L&D Lowdown - May 2020

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

Written by Jade Stewart
Published 13 May 2020
L&D Lowdown - May 2020

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

This month, we’re helping you grow your resilience levels. Take our quiz to test how resilient you are, build your bouncebackability with our free bundle, and discover your ‘ikigai’ or what drives you.

You’ll also find the latest podcasts, webinars, and our pick of online events around the world.



Grow your resilience

Whether you’re finding remote work a challenge, or worried about a lack of job security, your resilience levels can help you cope better.
Get the FREE resilience bundle today and build your bouncebackability with six key resources. You'll find articles, an infographic, animation, audio interview and self-assessment.
Download now

Top 20 online events

With events around the world getting canceled, creative organizers are finding ways to bring live entertainment to our homes.
Read our list of the best online events – from learning and culture to food and drink. You’ll even find ideas to keep the kids happy.
See events

What's your Ikigai?

What gets you out of bed in the morning? It's a question we all wrestle with at some point in our lives, and there's rarely an easy answer. Read on to discover your ‘reason’(gai) 'for being’ (iki).
Find out more

How resilient are you?

Resilience is our ability to bounce back when things don't go as planned.
This quiz will help you assess how resilient you are – and offers advice to increase your resilience levels. 
Take the quiz

How people learn to be resilient

The New Yorker lifts the lid on resilience. It may take hard knocks to reveal how resilient you are, but the good news is that resilience is a set of skills we can all learn. In this article, psychologists reveal how to do it.
Read more


Save your space on our latest webinar and live demo sessions.

Engage your learners with Mind Tools 

Join our live demo with Kyle de Klee, Senior Sales Executive – EMEA, and Lara Kidd, Customer Success Manager. You’ll discover how to drive engagement, customize Mind Tools with your branding, and create a healthy learning culture in your organization.
Save your space

How can evidence-based practice be applied to HR and L&D?

Join 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. 
Save your space

Learning Health Check Demo

Join 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..
Register to attend

In-the-Moment Learner

Join Simon Hulcoop, Senior Sales Executive – EMEA, and Charlotte Blake, Customer Success Manager to see how your learners can access relevant, current and on-demand content any time.gy.
Register to attend

16 June ONLINE
Custom learning solutions that work

Join James McLuckie, Learning and Performance Solutions Director, and Ross Garner, Learning Technologies Learning Designer of the Year, to discuss what custom e-learning can do for your organization.
Register to attend


Tune into our latest podcasts. This month we look at the stigma behind part-time working and the challenges of self-management.

Can an organization really manage itself?

How does self-management work when critical, time-sensitive decisions have to be made? How do they overcome the challenges?.
Listen to podcast

Banishing the stigma of part-time working

Evidence shows that part-time workers can outperform full-time workers. So why is it that they often feel stigmatized?
Listen to podcast


The gift and power of emotional courage

By Susan David | Watch time: 16:41 mins
Psychologist Susan David shares how the way we deal with our emotions shapes everything that matters: our actions, careers, relationships, health, and happiness. In this deeply moving, humorous and potentially life-changing talk, she challenges a culture that prizes positivity over emotional truth and discusses the powerful strategies of emotional agility.

Watch the video


This month we share five Twitter profiles to help build resilience and manage today’s stresses..

Building Resilience at Work

This profile provides science backed stress management hacks for workplace wellbeing.

Cary Cooper

Professor Sir Cary Cooper is the 50th Anniversary Professor of Organizational Psychology & Health at MBS Manchester University. He shares insights on wellbeing at work.

NHS Wellbeing

The NHS Employers health and wellbeing team provides advice on staying healthy at work.

The Resilience Research Centre studies the social and physical factors that make resilience more likely to occur.
Hack Spirit

This profile provides no-nonsense self-improvement tips.


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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