Building a modern L&D team: Who you need

This is the first in a series focused on how to build a L&D team for the modern age.

I’ve found many corporate learning teams have been slow to evolve their philosophies, understand the value they can bring and how they structure their teams to provide the best service to their people.

In this post, I’m going to focus the spotlight on the structure of an L&D team. Perhaps, the first question should be if we even call it an L&D team anymore? But I’ll leave that debate for another day.

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The things nobody tells you about change

Before we begin:

This has been something I’ve been working on in the background for sometime. Change is such a big part of all our lives and it’s a process we often underestimate.

I’ve seen lots of work that focuses on why change is necessary, which is something I agree with but none of these seem to focus on what I call ‘the real world experience’ of going through change. Far too many focus on the bare bones of what the experience really feels like. Most opt to write pieces regurgitating the same data anyone can find with a quick Google search, which 90% of the time tells you that change is hard (no shit!).

So, I thought after some pretty hefty recent experience with big changes over the last 18 months that I can lend my voice to this topic. But in my approach, you’ll find a no BS, all emotions laid bare account of what I believe is how the majority of us really feel.

This at times will be raw, comical, emotional and profanity laden but ultimately something I feel we can all connect with.

Enjoy my friends.

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