TWIST Conversations: Ajay Pangarkar on Business Skills for Trainers

Welcome to TWIST Conversations, where we chat with members of the Guild Community exploring current trends in learning, performance, and technology.

2015-01-08_17-53-20In this episode of TWIST Conversations I chat with Ajay Pangarkar of We discuss the importance of trainers and learning professionals having business skills, why training should be held accountable for results, and what types of metrics we should be looking at to evaluate our work. Here are a few highlights from our conversation:

Learning is just another business function and when [business leaders] put money into it they want to see what kinds of output will help them achieve their business objective.

We have to understand our learning strategy and how it connects to the organizational strategy.

It’s not about remembering [content]; it’s about applying it.

To learn more about the workshop that Ajay is facilitating, or any of the other sessions taking place at the Learning Solutions Conference and Expo in March, please visit the Learning Solutions Conference website.

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