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L&D Pro Challenges: The Project

Here are 5 challenges that L&D professionals face when it comes to delivering excellent training and development projects, and a few tips to help work through those challenges.


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Our Training Didn’t Solve the Problem. What Now?

Sometimes we as learning and development experts learn more from our own programs than the students we aim to educate. It happens. Sometimes the training that was developed simply didn’t solve the problem. There are a number of reasons why that might be the case, but often the issue at the root of the problem is that the real problem was more complex than originally thought.

A failure is more than a failure in cases like these, because they provide two valuable assets that companies did not have on the outset: feedback and information. Sometimes, knowing what doesn’t work will help you better identify what will. Here are 3 steps to take when you realize your training didn’t solve the problem you set out to solve.


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What Makes Clarity Consultants a Pioneer in the L&D Staffing Industry?

We are proud to say that our consultants are true pioneers in learning and development staffing industry.  That’s because we specialize in the latest instructional design trends and have a deep understanding of how businesses like yours can benefit from the latest models and strategies available today. Here are a few of those up to the minute trends that can set your training programs apart and are a big reason why we are at the head of our industry.


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The Top 3 Limits on L&D Product Quality

When you are building out your Learning and Development strategy, it’s important to pay attention to the blockers and obstacles that you are likely to encounter over time. For some companies, that’s aligning expectations, or managing resources, but an often-unforeseen challenge relates to quality of your L&D products. Outdated content, poor quality, and irrelevant content can all be issues, but when you dig deeper into the problem, there are often higher-level problems that need to be addressed to make sure your employees are getting the training and skills they need to succeed in the long term.


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How Can a Proactive Learning Plan Help Employees Deal with Major Corporate Changes?

Change is never easy, especially for large companies with hundreds of employees to coordinate and motivate. Companies who do not have proactive learning plans in place to handle major events that could affect employee skill sets or the company’s internal knowledge set are more likely to suffer from retention issues and overall productivity. Proactive learning plans are critical in every phase of a business’ growth cycle, but especially during times of disruption. In fact, being proactive and maintaining your focus on development can help connect those dots even through disruption on a corporate level. 


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Why Are Companies Ditching Their Old Learning Management Systems?

In their desire to enable employees to continue growing and learning professionally, many companies have fallen hard for the lure of Learning Management Systems. While LMSs are capable of doing some great things, they are far from the end-all, be-all of Learning and Development. In fact, more and more companies are realizing that pure automation isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.


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Achieving Financial Success in a Changing and Competitive Market

The modern business environment is defined by rapid change, digital transformation, and of course, a highly competitive market. There is constant pressure on companies to do more with less resources, and it’s the ones who are able to clearly define their goals, understand their challenges, and take decisive action who are able to achieve the financial goals that drive success in the enterprise market. The question remains, even for Fortune 500 companies, how to manage time and resources more efficiently, financial departments and accounting resources being chief among those concerns.


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Women in Leadership & Inclusivity in the Workplace

It’s an ongoing conversation that women have long been overcoming challenges in their work lives. These challenges include a stubborn pay gap, less opportunity, higher standards, and gender bias. While society has taken many steps over the past several decades to enable women to achieve their career goals, the struggle remains and the conversation must continue. This article dives into some of those challenges that women in leadership face day to day, and what we can do as a community to create a more inclusive work environment.


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What Are The Best Ways to Motivate Employees to Complete their Training?

Having trouble getting your team to finish their trainings? You’re not alone. Many companies struggle with low completion rates when the training is not compulsory. Unless participants are in a classroom being directed to do so, it can be difficult to get participants to complete training in their own time, including on the job. Luckily there are several things you can do to help motivate them to put in the extra effort. It’s worth it for you and for them too.


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Overcome these 4 Barriers to Keeping an L&D Project on Schedule and On Budget

Learning and development projects can seem overwhelming sometimes. With so many business objectives and stakeholders, many projects quickly scale out of control. But just as with other project management tasks, there is a strategy to reigning things in when it comes to L&D. Here are 4 common barriers to keeping your project on time and on budget, and how you can overcome these challenges.