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Empowering Consultants with Evolving L&D Strategies - Podcast with Andy Lancaster from the CIPD

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As the intricacies of organizational learning unfold, consultants are perpetually threading through innovative learning realms, technological advances, and dynamic workplace environments.

Engage with us in a podcast special that teases out vital insights from CIPD's "Learning at Work" reports (2021 & 2023) and channels them into actionable strategies for consultants navigating through the multifaceted domains of learning and development (L&D) in the contemporary and future work sphere.

 πŸŽ™ Segment 1: The Confluence of Past and Present – Unveiling the CIPD Reports

Andy Lancaster, an authority in L&D and Head of Learning at the Chartered Institute Of Learning & Development (CIPD), illuminates the essence and objectives behind CIPD’s research:

  • Unravelling the substantive findings and evolutions from the 2021 and 2023 reports.
  • The significance of these bi-annual reports to consultants and the L&D community at large.

πŸŽ™ Segment 2: Pandemic and Learning - A Transformative Journey

  • Exploring the paradigm shifts in organizational learning amidst and post-pandemic.
  • The metamorphosis of learning priorities and methodologies amidst remote and hybrid working models.
  • Case studies reflecting adaptive learning structures during turbulent times.

πŸŽ™ Segment 3: Synthesizing Work and Learning - A Symbiotic Relationship

  • The intrinsic value and practicalities of integrating learning seamlessly into everyday work (“learning in the flow of work”).
  • Strategies to embed continuous learning within routine workflows and processes.
  • Real-world applications and the resultant impact on organizational and individual growth trajectories.

πŸŽ™ Segment 4: Digital Leaps in L&D - Navigating the Digital Wave

  • Unpacking the surge towards and necessity of digital learning solutions.
  • A deep dive into how management consultants and L&D professionals can harness digital platforms to enhance learning experiences and strategic developments.
  • Analysing the challenges and opportunities nested within the digital learning environments.

πŸŽ™ Segment 5: Revitalizing Learning Communities - A Resurgence of Collective Wisdom


  • Tracing the evolution and newfound appreciation for learning communities within organizations.
  • Insights into how learning communities are fostering knowledge sharing, innovation, and collaborative problem-solving in today's dynamic workplaces.

πŸŽ™ Segment 6: Empowering the Learner - Autonomy and its Multifaceted Value


  • Strategies to facilitate learners in crafting and controlling their learning paths.
  • Discussion on the irreplaceable value of learner autonomy and self-directed learning in contemporary work cultures.

πŸŽ™ Segment 7: From Findings to Strategies - Dissecting the Latest Learning at Work Survey


  • A detailed analysis of the pivotal findings from the most recent Learning at Work Survey.
  • Unveiling the implications, insights, and potential action points for consultants and L&D practitioners to implement within their strategies and practices.


Wrap up the exploration with a reflective conversation, piecing together the insights, and outlining the transformative potential of implementing these findings into pragmatic, future-ready L&D strategies.

This podcast promises a holistic, insightful, and strategy-driven exploration for consultants, L&D professionals, and organizational leaders. Be part of the conversation that doesn’t just observe the change but empowers organizations to be the change-makers in the evolving world of workplace learning.

Tune in, explore with us, and let’s script the future of organisational learning together! 

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