The Future of L&D

I read this piece this morning in my wanderings around the internet and thought that I would share it with everyone as I think David makes some really valid observations.

People Performance Potential

Last Friday, thanks to @DebbieCarter20, I was lucky enough to attend the Training Journal L&D2020 event on “The new L&D skill set – building relationships with the business”. Run by John Baker from Capita and Andy Holmes from Ernst & Young, the focus was on the changing role and skill set of L&D to meet the business challenges of the future.

I don’t want to repeat the training content here though I must say the use of Steps Drama was very effective and engaging.  Instead I’d like to share some lasting thoughts and observations.

The L&D Opportunity

The opportunity is for the L&D function to engage more consultatively with the business.  I think this need has existed in many organisations for some time. However, there are perhaps good reasons why it’s not happened to date…

  • Focus on the transactional delivery of learning & training can create a sense…

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