Ajay is a Certified Professional Accountant (CPA) and Certified Training and Development Professional (CTDP). With partner Teresa Kirkwood, Ajay has published three books with their recent titled, “The Trainers Balanced Scorecard: A Complete Resource for Linking Learning and Growth to Organizational Strategy” (Wiley). Under his leadership, Training Magazine awarded CentralKnowledge their Technology in Action, Learning Management Project of the year for success with Apple.
He is an award-winning writer winning the 2014 and 2015 prestigious TrainingIndustry.com Readership and Editors’ Award. Elearning Magazine recognized Ajay their 2016 Learning Champion and Thought-leader. In 2017, the World Training Development Congress named Ajay their 2017 “Distinguished Trainer”.
Ajay develops courses LinkedIn Learning and regular media and regularly guests on Montreal’s #1 Talk Radio show discussing workforce performance issues.
His research and insight into workplace and employee performance and innovation through people are breaking boundaries and leading to new streams of thought. Ajay’s company, CentralKnowledge, works closely with Fortune 1000 clients assisting them to develop innovative and effective performance and training solutions ensuring that every employee skill ties to meeting business and strategic objectives.
Elearning was meant to get business leaders to take learning seriously. In theory, yes.
The promise of having an “e” preceding “learning” implies certain realizable efficiencies
not available with traditional instructor-led sessions. So, it’s easy to conclude that
business leaders would welcome this innovative approach to employee training. This,
however, never happened.
Business leaders expect to do more with less, to do things better and faster, and expect
learning to deliver impactful results while minimizing disruptions to business processes.
This is not an unusual or unreasonable expectation. Regretfully, learning efforts continue
to disrupt business processes and demand resources. Practitioners must leverage what
a modern elearning ecosystem offers.
Re-conceptualizing elearning within the lean business methodology offers opportunities
for workplace learning and business success. There are many leading examples but the
most successful is Toyota’s approach to establishing lean learning as a central
component to their industry leading continuous improvement process.
In business environments requiring continues skills development and knowledge growth,
lean learning offers organizations capabilities to address rapidly evolving business and
markets with minimal disruptions to business processes and leveraging knowledge to
deliver inimitable competitive advantages.