Developing Business Acumen for L&D Professionals

Join us in this 4-week, online course to learn the fundamentals of business acumen applied to corporate learning , including how to create, review, and measure your business plans for learning.

Kindle or .pdf version of David Vance’s book, The Business of Learning (Second Edition), will be supplied to each participant.
At the conclusion of the course, participants should have a good understanding of the fundamentals of business acumen applied to learning. They will also be well on their way to creating a business plan for learning for their own organization.

Developing Business Acumen for L&D Professionals
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Meet Your Lead Faculty: David Vance

Executive Director, Center for Talent Reporting

David Vance is the Executive Director of the Center for Talent Reporting, a nonprofit, membership-based organization dedicated to the creation and implementation of standards for human capital measurement, reporting, and management. He is the former President of Caterpillar University, which he founded in 2001. Prior to this position, Dave was Chief Economist and Head of the Business Intelligence Group at Caterpillar Inc. with responsibility for economic outlooks, sales forecasts, market research, competitive analysis, and business information systems.

Dave was named 2006 Chief Learning Officer (CLO) of the Year by Chief Learning Officer magazine. Caterpillar was ranked number one in the 2005 ASTD Best Awards and was named Best Overall Corporate University in 2004 by both Corporate University Xchange and the International Quality and Productivity Center.

Dave serves on the Metrics Working Group for the International Organization for Standardization and is also an Intermittent Chief Learning Officer for Defense Acquisition University. He has published two books: The Business of Learning (2nd edition, 2017), and Measurement Demystified (with Peggy Parskey, 2021).

OVERVIEW

In Developing Business Acumen for L&D Professionals, you will learn the fundamentals of business acumen applied to corporate learning , including how to create, review, and measure your business plans for learning.

This course is designed for hands-on, real-world application for those at any level.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

These sessions are best suited to individuals seeking to develop their business acumen for learning, with job titles such as:

  • HR Business Partner
  • People Analytics Associate
  • HR Specialist, Talent Acquisition
  • Manager or Director, Talent Management
  • Manager or Director, Performance Consulting
  • Manager or Director, Talent Development
  • HR Business Partner
  • People Analytics Associate
  • HR Specialist, Talent Acquisition
  • Manager or Director, Talent Management
  • Manager or Director, Performance Consulting
  • Manager or Director, Talent Development

WHAT TO EXPECT

The Four Week Program includes:

Learners who complete this course are eligible for 10 re-certification credits from SHRM and HRCI.

Future Workplace® is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.