A learning and development strategy aims to develop a workforce's capabilities, skills and competencies to create a sustainable, successful organisation, and is an important part of an organisation's overall business strategy. This factsheet examines the role of a learning and development strategy in providing a vision which supports the management of change, enhances employee engagement and helps drive high performance levels and business success.

The factsheet looks at the influences on learning and development strategy: Business strategy, operational and cultural factors, the human capital approach, keeping strategy updated, and the Investors in People process. It also examines the different stakeholders involved in organisational learning and development and how the role of line managers can be involved. Finally, the factsheet considers the practical elements of implementing a learning and development strategy.

CIPD viewpoint

What is learning and development strategy?

Influences on learning and development strategy

Stakeholders in organisational learning and development

Translating the learning strategy into action

Useful contacts and further reading

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