Learn­ing and devel­op­ment is a nec­es­sary part of life, and it is required for mobil­i­ty and suc­ces­sion plan­ning at work. Yet, many HR depart­ments fail to imple­ment a com­plete L&D strat­e­gy or they do not even know where to begin.

The good news is that most lead­ers have great inten­tions. Of the respon­dents to the 2021 State of HR sur­vey, 35% said they want­ed to improve cul­ture by trans­form­ing train­ing and devel­op­ment efforts. At the Cor­po­rate Learn­ing EMEA online event, which is free to join, view­ers can gain insight into how to devel­op an adap­tive and skilled workforce.

Find out about the five lessons to learn about learn­ing and development:

An Honest Education

Eri­ka Ull­mann, Direc­tor, Learn­ing & Devel­op­ment at Vir­gin Media — Ire­land, rec­og­nizes the pow­er of trans­paren­cy in today’s work­force. She plans to take that mes­sage to the audi­ence when she kicks off the Cor­po­rate Learn­ing EMEA event in a fire­side chat. Still, the high­light of the ses­sion will like­ly be a con­ver­sa­tion about apply­ing vir­tu­al real­i­ty to lead­er­ship training.

Getting Personal

Dig­i­tal Adop­tion Expert at What­fix, Pre­tyush Shama, plans to speak about how to per­son­al­ize edu­ca­tion and mea­sure per­for­mance, which is frankly vital to pri­or­i­tiz­ing L&D and get­ting lead­er­ship buy in. In this ses­sion, Shama will explain how soft­ware can help employ­ers offer cus­tomized learn­ing and an abil­i­ty to mea­sure the effec­tive­ness of the training.

Get Organized

One of the biggest chal­lenges fac­ing learn­ing and devel­op­ment lead­ers is offer­ing a stream­lined cur­ricu­lum that is easy to access and fea­tures all the nec­es­sary con­tent to cat­a­pult learn­ers into the future. In a ses­sion with Toby Har­ris, Chief Mar­ket­ing Offi­cer at fil­tered, the audi­ence will learn about how to assess solu­tions and pri­or­i­tize skillsets and knowl­edge areas.

Understand the Ecosystem

Dis­cov­er how to build a learn­ing ecosys­tem, which is essen­tial­ly every­thing relat­ed to a com­pa­ny’s train­ing and devel­op­ment efforts. This les­son, cour­tesy of Francesco Man­to­vani, Direc­tor, Glob­al Learn­ing Tech­nolo­gies and Inno­va­tion at Proc­ter & Gam­ble, promis­es to share insight on the ecosys­tem by shar­ing the lessons he learned from mak­ing mis­takes along the way.

Use Data

A mis­take that many HR lead­ers make is to plan learn­ing and devel­op­ment course­work and then, per­haps, look at data. Instead, Jonathan Ket­tle­bor­ough, Senior Lec­tur­er, Infor­ma­tion Sys­tems Strat­e­gy at Man­ches­ter Met­ro­pol­i­tan Uni­ver­si­ty, plans to divulge the ways to use data to deter­mine what employ­ees should study and demon­strate val­ue to leaders.

Although these lead­ers are based in Europe, the lessons they have to share are rel­e­vant to all HR and learn­ing and devel­op­ment lead­ers. Their expe­ri­ences can help lead­ers deter­mine learn­ing con­tent, deliv­ery, and culture.

By Francesca Di Meglio

Orig­i­nal­ly post­ed on HR Exchange Network