Key trends in L&D in 2021

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For years we have talked about change in L&D, but last year action replaced talk.

The pandemic forced everyone to re-assess their approach to learning and fast. One year on and we are still in the middle of change. The implications of the changes in L&D have been far-reaching, and not all of them positive.

Pulling together the views of over 3,000 people worldwide, this session will draw on the results of Donald H Taylor’s L&D Global Sentiment Survey 2021. Join Donald and Learning Pool’s CEO, Ben Betts as they explore where L&D is now and where it’s likely to be heading in the next year, including how L&D practitioners will use this year to build a new way of working, on solid foundations.


In this session, we'll be sharing:

The Adapt-Adopt-Advance model, and why L&D is mostly stuck at ‘Adapt’

What L&D rejected in 2020, and what it returned to

Where L&D is now focused

Why L&D should be more important to organisations than ever

Building a new future for L&D – practical steps

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Donald H Taylor
Chair, Learning and Performance Institute
Donald H Taylor is a veteran of the learning, skills and human capital industries. He has experience at every level from design and delivery to chairman of the board and has been chairman of the Learning and Performance Institute since 2010.
Ben Betts
Chief Executive Officer
Ben Betts was one of the founders of HT2 Labs and his work with the company helped to define the ‘next generation’ of workplace digital learning platforms. Under Ben’s direction, HT2 Labs were amongst the first to put gamification into a Learning Experience Platform. Ben's focus is now on developing Learning Pool’s product portfolio and strategy. For the wider industry, he’s also focused on helping companies learn from employees’ collective experiences, on the role of self-directed learning in the workplace and on social learning, gamification and xAPI.