Insight Systems Corp.
How do you get leadership to buy in?

As pointed out in the "Discovery Report on Learning in USAID/Washington," senior management support is a key element of an enabling environment that supports learning. This is true not only at USAID, but throughout the development community. How do you get buy-in from leadership for learning activities?


Jun 14, 2013
  • Communicate learning successes and how learning approaches can reduce inefficiencies and duplicity and improve work performance and programming results.
  • Share what you’re learning and how it can be applied in short sound bites. Make connections with other leaders/ leading ideas in the field to demonstrate expertise and leverage relationship building opportunities.
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Stuart Belle | The QED Group, LLC
Jul 17, 2013

Leaders get excited when they understand the impact of learning on the confidence and motivation of their staff, and, ultimately, on organization effectiveness.  But leadership buy-in also comes with their  engagement.  Get leaders involved in learning; assign them roles in learning activities and show them where and how they can contribute.  When their participation and appreciation (perceived personal benefits) increase, buy-in should follow.  It's not a causal link, but it opens doors.

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