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LPI announces 2018's Sponsored Learning Professional as Jack Lockhart

UKLearning NewsLPI (Learning and Performance Institute)

Participant chosen from a wide range of applicants to be nurtured with targeted skills-building and networking opportunities.


The Learning and Performance Institute (LPI) is proud to announce the 2018 participant of its Sponsored Learning Professional programme, an initiative which is designed to help selected learning professionals achieve their personal development and career goals.

The programme offers an individual practitioner in the field of workplace learning the opportunity to expand their knowledge and build their network with a year-long programme of targeted support. The programme will annually select one learning professional and equip them with the skills, tools and networks to significantly develop within their chosen field.

This year's chosen professional is Jack Lockhart – Learning Consultant at Virgin Media.

Commenting on Jack’s selection, LPI CEO, Edmund Monk, said:

"Following the launch of this initiative in 2017, the entries to the Sponsored Learning Professional 2018 programme have again been outstanding. We have had submissions from a diverse range of people, in countries across the globe; from Australia, to India, to the Middle East and throughout Europe. Jack’s application stood out as being from someone with both fresh ideas for learning and an already impressive career so far – and we are pleased to support his continued development in Learning and Development.  As the LPI Sponsored Learning Professional, Jack can now look forward to a programme of courses, events, support, mentoring and networking that will empower him to become a significant contributor to the field of workplace learning, in the same manner as all professional members of the LPI. I look forward to working with him and wish him the very best.”

Speaking about his sponsorship, Jack said: “This means that I can move a step closer to delivering a vision where I help people to become the best possible versions of themselves. It will give me an opportunity to broaden my skillset and an early part of my career and embed best-practice by leveraging other approaches to delivering learning. Focusing on ‘performance’ will benefit how we get an impact from learning, rather than just delivering ‘training’ for training sake."

More information on Jack can be found at and by following the Twitter hashtag #SLP18