The following event is open to employees of Texas state government. Other levels of government may participate on a space available basis.
DIR E-Learning ForumThursday, February 12, 20098:30 am–4:30 pm Austin, Texas
Trend Data Shows More Focus on Compliance, Job-Specific, and Industry-Specific Training; Coaching and Informal Learning; and Increase in Outsourcing
Economic constraints have taken a toll on corporate training budgets. Bersin & Associates' just-published 2009 Corporate Learning Factbook shows that over the last year, companies have cut training spending and staffing; changed training program priorities; moved to coaching, informal learning, collaborative activities, and other less costly training methods; and increased reliance on outsourcing.
An important step in calculating ROI is calculating costs to create Learning. The cost of internal employees is a very important part of that cost. When doing a project plan, I've found it helpful to calculate the hourly cost of the employee including bonuses, benefits, taxes, etc. Here's a spreadsheet I have used. Please test it and let me know if I made any mistakes in the comments and I'll fix them. Also any recommendations for improvement are also appreciated.
On November 7th, Hiram Kuykendall from MicroAssist gave a DimDim presentation to the Interagency Training Council (ITC) at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).