(Alexandria,VA), August 10, 2011 – When training initiatives align to organizational strategy and objectives, learning practitioners ensure training is relevant and has a major hand in achieving results. In today’s challenging business environment it is more critical than ever that learning initiatives help drive business success and Strategic Learning Alignment offers a roadmap and resources to make that happen.
Authored by industry veteran Rita Smith, Vice President of Enterprise Learning for Ingersoll Rand, a $12 billion global industrial company, Strategic Learning Alignment will guide readers in how to use the language and tools of business to create unprecedented alignment of learning with business partners. Smith provides a detailed model, real-world application, and tools for success. The book also helps the learning professional
- Assess current levels of alignment
- Understand the business “customer” and its goals
- Engage business leaders
- Communicate results.
About the Author
Rita Mehegan Smith is Vice President of Enterprise Learning for Ingersoll Rand, a $12 billion global industrial company. As dean of Ingersoll Rand University, Smith is responsible for providing leadership education and developing strategic organizational competencies for Rand worldwide. With more than 28 years of progressive leadership experience in the learning and development field, Smith is a popular presenter at business-centered learning workshops and conferences. She holds an MBA and EdD, and sits on the advisory board for The Wharton School’s CLO program. Smith is also a former member of the Board of Directors for ASTD.
ASTD (American Society for Training & Development) is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to the training and development field. In more than 100 countries, ASTD’s members work in organizations of all sizes, in the private and public sectors, as independent consultants, and as suppliers. Members connect locally in 125 U.S. chapters and with 20 international partners. ASTD started in 1943 and in recent years has widened the profession’s focus to align learning and performance to organizational results, and is a sought-after voice on critical public policy issues. For more information, visit www.astd.org.