Trends in L&D – past and future

On 17 April, 2018 to mark the 20th anniversary of the Dommel Valley Group I was invited to participate in a panel discussion on Trends in L&D – past and future, together with Bob Mosher and Prof. Joseph Keppels as we had all given keynotes to the Dommel Valley Group in the

Building Modern Independent Lifelong Learners

In my previous article introducing the Employee-Centred Learning & Development model, I explained that everyone needs to become an independent lifelong learner in the new world of work where there is no such thing as a job for life, and that organizations need workers to be lifelong learners too, and

Employee Centred Learning & Development: A Model for the Modern Workplace

I have written extensively about how my 11 year longitudinal study into learning tools shows that more and more individuals are doing a lot to learn for themselves – by Googling what they need, by watching YouTube to get quick answers to their performance problems, by building a professional network

When You’re Too Busy Delivering Training To Do Digital L&D

First published on Looop  In my recent experience, it seems many L&D professionals are too busy delivering training to dedicate time to their own digital development. As a result, the L&D provision in many organisations is still predominantly classroom-based, and any individual employee’s experience of L&D is limited to occasional

Boost Employee Engagement with Knowledge-Sharing

Why Employee Engagement Matters Today’s workforce is accustomed to personalized, on-demand training, in which on-the-job knowledge is always just a quick search away. Yet, learning environments and cultures at many organizations are failing to deliver this. In light of the generational shift currently taking place, the top-down culture that has

Next Generation L&D: From ‘Learning’ To ‘Performance’

First published on Looop  A trend I’m seeing more and more, and which is reflected in the latest Bersin By Deloitte  ‘Market Trends’ Keynote, is L&D’s shift in focus from ‘learning outcomes’ to the complex and individually experienced reality of the work itself. Senior L&D leaders generally recognise this already. Many

5 reasons to think differently about learning management in the modern workplace

This is an extract from my recent book, Modern Workplace Learning 2018 Whilst there might good reason to have some sort of LMS to track and manage your compliance and other mandatory training, here are some reasons to think differently about learning management. (1) Many platforms can enable organizational learning

10 reasons to modernize workplace training

The current training model can no longer keep pace with the speed of business and the continuous nature of change. It is time to give it an overhaul. Here are 10 issues associated with current training approaches and some brief pointers about how they can be addressed. 1 – Training