• Kathy Andrews

The Capability Academy: Where Corporate Training Is Going


Corporate training and development has been through quite a journey. Twenty years ago companies built physical universities, hired faculty and college professors, and sent their employees to courses.


Then along came the internet, and we decided all that had to go. In the early 2000s we coined the phrase “e-learning” and companies started shutting these things down to create the “virtual university.” There was also a recession, so it made sense to stop “wasting money on facilities” and put it online.


While this was exciting and lowered the cost of training (and gave birth to an industry of online learning companies), it didn’t quite work as planned.


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