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and development'>Making a long term difference in a short term world; realising the potential of learning and development

In this article, David North shares his experience from 40 years in the industry of how to ensure any development activities have the maximum chance of ensuring a long term sustainable difference in behaviours.

Embedding new skills

“The great aim of education is not knowledge but action” – this is a quote from Herbert Spencer, a Nobel Prize Winner back in 1902. This may have been said over 100 years ago but bears as much relevance today as always. In order to maximise any investment in training it is crucial that the trainees get the opportunity to make use of their newly acquired skills and knowledge and take action to do things differently. How well do you think the insurance industry ensures learning is utilised to obtain maximum value? This article looks at the findings from our recent research study and highlights some key points that should be borne in mind when any company invests in training and development programmes for their staff.