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CIPD Podcast: Aligning L&D with Business Objectives and Emerging Practices

by | Jul 9, 2015 | Articles

Join Laura Overton, Julian Stodd and Andrew Jacobs in this CIPD Podcast, as they share their perspectives on what alignment with the business looks like in a VUCA world.

Recent research shows that just 7% of L&D professionals evaluate the impact of learning initiatives on the wider business but in these uncertain and evolving times it’s essential that L&D becomes all about alignment; with both business aims and with evolving ways of learning.

But what does alignment actually look like? In this podcast, Philippa Lamb from the CIPD spoke to three experts to gain their insight.

Laura Overton, founder of Towards Maturity, discusses what is holding alignment up and what L&D should really be measuring to assess value.

Julian Stodd, Founder and Captain at SeaSalt Learning describes the new world of learning, of social and community, and why L&D need to act as agile facilitators not controllers of learning.

Andrew Jacobs, Talent Management and Organisational Development Manager at London Borough of Lewisham, agrees with the importance of embracing new ways of learning but stresses the need to challenge the use of certain methods and technology to ensure it’s what is needed for the business. Andrew also discusses his experience of stripping back his L&D offering to truly align with what people want and what they’re already using.


For the full transcript of this podcast, see the full article on the CIPD’s website

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