So you’ve decided to study for a professional qualification, one which will enable you to develop your knowledge and skills, give you more confidence in yourself, and help you achieve your career goals – maybe even lead to a pay rise or a new job. Fa
The Unit 2 Assessment of the HRD Level 5 course amongst many things requires us to look at the vertical and horizontal alignment of the Learning and Development (or HRD) function.
I've found using the DPG community an article written by Gratton and Tr
Last week I attended my ICF North West Coaching event which included a session by Zoe Cohen (Twitter @ZoeatShine) who has undertaken some interesting research into the culture of shame.
This was an area that is completely new to me and it is fair to s
Recently I have found myself discussing topics with groups around issues related to Resilience, Building Relationships and Building Teams – all of which have set me thinking about the large part Mental Health or as Brian Hall from BHSF puts it Mental
Health and safety officers carry great responsibility. Their role tasks them with looking after the welfare of fellow employees and ensuring that the company’s working environment is up to standard. They are also expected to address any safety and h
On Monday (26th March) I delivered a webinar on creating an effective PDP. The webinar was free to attend and open to all comers.
The recording of the webinar is accessible via the link below.
To give you a little taster, here are some of the issues
June the 11th 2019 was the date for the Learning Technologies Summer Forum in ExCel London and I was asked to run a session on "Finding the Story in the Data". Here are some of my notes and thoughts about the session.
This session was a practical nit
Donald Kirkpatrick was a firm believer of starting at the end. Creator of the internationally recognised Kirkpatrick training evaluation model, he said it is essential that L&D knows what it wants training to achieve before embarking on the design an
This unique research lifts the lid on how those who support workplace learning are developing their own professional skills. HR and L&D professionals have traditionally put the development of others ahead of their own. Our data shows that this is now
“People matter, and we all should have equal opportunity to develop, progress, and be rewarded and recognised at work. Organisations must ensure that their people management practices champion this fundamental principle.”
So says the Chartered Instit
Andy Lancaster, Head of Learning and Development Content, CIPD
“In a fast-changing world it is vital that organisations invest in learning and development, not only to stay ahead of the game, but to survive! However, there is never a bottomless pot fo
Last Monday I travelled to my spiritual home of Manchester to attend a Cake Camp run by CIPD Manchester to learn more about Using Tech well in L&D which is a key part of the strategy for L&D in the business I work in.
So, what’s a Cake Camp?
We’ve all heard about the importance of learning in the flow of work. Well, now there’s a new one, according to the 2019 Global Human Capital Trends by Deloitte Insights, and it’s learning in the flow of life.
Learning generally was cited as the top
Personality profiling is used in many industries. It may sound unusual, but it has many advantages. It is used more often than many would believe, too. Many companies use this as an alternative to a traditional Psychometric Test. Employers realise t
In January 2019 I had the absolute pleasure of recording another podcast with John Tomlinson of Trainer Tools. This time it was a little different as I was sharing the mic with Kevin M. Yates, my newly discovered partner in crime. Kevin and I met via
The L&D research and analyst organisation Towards Maturity has just launched this year’s benchmark. Called the Learning Health Check, this invaluable resource is used by organisations around the world to identify their current learning strategies and
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