A Modern Learning Professional

At this year’s CIPD Learning and Development Show, Gary Cookson did a presentation on the Modern Learning Professional. Using a cleverly written poem, Gary reflected on his initial experience of learning as a secondary school teacher, the early years of his corporate training career and how the role of training has changed over the years.

It was a pleasure to be invited to create a replay of this content using a video Gary sent me, his notes and a copy of his Powerpoint Presentation.

Learning at Work Week


Learning at Work week is next week from 15th – 19th May and it was a pleasure earlier on this week to have a chat with Julia Wright, the National Director at Campaign for Learning. I’m a fan of the work they do and whilst Learning at Work Week is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of the great things they work on, it’s a useful reminder to us all about the role we all play in life long learning.

Listen in to the interview and find out more on the DPG Community: Learning at Work Week.

How will you harness the secret online lives of your managers?

If you are interested in developing people and helping them to be the best they can be, I believe it’s worth spending some time with this article and the links in it.

A couple of weeks ago a new report was released by our friends at Good Practice. It’s called the Secret Online Lives of UK Managers and presents findings on data gathered from 504 UK managers. The report explores the role the internet and social media play in the lives of today’s managers and how they use these to solve business challenges. But what does this information mean to Learning and Development?

In a webinar hosted by the Learning and Skills group, Peter Casebow from Good Practice summarised the findings of the report and what they mean to L&D in four bullet points.