What Should Learning And Development Professionals Be Preparing For Next?

by Training Network

For professionals charged with the learning and development of others, learning to surf the waves of change is a critical competency. Discover a pathway for leaders & learners to monitor trends & disruptions to leverage them for advantage.

Key Chapters

  1. How To Prepare For What’s Next

    With today’s world packed with so many potential disruptions, L&D and training professionals need to designate periods to STOP: SCAN the organization & systems; TARGET the trends emerging and on the horizon; OPTIMIZE resources based on the trends most likely to have a critical impact; and PROCEED to execute on plans.

  2. Scan The Organization & Systems

    A re-imagined process encourages you to pay particular attention to how changes in environment, capacity, motivation and performance will impact the required competencies of existing and new staff, the skill sets available in talent pools, and desirable competencies on the horizon. By mapping out how four key areas may impact the organization the most, you can alter the design and deployment of L&D and training initiatives, focusing on the trends most relevant to the organization.

  3. Target Trends

    The VUCA model is used to categorize the trends and the way in which Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity may affect the organization.

  4. Optimize Resources

    Getting buy-in, understanding management concerns, and teaching others how to learn is critical. Given the pace of change, successful professionals need to focus on developing the ability to learn continuously. The new aptitudes require understanding how to determine learning need, to locate knowledge sources, and to evaluate content for accuracy and relevance.

  5. Proceed With A Plan

    Moving beyond the disappointment and fear of disruptive events and instead, looking for innovative solutions, is key to surviving both organizationally and individually. It often takes chaos to force organizations out-of-the-box into being innovative. By continually cultivating innovation, organizations, L&D and training professionals can develop the skills and plans to enable survival beyond such disruptions.

The greatest asset employees can bring to an organization is the ability to navigate and to continually leverage interests and competencies to expand and evolve as organizational requirements do.

Preparing for the future is something that every L&D professional ought to concern themselves with. This insightful eBook asks all the right questions, offers sound advice and a methodic approach, and will pretty much guarantee that nothing will S.T.O.P. you.

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Christopher Pappas
Founder of eLearning Industry Inc