L&D: Learning Objectives in an Enterprise Context

What, Who and How

L&D: Learning Objectives in an Enterprise Context – both terminal and enabling – are best if derived from a model and understanding of the authentic Performance Competence requirements of the job. Surface level understanding of the same is problematic and can miss key nuances.


Since the late 1970s I’ve prefered to facilitate Master Performers and other key SMEs in defining the Performance Competence objectives and the Enabling Knowledge and Skills and then deriving the Learning Objectives to insure authenticity.

It is a faster, better approach – and cheaper depending on the costs for the MPs and SMEs to participate. A few tasks can be done remotely online in a few hours – but an entire job might take days F2F.

I’ve done this via telephone conference calls, Skype video calls; but mostly via a facilitated Group Process in Face-to-Face meetings of 2-3-4 days … depending on the complexity of the job and its variances.

Past Posts on This

You can read the titles of the posts in the URLs:








It’s Also Covered in Several of My Books/ Articles/ Videos

Here are a sampling:

lean-ISD (1999)

Click on image to link to the download page.

Note: the cover design for “lean-ISD” was created by the late Geary A. Rummler.

Note: Guy W. Wallace’s book “lean-ISD” – was a recipient of a 2002 Award of Excellence for Instructional Communication from the International Society for Performance Improvement.

lean-ISD is also available as a $15 paperback book – and $7.50 as a Kindle

– for more and to order – please go – here.

Models and Matrices- NSPI PIJ -1984 – 5 page PDF – the first publication of the performance and enabler analysis methods for ISD, from NSPI’s (ISPI’s) Performance & Instruction Journal, November 1984.

Perf Modeling & Enabler Analysis – HR-Com – 2003 – 17 page PDF – an online publication at HR.Com in 2003 covering the analysis of both Performance Competence Requirements and the Enablers – part of my ISD (PACT) and Performance Improvement (EPPI) methods.

Modeling Mastery Performance and Systematically Deriving the Enablers for Performance Improvement – by Guy W. Wallace, CPT – Chapter 11 of the Handbook of Human Performance Technology – 3rd Edition – 2006.  This methodology was first published in this 1984 article in ISPI’s (then NSPI’s) PIJ in November 1984.

Performance-based ISD – ISPI PX 12-part Series – 2007 – 122 page PDF – an update in 12-parts to my 1999 book: lean-ISD – which covers my ISD methods: The PACT Processes for T&D, Learning and Knowledge Management. Published in ISPI’s PerformanceExpress during the 12 months of 2007.

Video: https://eppic.biz/2012/03/09/video-shorts-learning-objectives/

Focus on the Performance Requirements – And Enable Them.

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