One of the biggest hurdles to becoming a Learning and Development professional is the recognition that, in addition to dispensing L&D advice and materials, you, too, need some L&D.
For many years, it’s been a popular pastime at the turn of the year to peer, short-sightedly, into the foggy far- and misty middle-distance to identify key trends.
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Once, when I was a child, my father explained to us that he’d been refused a job purely because of his ethnicity. He reported this without any animosity and only a hint of disappointment. Prejudice, discrimination, conscious and unconscious bias were merely accepted facts of life in those days.
Today, things may have changed – if only that these things are now overtly, and rightly, discouraged in our society.
Success in today’s volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) world, involves individuals and organisations coping with change. Those leading this change – and influencing others to achieve this change effectively – need high quality leadership skills.
Everyone faces problems. Even if we call them ‘opportunities’, they’re still problems. While humanity hasn’t yet found a satisfactory process which will solve all our problems, there are some problem-solving approaches and techniques that can prove effective – especially in a work context, notably with regard to three key issues for leaders: change, teambuilding and communication.
According to the 2017/18 Learning Benchmark Report, published by the UK-based learning innovation benchmarking organisation, Towards Maturity, 89% of all organisations use some form of e-learning in their learning and development (L&D) activities.
In its various forms, e-learning has been hailed both as learning’s greatest and worst advance. As The Top 10 Benefits of E-learning article says, this debate rests upon the quality of the learning materials and their suitability to the learning challenge they’re intended to meet.
The trend for delivering L&D in many organisations is a blend of micro learning, bite-sized learning and the more traditional e-learning as well as classroom based training which is still popular especially in health and safety training where a more "hands-on" approach might be needed.
This blog looks at 10 reasons why elearning is still in demand.