Developing an L&D strategy involves dialogue with a range of organisation stakeholders to make sure the strategy is aligned with organisational objectives and priorities. Here we provide information on learning and development strategies, employee development strategies, talent development strategies, strategic learning and development, and organisational training policies.

CIPD viewpoint

CIPD Viewpoints

Essential skills

Explore the CIPD’s point of view on essential skills, including actions for Government and recommendations for employers

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Reports

Reports

Learning and skills at work

Our latest report and case studies examine how learning and development practices and the overall L&D landscape transformed during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Podcasts

Podcasts

Evidence-based L&D: measuring learning transfer

Episode 181: The knowledge and skills employees acquire during learning and development are only valuable if they can be applied soon afterwards in the workplace. So how can L&D professionals ensure ‘learning transfer’ is accurately measured and that training has the desired impact?

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Podcasts

Evidence-based L&D: the rise of virtual learning

Episode 178: The digital evolution of organisational learning brought about by the pandemic continues apace. But as we shift from reactive to deliberate change, how can people professionals hone the right skills to effectively utilise these emerging technologies in the future?

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Evidence-based L&D - learning theories

Episode 175: Research is advancing our knowledge of how people learn and what it means for effective workplace learning. But with a myriad of theories on offer, how can L&D practitioners get started in understanding, let alone applying, the right ones?

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Evidence-based L&D: business-not-as-usual

Episode 172: Over the course of the pandemic, the learning function has had to pivot on a sixpence to recalibrate learning strategy. But with many teams expected to continue doing more with less, is this a prompt to rethink learning post-pandemic?

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Evidence-based L&D - ‘Why does evidence matter?’

Episode 169: Businesses are under increasing strain to be more responsible with their budgets, and as a result, L&D professionals need to adopt an evidence-based approach to design. This podcast unpacks this growing trend and the pressures that ensue.

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Podcasts

Learning in-the-flow of work

Episode 153: Learning in-the-flow of work requires practitioners to design and facilitate learning close to the workface, and that requires new thinking and tactics.

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Podcasts

Future L&D

Episode 117: In this episode we hear from Andy Lancaster, Head of L&D Content, CIPD and Nicola Josephs, Senior Executive Advisor, CEB on the challenges and opportunities facing L&D professionals now, and in the future

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Factsheets

Factsheets

Learning in the flow of work

Explores what learning at work means in an organisational context, the theories behind it, and the strategic and practical issues involved

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Factsheets

Management development

Introduces management development, focusing on how to identify development needs and the techniques involved in developing managers

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