The Evolution of L&D

There have been many factors affecting Learning and Development over the last 12 months, the most obvious being the instant impact COVID-19 has had on how organisations deliver learning.

But what have been the long-term effects of this and how have learners’ expectations changed in terms of what they now want from their experience? We surveyed over 2,000 learners to help us answer some of these questions, and more.


The learner should come first

Learning and development should be at the core of all organisations and at the forefront of employee development. Not only is it essential in helping your people thrive but successful L&D programmes can promote positive employee retention, increase workplace engagement and empower employees.

Organisations need to put the learner at the heart of everything they do. The journey starts with learners' needs, which are then aligned to business goals to create a compelling learning and development programme.

We recently surveyed over 2,000 learners on their expectations around learning, which gave us the insights needed to understand what learners actually need from a learning experience. The result is three reports, the first of which focuses on how organisations should be investing in creating training that suits the learner.

What has changed in the L&D industry in the last 18 months?

Nicole Horsman, our Director of Sales and Partnerships, spoke to Nick Bate, Co-Founder and Director of Blue Eskimo, to discuss the changes in the L&D industry over the last 18 months.

Watch their interview now and the full series for more from Nicole and Nick on the L&D industry.

The Future of Learning and Development

The third and final report of our Evolution of L&D series explores the future of learning and development with focus on new technologies and approaches to training and development.

Featuring industry experts, including Co-founder and Director at Blue Eskimo, Nick Bate and L&D Consultant Jez Anderson, this report looks to identify trends and themes to help better predict what the future of learning and development could look like.

How has the role of L&D changed and developed? What is blended learning and how can it best be used? How can L&D deliver fit for purpose learning in the workplace? How will technology change learners’ expectations?

Gain full access to our report and resources to see what the future may hold for the L&D industry, to better prepare and coordinate your learning programme.


The Future of Learning & Development, according to Simon Falconer and Nicole Horsman

Robert Clarke, Editor of leading learning and development publication Learning News once again met with Chief Marketing Officer, Simon Falconer, and this time he also invited along Nicole Horsman, Director of Sales & Partnerships to understand a bit more about the final report in this series, ‘The Future of Learning & Development’. Delving into the topics covered in the report a little further, Rob questioned what our research had shown and if it now allows us to answer what the future of learning and development will look like?

Simon Falconer on Creating Training to Suit the Learner

Robert Clarke, Editor of leading learning and development publication Learning News interviewed Chief Marketing Officer, Simon Falconer, to understand a bit more about the first report in this series, ‘Creating Training to Suit the Learner’. Explaining how the reports are being created with the aim of bridging the gap between learners needs and preferences with the capabilities of L&D teams, the pair discuss what this report helps to highlight when it comes to changes in the industry.

Cathy Hoy on how learner expectations have changed

In our first report we caught up with Cathy Hoy, Chief Learning Officer at the LPI to get her view on the changes she has seen in learners’ expectations and what she thinks are some of the reasons behind this.

This is the first part of a four-part interview series. To watch the full series, just click the button below or select the next part at the end of this video.

Niro Sritharan and David James on the importance of investing in your learners

From the breakdown of responsibilities for learning, to moving away from “order taking” to designing training solutions that truly benefit the organisation, our own Niro Sritharan caught up with David James to discuss how best to invest in your learners.

To see the full series, simply click the button below.

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