As 2011 draws to a close and 2012 approaches, it’s the perfect time to wipe the slate clean and set new goals for creating engaging learning opportunities.  As data continues to show that businesses are cautiously optimistic about possibilities in the new year, taking a conservative approach to innovation and change is mandated even with aggressive growth plans. The learning industry is set to take advantage of the single biggest factor in most companies’ 2012 growth plans, goals to engage their multiple audiences on a more meaningful level.

Making a resolution to provide more outreach and engaging training in 2012 will be a key factor for success in the coming year.  As the majority of millenials start to hit that milestone of turning 30, we’ll begin to see their movement into key leadership roles. The previous generations will begin looking for more meaningful connections as both workers and consumers.  The lines between client, customer, employees, contingent workforces, and business advocates will blur. What is the one thing that organizations can offer all of these diverse audiences? They can offer meaningful relationships through education, development, and conversation.

The big shift for the L&D function in 2012 from delivering courses to solving business problems—is more than a change of emphasis for the profession. It is an expansion of the role of L&D that reaches beyond the confines of the factory-based model of training delivery. Combining the richness of the traditional apprenticeship approach to learning with both the speed of modern technology and the complexity of true business engagement, L&D’s bigger new role is essential both for the success of today’s businesses and for the survival of L&D itself.

Join Stacey Harris, VP of Research, Brandon Hall Group, and Donald Taylor, Chairman, Learning and Performance Institute, as they discuss how the world of learning and development will change in 2012—in particular how L & D focus will continue to shift from “learning and development” to “knowledge and performance.” They’ll share insights on the trends to take action on today, as well as those that you’ll need to keep an eye on throughout the year. Let’s kickoff the new year together with a great discussion and new ideas.

This exciting and informative webinar will be held on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 1 pm EST. Register TODAY!

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