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Ruth Kustoff

Ruth Kustoff

Ruth Kustoff provides learning needs analysis, strategic planning and implementation, program and curriculum design, and knowledge and talent management to corporations and not-for-profits.

With over 20 years’ experience in business and learning needs analysis, Ruth has a keen ability to ask targeted questions, break through underlying assumptions of how things get done, and encourage innovation and creativity in identifying solutions.  Ruth leads organizations in continuous improvement of learning delivery through ongoing analysis and evaluation. 

Websites:
http://www.ruthkustoff.com
http://www.knowledgeadvantage.biz

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Published in Concepts
Executive leadership development shares similarities with other learning programs. For example, it must direct itself to the specific needs of its audience, and learner reflection is important to increase retention for on-the-job application. For the senior learner, application of knowledge and skills is tantamount to success of their company. A support structure should be in place with regular reminders to help the senior leader apply new knowledge and behaviors in how they lead to affect change
Published in Concepts
Many organizations have similar approaches in providing learning opportunities. Staff is encouraged to participate in online programs or webinars, attend a conference, and in some cases, take advantage of a tuition assistance program. Others still provide ad hoc programs offered by different business groups providing learning opportunities on internal processes or technical training. This approach doesn’t support or foster a learning environment. If you offer such opportunities, but don't have a plan that identifies how learning aligns to organizational goals – and how individual goals contribute to reaching them – then there’s an opportunity to create a learning strategy.
Published in Concepts
What if learning took care of itself in your organization? What if your staff knew what they needed to know, or learn, to do their job successfully? Would you say, great! Go for it. Or would you say, wait a minute not so fast. And then start thinking to yourself; I am (fill in the blank) director of training, or HR, or sales director, and I need to provide you with what I think you need.