The Business of Learning: Top 5 Things Your CEO Wants From Your Learning Capability

Posted by Amanda Holm on May 2, 2014 9:12:00 AM

Based on research, what do top executives value?

  1. Performance - CEO’s don’t value learning they value the increased performance that learning can bring.

  2. Business Results, not Learning Results - Instead of measuring learning, measure the results learning brings. Skills and knowledge are the fuel that takes the business where it needs to go.

  3. Drive top business initiatives - Most businesses have a small number of top-priority initiatives each year. Demonstrating how learning helps drive those initiatives creates a clear picture of how you are driving value.

  4. Manage your demand and supply chain - Business needs change over the course of the year, and business expect departments to be responsive. Planning for your learning demand and having a supply chain in place to respond to change helps guarantee to you will drive business goals.

  5. Return on Investment –Measuring the return on the investment in learning programs validates why it is important to build the skills and knowledge of the organization.

PDG has a number of white papers and case studies with examples of programs that drove top business goals for our clients. They include: 




Amanda Cushman Holm is the 
Sales and Marketing Specialist at 
Performance Development Group



Topics: Measurement, Business Issues in Learning