Impactful and Effective L&D Teams

Develop a strategic, flexible, and agile L&D plan that aligns with organisational objectives and drives performance.


3 days

Face to face


This programme explores the L&D function and how it can drive performance in your organisation. It is structured in a way that enables you to apply what you learn within your organisation’s context.

You’ll explore how to develop a strategic, flexible and agile L&D action plan that aligns with your organisation’s objectives. You’ll identify who your key stakeholders in the process are and the range of technical skills and behaviours you need to successfully lead L&D.

Containing insights from CIPD and Towards Maturity research, you’ll assess your organisation’s approach to L&D in line with the latest evidence and good practice.

This course is designed by the CIPD’s Learning Team with input from recognised leading experts in the fields of learning and development and people management: Giorgia Gamba Quilliam, David Hayden and Michelle Parry-Slater.

All CIPD Learning courses will automatically provide you with access to the CIPD Learning Hub, our online learning platform, for 24 months.

The hub will house your course content, as well as useful resources, tools, and a community of professionals that you can tap into to support your learning and continual development.


As part of this course, you will:

  • discuss the key purposes of the learning and development function in organisations
  • explore key stakeholders and their role and requirements in the learning process
  • explain how to develop a strategic, flexible and agile learning and development plan that is aligned to the mission, vision and values of your organisation
  • define the emerging roles required within L&D and how these apply to your context
  • identify a range of technical skills and behaviours needed to successfully lead learning and development to drive performance within an organisation.

Is this course right for me?

This programme is designed for those who have responsibility for shaping the L&D provision within their organisation to ensure that it’s both impactful and effective.

Whether you’re managing an L&D team, are a people professional with responsibility for L&D offerings or work in a line manager role with L&D accountability, this course provides you with the information and skills you need to lead on L&D provision in your organisation.

I want to put my team on this course

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