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The L&D Forum

L&D trends for 2018?

I came across this article before Christmas and thought it worth a share.  Having re-read it, I can see these are all really relevant in modern day L&D practice, I do wonder whether these are in fact 'new' trends for 2018 or a continuation of what has come before?  Not to say that makes them any less important of course...

What are your thoughts? 

Which of these resonates with your L&D objectives for 2018 the most? 

Have you focused on any of these previously? 

Could 2018 be about adjusting and improving the way we approach these points i.e. doing what we already do, only better?

It would be great to get the conversation going on what your focus points for the coming new year will be....

1. Better alignment of L&D goals to business goals

2. More robust training measurement

3. Better and more flexible LMS

4. Curated content that covers a variety of relevant subjects

5. Training that meets learners where they are

6. Regularly updated learning content

7. Developing competencies for future roles

8. Emphasis on strengthening people skills

9. Instructors as coaches rather than facilitators

10. Leveraging training as an employee benefit

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  • Hi Kathryn.

    Great share thank you. Number 1 is concerning! This has been popping up as a top priority for a number of years now. It's surprising that it still features and is clearly still a problem. I wonder where the root of this problem stems from and what can be done about this.

    Looking forward to seeing what others have to say on that one particularly......

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