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Partner for Performance

Strategically Aligning Learning and Development

By  Ingrid Guerra-Lopez, Karen Hicks

Become the Ultimate Business Partner.

As an L&D professional, you know not to take a client request at face value. But can you steer misguided initiatives in the right direction, arriving at a solution that works for your customers and your company?

Partner for Performance provides the keys to aligning your learning and development role with your organization’s greatest needs. Performance improvement specialists Ingrid Guerra-López and Karen Hicks offer a framework for fast-tracking your growth as an ally to managers and a consultant to business leaders. Their structured, yet versatile method is a fit for any organization, and you can use it throughout the learning-solution process. Form lasting partnerships with stakeholders. Generate, share, and use performance data that support decision making and action. And help your organization avoid failed training initiatives that waste effort, time, and money, while brewing employee disengagement.

Change the L&D status quo and build credibility for your department—Partner for Performance will show you how.

Plus, save 15% when you pick up The Performance Bundle which includes Partner for Performance and the TD at Work issue, Turning Trainers into Strategic Business Partners. This bundle will help you choose the right strategies for training.


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Ingrid Guerra-Lopez
Ingrid Guerra-López, PhD, is an internationally recognized performance improvement expert and bestselling author. She is the CEO of the Institute for Needs Assessment and Evaluation, a firm that provides consulting, coaching, and training and development services focused on strategic measurement, management, and alignment of learning and performance improvement programs. Ingrid is also a professor at Wayne State University, where she conducts research and teaches graduate courses focused on performance measurement, management, and strategic alignment. She recently completed a term as director on the board of the International Society for Performance Improvement, and completed her tenure as editor-in-chief of Performance Improvement Quarterly.

Ingrid has authored seven books, including Partner for Performance, Needs Assessment for Organizational Success, and Performance Evaluation: Proven Approaches to Improving Programs and Organizations. She has also authored approximately 100 articles and facilitated hundreds of international and national presentations and workshops on topics related to performance assessment, monitoring and evaluation, and strategic alignment. Her clients include international development agencies, government, education, military, healthcare, and corporate organizations. Ingrid has coached and mentored hundreds of graduate students, executives, managers, and other professionals, disseminating evidenced-based performance improvement practices internationally in more than 30 countries.
Karen Hicks
Karen Hicks, PhD, has more than 15 years of experience helping organizations build measurement and evaluation and talent development capabilities. She works to demonstrate the value of talent development through strategic alignment, assessment, and improvement.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781562865818

Pages: 180

Pub Date: July 2017

Formats: Paperback, PDF

Product Code: 111618

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