Business savvy and consulting skills for the modern L&D professional

This is a really good post from Lightbulb Moment. We need not only to be good business managers ourselves, but we need to connect strongly with the business we serve.

Lightbulb Moment

Learning and Development is changing. For a number of reasons and in a variety of ways. Aspiring and emerging L&D leaders are working hard to get L&D on the top table, to raise the profile of their roles, teams and what we all know L&D can and do offer the business. This is often a struggle in a variety of organisations. For some, the skills, behaviours and attitudes of its own staff are the thing stymying it: L&D staff capabilities are responsible for 51% of the success, according to CLC research. For others it’s about those in a position to make a difference not seeing what the economic climate means to business, or their direct reports not being able to tell the story that convinces them… Redundancies have been sweeping, hiring halted and all levels of the business need to prove their worth, none more so than L&D where

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Paul Rasmussen is one of Australia’s most widely read Vocational Education and Training Commentators. He provides deep, unbiased analysis and insights not only on topical issues, but also on the underlying structure and policy which supports the industry. His writing and analysis has been praised for its uncompromising and thought provoking style and its ability to focus on the issues of real importance to the sector. He has advised various government departments and ministers, training providers, public and private organisations, not for profits and small to medium enterprises on the VET sector and the issues and opportunities facing it. He is one of Australia’s most awarded learning professionals and a regular speaker at a range of conventions and forums. His extensive experience in vocational education, and learning and development coupled with formal qualifications in philosophy, ethics, business and education management allow Paul to provide a unique view of the road ahead and how to navigate it.

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