The Trusted Learning Advisor

The Tools, Techniques and Skills You Need to Make L&D a Business Priority

Use this practical guide to develop the skills you need to become a trusted learning advisor to the business and make L&D part of the wider company strategy.
EAN: 9781398612457
Edition: 1
Published:
Format: 285x225
280 pages

About the book

WINNER: Goody Business Book Awards 2023 - Leadership - HR and Employee Development
FINALIST: International Book Awards 2024 - Business: Management & Leadership

How can I make learning part of the overall company strategy? How do I convince key stakeholders of the value of L&D? How can I develop a proactive approach to L&D rather than reactive?


L&D professionals can achieve all these things and more by becoming a trusted learning advisor rather than an order taker. The Trusted Learning Advisor is full of practical tips, tools, and case studies outlining the path learning practitioners need to follow to transform from order takers into strategic consultative business partners.

This essential guide includes strategies for developing skills needed to build trust and relationships with stakeholders, practical advice on connecting the learning strategy to business strategy, and communicating all of this to the organization. It also has additional support on critical thinking, communication and influencing skills as well as advice on how to master a growth mindset. Written by an author with over 20 years' experience in the industry, locate the skills that are needed by L&D professionals to become strategic consultive partners by driving value for organizations and unlocking potential. This is crucial reading for all L&D practitioners looking to develop their role as well as positively impact lives through the power of learning and adding true value to the organization.

About the authors

Keith Keating is a Chief Learning Officer at BDO and Academic Director for the University of Pennsylvania's CLO doctoral program. A respected industry author and keynote speaker, he has more than 20 years' experience in the Learning and Development (L&D) industry. He champions lifelong learning as the pathway to seizing control of one's career trajectory and is also an advocate for talent development. He leverages his platform to emphasize human talent as the cornerstone of organizational success. He resides in Toronto, Canada.

Embark on a journey of transformation with The Trusted Learning Advisor. This book is a treasure trove of strategies, tools and insights to transition from a traditional L&D role to a trusted business partner. Let it guide you and your colleagues towards becoming change agents for learning, development and business performance!

Elliott Masie, Chair, The MASIE Learning Foundation