LPHR Magazine (March 2013) - Page 44

PRACTICES LPHR 3/13 LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT Leadership practices that support organizational efforts to train, coach and develop its people are typically seen throughout the orientation (on boarding) process; the cornerstone of which everything is tied back to the company mission,vision, values and principles. Practices that set this as the expectation early and often, from the very first day (or interview), tend to be more effective than organizations practicing routine “check the box” processes throughout the levels of their training programs. There are only a small handful of ways in which human beings can learn new things. The key to leading programs for development well is to incorporate multiple bundles of ways to learning, often using one way to build upon another. Leaders must consider the big picture while training employees and designing practices that support them. Some areas to inspect include policies, procedures, extensive functional training plans, new hire training, CQI training, etc. MARCH 2013 | LPRH.CO Learning and development in organizatons direcly impacts the success of the workplace culture, employee retention and company succession planning. FEATURE ARTICLE | Practices