Evolving L&D Practice

The learning and development (L&D) landscape is evolving. Explore the changes and gain insights to transform your organisation’s learning strategy.

Development Programme

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£1,150.00 exc. VAT

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Virtual class

Perfect for:

L&D managers
People Professionals

You’ll learn how to:

  • explore the key changes needed to embed modern L&D approaches
  • understand these changes in the context of your organisation
  • incorporate current research on the future of learning into your practice and strategy
  • create a personalised action plan and key performance indicators (KPIs).

About this course

Course length: Three weeks

Delivery: Online class and self-directed learning

Suitable for: L&D managers, leaders and people professionals


Topics covered

  • how to align self-directed learning with business needs
  • how to use data to inform your learning strategy and measure value
  • the benefits of human-centred learning
  • how to create and curate social and digital learning.

What to expect from this ‘evolving L&D practice’ course

This development programme will inspire and equip you with the insights and ideas you need to transform your L&D practice, supporting you to handle the challenges of training and development in human resource and management and an evolving work environment.

This course has been designed by the CIPD learning team, including Andy Lancaster, Michelle Parry Slater, Giorgia Gamba Quilliam and David Hayden, with additional insights from expert Phil Wilcox. This learning and development programme draws on applied research, core learning theory, neuro and behavioural science. You’ll challenge myths, explore current research, and apply your learning to your day-to-day role.

What you’ll need to do on this course

This is a three-week programme where you’ll participate in nine hours of formal virtual classrooms. You will also need to do self-directed learning – this should take around 10 hours.

You will also have the chance to reflect and apply what you learned to your organisation between each session.

What you’ll get on this course

You’ll receive a resource pack before your first session, which will include core research and reports you’ll need to familiarise yourself with before the course begins.

At the end of this course, you’ll receive a certificate.

Taking part in this course gives you access to the CIPD Learning Hub for 12 months. Here, you can access your course content together with other valuable resources and tools. When you finish your course, you can enjoy an additional 12 months of access to other resources on the Learning Hub.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this 'evolving L&D practice’ course, you’ll be able to:

  • collate a list of actions to help you evolve and modernise your approach
  • use a peer-curated set of resources to support and embed learning
  • use data evaluation to inform decision-making
  • complete reflective practice activities to ensure you can continue to apply your learnings post-completion.

Team bookings

Interested in booking this course for your team? We offer group bookings solutions for teams of four or more people.

When your teams learn with the CIPD, they get direct access to the latest professional research and insights.

And through courses co-created with industry thought leaders and practitioners, they’ll build the skills and confidence they need to inspire action, influence change and drive business value.

We offer a wide range of Learning and Development solutions to suit employees at every level – whether in HR, L&D, OD or wider people management.