Presentation Topics

Dave is a frequent speaker at learning conferences and organization meetings. He is available to make a presentation to your organization. Topics cover learning and the combination of learning and economics. Presentations typically are 60-90 minutes but can be customized for your needs. Price depends on the topic, length, preparation and location. Dave makes a limited number of presentations each year for nonprofit organizations at no cost. Contact him to discuss your need

Popular Topics in Learning

  • Strategic Alignment: The Key to Bottom Line Impact
  • Building a Convincing Business Case for Learning
  • Running Learning Like a Business
  • How to Overcome the Obstacles to Measurement


Popular Topics Combining Learning and Economics

  • The Economic Outlook: What It Means for Business and for Learning
  • Inflation, Budget Deficits and Productivity: What Do They Mean for Business and for Learning?
  • Learning: A Key to Productivity Growth and a Higher Standard of Living
  • Why Economics Matters for Learning and Why Learning Matters for Economics

Past Presentations:

How to Make a Convincing Business Case for Learning Presented to ASTD 2011 International Conference & Exposition, May 23, 2011 in Orlando.

The Business of Learning: 15 Steps for Running Learning Like a Business presented to the Lincoln NE ASTD Chapter on April 21, 2011.

The Great Recession is Over: What’s Next, and What Does It Mean for Learning? Presented to the Fall CLO Symposium, September 29, 2010 at Laguna Niguel

Talent Development Reporting Principles (TDRP): The Evolving Standard for L&D

Executive Reporting for CLOs: What They Want and How to Get It presented at Knowledge Advisors Symposium in Dallas March 9, 2011 (the presentation begins with a seven slide introduction by Tamar Elkeles)

Practical Applications of Talent Development Reporting Principles Webinar (Peggy Parskey co-presenter) on June 2, 2011 sponsored by Knowledge Advisors

A 70-page white paper and 25-page overview co-authored by Dave Vance and Kent Barnett are available at the TDRP website: