L&D Resource Roundup: November 2020

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Steve Finch
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L&D Resource Roundup: November 2020

Events season is coming up again but even with so many of us in L&D now working remotely, the show must still go on.

We’ve been busy getting ready for the World of Learning Summit where we’ll be exhibiting virtually. While we’ll miss getting out on the road and meeting all you wonderful folk in L&D face-to-face, we must admit it’s very convenient to enjoy the full conference and exhibition from here in Swansea!

So, what resources have we been rating over the past few weeks? 

It’s all here in your regular round-up of all things L&D.

Training Zone: Why We Need a Data-Led Approach to L&D Effectiveness

It’s a challenging time for our organisations. During the COVID-19 crisis, budgets have been tightened and it’s more essential than ever that L&D is able to effectively measure the impact of its initiatives and secure buy-in from the top.

For L&D to measure and prove the effectiveness of learning, it must get comfortable with identifying and collecting the most relevant data to prove its success.

As well as our own simple guide on deciding what learning data you really need, we recommend this excellent article in Training Zone by Katie Martinelli of High Speed Training.

You can read the full article here.

The Women Talking About Learning Podcast

The Women Talking About Learning podcast was only established very recently by Andrew Jacobs of learning consultancy Llarn, but already it is making waves in the L&D community. 

Featuring a whole host of brilliant women in the learning industry, each episode has a theme for discussion with some of the topics so far having included ‘The Lockdown One’, ‘The Consultant One’ and ‘The Misogyny One’. Guests to date have included Christine Locher, Krystyna Gadd, Laura Overton and Lori Niles Hoffman to name just a few, and we already can’t wait to catch up on the next episode.

Catch up on the podcast here.

Training Journal: Has Lockdown Changed How Training is Being Delivered?

In this latest post, Brad Tombling reveals how the training industry has adapted to maximise outcomes for learners during the second wave of lockdown.

Discussing aspects such as accessibility of learning content, increasing engagement and methods of communication, this article is an interesting exploration into how organisations have adapted for digital delivery along with research into how prepared they feel during current restrictions.

To read the full article, click here.

Using Learning Technologies to Support Talent Management

Finally, during a time when upskilling and developing in-house talent is paramount, we explore how both learning management and talent management are more closely interwoven than they may appear – and how learning technologies such as the LMS and LXP can be used to support talent development.

As part of our #WhatsYourTalent story, we dive into the tools and technologies that can help take your talent to the next level and future-proof your organisation in the face of huge challenges.

Read the full post here.

We hope that’s given you plenty of food for thought – we’ll be back again with more L&D resources soon!

Have any L&D resources particularly inspired you recently? We’d love to hear your recommendations.

Until next time!

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Steve Finch
Thinqi Ambassador
Steve Finch is Head of Marketing and Brand Ambassador for Thinqi, the modern learning system. With a background in customer success and digital learning programme delivery, Steve has been helping organisations deliver effective modern learning for nearly 20 years.