AICPA NAvigator

Find out how your firm or organization can utilize the AICPA Navigator Learning Management System

As a firm develops and grows, managing learning becomes a critically important, competitively differentiating function.

This new paper is designed to help firm leaders and learning managers better understand the learning function and to provide insights, best practices, stories and benchmarking data that can be used to analyze and improve their firms' training and skills development. Five firms of varying sizes and geographies graciously share information about their firms' learning, including expenditures, methods, management, measures and more.

Key findings readers can expect include:

  • Top down commitment is imperative to a successful learning culture.
  • Allocating learning resources and defining learning roles is critical to success.
  • Learners learn better when they have a say in their learning plans.
  • Firms are moving away from "getting their learning hours in" and are focusing instead on ensuring that their learning programs develop real knowledge.
  • Technology is enabling an array of lower-cost delivery options for instructor-led and self-study programs.
  • Managing learning data is becoming increasingly challenging and more firms are turning to Learning Management Systems (LMS) for assistance.
  • Impending succession is driving the need to develop more than just technical knowledge.
  • Better performing firms budget more CPE hours per professional and slightly more as a percent of net fees than the norm.

To address these and other findings in this paper, we included many suggested actions and activities firms can undertake and a host of resources, articles, tools and templates they can access to enhance their learning function.

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