Podcast 210 - Learning on furlough

We're five months on from the start of the UK Government's 2020 furlough scheme, so this week on The Good Practice Podcast we're discussing what it's been like for those who have experienced it.

Written by Ross Garner
Published 01 September 2020
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Podcast 210 - Learning on furlough

Knowledge Pool's Scott Fellows joins Gemma and Ross Garner to share his story, while David Hayden from the CIPD shares more general insights into how people have experienced the scheme.

We discuss:

  • How organizations have supported employees who are furloughed
  • What we've learned about how people adapt to dramatic change
  • Support available to organizations and individuals at this time

The CIPD's Coronavirus hub is online at: cipd.co.uk/news-views/coronavirus

Mind Tools' COVID-19 support page is online at: mindtools.com/pages/article/covid-19_support_pack.htm

Scott blogs at: learningperformancearchitect.wordpress.com and has collected free learning experience design tools at: learningperformancearchitect.wordpress.com/resources/ 

In What I Learned This Week, Ross Garner shared a blog from The People Experience Hub about word clouds: thepeopleexperiencehub.org/post/head-in-the-clouds

David shared an online percentage calculator: calculatorsoup.com/calculators/algebra/percent-difference-calculator.php 

Scott Fellows

Scott Fellows

Learning and Development Manager, KnowledgePool

Scott is a learning, workplace culture and tech enthusiast and looks at ways he can harness these interests to have an impact on people and organizations. 

With years of experience in the industry and his own blog, Learning Performance Architect, Scott has a wealth of knowledge and shares insights, ideas and practical tools that people managers and L&D/OD professionals can use.

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David Hayden

David Hayden

Digital Learning Portfolio Manager (L&D), CIPD

David joined the CIPD in 2014, where he is part of the L&D Content team with a national and international remit. David also has a background in lean and has worked as a Lean Engineer. Passionate about learning and exploiting all aspects of CPD.

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Gemma Towersey

Gemma Towersey

Learning Experience Manager, Emerald Works

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Ross Garner

Ross Garner

Head of Learning Experience, Emerald Works

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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Ross Garner

Ross Garner

Head of Learning Experience
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 Good Practice Podcast.

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