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Are you measuring the impact of L&D on individuals and your firm?

By Sue Beavil, Learning & Organisational Development Manager, Slater & Gordon

10 June 2015

Amazing, educational, enjoyable, highly relevant and interesting learning and development (L&D) programmes are delivered in law firms on a daily basis, but how much real learning actually takes place? What learning is put into use rather than filed in the 'interesting and might come in handy one day' part of our memory?

Research shows that the successful implementation of newly-acquired skills diminishes as time progresses. If a week goes by without having tried out a new skill, the training would best be repeated.

Let's assume that learning is about the acquisition of knowledge and skills which are put to use for the first time, or are used in a new situation. We can try to ascertain what learning is taking place by asking 'what did you learn?', but is that enough? Wouldn't it be more useful to know that someone has learned and put their learning to good u...

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