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Unleashing a Learning Partnership With Managers

Whirlpool Corporation, a global appliance manufacturer, has had a consistent record of developing employees with strategically relevant knowledge and skills, which has helped the company to excel in markets around the globe and develop future leaders. But Whirlpool University, the learning and development arm of the company, was challenged during the start of the 2008 recession to continue this tradition with an intense focus on knowledge and skills required to strategically succeed in the face of a volatile economy.


Thu Aug 16 2012


The university challenged its own team to re-invent the learning space to drive scale, sustainability, and efficiencies with an intense focus on employee impact and business results. The two challenges led to a new methodology called the Closed Loop Learning methodology, which leverages the virtual learning space and the face-to-face classroom experience with intense skill application support, while systematically incorporating manager accountability into the learning process. The methodology has reduced the deployment cycle time of learning products , advanced development in face-to-face learning sessions, and placed managers in key coaching roles to optimize the skills their employees are learning.  

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