The Learning and Development Handbook

A Learning Practitioner's Toolkit

Use the practical tips, tools and models in this book to develop effective and engaging workplace learning and improve performance, productivity and the organization's bottom line.
EAN: 9781789663327
Edition: 1
Format: 233x155
360 pages

About the book

The skills needed in today's business world are not the same as they were in the past. Therefore, upskilling, reskilling and developing staff has never been more important. However, classroom training isn't the best way to achieve this with employees forgetting more than 70% of what they've been taught within just one day. Learning outside the workplace is social, digital and immediate and companies need to embrace this to achieve the productivity, performance and revenue benefits that come from effective learning.

The Learning and Development Handbook is a practical guide for L&D professionals wanting to move away from traditional classroom teaching but not sure where to start. Full of practical tips and advice, this is urgent reading for anyone in the learning profession.

The Learning and Development Handbook includes advice on how to embed social and digital learning, make the most of blended learning, adopt brain-friendly learning and design more effective learning content for improved employee engagement and performance. This book also provides guidance on how to identify learning needs in an organization, gather evidence to engage stakeholders and align L&D strategy with overall business strategy. There is also expert guidance on how to evaluate and measure the effectiveness of learning, where to find the data needed to support learning activity. Written by an L&D practitioner, for L&D practitioners, this book is packed full of tips, hints, tools and models that can be used to improve both employee and overall business performance in the immediate, middle-term and long-term future.

About the authors

Michelle Parry-Slater is an award-winning L&D professional with more than 20 years' experience in the industry. She is the Founder and Director of Kairos Modern Learning, an L&D consultancy specializing in driving a shift from traditional courses to the best of digital, social and face-to-face workplace learning, working with clients such as the CIPD, Co-op, Shelter and the Practice at Harper Keele University Vet School. She was the Lead Volunteer for L&D at Girlguiding UK and was named by HR Magazine as one of the most influential HR thinkers in 2023.

This is THE handbook that you need to read if you're in L&D or any leadership or management role in your organization. It stimulates the creative juices to consider what could be next to help reach your vision. Packed with the practical, no-nonsense we've come to expect from Michelle, invest in this resource to level-up your thinking in this space.

Amy Brann, Director of Synaptic Potential, author of Engaged, Make Your Brain Work & Neuroscience for Coaches, Keynote Speaker, Consultant