L&D Lowdown - March 2020

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

Written by Jade Stewart
Published 16 March 2020
L&D Lowdown - March 2020

This month, many organizations are flexing their working from home policy. But how do you stay in touch with colleagues and work effectively outside the office?

Check out our guide to virtual meetings for tips to check in, collaborate and stay productive. Video-tech gremlins keeping you up at night? See our Science of Sleep infographic for ways to enjoy better shuteye.


Make virtual meetings work

Lately, you might find yourself working from home, but don’t fret if this is new to you.
We’ve compiled some top tips to help you stay in the loop, even from your sofa.
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What I’d tell my younger self

To celebrate International Women’s Day last week, we shared what five female leaders in their fields would tell their younger selves. What advice would you give to your younger self?
Read on

Emotional intelligence

Is there such a thing as too much EQ?
Emotional intelligence can be hugely beneficial in a range of scenarios, it also has its downsides. 
In our new blog post this week we explore the potential drawbacks of too much EQ.
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The science of sleep

For Sleep Awareness Week, we dove into the science of the sleep cycle to find ways to help you get the most from your kip!
Try these tips and wake up feeling rested, refreshed and ready for the working day ahead.
Read our tips

Overcoming challenges

Earlier this year we invited clients to gather for a session aimed at providing an informal space to network, share stories of successes, challenges and future ideas that will inspire each other.
Could these stories help your learning journey?
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Catch up on our latest podcasts. This month we introduce a new contributor to provide us with insights into the importance of a learning culture, and discuss the support of parental leave returners.

Insights from the latest Learning Health Check

We dig into our latest research report - Back to the Future: Why tomorrow's workforce needs a learning culture.
Listen to podcast

Supporting parental leave returners

Returning to work after parental leave can be daunting. What can managers do to support returners in the best way possible?
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How to get better at the things you care about

By Eduardo Briceño | Watch time: 11:14 mins
In this short video, Eduardo Briceño looks at the simple steps we can take to get better at things. 
An important area of focus should be learning rather than performing. Deliberate practice is a key approach here.
Watch the video


This month we highlight five Twitter profiles that can help gain more of an understanding of the role of motivation in learning.

Motivate Lab

This University of Virginia profile shares research findings on motivation.

Society for the Science of Motivation 

The Society for the Science of Motivation is an interdisciplinary organization of researchers in motivational science.

Mindset Scholars 

How important is mindset learning? This profile provides relevant insights and evidence.

Saunders Lab 

The research lab at the University of Minnesota, which explores the neuroscience of learning and motivation.

Dr Ciara Kelly 

Dr Kelly is a lecturer in work psychology. She shares research, ideas and strategies on motivation, development and well-being.


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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