Time to stop the snobbery in L&D

L&D departments need to support their organisation in valuable ways.  Simples. Yet I increasingly feel that the L&D industry takes a snobbish approach to the world of work – far too often talking about what we might actually call ‘knowledge workers’ or, at least, office work. Yes knowledge work is obviously a large part of… Continue reading Time to stop the snobbery in L&D

Why I’ve changed my mind on award nights

In the past I’ve been quite snobby about award nights in the HR/L&D field.  I’d argued the only real recognition you should need is from your board/c-suite that you are doing a good job.  However, I’m increasingly being won over as award nights for a number of reasons. My new found enthusiasm includes that (well… Continue reading Why I’ve changed my mind on award nights

Adapting your Personal Brand in a Volatile World (Event)

A thought provoking breakfast session at TeleTech consulting. Whilst I attended to think about my own brand and how I can support others with their own it was really an event that worked at multiple levels – individual, team, department, organisation, etc. The three recommended strategies: A growth mind-set vs. fixed Clarity of self, strengths,… Continue reading Adapting your Personal Brand in a Volatile World (Event)

“Learning analytics”: a red herring?

A key message from my recent Kirkpatrick program was to start with the “top of the mountain”.  In this metaphor the top, the peak, the target to reach, is the organizational vision.  Strategic learning programs are, therefore, helping the org reach this vision and should be evaluated as such. My reflection during the program was… Continue reading “Learning analytics”: a red herring?

Apprenticeships: more following the October guidance

Having continued to reflect since my last post on this topic as well as taking in the October guidance (both through reading and a couple of related events).  It’s starting to look a lot clearer now…my current view on the three main options for employers: Ignore it all together… A lot of companies will continue… Continue reading Apprenticeships: more following the October guidance