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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About pauldrasmussen
Paul is the winner of the 2013 Leadership in VET Quality Award and the 2013 LearnX Learning Manager of the year award. A Thought Leader and Speaker on Organisational Learning, Professional Development, Motivation, Leadership, Management and Professional Ethics, he speaks widely and has published work on the areas of Learning and Development, Learning ROI, Business, Management, Leadership and Ethics. With Qualifications in Ethics and Bioethics, Organisational Learning and Development, Training, and Business Management and Leadership, Paul has worked in and with a wide range of public, private, government and not for profit organisations. He is currently the National Training Manager for Spectrum Training and the principal consultant with Rasmussen Learning. Specialties: • Organisational Learning and Development • Ethics (Business, Professional and Theoretical) • Learning Management and ROI • Professional Speaking • RTO Management • E-Learning • Management • Leadership • Learning Management Systems

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