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Jul 28, 2020

In this episode Dan Tohill interviews David James the Chief Learning Officer at Looop and Podcast Host of The Learning & Development Podcast

David James discusses the challenges in learning and development and how we're in for a tough time as a result of the pandemic as we're set to make up for lost opportunities in harsh economic circumstances.
In this episode David shares his ideas on:
  • Accelerated apprenticeships - when it really mattered we didn't do any training at all
  • Why are we trying to solve problems that Google already has covered?
  • Performance support and performance consulting are key learning tools often undervalued.
  • L&D today can get stuck in administering and delivering courses whilst not taking into consideration performance in a meaningful way.
Where David believes the future of learning and development should be focussed on:
  • Eliminating the administration in learning and development for more efficiency.
  • High levels of automation in L&D focussed on the employee working experience - not trying to create a parallel learning experience.
  • Being more data driven and demonstrating the value and impact of learning.
  • The formative understanding of data, showing where the critical points of failure are in the organisation and addressing those issues directly.

David has been a People Development professional for more than 20 years, most notably as Director of Talent, Learning & OD for The Walt Disney Company across Europe, the Middle East & Africa. As well as being the Chief Learning Strategist at Looop, David is a prominent writer and speaker on topics around modern and digital L&D as well as an active member of the CIPD L&D Advisory Board.


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