Podcast 93 - Live from London: What is the state of the nation?

In our second LIVE episode, Ross Garner and Owen pitched up on the first night of the CIPD Learning and Development Show to ask: What is the state of our profession in 2018?

Written by Ross Garner
Published 01 May 2018
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Podcast 93 - Live from London: What is the state of the nation?
In our second LIVE episode, Ross Garner and Owen pitched up on the first night of the CIPD Learning and Development Show to ask: What is the state of our profession in 2018?

We tackled this question in front of a live audience of L&D professionals, with special guests Andy Lancaster from CIPD; Jo Cook from Training Journal; and Phil Willcox from Emotion at Work.

The CIPD 'UK Working Lives' survey for 2018 is available at: https://www.cipd.co.uk/knowledge/work/trends/uk-working-lives 

CIPD's joint research with Towards Maturity, 'Driving the New Learning Organisation', is: Overton, L. (2017). Driving the new learning organisation. Training & Development44(4), 9, available at: https://emeraldworks.com/research-and-reports/strategy/driving-the-new-learning-organisation

Jo summarised her ideas in a couple of blog posts for Training Journal.

Part 1 is at: http://www.trainingjournal.com/articles/opinion/your-ld-department-business-focused-enough 
Part 2 is at: https://www.trainingjournal.com/articles/opinion/your-ld-department-business-focused-enough-pt2 

She also referenced LinkedIn Learning's '2017 Workplace Learning Report': http://ilpworldwide.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/LLS-2017-Workplace-Learning-Report.pdf 

And Leo's 'Measuring the Business Impact of Learning - 2018 Survey Results': https://leolearning.com/resources/measuring-business-impact-learning-2018-survey-results/ 

The papers Owen cited were: Gal, D., & Rucker, D. (2017). The Loss of Loss Aversion: Will It Loom Larger Than Its Gain?, available at: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/jcpy.1047 Yechiam, E. (2018). Acceptable losses: the debatable origins of loss aversion.

Psychological research, 1-13, available at: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00426-018-1013-8 

Jeff Bezos' letter to shareowners is online at: https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1018724/000119312518121161/d456916dex991.htm 

Marni from Google referenced a paper on the 'hidden curriculum in digital education': Edwards, R. (2015). Software and the hidden curriculum in digital education. Pedagogy, Culture & Society23(2), 265-279, available at: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14681366.2014.977809

About the author

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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