Align Learning and Development with Organization Mission and Values

  • William J. RothwellEmail author
  • Sandra L. Williams
  • Aileen G. Zaballero


A learning and development program’s mission and values are its grounding message. Together, the mission and values form the foundation upon which employee learning resides. Mission and values are based upon vision and interwoven into strategy, but each also needs to stand alone as distinct messages, because they make the training unique. In practice, a Mission and Values Statement is one document that contains both messages.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • William J. Rothwell
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sandra L. Williams
    • 2
  • Aileen G. Zaballero
    • 3
  1. 1.The Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA
  2. 2.Northeastern Illinois UniversityChicagoUSA
  3. 3.Rothwell & Associates, LLCState CollegeUSA

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