London UK 2025

Dates and Venue

23 - 24 April 2025 | ExCeL London

17 - 18 April 2024 | ExCeL London

T5S3 - Business-aligned learning


T5S3 - Business-aligned learning

Wednesday 17 April 2024
Conference Theatre 5
Programme implementation , AI, data and analytics , Future L&D
It’s one of the biggest issues in L&D – showing the impact of what we do. Part of the answer is the right approach to understanding value and speaking the language of business. But another, deeper, part is fundamental – our ways of working. How do we collaborate with the business, how do we perceive it, and – crucially – how does the business perceive L&D? Join Laura Overton to understand how shifting mindsets is the start of the value journey.

Driving L&D value : Why it’s time to stop co-operating and start collaborating.

We’re in this L&D role because we want to make a difference to individuals , to teams and to the organisations. We know our work is valuable but for the past 20 years the evidence has shown that we regularly struggle to be valued by others.  Over that time, we have leant into new tools and technologies in pursuit of the holy grail of ‘getting a seat at the table’. Many techniques have promise and some have even worked yet the battle to demonstrate value continues.

Over the past 21 years, Laura has been researching this conundrum. Over that time , there has been increased co-operation and alignment with business goals and that is a start but it’s not enough. The secret to success in 2024 goes beyond learning to co-operate with business to being a part of that business working with them on common goals. In this session we will be sharing tactics and strategies to shift from co-operation to collaboration.

Join us in this interactive session where we will use Laura’s L&D value spectrum to explore:

  • When co-operation can let us down
  • Why mindset matters
  • Shifting our narrative
  • Becoming a team player
  • Driving value from within
Michelle Parry-Slater, Learning and Development Director - Kairos Modern Learning
Laura Overton, Analyst - Explorer - Writer - Facilitator - Learning Changemakers

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