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Turning Trainers Into Strategic Business Partners

By  Ingrid Guerra-Lopez, Karen Hicks

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As learning professionals, we need to make sound decisions about which talent development strategies to pursue, ones that will provide the biggest benefit to our organization. To do so, we must have information that guides us toward solutions that measurably help our organization achieve strategic objectives. 

This issue of TD at Work will describe: 

how learning and talent development (LTD) professionals can reinvigorate their roles in their organization
essential skills for the new generation of LTD professionals
the SCALE process, and how it can help you match training initiatives with business objectives
how to uncover stakeholder perspectives, optimize strategic alignment, and monitor your training effectiveness.


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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: 9781607282891

Pages: 20

Pub Date: June 2015

Formats: Paperback, PDF

Product Code: 251506

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