A Different Future for L&D: Plenary with Donald H. Taylor
What does the future hold for workplace Learning and Development (L&D)? In this session, Donald Taylor explores what L&D will look like in 1, 3 and 10 years’ time. He’ll explore how it may evolve – from the technology we use, to the expectations of the business, to the way we organize ourselves.^Drawing on detailed research and a lifetime in workplace L&D, Donald will describe a future that is broader in scope and involves new skills and responsibilities. In the future, organizations of every size will need this new form of development – but will today’s L&D professionals be able to deliver it?
Donald H. Taylor
Chair, Learning Technologies Conference Track, 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.