CIPD L&D Show preview – times are changing

Next week, London Olympia will be host to the annual CIPD L&D show and a read through of the conference and seminar agenda reflects the state of the nation for learning and where emphasis will be placed moving forward.

From ‘Innovating and Upskilling the Learning Organisation’ to ‘Learning and the Future of the Professions’, the event is taking a decidedly future scoping view. There are a range of practical how to session covering video, microlearning, coaching and analytics which always prove popular. But there is no doubt that over the next year, we’ll see the conversations continue to focus on the shape, direction and focus of the new learning professional.

Lisa Minogue-White will be reporting from the event so check back for her report coming soon.

CIPD L&D Show 2015 – The new age of L&D

WillowDNA CIPD L&D ShowHaving been to the CIPD L&D show (and its predecessor CIPD HRD) for many years now, the 2015 show marked a shift in theme, with a clear emphasis on the changing role of L&D.   This isn’t a new topic, but what has changed is the amount of focus devoted to it at the show.  From truly effective blended learning, what neuroscience can bring bear on learning design and defining the L&D skill-set, the conversations are focussed more squarely on giving L&D a voice when it comes to the strategic and transformative conversations happening in organisations. I captured my reflections on the key themes in this vlog, so take a look and join in the debate – what is the role of L&D today and what will it need to be in the future?

CIPD Learning Survey 2012 – Willow’s solutions to current L&D challenges

Subscribers to our newsletter have given us some great feedback on our report on this year’s learning survey from CIPD. It was a great opportunity for us to share how Willow address the challenges of online learning in context, so we thought we’d share it with you as well.