The battle for ‘expert’ in Learning and Development

By Zachery Wilkinson, Learning & Development Manager 

It’s a riddle as old as time — which came first, the chicken or the egg?

In L&D, the riddle is a little less well known, but something I assure you every L&D professional has come across. Who has final sign off, the L&D manager or the subject matter expert (SME)?

I have mentioned this before; when it comes to testing, most employee learning and development tests are written in a way to simply cover what one has read. Questions are usually written by an SME or sometimes even by the L&D manager themselves! But one big problem comes up with this approach: Neither party has a complete scope of what the heck they are doing.

Click here to read a typical scenario and advice on how to approach L&D with your SMEs.