106 episodes

This is a fortnightly topical podcast show for L&D professionals. Each episode David James will be discussing and debating topics affecting the profession today, alongside various guests.  David has been a People Development professional for more than 20 years, most notably as Director of Talent, Learning & OD for The Walt Disney Company across Europe, the Middle East & Africa. As well as being the Chief Learning Officer at Looop by 360Learning, David is a prominent writer and speaker on topics around modern and digital L&D. Twitter: @DavidInLearning LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidjameslinkedin/ Website: https://www.looop.co/

The Learning & Development Podcast David James

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This is a fortnightly topical podcast show for L&D professionals. Each episode David James will be discussing and debating topics affecting the profession today, alongside various guests.  David has been a People Development professional for more than 20 years, most notably as Director of Talent, Learning & OD for The Walt Disney Company across Europe, the Middle East & Africa. As well as being the Chief Learning Officer at Looop by 360Learning, David is a prominent writer and speaker on topics around modern and digital L&D. Twitter: @DavidInLearning LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidjameslinkedin/ Website: https://www.looop.co/

    Great Minds On Learning With John Helmer

    Great Minds On Learning With John Helmer

    John Helmer is the host of two outstanding Learning & Development podcasts: The Learning Hack and Great Minds On Learning. In this episode, John condenses his insights and learning from the conversations he’s led with Donald Clark about the people and approaches that have informed so much of the L&D profession.

    • 42 min
    Instructional Design With Robin Sargent Ph.D.

    Instructional Design With Robin Sargent Ph.D.

    Has the role and remit of Instructional Designers changed in the era of Google and YouTube? What needs to happen to counter the vast suite of bad ‘click next’ e-learning? Dr Robin Sargent explores the approaches and skills required for the Instructional Design profession to evolve and meet the demands of the modern hybrid workforce.

    • 33 min
    L&D’s Pivot To Performance at Telia With Fredrik Peterson Herfindal and Teemu Lilja

    L&D’s Pivot To Performance at Telia With Fredrik Peterson Herfindal and Teemu Lilja

    By pivoting their approach from a learning orientation to a performance orientation, Fredrik and Teemu have built a reputation for achieving real results. This has led to them being recognised within their organisation, including them being asked to take over the entire Learning & Development function at Telia and Teemu being awarded Telia Reinventor of the Year. As well as this, they were awarded Learning Team of the Year. In this episode, we explore their pivot and the impact this has had.

    KEY TAKEAWAYS


    Combining the skills of trainers, coaches and eLearning producers has led to a successful team.
    If L&D does not have a positive impact on the company´s bottom line, they are not being effective.
    You need to understand your learner´s workflows.
    The processes you use need to be agile, so you can create learning tools that adapt as the company does.
    They have someone anyone can contact when they are trying to work out how to do something or solve a problem.
    Another member of the team is responsible for pulling together the stats for new projects and those needed to monitor results.
    Methodologies solve problems, not platforms. 
    Invest in upskilling your team.
    If you meet resistance to change within the organisation. Say yes to their requests but insist on analysis. They soon understand whether what they are asking for has true value.

    BEST MOMENTS

    'There is no silver bullet in learning and development.'

    'We are not generalists who do everything. We are good at what we do separately, and we collaborate. '

    'Stop talking about learning and start talking about performance.'

    'I think that the point of no return for our team members came when they got to see the impact that their new initiatives gave had on KPIs that they had set out to improve. '

    ABOUT FREDRIK PETERSON HERFINDAL

    Fredrik is Head of Learning & Performance at Telecoms company Telia.

     

    ABOUT TEEMU LILJA

    Teemu is Learning & Performance Lead for Sales at Telia.

    GUEST RESOURCES

    Fredik Peterson Herfindal LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fredrik-peterson-herfindal-825958a4/

    Teemu Lilja LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/teemu-lilja-79a11bba/

     

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    The Learning And Development Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-learning-development-podcast/id1466927523 

    L&D Masterclass Series: https://360learning.com/blog/

     

    ABOUT THE HOST

    David James 

    David has been a People Development professional for more than 20 years, most notably as Director of Talent, Learning & OD for The Walt Disney Company across Europe, the Middle East & Africa. 

    As well as being the Chief Learning Officer at 360Learning, David is a prominent writer and speaker on topics around modern and digital L&D. 

    CONTACT METHOD 


    Twitter:  https://twitter.com/davidinlearning/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidjameslinkedin/ 
    L&D Collective: https://360learning.com/the-l-and-d-collective/
    Blog: https://360learning.com/blog/
    L&D Masterclass Series: https://360learning.com/blog/
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 54 min
    The Role of Standalone L&D With Aimee Young

    The Role of Standalone L&D With Aimee Young

    Learning & Development roles can vary greatly depending on the individual’s specialism, ambition, and the opportunities within any given team. But the opportunity to run an L&D department solo is a unique experience and one that brings as much freedom and excitement as it does challenge and resourcefulness. In this episode, Aimee compares and contrasts her experience in L&D teams and her solo role now and provides insights into how to make this successful and a career move of choice.

    KEY TAKEAWAYS


    The term standalone R&D roles different things to different people. In this case, it means working alone in an organisation, as a generalist, doing whatever is required. 
    Working alone forces you to grow your skillset quickly.
    With standalone L&D you have to lean on others in the organisation.
    You have to be careful not to burn out when working in a standalone role.
    Working in a standalone role forces you to properly identify what is effective. 
    You cannot afford to reinvent the wheel. Tapping into what is there and building on it is essential.
    You end up being very close to all of your internal clients.

    BEST MOMENTS

    'What is rarely explored is how one person does this (L&D) on their own. '

    'In a standalone role, you really have to be passionate.'

    'Reserve your energy. Please look after yourself. You can´t do it all. '

    ABOUT AIMEE YOUNG

    Aimee is L&D Manager at Snowplow, a behavioural data company, and is the only person in L&D. Before this role, Aimee worked in L&D for OLIVER Agency, Sumitomo and Taylor Wessing. Aimee began her L&D career at Towards Maturity benchmarking L&D teams and providing insights for the profession.

     

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    The Learning And Development Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-learning-development-podcast/id1466927523 

    L&D Masterclass Series: https://360learning.com/blog/

     

    ABOUT THE HOST

    David James 

    David has been a People Development professional for more than 20 years, most notably as Director of Talent, Learning & OD for The Walt Disney Company across Europe, the Middle East & Africa. 

    As well as being the Chief Learning Officer at 360Learning, David is a prominent writer and speaker on topics around modern and digital L&D. 

    CONTACT METHOD 


    Twitter:  https://twitter.com/davidinlearning/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidjameslinkedin/ 
    L&D Collective: https://360learning.com/the-l-and-d-collective/
    Blog: https://360learning.com/blog/
    L&D Masterclass Series: https://360learning.com/blog/
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 39 min
    Learning To Fly And Take Off Into Space(X) With Matthew Gjertsen

    Learning To Fly And Take Off Into Space(X) With Matthew Gjertsen

    We learn how to do Learning & Development in the organisations and sectors we work in but what is the experience like in the US Air Force and Elon Musk’s SpaceX? In this episode, I speak with Matthew Gjertsen, who has done both and learned some important lessons about what really works.

    • 35 min
    Special Episode - Learning In The Flow Of Work Survey Results With Bob Mosher

    Special Episode - Learning In The Flow Of Work Survey Results With Bob Mosher

    Learning In The Flow of Work - or Workflow Learning - has been a hot topic in Learning & Development in recent years but how does this approach match up with employees’ expectations and what they believe to be effective to meet their development goals? In this special episode, David and Bob Mosher explore the findings of a recent survey conducted to explore the expectations of learners and perceptions of L&D to see where we are right now and what we need to do to meet learners where they need us to be.

    Link to Learning In The Flow Of Work Survey: https://360learning.com/guide/learning-in-the-flow-of-work-report/learning-in-the-flow-of-work-report/

    KEY TAKEAWAYS


    Fitting learning into the workflow is incredibly effective. It turns training from something that is done once a year into an almost daily experience.
    Building materials for use in the workflow ensures the L&D team´s focus is on delivering the product or service the company they work for has to offer.
    Not having to take people off the job, means not having to find time for training.
    In all countries, on-the-job training delivered by peers was deemed to be the most effective. But quality varies and those that are good at it do not always have enough time available to train others.
    A lot of new managers do not get training before taking on their new roles.
    Build life rafts first, then teach swimming. Training has to solve the most critical issues first.
    Contextualised training is far more effective.

    BEST MOMENTS

    'In the workflow is the most powerful and intrinsically motivating place for learning to occur. '

    'Only 29% of UK learners and slightly more in the US said online training was effective.'

    'We´ve got into the habit of trying to educate generic managers. '

    'In the workplace, performance is the outcome. Learning is just one tool to get there. '

    ABOUT BOB MOSHER

    Bob Mosher is a genuine Thought-Leader in L&D and Chief Learning Evangelist, at The 5 Moments of Need™, an organisation that specialises in helping learning professionals design, develop, and measure effective learning and performance support through the 5 Moments design methodology. Bob has been an active and influential leader in the learning and training industry for over 30 years and is renowned worldwide for his pioneering role in new approaches to learning.

     

    GUEST RESOURCES

    You can follow and connect with Bob via:

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/bmosh

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bmosher/

    Website: https://www.5momentsofneed.com/

    Performance Matters Podcast: https://performancematters.podbean.com/

     

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    The Learning And Development Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-learning-development-podcast/id1466927523 

    L&D Masterclass Series: https://360learning.com/blog/

     

    ABOUT THE HOST

    David James 

    David has been a People Development professional for more than 20 years, most notably as Director of Talent, Learning & OD for The Walt Disney Company across Europe, the Middle East & Africa. 

    As well as being the Chief Learning Officer at 360Learning, David is a prominent writer and speaker on topics around modern and digital L&D. 

    CONTACT METHOD 


    Twitter:  https://twitter.com/davidinlearning/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidjameslinkedin/ 
    L&D Collective: https://360learning.com/the-l-and-d-collective/
    Blog: https://360learning.com/blog/
    L&D Masterclass Series: https://360learning.com/blog/
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 58 min

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