2021: A New Year For A New L&D

2021: A New Year For A New L&D

Date March 30 2021
Duration 60 Minutes
In this session, Donald will draw on research, including his L&D Global Sentiment Survey 2021, to suggest that generally Learning and Development has worked hard during the pandemic but not always effectively. He will show that there is evidence that this is a great time for L&D and that some practitioners will be using this year to build a new way of working, on solid foundations. The event is sponsored by eLearning Industry.
2021: A New Year For A New L&D
Speaker Donald H. Taylor
A recognized commentator and organizer in the fields of workplace learning and learning technologies, Donald is passionately committed to helping develop the Learning and Development profession. His background ranges from training delivery to director and vice-president positions in software companies. Donald has been a company director and shareholder for three companies through start-up, growth, and acquisition. He is an influential writer and speaker in the fields of the professional development of L&D and of technology-supported learning. He was the 2007 recipient of the Colin Corder award for services to training and has chaired the Learning Technologies Conference since 2000. He also chairs the Learning and Skills Group, hosting its bi-weekly webinar program, and edits Inside Learning Technologies Magazine. He is a graduate of Oxford University and in 2016 was awarded an honorary doctorate by Middlesex University in recognition of his work developing the L&D profession.
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2021: A New Year For A New L&D

For years we have talked about a change in L&D, but last year the talking stopped. It was time for action. The pandemic forced everyone to reassess their approach to learning, fast. One year on, and still in the middle of change, we have to ask: Are we moving in the right direction? How much of this change has been carefully thought out and how much is just a reaction to a sudden need to move online?

In this session, Donald will draw on research, including his L&D Global Sentiment Survey 2021, to suggest that generally Learning and Development has worked hard during the pandemic but not always effectively. He will show that there is evidence that this is a great time for L&D and that some practitioners will be using this year to build a new way of working, on solid foundations.

During this session, we will discuss:

  • The Adapt-Adopt-Advance model and why most L&D is stuck at "Adapt"
  • What Learning and Development rejected in 2020—and what it returned to
  • Where L&D is now focused
  • Why Learning and Development should be more important to organizations than ever
  • Building a new future for L&D—practical steps
The pandemic forced everyone to reassess their approach to learning, fast. See evidence that this is a great time for L&D to build a new way of working, on solid foundations.
Requirements
  • Hardware: Windows (1.4 GHz Intel Pentium 4 or faster/equivalent) or Mac (1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo or faster) and 512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended)
  • Operating system: Windows 10, 8.1 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit) or Mac OS X 10.9, 10.10, 10.11, and 10.12
  • Web browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 or later, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari and Google Chrome
  • Internet connection: Broadband (1 Mbps+) recommended
  • Software: Web browser plugin (will be prompted to install)