OK that request seems a bit extreme and could just as easily be titled "Just Shoot Me" as you will see as you read on... but what the heck I'll go for the provocative. I believe - today, tomorrow or a few years from now you will fire your training department. So lets proceed as if this is an open letter from Training to the Executives.
You (execs) will inevitably hit a financial down turn and have to make the painful decision about who in which departments to cut. I'm as obvious a choice as a plump turkey on thanksgiving to be selected for the axe. It's easy really. I gave you what you wanted, not what you needed. Shame on me. You asked for training. You asked for education and helping our workers meet compliance needs. I obliged as that's what hierarchies do; don't think, just do.
So I did.
eEverything is the rage so you jumped in feet first. I answered the bell and built really cool courses and we bought an LMS. web-based live course became the next venture and we needed skilled folks to lead these webinars. The growth in elearning courses pushed us to get 2 ISDs. Damn if we didn't swell the department. A department filled with non-businessy words and acronyms like classroom, courseware, ILT, LMS, LCMS, JIT, and REL. Come to think of it we didn't just build a different department, we built a different company within the company! (Photo on right? Yep, "The Kiss of Death")