Podcast 229 — The Learning & Development Handbook

If you're looking to change up your approach to learning and development, or just seeking quick tips to focus on performance, this week's episode of The Good Practice Podcast is for you.

Written by Ross Garner
Published 26 January 2021
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Podcast 229 — The Learning & Development Handbook

Author Michelle Parry-Slater joins Ross Garner and Owen to share insights from The Learning and Development Handbook, her new book out this February.

We discuss:

  • Problems with treating face-to-face training as the 'default'
  • Advice for being a 'critical friend' to your organisation
  • String theory (as a metaphor for considering organisational relationships).

Michelle's book is available from Kogan Page at: koganpage.com/product/the-learning-and-development-handbook-9781789663327

In What I Learned This Week, Ross G spoke about an ongoing eLN study to shape the future of L&D. If you'd like to take part, you can do so here: elearningnetwork.org/shaping-the-future-of-ld-the-eln-launches-exploratory-research-study

And, from our listeners, Jo Cook recommended this article on how trade shaped the modern human: fee.org/articles/trade-is-what-makes-us-human/

Michelle Parry-Slater

Michelle Parry-Slater

Author 'The Learning & Development Handbook' and Award Winning Forward Thinking Learning & Development Professional

I focus on 'How to Do' better workplace learning. Stop sticking plaster solutions, let learning reflect real life - networked, social, relevant. Join in on Twitter #TheLnDHandbook #TheWhole100 & #NoPlasters.

I'm an excitable L&Der interested in OD, learning, strategic planning & learning delivery. Get in touch for support creating effective, efficient, engaging and enjoyable blended learning programmes, harnessing the best from digital & social learning to meet your business needs. Keen to enable everyone to make learning an everyday event, I am enthusiastic because life is for making a positive difference.
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Owen Ferguson

Owen Ferguson

Product and Technology Director, Emerald Works

A self-confessed nerd, Owen is passionate about taking an evidence-led approach to developing digital products that solve real-world problems. He is also a regular on our weekly podcast.
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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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