Wednesday, February 18, 2009

ASTD Economic Survival Guide

Across the country, companies are tightening their belts, and corporate training is invariably one of the first targets for budget-cutting. The ASTD Economic Survival Guide offers a number of suggestions for adapting to the recession.

Some of the ideas include:
  • Communicating throughout your organization to create a learning culture
  • Reviewing your training budget and decide how to make do with less
  • Using technology to supplement your training
  • Making your trainers more versatile
  • Developing explicit links between your training department and corporate strategic/financial goals

The guide contains specific ways to achieve each of these suggestions. It is well worth reading.

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