Jess Elmquist presents at Fredrickson Learning's Learning Leadership Summit

The discussion topic for our September 2015 meeting of the Fredrickson Roundtable for Learning Leaders is, “What does ‘good learning’ mean to you?” I’ve been fascinated by this question ever since some of the Fredrickson Learning employees first brought it up a few months ago. It’s seemingly a very simple question, but, as with many questions […]

The Business of Learning - learning ecosystems

One of the trends I’ve noticed lately is that we’re getting quite a few requests to upgrade, improve, or modernize existing learning programs instead of creating new programs. It’s not that we’ve never had clients who needed this before, it’s just that suddenly it seems like it’s a lot more common of a need. With […]

Note: This article is republished with permission from Intercom, the magazine of the Society for Technical Communication. It was originally published in May 1994 and focuses on creating user documentation concurrently with software development. If you’ve ever prepared a cost estimate for a project, you know that you can lose sleep over it. Did you […]

As training professionals, we need to become experts at asking the right types of questions to develop performance solutions for our clients. This is what led me to develop the Fredrickson Business Initiative Strategic Questionnaire. Surprisingly, most training and measurement strategies fail before they even have a chance to succeed. The reason is that many […]

I’m often asked by our clients and the subject matter experts “How do we know if our training is effective?” That’s not an easy one to answer. Training measurement (measuring training effectiveness) has always been and continues to be a challenge. When we think about measuring training effectiveness, it helps to consider the following questions: […]

The Business of Learning - learning ecosystems

To me, it comes down to this issue: Are we using technology (trends) to support our L&D strategy? Or, are we letting those trends drive our strategy?