L&D Lowdown - February 2020

Welcome to your first L&D Lowdown from Emerald Works.

Published 06 February 2020
L&D Lowdown - February 2020

Our new organization brings you the best bits of GoodPractice, Mind Tools and Towards Maturity. It’s like a ‘Best of…’ album with no fillers. 

We’ve already come together to bring you a new research report. You can help us launch it at Learning Technologies 2020. Swing by stand G20 to get your hands on a free, limited-edition hard copy. 

And while you’re here, check out our guide to getting the most from LT2020. 

Research and Insights

Time for change

Why do learning investments keep rising, but impact keeps falling? Why is it smarter to invest in culture over digital? And how do top-performing companies make the most from L&D?

Get the answers in our new research paper - Back to the future: Why tomorrow’s workforce needs a learning culture.

Find out more >

Your guide to LT2020

With 200 exhibitors, 200 free seminars and 8,500 expected visitors, Learning Technologies 2020 is set to be the biggest yet. 

As Europe's leading workplace learning event, it’s your chance to discover the tech upturning our industry, make connections and corner thought-leaders. Here’s our guide to LT2020.

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Our Key Statistics

We love numbers. They make up the data and evidence at the heart of our learning solutions. Discover the stats that really matter, on our learners and clients. And see how we can help you hit your numbers.

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Understanding disruption

You’ve probably seen it in at least one other headline this week. You can get a degree in it from USC. And there’s even a Global Index which tracks its impact on businesses. But what exactly is disruption?

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What's your EQ?

Can you read others’ emotions? Do you know what to say to put people at ease? And can you manage difficult situations calmly? Discover ways to boost your emotional intelligence (EQ) levels.

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Events & Conferences

Here are the must-visit L&D events from around the world.

12-13 February
Learning Technologies, London

Learning Technologies is Europe's leading showcase of organizational learning and the technology used to support learning at work. Stop by our Stand G20 this year to see what we're up to! 
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13 February
Engagement Excellence Summit, London

The Engagement Excellence Summit brings together 500+ HR Changemakers to learn, and share, their best secrets for engaging their people.
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14 -16 February
4th International Conference on Virtual and Augmented Reality Simulations, Sydney, Australia

This conference explores new ways to design, develop, and evaluate novel methods for Virtual & Augmented Reality simulations.
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20 February
The Learning Awards, London

The Learning Awards are a global event and the highest accolade you can receive in workplace learning and development.
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5 March 
CIPD Scotland Annual Conference 2020, Edinburgh 

If you’re in an HR, L&D or managerial role and passionate about enabling purposeful jobs, ethical practices and inclusive work environments, then this conference is perfect for you!
Event details >

Latest Podcasts 

Tune into our latest podcasts. This month we have a special announcement podcast and discuss what makes a great learning organization.

We have a very exciting announcement!

This week, we're taking a break from our usual format to bring you some exciting news!
Listen to the Podcast > 

What makes a great learning organization?

The LPI recently surveyed learning leaders, asking them to name their toughest workplace challenges.
Listen to the Podcast > 

3 ways to measure your adaptability

By Natalie Fratto | Watch time: 6:22 mins
In this short TED Talk, investor Natalie Fratto argues that we all need to be adaptable in our fast changing times. She provides three ways to become more adaptable - some great tips for the year ahead. 
Watch the video >

Who to follow on Twitter

This month we focus on an issue that sits outside of L&D but is going to increasingly shape the way businesses operate. We are talking about climate change. Here are five Twitter profiles to follow to stay on top of this complex subject.

Mark Brandon @icey_mark

Brandon is a polar oceanography professor at the Open University.

Dr. Ayana E. Johnson @ayanaeliza

Dr Johnson is a marine biologist and founder of the Ocean Collective, an organization that designs solutions to keep the oceans healthy.

Ed Hawkins @ed_hawkins

Hawkins is a climate scientist at University of Reading.

Greta Thunberg @GretaThunberg

Does this 17-year-old climate activist need any further introduction?

Kim Edwards @KimSEdwards_

Kim is senior talent and leadership development manager at Getty Images.

Carbon Brief @CarbonBrief

Carbon Brief is a site dedicated to the analysis and fact-checking of energy policy and climate change science.


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