L&D Lowdown - July 2020

Welcome to your round-up of L&D news, hacks and hints.

Written by Emerald Works
Published 16 July 2020
L&D Lowdown - July 2020

This month, we're helping you and your team manage the ‘new normal.’

Your free pack of resources will help you adapt to new ways of working, maintain team trust levels and embrace change.

Speaking of change, our latest podcasts explore how COVID-19 is affecting L&D and what the future of work will look like. You can catch these and any webinars or interviews you missed right here.


How to manage the new normal

If you’re a manager, your people are looking to you for answers and guidance right now. From handling emotions to building trust, these resources will help survive and thrive in these uncertain times.


Why take the Learning Health Check 2020?

The Emerald Works Learning Health Check is the only free, independent and confidential benchmarking tool in L&D.

Our infographic reveals how the Health Check could help you.


Embracing change

It seems like change is the only constant right now.

Discover tactics to help you maintain a positive mindset and develop new skills when faced with uncertainty.


#TJtalks: Learning Health Check

As part of their #TJtalks series, Jon from Training Journal talks to our senior researcher Gent Ahmetaj about this year's Learning Health Check.

Listen to the full interview on SoundCloud.


What is a duty of care?

If you manage other people, you've probably heard the term ‘duty of care.’ But what does it mean? Find out and explore your responsibilities to your team members' well-being.



Free Learning Health Check 2020

The Learning Health Check remains the only free, independent and confidential benchmarking tool in our industry. With it, you can compare against high-performing peers – and get practical tips to improve your L&D strategy.

Start your Learning Health Check here


Tune in to our latest online webinars and demos to keep up with L&D insights and product features.

30 July

L&D's role in helping managers to support virtual team learning
16:00 BST
Content Strategist, and Head of Insights at Insights Media, Martin Couzins will be joined by our Senior Researcher Gent Ahmetaj as they delve into the Learning Health Check data and explore how managers can better develop their teams.
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Learning today: why nothing and everything has changed
A veteran of the learning, skills and human capital industries, Don Taylor joined Ross Garner, Head of Learning Experience at Emerald Works. Together, they explored how today’s fast changing world affects learning and development.
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Back to the Future: Why tomorrow’s workforce needs a learning culture?
Watch back our webinar for a look at the past, present and future of learning and development, with a focus on the L&D data trends within the EMEA region.
Recording now available

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Custom learning solutions that work
Every organization has its unique challenges and culture. So, off-the-shelf learning doesn’t always work. View the recording of our custom e-learning demo, showcasing the custom learning solutions we can develop for organizations around the world.
Recording now available


Tune into our latest podcasts. This month we discuss how conferences are getting shaken up and the benefit of using storytelling in your learning.

The future of work

We're constantly told that things won't go back to the way they were, rather that there will be a 'new normal'.
In our milestone 200th episode, recorded on a live stream with a host of special guests, we discuss what that ‘new normal’ might look like for L&D.
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COVID-19 and the changing approach to L&D

In the past few months, many organizations have completely changed their approach to L&D due to COVID-19.
But to what extent were these changes already in the pipeline? What has worked and what hasn't?
Listen to podcast


Watch the Learning News interview with Emerald Works CEO, John Yates

By Learning News | Watch time: 5:41 mins
John Yates discusses his priorities in the new role, how the coronavirus is affecting businesses, and what our customers’ main challenges are right now.

Watch the video


Introducing our new regular section to the Lowdown, we've gathered some book recommendations from our team at Emerald Works.

Humankind: A Hopeful History
Bregman takes us on a tour of kindness through history.
When it can feel like humans are tearing each other apart, this reminds us that we are actually funny, smart and, most importantly, good.

Go to the book

How to be an Anti-Racist
Dr. Ibram X. Kendi pulls apart what racism is, how to identify it and how to become ‘anti-racist’ rather than simply ‘not racist'. Seeking to take down racist hierarchies and dismantling racist politics and policies.

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Soft Skills, Hard Results
In this guide, business coach Anne Taylor explores how leaders need to be both "head smart" and "heart smart" to truly succeed. It's packed with tools, frameworks and anecdotes to help you become a better leader.

Go to the book


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At Emerald Works, we’re committed to helping individuals and organizations around the world realize their full potential by using evidence-led learning solutions that work.

We work together to build learning cultures that empower people to bring about real change for real impact.

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