Testimonials

What people are saying about David Vance’s
THE BUSINESS OF LEARNING


“Finally, the definitive business book for learning and development professionals and leaders! This is a much needed and extremely comprehensive resource that fills an important need in our profession. The Business of Learning is a “must read” as well as an invaluable, just-in-time resource from one of the most respected CLO’s of the past decade.”

- Ed Betof Ed.D., Aresty Center Fellow, Wharton Executive Education and
Executive Director, Leaders as Teachers Institute, Corporate University
Exchange. Formerly Global VP of Talent Management and CLO BD
(Becton, Dickinson and Company)

“Every learning professional should have a library of business books containing a primer on business fundamentals, a guide to strategic planning, a tome on economics, and a how to manual on managing the learning function. David Vance has masterfully assembled the entire collection into a single volume. The Business of Learning should be on the bookshelf— and at the right hand—of every learning professional.”

- Mark Allen, Ph.D., editor and co-author of The Corporate University
Handbook and The Next Generation of Corporate Universities and professor
at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management

“I can think of no one better than Dave Vance to apply business and economic concepts to learning and development. As an economist and former president of one of the country’s most respected corporate universities he is uniquely qualified.”

- Norm Kamikow, Editor in Chief, Chief Learning Officer
magazine, and President, MediaTec Publishing Inc.

“One of the biggest challenges with the learning and development function is to be clearly connected to the business. Dave Vance shows a road map to connect learning to the business from the very beginning to evaluation. It is the most comprehensive treatment available on the topic of running the learning and development function like a business. This book is a must read for any person in a leadership role in the learning and development function.”

- Jack Phillips, Chairman, ROI Institute, Inc.

“A great resource guide for all learning leaders. The Business of Learning leverages David’s economic background to provide breakthrough insights on managing the learning function for greater effectiveness and efficiency which will contribute to our industry’s continued evolution.”

- Cedric T. Coco, SVP Learning & Organizational Effectiveness, Lowe’s Companies, Inc.