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8 Skills for Learning and Development Professionals to Future Proof Your Career

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8 Skills for Learning and Development Professionals to Future Proof Your Career

Make no mistake, our profession is needed now more than ever, but not in its current form. This illustrated guide explores 8 skills for Learning and Development professionals that will help transform L&D and future-proof your career.

eLearning Industry,

5 min read
5 take-aways
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What's inside?

L&D professionals could learn a thing or two from architects, scientists, children, poets and gamers.


Editorial Rating

9

Qualities

  • Innovative
  • Applicable
  • Inspiring

Recommendation

As experts in adapting to change, learning and development (L&D) professionals show the way to thrive in a constantly disrupted workplace. But too often, L&D remains mired in outdated paradigms – resulting in ineffectual, irrelevant learning experiences. In this passionate, informative article, blended learning expert Arun Pradhan, founder of Learn2Learn, takes the industry to task for failing to walk its talk – and then offers a wealth of brass-tacks lessons from engineers and poets, hackers and gamers, even from children. getAbstract recommends this article to dedicated L&D professionals.

Summary

To thrive in today’s disruptive workplace – and help others do the same – learning and development (L&D) professionals must change. L&D needs to shift from “being ‘course factories’” to designing systems that nourish performance and generate “lasting behavioral change.” L&D professionals need to let go of event-centric paradigms and take up eight practices that embed learning and support in workflows: 

  1. “Empathize like a poet" -  Employ “design thinking” to ensure solutions offer...

About the Author

Arun Pradhan is the creator of Learn2LearnApp.com and has over 18 years’ experience in blended learning.


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