Return On Investment

Maximising Return on Investment for Learning Activities

Maximising Return on Investment for Learning Activities


Recent CIPD studies suggest that only 10% to 30% of training has any tangible impact upon organisational performance.

Shocking? Yes.  Surprising? Not really.

Peak performance is dependent upon two key factors: the ability to perform a task and the motivation to do it well.  Therefore, for lasting improvements, any development programme should give delegates both the ‘how’ – the skills and techniques – and the ‘why’ – the incentive to make positive behavioural changes.

When developing leaders, the same principle applies.  It is essential to understand delegates’ barriers to truly inspirational leadership before specific techniques are introduced.  The UK Learning Network ‘five steps to inspirational leadership’ is an excellent template for development programmes:

  1. Self-awareness
  2. Self-belief
  3. Understanding of others
  4. Increased personal effectiveness & influence
  5. Increased leadership competence


Companies we have recently worked with on training, development, coaching and leadership programmes.

  • Avon Insurance
  • Kirklees Metropolitan Council
  • Sandwell Council
  • TJX Europe / TK Maxx
  • Royal Mail
  • NFUM Insurance
  • GlaxoSmithKline South Africa
  • Apetito
  • EEF
  • Durham County Council
  • Wakefield District Metropolitan Council
  • CSL Lounge Suites /Sofaworks
  • NHS Doncaster Primary Care Trust
  • NHS Blood & Transplant
  • Manchester City Council
  • SSL International (Durex & Scholl)
  • Sanctuary Housing Group
  • Durham Heritage Coast Partnership
  • livin
  • Great Yorkshire Pudding Company
  • Adidas Germany
  • Mamas & Papas
  • North Lanarkshire Council
  • ZDF Germany (TV Station)
  • Chantrey Vellacott DFK
  • Northern Assessors
  • Paymex Group
  • Sansetsu
  • Strategic Health Authority – Yorkshire & Humberside
  • NHS Doncaster GP Commissioning Board
  • NHS Doncaster – Public Health
  • Northgate IT Solutions
  • Phones 4 U
  • Thrifty Rent a Car
  • International Alliance for Learning
  • Waitrose
  • Transport for London
  • Dubai Tecom
  • Reed HR
  • 365 Drivers Training