6Ds® Announcements

Roy Pollock Keynotes at 2017 NIIT Confluence Conference

February 7, 2017 - MIAMI, FL

Dr. Roy Pollock, Chief learning Officer of the 6Ds Company, delivered a keynote speech on the opening night of the NIIT Confluence Conference in Miami.

Dr. Pollock's theme was: "So You Want to Be a Leader, Do You?" He proposed that for L&D professionals to earn the respect of their business colleagues, they had to do four things:
  • Stop taking orders for training. Instead, become trusted business advisers by aligning themselves with business priorities recommending non-training solutions when appropriate.
  • Eliminate learning scrap. Learning scrap is training that employees attend but never use in a way that improves performance.  Pollock and colleagues coined the term in 2004 to draw the analogies between manufacturing scrap and wasted training.  Both cost companies time, money, and opportunity.
  • Involve others, both within and outside your organization.  Within your organization, you need the active engagement of line managers for training to produce results.  Outside your organization, look for best practices and outsource functions that can be done better and less expensively by someone else.
  • Answer "So what?" and "Now what?" In other words, evaluate the outcomes of learning and development initiatives to answer a business leader's key questions: "So what?" - Were the results worth the time and money? And "Now what?" - should we do more of the same or something different in the future.

Chinese Language Six Disciplines Version Launched

posted Dec 14, 2016, 4:34 AM by Roy Pollock

December 10, 2016 - BEIJING

A Chinese language version of the 3rd edition of The Six Disciplines of Breakthrough Learning was launched today in China at a forum sponsored by the Publishing House of the Electronics Industry, a leading business publisher in China. 

According to Yubo Fu, Vice Chief Editor of PHEI, "The Six Disciplines has become the hottest phrase in the T&D field in China."

Dr. Roy Pollock, Chief Learning Officer of The 6Ds Company and co-author of the Six Disciplines, was in China for the book launch and also to certified three approved partners to conduct 6Ds Workshops in China.

"I am delighted that the most recent edition of the Six Disciplines book and 6Ds Workshops are now available throughout China," said Dr. Pollock.

Roy Pollock Teaches Workshops in India

posted May 2, 2016, 4:21 AM by Roy Pollock

July 30, 2016 - MUMBAI, INDIA

Continuing the worldwide acceptance and use of the 6Ds, Roy Pollock taught two workshops in India this week: one for Cipla Pharmaceuticals and the other for ACC / Ambuja Cement.  While the two industries would seem about as different as can be imagined, both require a well-trained workforce and continuous improvement to stay competitive.  Both learning organizations face similar challenges: how to make sure that L&D is seen as a strategic business partner; how to ensure that training is the right solution; how to better engage manager; and how to measure the impact of learning and development--all of which are key concepts of the 6Ds. 

Jefferson Named "Learning Luminary"

posted Oct 6, 2015, 4:21 AM by Roy Pollock   [ updated Oct 6, 2015, 4:38 AM ]


MUMBAI, INDIA - September 25, 2015 -- At its Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony, the L&OD Roundtable, one of Asia’s largest forums for practicing Human Resource/ L&OD professionals, named Andrew Jefferson, CEO of the 6Ds Company, a Learning Luminary for his contributions to the advancement of learning and development worldwide.

The Award recognizes Mr. Jefferson's numerous contributions to enhancing the effectiveness of corporate training and development through his writing, teaching and consulting.  Andrew is co-author of The Six Disciplines of Breakthrough Learning (now in its third edition), The Field Guide to the 6Ds, and Getting Your Money's Worth from Training and Development. He is a popular international consultant and speaker.

The Learning & OD Roundtable (www.lnodroundtable.com) serves as a knowledge-sharing and practice-building forum for HR / Learning & OD professionals. Aiming at facilitating dialogue, building capability, and sharing resources, it currently serves 7300+ members (comprising of senior HR Leaders, thought leaders and Practice Heads) from Asia and the rest of the world.

Andy Jefferson Keynotes at the Louisiana Talent Development Conference

posted Sep 15, 2015, 12:51 PM by Andrew Jefferson   [ updated Sep 15, 2015, 12:52 PM ]

September 15, 2015

Andy Jefferson, CEO of the 6Ds Company and co-author of the Six Disciplines of Breakthrough Learning and the Field Guide to the 6Ds, will provide the keynote presentation Talent Development: Without a Strategy, You’re Just Gambling on Success at the Louisiana Talent Development Conference on September 25 at the L’Auberge Casino in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

“We are excited to have Andy share his insights on how learning professionals can deliver value as a critical business partner,” said Tiffany Landrum, an organizer for the conference hosted by the Baton Rouge and New Orleans Chapters of the Association for Talent Development. “We can’t keep gambling or crossing our fingers that our efforts will have an impact – we have to use a strategic approach so learning will transfer to business results.”

Andy will also facilitate a breakout session on The 6Ds Approach to High Impact Learning. Other experts in the field will present sessions on training facilitation and leadership development at this event.

For more information about this conference, visit www.atdbatonrouge.org.

Deloitte Mentions 6Ds in Learning Elite Award

posted Jun 15, 2015, 8:29 AM by Roy Pollock   [ updated Sep 15, 2015, 12:48 PM by Andrew Jefferson ]

MIAMI, FL, April 12, 2015

Deloitte University earned one of the top ten Learning Elite Awards at this year's CLO Symposium. The announcement in the June 2015 Chief Learning Officer Magazine cited the 6Ds as one of the reasons for the selection:

"Based on a foundational program called "The Six Disciplines of Breakthrough Learning," Deloitte has developed a formal curriculum so that employees charged with developing and implementing learning have a common foundation on which to build.  As a result, the company can try out different technologies and learning delivery systems so long as they align with the company's established learning principles."

We are pleased that Deloitte has been recognized for its commitment to high-quality and meaningful training and that they chose to mention their use of the Six Disicplines approach.

6Ds Linkedin Group Passes 2,000 Member Mark

posted May 1, 2015, 12:22 PM by Roy Pollock   [ updated May 1, 2015, 2:30 PM by Andrew Jefferson ]

May 1, 2015 - Wilmington, DE

The 6Ds interest group on Linked In passes the 2,000 member mark in April. 

Go to Linkedin if you would like to join a group of like-minded learning professionals dedicated to enhancing the effectiveness and professionalism of corporate training and development.

If your application is accepted, you'll be able to post discussion topics and tap into the expertise of this worldwide network of progressive thinkers.

Third Edition of The Six Disciplines Now Available

posted Apr 9, 2015, 8:21 AM by Roy Pollock   [ updated Jun 15, 2015, 8:15 AM ]

WILMINGTON, DE, April 9, 2015 

Ten years in the making, we are delighted to announce that the third edition of the Six Disciplines is now available. Be the first on your block to own one!

If you are an ATD member, you can purchase it at a discount at https://www.td.org/Publications/Books/The-Six-Disciplines-of-Breakthrough-Learning. As a member of this group, you are also entitled to a discount if you buy the book from Wiley (http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118647998.html). Enter the code WLY14 at checkout.

The third edition has been extensively revised to include new research and insights as well as new cases, tools, and references. We added dozens of new illustrations and included suggestions for practical application in each section.

You can download a sample--the new introduction to the 6Ds--from the ATD website. We look forward to hearing what you think.

Roy Pollock Teaches in Southeast Asia

posted Dec 30, 2014, 12:18 PM by Andrew Jefferson

November 1, 2014 -- Dr. Roy Pollock, co-founder of the 6Ds Company presented a series of workshops and introductions to the 6Ds methodology in Southeast Asia in cooperation with the Singapore Civil Service College and 6Ds Asia partners, Ray Phoon and Jonathan Low of PowerUpSuccess.

Roy also had the opportunity to teach at the Petronas Leadership Centre in Kulala Lampur.  

Andrew Jefferson Teaches in South Africa

posted Dec 30, 2014, 10:23 AM by Andrew Jefferson

July 4, 2014 -- Andrew Jefferson, co-founder  and CEO of the 6Ds Company presented a series of workshops and introductions to the 6Ds methodology in South Africa for FNB.  Many thanks to the FNB team for a great 4th of July celebration!


Andy Jefferson Keynotes at China Training and Development Conference

posted Apr 22, 2014, 9:17 AM by Roy Pollock   [ updated May 2, 2014, 6:45 AM by Andrew Jefferson ]

April 25, 2014 - Nanjing, China

Andy Jefferson, Chief Executive Officer of the 6Ds Company and co-author of the Six Disciplines and The Field Guide to the 6Ds, made a keynote presentation to the largest gathering of training and development professionals in Asia - the 10th Annual China Enterprise Training and Development Conference.

Andy will also present a two-day 6Ds Workshop at the Conference together with Tao Zhou, President of Shanghai TopLearning who translated The Six Disciplines into Chinese.  The Chinese version of the 6Ds has rapidly become one of the best-selling books on Learning and Development in China; the book sold out completely at the conference.

"I was delighted to introduce the 6Ds to Chinese learning and development professionals," said Andy. "In this dynamic and rapidly-growing market, effective training and learning strategies are critical.  We are pleased with this further proof of the universal applicability of the principles we set out in the Six Disciplines. We look forward to including success cases from China in future editions."

"We are also very pleased that PHEI has licensed the rights to a Chinese translation of The Field Guide to the 6Ds. The Field Guide has already received wide acclaim and we look forward to launching it in China later this year."

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