L&D Lowdown - October 2020

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

Written by Emerald Works
Published 15 October 2020
L&D Lowdown - October 2020

October is Global Diversity Awareness Month. To celebrate the power of different perspectives, we’re asking some of our BAME employees for their thoughts on urgent issues such as racism.

You can watch our first video in the series below. And read our article with tips to create an inclusive culture – and help all your people bring their whole selves to work.


Mind Tools toolkit awarded a place on G-Cloud 12

The Crown Commercial Service has awarded our Mind Tools toolkit a place on the public sector procurement framework. ‘G-Cloud 12’ went live this week and helps public sector organizations find the right online services.


Tips for creating an inclusive culture

Want to ensure each and every employee feels involved, supported, and respected?

Discover simple things we can all do to help create a more inclusive culture at work..


A manager's guide to coaching

Download this Mind Tools guide to help you develop your listening skills, emotional intelligence, and trust. What’s more, you’ll discover how to coach your team, individuals – and yourself! Now just $19.99.


Racism in the workplace & BLM

In the first of our video interviews, three of our UK-based employees share their discussion about the Black Lives Matter movement, and their own personal experiences of racial inequality and discrimination.


Webinar round up

Get the highlights from our recent webinar with Martin Couzins and Gent Ahmetaj.
Together, they explore how learning professionals can support managers to better develop their teams.




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

20 October

The art & science of effective learning presentations: Online or on-site
Join our webinar with Dr. Will Thalheime, who will show you how to use design elements to help your presentations hit home.
Find out more

Listen Back

Changing learner behaviour with Go1
Watch back our discussion on Go1's webinar, Changing learner behaviour, as it emerged as a key area of interest for L&D Leaders in the recent State of Learning Report.
Recording now available

Listen Back

L&D’s role in helping managers support virtual team learning
Content Strategist, and Head of Insights at Insights Media, Martin Couzins joined our Senior Research Analyst, Gent Ahmetaj, to delve into the Learning Health Check data and explore how managers can better develop their teams.
Recording now available


Tune into our latest podcasts. This month we discuss the impact permenant home working would have and what learners actually want.

Workplace design in the Covid era..

Studies show a majority of people would like to continue working from home in some capacity, even after social distancing is no longer a requirement.
Ross Dickie and Owen are joined by Dr Kerstin Sailer, from University College London, to discuss The implications of a more permanent move away from the physical office.
Listen to podcast

What do learners actually want?

A lot of ink has been spilt over the issue of workplace learning: what it is, when and why it happens, and the impact it has on organizations. But what does it mean to learners themselves?
Ross Dickie is joined by Owen and Emerald Works CEO John Yates to discuss our forthcoming 'Learner Intelligence Report'.
Listen to podcast



About the author

Emerald Works

Emerald Works

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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