Don, from Chiswick, who was presented with the award at the University’s graduation ceremony today (15 July), sees the Honorary Doctorate as a tremendous honour but also an incentive and a spur. His ambition is to transform both the standards of and standings of the learning and development profession.
Don Taylor said: “While I am delighted to receive this recognition for work I have done so far, I also regard this as something to work for transforming our profession which is likely to take many more years.”
A recognised commentator and organiser in the fields of workplace learning and learning technologies, Don is passionately committed to helping develop the learning and development profession.
Chairman of the Learning and Performance Institute since 2010, his background ranges from training delivery to managing director and vice-president positions in software companies.
Donald took his own internet-based training business from concept to trade sale in 2001 and has been a company director during several other acquisitions. Based in London, he has spent, lived and travelled extensively outside the UK and now travels regularly to consult and to speak about workplace learning.
Commenting on Don’s Honorary Doctorate, Professor Tim Blackman, Vice-Chancellor of Middlesex University, said: “It is a real privilege for Middlesex University to be able to recognise expertise, public duty and creativity by offering outstanding individuals one of our Honorary Degrees. I am delighted to be able to play a part in today’s ceremony and want to congratulate each recipient. Their achievement is very well deserved.”