Talking to the Business – A new Learning Pool series
‘1 in 2 L&D leaders are under more pressure than ever to show value-add to stakeholders’ (Fosway 2021)
One of the L&D pain points that comes out most strongly in industry surveys is the function’s lack of standing in the business. Learning professionals often report that in conversations with in-house stakeholders there is a sense of ‘two sides talking past each other’.
As they advance in their careers, some professionals can see their way ahead blocked by a lack of mutual understanding. Part of this is about struggling to talk to internal clients and stakeholders in terms the business understands. So, how should L&D talk to the business?
Talking to the Business
Our new video series, ‘Talking to the Business‘ is directed at answering that exact question. We have interviewed several Learning Pool clients, colleagues and friends asking them about their experience of getting senior leadership teams to see the value in investment in L&D.
Throughout this series, we will share stories that will:
- Connect L&D people to a community of others like themselves who are experiencing and overcoming similar challenges
- Give practical strategies, tips and tricks for operating effectively in the modern organizational context
Talking to the Business with Global Curiosity Institute
In our final ‘Talking to the Business’ interview, Stefaan van Hooydonk at Global Curiosity Institute shares his experiences of being a serial Chief Learning Officer and the challenges he has faced in that role over the years. He also shares his top tips for successfully turning attitudes around which include the importance of getting to know individuals as equals.
Watch the interview below:
Explore the full series here.