Developing great leaders is difficult. Every year, employers invest more time and resources into leadership development than any other human capital management function, according to Brandon Hall Group research. But only 33% of organizations say their leadership development is effective in producing more leaders capable of driving business results.

To improve leadership development’s impact, organizations must escape the constraints of event-based learning, which pulls people away from their jobs and restricts the collaboration and reinforcement needed to drive behavior change. 

Collaborative and social learning technology enables employers to deliver more effective learning experiences at scale to a broader set of leaders, from the C-Suite to the front lines. Read more about it in this eBook.

Brandon Hall Group research shows that a majority of employers believe these strategies are important to improve leader training:

A fully developed collaborative learning platform empowers organizations to leverage all of those strategies and more. But only 28% of organizations say their technology solutions for leadership development are very well developed, according to Brandon Hall Group’s study, HCM Technology: How to Transform HR into a Digital Powerhouse.

Investment in technology that reduces dependence on event-driven learning and enables contextualized learning experiences is critical to developing more great leaders in the hybrid work environment. 

Online learning, such as VILT and eLearning, can introduce new concepts, behaviors and skills, but does not effectively reinforce the learning or allow practice and discussion.

Leadership is the ultimate context-driven capability, requiring a blend of cognitive, empathetic and practical behaviors and competencies. Collaborative learning fosters a dynamic learning culture that engages learners, promotes accountability, and makes learning across the organization more scalable, applicable and dynamic.

With collaborative and social learning technology, organizations can deliver more effective learning experiences at scale to a broader set of leaders. These experiences include: 

  • Customizing and aligning your leader development to your business priorities 
  • Application of new behaviors and skills 
  • Ongoing peer discussion and collaboration 
  • Team-based projects to apply leadership concepts
  • Coaching 
  • Mentoring

-Claude Werder, Senior VP and Principal HCM Analyst, Brandon Hall Group

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Brandon Hall Group is the only professional development company that offers data, research, insights and certification to Learning and Talent executives and organizations. The best minds in Human Capital Management (HCM) choose Brandon Hall Group to help them create future-proof employee development plans for the new era. For over 28 years, we have empowered, recognized and certified excellence in organizations around the world influencing the development of over 10,000,000 employees and executives. Our HCM Excellence Awards was the first to recognize organizations for learning and talent and is the gold standard, known as the “Academy Awards of Human Capital Management.” Our cloud-based platform delivers evidence-based insights in the areas of Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Diversity and Inclusion, Talent Acquisition and HR/Workforce Management for corporate organizations and HCM solution providers. To learn more, visit For information on Brandon Hall Group’s research and how we can assist your organization, please visit

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Claude Werder

Claude Werder oversees Brandon Hall Group's analyst team, new product development, corporate development, the HCM Excellence Conference 2015, publishing, and social media and marketing strategies for Brandon Hall Group. In that role, he manages Brandon Hall Group’s research priorities, Membership Program and Member Center, and Brandon Hall Group’s exclusive KnowledgeBases of research data and HCM solution providers, services and products.