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Embrace your inner marketer!

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Stephanie Morgan shares some marketing secrets to engage your learners. Warning: Follow her advice and prepare yourself for a learning stampede…

I have just been made CEO… what the hell do I do with my L&D team?

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Nigel Harrison plays devil’s advocate in this illuminating Q&A. Based on a real life scenario, it may make for uncomfortable reading but it’s message is essential for anyone wanting a future in learning and development.

Supporting managers in the flow of work

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Learning professionals debated the question of how best to support managers in their workflow at a lively #Why702010 event. Here are some of their suggestions, with contributions from presenters Laura Overton and Charles Jennings.

Free resources to help you successfully implement 702010

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

Looking to implement 70:20:10 into your organisation? Look no further.

Leadership development: achieving the whole 100

Thursday, February 11th, 2016
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Michelle Parry Slater offers some practical hints and tips for applying 70:20:10 principles to leadership development, with a cautionary note – it’s not about the numbers! People often criticise the numbers in the 70:20:10 framework of workplace learning.  We should never get caught up in the numbers because it is the whole 100 that counts. READ MORE

Research debunks the myths and shows the impact of the 70:20:10 model

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016
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Global learning expert Charles Jennings teams up with research and benchmarking organisation Towards Maturity to debunk myths surrounding the 70:20:10 model for organisational learning.

Winter wellbeing

Monday, December 14th, 2015

Quick tips from resilience expert Liggy Webb to help you beat those winter bugs and blues.

Happiness – it’s a serious business!

Monday, December 14th, 2015
Stephanie Davies

Happiness is something we should all be taking seriously, says Stephanie Davies of Laughology. She explains why, and gives her seven secrets to increasing happiness and, as a result, productivity.

Leadership development failing? What’s your excuse?

Monday, December 14th, 2015
Nigel Paine

Nigel Paine gives his ten top tips for developing leaders…no budget required!

Supporting new managers with our online Toolkit

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

The learning culture had steadily been changing at the National Autistic Society (NAS), and the time was right to try something different. Nicola Tyzack, the charity’s Organisational Development Administrator, decided to introduce the online Toolkit for Managers, to complement and build on a newly launched training programme for managers.

Top Tips to boost brain power

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Applying neuroscience principles to learning and development is vital to ensure that learning sticks. Stella Collins has some practical tips to help L&D professionals’ support brain friendly learning.

Developing emotional intelligence

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Ahead of our webinar in November on emotional intelligence, Sukh Pabial explains what it is, and shares some handy hints to help you develop it.

Leadership programmes failing

Monday, September 7th, 2015

Research from Towards Maturity shows that leadership development programmes have little business impact. When it comes to leadership development programmes there’s a huge gulf between what L&D professionals want and what they achieve: while 98% want their leadership programmes to deliver improved business performance, only 18% are managing it.

Loving learning!

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

Stef Scott reveals highlights from the 2015 GoodPractice Learning Trends Survey, including L&D's love affair with 70:20:10.

What is live online learning?

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

We do love our lingo in L&D, don’t we! Jo Cook unravels exactly what live online learning is all about, and why understanding its capabilities (and limitations) can help deliver fantastic online sessions.

Inside Learning Technologies & Skills: Free Toolkit for Managers Download

Friday, May 1st, 2015

We’re glad you enjoyed Martin Baker’s shared insights from the Toolkit for Managers on “Saying ‘No’ without offending anyone” in Inside Learning Technologies & Skills. Read on to access a free resource download from the Toolkit.

Building a learning culture? It’s child’s play…

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Amy Brann, author of Make Your Brain Work and Neuroscience for Coaches, examines how young children learn, and how organisations that follow their example can help nurture a learning culture.

Are your staff ready for online learning?

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

The majority of organisations are now turning to some form of online learning to support individuals in the way that they do their jobs, and yet 3 in 5 learning & development leaders say that their managers and users are reluctant to engage.

It’s good to talk

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Even though we talk all the time, it seems that practice doesn’t always make perfect. According to Hesketh Emden, a little training can make all the difference to the art of communication…

Please can we have some more eLearning?

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

A new blended induction programme has been a huge success at Victim Support. Not only has it saved substantial money and engaged staff, managers are now asking for more bespoke eLearning content to be created in-house.

Embedding Learning in Work: 70:20:10 in Action

Thursday, February 26th, 2015
Charles Jennings

We put Charles Jennings in the hot seat, to answer your questions about 70:20:10.
These questions were all raised on a recent joint webinar with Charles.

Launching on Friday! A brand new CIPD “Leaders in Learning” network in Scotland

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

As part of its new L&D vision and engagement with L&D professionals CIPD is launching a Scottish Leaders in Learning Network.

Harnessing the power of 70:20:10

Monday, January 19th, 2015

Charles Jennings will be talking about putting 70:20:10 into practice, at two seminars at Learning Technologies next week and will be leading a webinar in February on applying 70:20:10 principles.

The sweet smell of eLearning success

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Sally Little, L&D Manager at The Perfume Shop and Corporate L&D Professional of the Year 2014, chats to Susie Finch about overcoming the challenge of introducing eLearning into a retail environment.

Management Toolkit helps establish a company culture

Friday, November 14th, 2014

How do you go about bringing together staff from 161 organisations to form a new one, all using different IT systems? That was the reality facing NHS Property Services when it was formed in 2013. Hesketh Emden and his L&D team at NHS Property Services used the Toolkit for Managers to help unify the new organisation, with striking results.

What can you learn in 52 minutes?

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Andrew Jacobs suggests asking managers and staff to think about spending time learning, instead of budget. Doing so, he says, changes the value of learning, with positive benefits for everyone. Read on and find out why 52 minutes is significant!

People Buy People, But Do They Buy You?

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

What does your personal brand have to do with the way you engage your learners? Everything says branding expert Jennifer Holloway. Follow her tips for greater buy-in to L&D.

Using Kirkpatrick® to move beyond training order-taking

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

If you’ve ever felt like you’re taking an order in the training drive thru, then read on for hints and tips on creating more meaningful discussions – and outcomes – about organisational learning.

People Powered Change

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Increasingly, with the squeeze on lengthy training programmes – due to cost and time away – the doubts about the 'stickiness' of intense classroom or offsite programmes of learning amplify. More and more learning is being delivered in a blended way; multiple channels are being used for learning; just in time learning and bite-size learning are flourishing. It’s all about the 70 in the 70:20:10 model.

Blended learning with no regrets

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

After 10 years refining blended learning, Clive Shepherd has come up with the perfect four steps to success, beautifully abbreviated as P.I.A.F. Follow these and you’ll have brilliant blended learning, and no regrets…

Grey talent: The untapped resource

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

The over 50’s make up a third of the UK’s workforce, but are the least likely to be offered training. Yet research shows that you can indeed 'teach an old dog new tricks'. Is it time for organisations to rethink their L&D policies for older workers, asks Robin Hoyle?

Rethinking L&D at Jaguar Land Rover

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Jaguar Land Rover worked with the Corporate eLearning Consortium to provide relevant resources for their workforce. Here’s the story of how they raised the profile of L&D within their organisation, providing blended resources mapped to key skill competencies.

Too old to train?

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

The over 50’s make up a third of the UK’s workforce, but are the least likely to be offered training. Yet research shows that you can indeed ‘teach an old dog new tricks’. Isn’t it time to rethink your L&D policy for older workers & volunteers, asks Robin Hoyle?

The secret to ‘engagement’

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Engagement is often cited as the greatest challenge that L&D professionals face – whether getting staff or senior management to ‘buy-in’ to learning. Owen Ferguson has a proven model to help…

How the brain learns

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Patricia Riddell is Professor of Applied Neurosciences at the University of Reading. She will be discussing 'How the brain learns' at the World of Learning conference at 11.15am on 1 October at the NEC, Birmingham.

Personal strategies to develop resilience

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Learning to bounce back and be resilient is an essential skill for work and life. Liggy Webb, author of a new book called Resilience shares her ten top tips to help you and your managers cope better with the demands and challenges of daily and working life.

Transforming workplace learning through Curation

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Curation has been the latest buzz word in L&D for the last couple of years, but what does it mean? Banish thoughts of dusty relics as it has the potential to save practitioners serious time and money. Martin Couzins and Sam Burrough report…

Quick tips for Personal Wellbeing

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Feeling stressed? Read Liggy Webb’s quick, handy tips to refer to when the going gets tough…

Leadership lessons from Sir Alex Ferguson

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

In this article Sir Alex Ferguson explains the skills needed to become the greatest football manager ever.

Benchmarking – why bother?

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Organisations can’t afford to stand still, and neither can the L&D managers that support them. Laura Overton explains why benchmarking is critical for business success.

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