Learning and Development

Index here items on human resource and employee development, workplace learning, the learning and development function, the learning organisation and culture, learning theory and learning styles, learning interventions and apprenticeships.

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    How do I start in L&D aged 50?

    I was made redundant at the end of last year after 25 years as a scientific project leader in two leading global pharma organisations. I’d like to move into learning and development. I am under no illusions about the...

    Business education: Fast masters

    Maybe the MBA isn’t seen as quite the fast ticket to success it once was,” suggests Richard McBain, head of MBA programmes at Henley Business School. That’s quite a statement from someone in his position...

    CIPD focus: Upgrade – and raise your HR profile at work

    CIPD professional membership is a valuable benchmark for employers, clearly demonstrating a commitment to best practice in HR and CPD. For the individual HR practitioner, upgrading to professional membership also helps to...

    How experience counts in HR

    One year on from the launch of the CIPD’s experience assessment route to professional membership, those who have successfully completed the process are sharing their experiences in a series of new videos that will be...

    How can I take the next step?

    I came to HR from a marketing background, having earned an MBA in marketing 10 years ago in the US. After moving to the UK, I found work in an administrative/support role in a shared service function, where I have gained...

    Which way should I go?

    The question I have been company secretary/HR manager for a private-sector SME for five years. I have an HNC in business management, a postgraduate diploma in management studies and am in the final year of an MBA. For...

    Work with schools to attract more women to STEM industries

    Engagement with schools, positive role-modelling and providing inspiration are key to attracting more women into highly-skilled technology jobs, experts agreed at a recent event organised by TMP Worldwide. Only 22 per cent...

    How do I switch from medicine?

    The question I am a medical doctor who has been working in the field of occupational medicine; I’m also a chartered member of the CIPD and am active in my local branch. I would like to make the transition from medicine...

    Qualifications and the wisdom of crowds

    With many thousands of institute members contributing daily to online discussions, the professional communities area of the CIPD website is a vibrant network for sharing knowledge, experiences and advice at a member-to-member...

    Look up your local branch

    CIPD branch events offer a valuable learning and development opportunity as well as being a good way for members to engage with fellow practitioners at local level. This month sees the start of branches’ programme of...