Learning and Development


You’ll find here information on people development, workplace learning, the learning and development function, the learning organisation and culture, learning theory and interventions.

In recent years we've undertaken an annual Learning and Development Survey exploring trends and challenges in L&D. In 2016, with Towards Maturity, we've published Preparing for the Future of Learning: a changing perspective for L&D leaders which presents evidence for leaders in learning and development to reflect on changing approaches to workplace learning and consider the skills they need for the future.

Looking for an older report on learning or development which is no longer on the website? The full-text of all our research publications and surveys from 1999 onwards is available to CIPD members from our HR and L&D database.

In 2015 we launched new CIPD qualifications in Learning and Development. These practical entry and intermediate level qualifications have been developed in consultation with the L&D profession, and cover subjects such as digital and collaborative learning and international L&D.

Leaders in Learning network – this free to attend network for senior L&D professionals and managers meets quarterly to network, discuss and explore L&D themes, hear presentations from other network members and socialise. Regional network groups are now running in London, Edinburgh, Newmarket, Bristol and Manchester. Professionals can join the network by invitation or application. If you would like to be a part of CIPD’s Leaders in Learning Network please email us.

We also run a vibrant, growing and world renowned Annual Learning and Development Show that brings together the latest thinking in learning and talent development, leadership, coaching, OD, technology and innovation. 

Event highlight

Book your place today

9-10 November 2016

The Annual Conference and Exhibition gathers the biggest names in HR and L&D to inspire you and inform you about the changing world of work.

CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition 2016

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Achieve your L&D qualification online

with CIPD Training

Studying online is ideal if you need a solution to balance getting qualified with work and other commitments. Our online programmes give you the flexibility to choose where and when you study

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Factsheets (6)

Survey Reports (7)

Research Reports (8)

Policy Reports (13)

Books  (26) 

Guides (3)

Practical Tools (1)