Hi, I've been told by my HR Head to prepare a Learning and Development Philosophy for our company. Our company is into Civil and Infrastructure design work and consultancy business. How should I move ahead and draft this philosophy? Plzz help.
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I would suggest you visit the following link, to get started on drafting your training philosophy.
Considering the industry you are in, it would advisable for you to make reference to safety and quality in the training philosophy so as to underscore the importance of the same in all your training plans.

From India, Mumbai
Dinesh Divekar

Dear Michael,

The dictionary meaning of "philosophy" is:

a) A belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school

b) The rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics and

c) Any personal belief about how to live or how to deal with a situation

Considering the various meanings of the word philosophy, it can be deduced that this word is too big for corporate training. There are various business process while running enterprise, training is one such process. It can be said that it is sub-process of HR Process as a whole.

Earlier, I have given exhaustive reply on organisational training. You may click the following link to go through it:


You may go through the above reply. In this reply you will find several links. Go through all the patiently and understand everything about training.

As far as business is concerned, your management would be more interested in ROI on Training than its philosophy. You may not ignore this factor.


Dinesh Divekar

From India, Bangalore
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I've Been Told By My HR Head To Prepare A Learning And Development Philosophy For Our Company. Our Company Is Into Civil And Infrastructure Design Work And Consultancy Business. How Should I Move Ahead And Draft This Philosophy? Plzz Help.

From India, Delhi

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