Podcast 232 — What will be hot in workplace L&D in 2021?

What ideas are L&D most excited about in 2021? And what impact has Covid-19 had on perceptions within our industry?

Written by Ross Dickie
Published 16 February 2021
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Podcast 232 — What will be hot in workplace L&D in 2021?

This week on the Good Practice Podcast, Ross Dickie and Owen Ferguson are joined by Donald Taylor to dig through the results of this year's Global Sentiment Survey.

They discuss:

  • the emergence of reskilling/upskilling as a priority for L&D
  • the extent to which Covid-19 has amplified or disrupted trends from the past few years
  • predictions for the year ahead

If you'd like to continue the discussion, why not have your say by joining us on Clubhouse this Thursday (18 February) at 3pm GMT? You can find the details here: https://www.joinclubhouse.com/event/MdO9Q8lA

For more from us, including access to our back catalogue of podcasts, visit emeraldworks.com. There, you'll also find details of our award winning performance support toolkit, our off-the-shelf e-learning, and our custom work.

To find out more about the Global Sentiment Survey, or to register for your free copy of the report, head to: https://donaldhtaylor.co.uk/survey/

Owen's 'What I Learned This Week' was about the design of the first ever org chart: https://www.wired.com/2014/03/stunningly-complex-organization-chart-19th-century/

He first heard about this in a tweet from former podcast guest Doug Shaw: https://twitter.com/dougshaw1/status/1356881364679819264?s=21

The book Don mentioned was Circe by Madeline Miller, available at all good booksellers.

The podcast and Netflix series Ross mentioned is Song Exploder. You can find out more about the show at: https://songexploder.net/

Donald H Taylor

Donald H Taylor

Learning, technology, performance. Chairs LPI and Learning Technologies. FLPI.

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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 Dickie

Ross Dickie

Learning Experience Designer, Emerald Works

Ross has been working in L&D since 2015 and is a key member of the instructional design team at Emerald Works. Most of his time is dedicated to writing articles, scoping infographics and contributing to video projects.
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Ross Dickie

Ross Dickie

Learning Experience Designer
Ross has been working in L&D since 2015 and is a key member of the instructional design team at Emerald Works. Most of his time is dedicated to writing articles, scoping infographics and contributing to video projects.

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