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Five examples of how L&D can become embedded in the organization

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At the Learning Technologies Autumn Forum Nigel Paine provides examples from industry of five organisations where L&D has moved into a strategic role, beyond just providing courses.


L&D often says it must get closer to the business to survive. Intensely practical, this session avoids theory and instead gives five examples of how L&D has succeeded in performing a transformational role in the business rather than offering a programme of courses.

Not every example will work for you but, from the variety of demonstrated approaches and ideas you will be able to begin building your unique strategy. 

We will discuss the upsides and the downsides of each approach and share delegates’ contexts, so that the outcomes are both practical and realistic – and please be ready to share your own successes in this area! The knowledge in the room is always be greater than any one individual’s perspective.

"Five examples of how L&D can become embedded in the organization" takes place at the LTAF 2023 online event on Tuesday, October 24, 2023 10:00 AM to 11:00.

The Learning Technologies Autumn Forum takes place online on 17, 19, 24 and 26 October. The full conference programme is available from the Learning Technologies Autumn Forum website.


Nigel Paine

With over 25 years of experience in corporate learning, Nigel is a regular speaker, writer and broadcaster on the topics of learning culture, technology and leadership. Between 2002 and 2006 he headed up the BBC’s Learning and Development operation. Following this, he started his own company Ltd that is focused on building great workplaces that develop great people. He teaches on a doctoral programme at an Ivy League University, he has written three recent books, presents a monthly TV programme (Learning Now TV), and shares a weekly podcast (with Martin Couzins) called From Scratch. He splits his time between Europe, the US and Australia. He is a fellow of the CIPD, the UK’s professional body for HR and people development, The RSA (Royal Society of Arts Manufacturing and Science) and a Masie Fellow in the US. He was made a visiting Professor at Napier University in Edinburgh in 1998, and was recently awarded his Doctorate in Professional Studies from Middlesex University.