How To Create Learning Paths That Align With Company Goals

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A learning path is a sequence of activities that allows a person to build knowledge or skill. For instance, an employee who wants to become more proficient in project management might have a learning path that includes: proposal writing, budgeting, scheduling, critical evaluation and project management. The idea being that each topic builds upon the previous and makes the employee better at project management. 

Learning paths are different from talent pools, in my opinion. A talent pool is often used as an alternative to succession planning. Organizations that aren’t ready to make the definitive statement “We’re grooming Leonard to be our next chief financial officer.” can instead identify future talent needs and provide career development opportunities.

So how do companies create learning paths? Consider the following six steps discussed in this article.

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Topics: Culture, experience, company culture, Sharlyn Lauby

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