Building the Learning and Development Department of the Future
Date Thursday, Dec 6 Time – Room Chess
We are at a crucial moment in the evolution of the workplace Learning and Development (L&D) profession. Once, the role of the L&D team was simple: it had to create and deliver training courses in a classroom. Now things are different. Classroom delivery is no longer enough – today, far more is expected of the L&D department. In this collaborative, participant-driven Unconference session, we explore together the new responsibilities of the L&D department, and the skills, attitudes and tools that new approach will demand.
Donald H. Taylor
Chair, Learning Technologies Conference, UK
Donald H Taylor is a 25 year veteran of the learning, skills and human capital industries, with experience at every level from design and delivery to chairman of the board. He has been chairman of the Learning and Performance Institute since 2010.
A recognised commentator and organiser in the fields of workplace learning and learning technologies, Donald is passionately committed to helping develop the learning and development profession.
His background ranges from training delivery to director and vice-president positions in software companies. Donald has been a company director and shareholder for three companies through start up, growth and acquisition.
He is an influential writer and speaker in the fields of the professional development of L&D and of technology-supported learning. He was the 2007 recipient of the Colin Corder award for services to training and has chaired the Learning Technologies Conference since 2000. He also chairs the Learning and Skills Group, hosting its bi-weekly webinar programme, and edits Inside Learning Technologies Magazine. He is a graduate of Oxford University and in 2016 was awarded an honorary doctorate by Middlesex University in recognition of his work developing the L&D profession.