Tag: Learning

Ideas, tools and methods to inspire leadership development and organisation improvement; authored by ODI and its specialists.

How is your Learning Culture?

The Learning Culture in your organisation is a central player in enabling training and development to be successful, but before we explore Learning Culture we need to understand what training success really means.

In the end organisations invest time and money in training and development to support achieving organisation strategies and…

ODI goes live online - ODI Video

At ODI we are passionate about delivering learning experiences that are so much more - we strive to change practices at work and improve results for both individuals and their organisations. Kirkpatrick Four Levels (R) is part of our DNA, driving us into learner workplaces to support application efforts and…

Kirkpatrick Evaluation Proves Training Value

Since 2012 ODI has deployed Kirkpatrick Four Levels (R) in the design and evaluation of each programme it has delivered. Information about each of the four levels – L1 Reaction, L2 Learning, L3 Behaviour and L4 Results - has been collected in a consistent way across each programme; providing a…

It’s all about Sticky Learning – isn’t it?

Sticky learning is a new buzzword in the training lexicon. It is turning up quite a bit in tender documents and elsewhere. Google searches pull up many pages indexed to that term. One entrepreneurial training provider even claims trademark registration for it – so others might need to be a…

Competencies Frameworks can Help Organisations

Many see Competencies (or Capabilities) Frameworks as something HR does that adds complexity but no value to the organisation – they see a sideshow that is of no real use to the business. This is an unfortunate view, but it is one that prevails; largely because many frameworks are not…

How Healthy is Your Learn >> Change >> Improve Results Value Chain?

All organisations have a reason for being. Smart organisations are clear about what that purpose is and have strategies in place to achieve it, and measures in place to tell how well they are doing.

Some organisations engage in Organisational Development (OD) – aligning all of the elements of the organisational…

The PEAR Approach to Training

We've known for a long time that simply attending a training course is not enough to make a difference at work. Participants need to start the learning cycle before attending a workshop, and they also need to be supported after a workshop to apply what they've learned.

We know that if…

Is Your Nest Broken?

As we work more closely with our clients we are learning just how fragile many workplace climates are when it comes to the application of new skills and behaviours at work. And our Kirkpatrick evaluations tell us that if the nest is not ready the fledgling will not thrive.

Let me…

Achieving Desired Business Outcomes

How do you achieve desired business outcomes from training? This is a central question for any organisation and the answer lies in analysis, planning and design of learning solutions in conjunction with an experienced learning and development specialist.

At one end of the spectrum, you can simpply send individuals to ad…

How you can Fix your Application Bridge

Our Kirkpatrick tools and methods, and I think common sense also, tell us that if organisational training and development do not result in new skills or behaviours applied at work they are simply waste. In my many engagements with organisation clients and learners I have never been offered a counter-argument…

How our Kirkpatrick Certification can Help You

Training is big business. It costs money and time, both of which are covered mostly by the employer, and only sometimes by the employee. Some organisations spend upwards of 2% of their annual payroll on training; that is the equivalent of an extra week's pay for everyone.

Participating in training is…


Recently we engaged ODI to deliver a Leadership & Management Development programme, having gone through a rigorous tendering process to secure the business. The learning programme was superbly delivered and premised on the outset around a thorough understanding on the learning needs of our organisation. The  programme was delivered by very engaging presenters who are authoritative experts and leading practitioners in their fields employing the latest adult learning principles.  The learning sessions involved high interaction and reflection through group exercises. The whole programme was underpinned by an emphasis on a transfer of learning using the best practice Kirkpatrick framework. Action Learning Groups ensured the learning was put to immediate use between each session and focused on application back in staff respective roles once the programme was completed. Overall the evaluation of the course material and subsequent transfer of learning has ensured we have yielded a high return on investment by increasing individual and organisational performance. I have no hesitation in recommending this first class high value provider of learning services who are very client focused, immersed in best practice and the latest research and work extremely hard to ensure the learning is applied after the programme is completed.

Michael Prisk, Team Leader Human Resources, Hurunui District Council

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