L&D Lowdown - June 2020

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

Written by Jade Stewart
Published 17 June 2020
L&D Lowdown - June 2020

Welcome to your roundup of L&D news, hacks and hints.

This month, we're helping you stay motivated!

So, we’ve put together a FREE Self-Motivation bundle of resources to inspire and energize you. You’ll also discover how music, exercise and even colors can help you stay in the zone.

And don't forget to check out our latest podcasts and webinars to keep up to date with the latest learning news and discussions.



Difficult Conversations FREE bundle

50% of managers say difficult conversations are the biggest challenge they face in their role.
So, we've developed the ultimate pack to help. Featuring six key resources to give you the courage – and equip you with everything you need – to handle those tough talks..
Download now

Boost Your Self-Motivation FREE bundle

Do you keep putting off that project? Finding your day-to-day dull? Or maybe you’re struggling to hit office mode while working from home?
If you need some motivation, try these scientifically proven ways to reboot and get going again.
Get your free bundle

Color hacks to help you work smarter

Scientists claim that colors influence us on a mental, physical and emotional level. The right shade, they argue, can even enhance our cognitive performance.
But are they being colorful with the truth?
Find out more

How to fit in exercise

To get more exercise, just draw up a fitness plan and stick to it. There you go!
But we know it's not that easy in real life. If it was, we’d all be looking like Olympic athletes. Here’s how to make exercise part of your routine.
Read our tips

How music can boost productivity

Can Bach make you better at research? Does the WuTang Clan work wonders with spreadsheets?
Let’s explore how music affects your brain – will the right tunes boost your productivity?
Discover more

The Learning Health Check is now open for 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.

1 July

Learning today: Why nothing and everything has changed
16:00 BST, 11:00 EDT
Join our webinar with Don Taylor, Chairman of LPI and Learning Technologies, where he and Ross Garner (Head of Learning Experience, Emerald Works) will explore how today's fast changing world affects learning and development.
Save your space

7 July

Back to the future: Why tomorrow's workforce needs a learning culture
13:00 BST, 14:00 CEST
Discover what makes a high-impact learning culture, what they do differently, and how you can beat the odds to see success from your L&D strategy.
Save your space

Listen Back

How can evidence-based practice be applied to HR and L&D?
Watch back our webinar with Rob Briner, Professor of Organizational Psychology at Queen Mary University of London, to learn more about evidence-based practice and how it can be applied to learning and development strategies.
Recording now available

Listen Back

Learning Health Check Demo
Watch back our live demo with Senior Researcher, Gent Ahmetaj. He’ll take you through the online form, explain the benefits of taking part, and show an example of a personalized results dashboard.
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.

Shaking up the conference format

Learning and development conferences tend to follow a predictable format, but the introduction of social distancing has disrupted that routine. Might it also create an opportunity to try something different?
Listen to podcast

Storytelling in the workplace

We've talked on this podcast about using storytelling techniques to create more engaging, memorable learning experiences. But what about the stories we tell ourselves every day? How do these stories shape our identity at work?
Listen to podcast


Gent Ahmetaj on the Learning Health Check

By Learning Now TV | Watch time: 10:47 mins
Gent Ahmetaj, Senior Researcher at Emerald Works, talks to Nigel Paine about the results of the annual Learning Health Check and describes six habits which make up a powerful learning culture.

Watch the video


This month we highlight some Twitter profiles that will motivate and inspire you.

Michelle Obama @MichelleObama
The former US First Lady Michelle Obama tweets about a range of topics and is an inspiration to us all.

Motivation for Life @MotivatedLiving
This Twitter profile shares daily motivational tweets.

BJ Fogg @bjfogg
BJ Fogg is a Stanford University behavior scienctist. He shares tips on how to change behavior.
Daniel Pink @DanielPink

Pink is the author of six books, including Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us.


About the author

Jade Stewart

Jade Stewart

Digital Marketing Lead
Jade has over 12 years of experience in marketing, with a passion for all things digital. Her experience covers a multitude of areas within earned, owned and paid media. She loves working on integrated campaigns and optimizing channel performance. 

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