Podcast 108 -What is the proper role of L&D?

Everyone loves workplace learning. It means two days away from the office with the potential for a decent lunch! But it shouldn't actually involve 'learning', should it?

Written by Ross Garner
Published 13 August 2018
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Podcast 108 -What is the proper role of L&D?

In this week's episode of The Podcast, Nick Shackleton-Jones from PA Consulting joins Ross G and Owen to ask if we need to reposition workplace learning so that it can truly make a difference in our colleagues' lives. We ask what 'proper' L&D would look like, and discuss the importance of discomfort.


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If you'd like to share your thoughts on the show, you can find us on Twitter @RossGarnerEW, @OwenFerguson and @ShackletonJones.

Nick blogs on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/shackletonjones/detail/recent-activity/posts. PA Consulting can be found at www.paconsulting.com.

The blog post on feedback that Nick mentioned can be found at: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/stop-giving-feedback-start-asking-nick-shackleton-jones/.

For a crash course on Piaget's theory of assimilation, visit the Wikipedia page at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piaget%27s_theory_of_cognitive_development#Assimilation_and_Accommodation.

The interview with James Dyson that Owen discussed is at: https://www.recode.net/2018/6/16/17114742/james-dyson-design-technology-vacuum-interview.

Ross' examples of New York soda jerk lingo were taken from an article on Atlas Obscura:https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/soda-jerk-slang

About the author

Ross Garner

Ross Garner

Instructional Design Manager
Ross has been working in L&D for seven years and he heads up the instructional design team at Emerald Works. In 2019 he completed a Masters in Digital Education and was named Learning Technologies’ Learning Designer of the Year. He is also one of the hosts of the GoodPractice Podcast.

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