or may not be available to me as an individual because of what I look like. I was very fortunate to grow up in a household where my mum made it very clear that I could do, and be whatever I wanted to and because of her unwavering support and belief in me I never doubted it.
Investment v ROI is a business-wide discussion point and is often the backbone in measuring success in any business. Why is this not always the case for learning? We’d like to think it was, but as designers, managers and stakeholders, are we always sure that the money invested in training is invested in the right way to yield greater results in learning?
When I was asked to write a course for ASOS, I thought – great – I’ve spent hours and hours trawling through their website for my outfits. They have everything from a “going to tea with the parents” outfit, to a “going out-out” dress. You need an outfit, they’ve got it. But when I found out the e-learning was going to be systems based, I was a bit gutted. Even as an Instructional Designer, I feel the dread of a systems course approaching like everyone else does. They’re hard to get excited about because they can be pretty boring… but not this one. I decided to make this one different.
As Learning and Development specialists we often get challenged to come up with new ways to help change processes, attitudes and work place cultures. We are given documents that spell out the changes, and for the most part they make complete and total sense. Facts in black and white that illustrate how the changes will improve ‘X’ or decrease ‘Y’.