Tag Archive: L&D

Jun 27 2016

A podcast for L&D practitioners about developing their line managers

Tweet In this 17 minute podcast from the CIPD (June 2016) the host interviews Dr Mark Cole, Head of L&D at Camden and Islington NHS Foundation, Catherine Noel, L&D Manager at Cannon and Jennifer Wrigley, L&D Manager at Discovery Networks International about how they are tackling the development of their line managers to ensure their engagement and ongoing …

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Aug 17 2015

Are we too hard on ourselves?

Tweet I’ve been in learning and development now for a good many years and I’ve seen more than a few changes in the sector, some of which have been fast and furious and others, which have evolved over time. Recently, the discussion around learning and education has been loud and, for me, at times overcrowded. …

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Jan 27 2015

Using infographics to enhance learning

Tweet Today I’m writing about the use of infographics as a learning tool. The aim of a well-designed infographic is to provide the key learning points in a visual and memorable way. This can be used by L&D professionals to: introduce a topic and increase interest so that the learner is motivated to find out …

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Nov 11 2014

5 ways to use Flipboard to keep up to date

Tweet If the statement ‘I’ve got too much to do to stay up to date with all the change happening in learning and development’ resonates with you, you will probably love Flipboard. Flipboard is a free magazine-format mobile app which allows you to store all your reading material into bespoke magazines that you can read …

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Mar 05 2013

HR and L&D people to follow on Twitter

Tweet Today’s blog is a bit of guidance to help those of you interested in HR and L&D find useful and relevant resources on Twitter. There are plenty of practitioners, bloggers, media brands and organisations who share their thoughts and useful links and we have rounded up just a few of them to help you …

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Dec 06 2011

Reducing spending on Learning and Development

Tweet How to reduce spending without compromising on your L&D needs  Dealing with cuts and longer lasting implications of the recession than were perhaps expected has been the shared impression of 2011 for many UK businesses. The effects of this can be seen upon learning and development with the popular Train to Gain funding cut …

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Oct 25 2011

Should coaching be available to all staff?

Tweet ILM report calls for coaching to be made available to all staff Related pages: business coaching page, coaching scenarios and coaching v mentoring blog posts, and building a business case for coaching research paper In their 2011 ‘Creating a coaching culture’ report, the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) called for coaching to be made available across the …

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Sep 06 2011

Underperforming teams: barriers to effective teamwork

Tweet Why isn’t teamwork working? Teamwork is so frequently listed with a bunch of must-have work skills that it can be viewed as some innate quality rather than something that a) can be developed and b) is dependent on the rest of a team – the issue we deal with here. If you’re part of a …

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Oct 01 2010

The role of technology in learning and development

Tweet How technology can support learning and development The rate at which technology is evolving is staggering and it is rare now to attend meetings without a plethora of iPhones, iPads and BlackBerrys buzzing and pinging in the background. One real challenge for learning and development (L&D) professionals is keeping abreast of what’s out there …

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